Kanye West pulled another strange move earlier this week during a taping of The Jonathan Ross Show on Tuesday, February 24th.
According to The Daily Mail, the rapper performed “Only One,” while lying on his back, similar to his performance recently on Saturday Night Live.
However, when he was finished he refused to get up for a conversation as is customary on the British talk show. Ross attempted to joke with West by getting down on the floor and asking him to spoon like he would with his wife, Kim Kardashian.
“If you want to spoon I don’t mind,” Ross said. “It’s not as big as Kim’s but it’s all yours.”
It didn’t work because West never said a word. Instead he stood up and left the set in complete silence.
Iggy Azalea and New York radio station Hot 97 have been butting heads ever since the rapper’s nemesis Azealia Banks gave an interview in which she criticized her female counterpart.
Iggy stated she would never appear on the station again after that.
Fast forward to a couple of days ago when she gave an interview to Zach Sang and the Gang. Iggy was critical of people in the media she thought she had relationships with only to realize they turn around and use her name to get ratings.
“It’s very frustrating for me with them because I’ll have personal relationships outside of the media that people maybe don’t understand,” The “Fancy” hit maker said. “Or realize how deep that goes. And so then I find it particularly offensive when they kind of, I think oftentimes take on the general opinion of others or the viewership to try to get clicks.”
Peter Rosenberg believed that diatribe was aimed at him so he fired back. Listen to what he had to say below.
Big Sean is heading for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources project his new album Dark Sky Paradise to debut with 140,000 album equivalent units earned in the week ending March 1. That should be enough to enable the set, which was released on Feb. 24 through G.O.O.D./Def Jam Records, to bow atop the Billboard 200 chart.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Billboard 200’s top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, March 4.
Dark Sky Paradise could sell over 110,000 in traditional album sales, which would easily mark the artist’s biggest sales week yet. 2011’s Finally Famous debuted and peaked at No. 3 with 87,000 copies sold in its first week, while 2013’s Hall Of Fame launched with 72,000 (also debuting and peaking at No. 3).
After Big Sean, look for Kid Rock’s First Kiss to start in the top five, while Chris Brown and Tyga’s collaborative album Fan of a Fan should debut in the top 10 as well. The former could shift over 120,000 units, while the latter might move 60,000 or more.
Iggy Azalea seemed to succumb to the constant criticism she’s received as of late when she announced that she was taking a break from social media. During a recent conversation with Zach Sang & the Gang the Australian rapper said that it’s tough when people in the media that she has personal relationships with jump on the bandwagon of haters just to get ratings.
“It’s very frustrating for me with them because I’ll have personal relationships outside of the media that people maybe don’t understand. Or realize how deep that goes. And so then I find it particularly offensive when they kind of, I think oftentimes take on the general opinion of others or the viewership to try to get clicks.”
At the end of the day the “Fancy” hit maker is able to shake off the hate because she believes deep down they respect her craft.
“It’s fine…Hip Hop is tough. It’s a tough world out there for rappers,” Iggy acknowledged. “I’m in the sweet spot now. [My critics] know deep down, they just don’t want to admit it. That’s what I think. I think that’s why they’re man because they do know that I actually am good.”
Tickets have not gone on sale yet the the May 2nd Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Matweather Jr. fight, but brokers are already gearing up to do big business. If you can’t secure a ticket through the box office you’ll have to spend the kind of money that only big time entertainers and athletes have at their disposal
Normal ticket prices will start at $1,000 and go as high as $5,000. Those will be gone in a matter of minutes once they’re made available, bringing in an estimated $40 million gate for the 16,800-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena, according to Forbes. Unlike most sporting events none will be comped to stars.
Celebrities like Jack Nicholson, 50 Cent, Will Smith and Leo DiCaprio are used to getting comped tickets when they attend a big fight, but Bob Arum who runs Top Rank, which is co-promoting Mayweather-Pacquiao, says not this time. “Nobody is going to get these tickets without paying for them,” Arum told ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas Monday. When he gets a celebrity call, Arum says he is routing them to the MGM which has the biggest block of tickets.
Ringside seats will be even harder to come by. “Because of the price of the tickets, MGM, for example, will only give ringside tickets to its customers who have a $250,000 line of credit,” said Arum. Gamblers are expected to use their $250K credit line that weekend and not sit on it either.
The secondary brokers will then take over. Seat Geek for instance, is already listing section F floor seats for an astounding $29,334.
Forbes reports that the MGM Grand Hotel sold out in two minutes after the fight was announced.
Pay-Per-View price information is not yet available. You can expect those to be the highest ever for a boxing match.
Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Tyga are currently on they’re Between the Sheets Tour. They had a scheduled stop scheduled for the Centre Bell in Montreal, Canada on Tuesday, February 24, but ran into a roadblock.
Brown was denied entry into the country because of his criminal record, forcing promoters to cancel the show, according to the Montreal Gazette. Fans will get a full refund for their purchased tickets. The scheduled show in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre for Wednesday, February, 25, has also been cancelled.
“The good people of the Canadian government wouldn’t allow me entry. I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans,” Brown tweeted.
The tour will resume in Rosemont, Illinois on February 27.
Hotels: $160,000 per month. Food: $14,000. Another $2,000 a month for stationery. Those are just a few of the expenses detailed in recent court filings related to the divorce proceedings of hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin and his wife Anne Dias Griffin. The ongoing contentious split has provided a peek into the private life of the wealthy couple.
Dias Griffin has claimed expenses of nearly $1 million per month, saying that’s how much she needs to support the couple’s three young children, who are all under 10 and have four nannies. The couple has been married since 2003.
Her husband contends that the budget includes “exorbitant expenses” that aren’t for the children, but rather to fund his wife’s extravagant lifestyle.
The budget includes $300,000 a month for a private jet, $160,000 for vacation accommodations, $60,000 for an office space and professional staff, as well as $14,000 per month for groceries and dining out, according to court filings.
“Anne failed in her initial effort to obtain these things from Ken in the name of maintaining the ‘status quo,'” the filing says, “Now she claims that these same expenses are in fact ‘child support.'”
The filing states that Griffin has paid for 100% of the children’s needs, except for “her astronomical demand for $450,000 to take a ten-day vacation to St. Barth’s during the winter break.” He claimed he gave her $45,000 instead.
But a spokesperson for Dias Griffin says she wasn’t actually asking for $450,000. “The only thing Anne has done is to state what Ken’s historic spending was for their children during the marriage and what it would cost to replicate that, as required by Illinois law.”
Filings for Dias Griffin allege that her husband has refused to pay monthly child support, and that he has “attempted to place himself above the law.”
Under Illinois law, where the family lives, child support is calculated based on the standard of living the children would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved.
“Ken Griffin, one of the wealthiest men in the world, continues to lie with impunity and to brutally and shamelessly attack the mother of his children in an effort to avoid his financial responsibilities to his family,” Dias Griffin’s spokesperson said.
Griffin’s filings also allege that Dias Griffin is worth $50 million, and can easily cover for her ownmonthly expenses.