Kanye West

Kanye West Premieres TIDAL-Exclusive Video for ‘Fade’ at the VMAs

Kanye West just premiered his new video for The Life of Pablo's "Fade" at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, which mostly features an exhilarating…
Dan Weiss / August 28, 2016

It’s a Sign!

Specifically, it's a billboard in Los Angeles that appears to be advertising an upcoming collaboration by Drake and Kanye West. Those are the logos of West's label G.O.O.D. Music…
Anna Gaca / August 28, 2016

Inside Frank Ocean’s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Magazine: Another Version of ‘Blond’ and a Poem by Kanye West

New information is coming to light as the internet continues to parse Frank Ocean's long-awaited new album Blond and its companion magazine, Boys Don't Cry. (The spelling of the title appears to be intentionally inconsistent:…
Anna Gaca / August 21, 2016

Just Let Kanye West Headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show

The only thing that's known about the Pepsi Super Bowl LI Halftime Show is that it will take place in Houston and it won't feature Adele.
Brian Josephs / August 15, 2016

Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Gets Werner Herzog’s Approval

Kanye West's "Famous" managed to turn all-American girl Taylor Swift into a villain for many and its video put Donald Trump and Bill Cosby in bed…
Brian Josephs / August 12, 2016

Did Kanye West Delete Twitter?

Update: As of Sunday evening, @kanyewest is back online. He hasn't tweeted about the disappearance. Something is wrong with Kanye West's Twitter account, the one he…
Anna Gaca / August 7, 2016

Kanye West Remembers That One Time R. Kelly Almost Signed Him

Update: Working with Ikea is one dream Kanye West will have to put on hold for now. The furniture brand responded to his collaboration offer with…
Brian Josephs / August 1, 2016

Kanye West Critiques the TIDAL-Apple Music Rivalry for ‘F**king Up the Music Game’

Kanye West is known as a big supporter of Jay Z's TIDAL music streaming service — he appeared beside Jay at the service's launch, and he used its live-streaming capabilities…
Anna Gaca / July 30, 2016

Kanye West Embraces High Fashion in ‘Wolves’ Video

After gaining the upper hand over Taylor Swift, Kanye West has released the video for The Life of Pablo's "Wolves." The black-and-white video uses the version…
Brian Josephs / July 29, 2016

Kanye West Takes Victory Lap at Drake Show: ‘Can’t Nobody Talk S**t About ‘Ye No More!’

You knew Kanye West was gonna show up at some point this summer to peacock about gaining the unequivocal upper hand in his long-running standoff…
Andrew Unterberger / July 28, 2016

The MTV VMAs Have Officially Surrendered to the Stars

This year's MTV Video Music Awards nominations have just been announced, and the five candidates for Video of the Year were easier to predict than the…
Andrew Unterberger / July 26, 2016

MTV VMA 2016 Nominees: Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Kanye West, and More

MTV has announced the nominees for 2016's Video Music Awards. Beyoncé is already looking to be a big winner this year, with 11 nods for…
Rachel Brodsky / July 26, 2016

Let’s Admit It: We’ve Been Waiting for Taylor Swift to Fail

It was only a matter of time. After ten years, five albums, a successful crossover from country darling to stadium-pop behemoth, four Rolling Stone covers, literal armfuls…
Rachel Brodsky / July 21, 2016

Couldn’t Do Without Me: Why Taylor vs. Kanye Feels Like Kobe vs. Shaq

If there's been one constant to the feud between Taylor Swift and Kanye West, it's been an element of true shock. When Taylor outs herself…
Andrew Unterberger / July 19, 2016

Oh Wow, Kim Kardashian Actually Leaked Parts of That Taylor Swift Call With Kanye West

An early welcome to your pop news cycle of the week: Yes, Kim Kardashian actually has taped footage of the phone call her husband Kanye…
Andrew Unterberger / July 18, 2016

Listen to ‘Songs for Survival,’ Jay Z’s Playlist About Social Injustice

After sharing "Spiritual," an original protest song addressing police violence against African-Americans, Jay Z has returned to TIDAL with a curated playlist of activist music…
Anna Gaca / July 10, 2016

Francis and the Lights, Kanye West, and Bon Iver Film a Dance Sequence in ‘Friends’ Video

Francis and the Lights remains an enigma even after landing features on Drake's Thank Me Later and, more recently, Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book. He also apparently…
Brian Josephs / July 7, 2016

The ‘SFW’ Version of Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Video Features Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber

Kanye West's "Famous" music video raised a few eyebrows with its (apparently) wax models of nude celebrities sleeping peacefully. It was ten minutes long, arty, detached and, to quote the…
Anna Gaca / July 7, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Make Their Own Versions of Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Video

Kanye West's "Famous" video features the rapper spread out in a bed alongside (maybe) wax doppelgängers of the world's most famous celebrities, including Taylor Swift, his wife Kim Kardashian,…
Brian Josephs / June 28, 2016
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