Kanye West

2015 VMAs: “Kanye For President” Derails a Series of Calculated Tweetable Moments

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When it comes to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, it must be asked: did we somehow forget about Kanye West? Since the nominations, the announcement of Miley Cyrus as host, and the subsequent beef surrounding both of those things, the hype around this year’s VMAs (August 30) had been surprisingly bereft of Kanye. What Would Miley Do? had basically become the refrain, and in the end the answer was (delightfully): Miley.
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Kanye West to Recieve MTV’s “Highest Honor” at The VMAs

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MTV has announced that Kanye West will be the recipient of its “highest honor” at this weekend’s Video Music Awards. Kanye will pick up the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, given this year in recognition of West’s “groundbreaking videos” and his impact “on music, art, fashion, and culture.” Previous winners include Madonna, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Peter Gabriel, Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake.
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Chris Farley Joked, Kanye Rapped, and Shia LaBeouf Attempted Something in Between: Links You Need to See

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Chris Farley was known for his hilarious portrayals of the likes of an energetic motivational speaker, a Chippendale’s dancer, a lunch lady, Jerry Garcia, Meat Loaf and Newt Gingrich on SNL; he’s also known for having died — like SNL cast member John Belushi — at the young age of 33 of a drug overdose. A trailer for the new documentary I am Chris Farley has surfaced today, and the film seems to look deeper into the potentially destructive weight of sudden fame coupled with an insatiable desire to entertain (via the accounts of other comedians like Mike Meyers, Adam Adnsler, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget and David Spade).
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