Kanye West

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

Watch Kanye West Live-Premiere the Visual for ‘Famous’ in Los Angeles

Update 2: The TIDAL exclusive is over, and all of us mere mortals may now experience Kanye West's video for "Famous." Find it below.
Anna Gaca / June 24, 2016

Sure, Let’s Have Another Kanye Live Premiere Event

The last time Kanye held a mass live gathering to premiere one of his works, it was kind of a thing. Of course, that was…
Andrew Unterberger / June 23, 2016

Kanye West and the Weeknd to Headline NYC’s Meadows Music and Arts Festival

Kanye West and the Weeknd will headline the inaugural Meadows Music and Arts Festival, a new fest hosted by Governors Ball organizers Founders Entertainment, which…
Rachel Brodsky / June 21, 2016

Kim Kardashian Says There’s Video of Taylor Swift Approving Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Diss

When Kanye West finally dropped The Life of Pablo in February, the Taylor Swift namedrop on "Famous" became one of the album's most immediate controversies. "I feel…
Brian Josephs / June 16, 2016

Kanye West Officially Announces Saint Pablo Tour

Update: Kanye West has added five more dates to his Saint Pablo tour, including a second date in Toronto, a third date in Los Angeles,…
Brian Josephs / June 14, 2016

Kanye West Has Finally Released the Trailer for His ‘Only One’ Video Game

At his Madison Square Garden-staged Yeezy Season 3 show — the centerpiece of February's messy The Life of Pablo lead-in — Kanye West played the teaser for Only One, a…
Brian Josephs / June 13, 2016

Kanye West’s Star-Studded New Song ‘Champions’ Is Now Officially Out

After premiering on Big Boy's Real 92.3 show, Kanye West's epic posse cut (or at least one-third of it) is now officially out. "Champions" — not to be confused…
Brian Josephs / June 13, 2016

Governors Ball 2016: When the ’00s Became Classic Rock

The enduring memory from this year's Governors Ball festival will undoubtedly be its rained-out third day, and the Kanye West headlining spot that was washed…
Andrew Unterberger / June 6, 2016
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