Kanye West's regret on the day Barack Obama was nominated for president: That his mother, Donda, hadn't lived to experience it. "It's an incredible time to be around. I wish my momma could have seen this day," the 31-year-old rapper told a crowd gathered for his performance early Thursday morning. Jamie Foxx then joined West onstage and delivered what was easily the strangest Obama song dedication at this week's Democratic National Convention. "We make history, man," Foxx declared at the ONE campaign party. "With Obama, we make history. If you ready for Obama, make some noise. Yo man, let's do this for Obama." Nobody said politics and entertainment always mix smoothly: The pair then launched into their hit "Gold Digger," about money-grubbing women. The party, sponsored by Bono's ONE anti-poverty campaign and the Recording Industry Association of America, drew celebrities including Forest Whitaker and Ashley Judd, who arrived with Foxx waving an American flag. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle also walked the red carpet. Some, including Daschle, left the club before West took the stage and roared through hits such as "Touch the Sky," "Home" and "Stronger." Backed by a band clad in black outfits that seemed inspired both by Mad Max and the riot police ringing the convention arena, the hip-hop star also tried out two new songs he said he'd written in the past several days - both more focused on relationships and heartbreak than politics.
A year after vowing never to perform on the MTV Video Music Awards again, hip-hop star Kanye West will close the show's 25th annual ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday, joining a lineup that includes Christina Aguilera and The Jonas Brothers, organizers said. The outspoken rapper was upset by his treatment at last year's show, when his performance was relegated to a small stage in the Las Vegas venue. West also failed to win any prizes, and accused the music cable network of exploiting Britney Spears, who inadvertently stole the show by badly lip-synching and dancing to her new tune. The faded pop star will again open the show this year, but she will not perform. "She will be ... doing something so mind-bending, it'll probably make you want to start families with each other in a random, possibly Mormon, way," the show's host, English comedian Russell Brand, joked during a press preview at the Paramount Pictures lot where the ceremony will be held. He was joined at the preview by Aguilera, who will be making her first televised performance since giving birth to a baby boy in January. Another performer, rapper T.I., was also on hand at the preview. The trio posed for photographs before Aguilera walked to a waiting limousine and sped off. Brand described Disney teen idols The Jonas Brothers as "God's favorite virgins," and suggested that their request to be introduced at the event by teen country starlet Taylor Swift was "a decision made from below their sexy little waists." In recognition of the ceremony's silver anniversary, Brand said MTV would pay homage to the show's storied past. In particular, Katy Perry, the singer of the summer's biggest hit "I Kissed A Girl," will cover Madonna's "Like a Virgin." "There's a lot of virginity and lesbianism, let me tell you that, going on at the show," said Brand. Other previously announced performers include R&B singer Rihanna and Detroit rocker Kid Rock, who allowed the media to watch him rehearse his big new hit "All Summer Long." Separately, MTV announced that videos by West, Death Cab For Cutie, Erykah Badu, Gnarls Barkley and White Stripes won early awards in the professional categories. Gnarls Barkley's "Run" was honored for art direction and choreography," while Badu's "Honey" won for direction, Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Possess Your Heart" for editing, the White Stripes' "Conquest" for cinematography," and West's "Good Life" featuring T-Pain for special effects. Spears is among the high-profile nominees on Sunday, with bids for video of the year, female video and pop video, all for her tune "Piece of Me."
Does Kanye ever sleep? He's always up to something, and now Billboard Magazine is reporting that he might even have a new album for us to listen to before we know it! They say Kanye may have a follow-up album to Graduation as early as this Fall. Billboard and MTV UK claim the album will be called Good Ass Job, with the title track being called Love Lockdown. And get this! They say Kanye will be releasing the single on September 8th! This would be Kanye's fourth studio album. He's also working with Jay-Z, producing tracks for his new album that's also scheduled to drop this Fall. Busy, busy!
Police say they have arrested Kanye West at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of vandalism after an altercation with a photographer. An airport spokesman says police also arrested West's road manager shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday. Airport spokesman Marshall Lowe says early reports are that West got into an altercation with a commercial photographer and a camera valued at more than $10,000 was broken. The incident happened before West and his manager, who was not identified, cleared a security screening at the airport. Lowe says police are continuing to interview witnesses and West may be booked later this morning.
Kanye West has posted bail of 20,000,so he could get out of his jail ordeal! West and his Bodyguard was both arrested for Felony Valdalism,and also attacking a photographer and breaking his camera! Kanye West will appear in court to face his charges on October 2 ! What do you think will be the outcome of this court hearing?