Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said “Music is the universal language of all mankind.” No matter where you go, the prominence of music is evident in each culture, and is frequently a focal point within society.
Nowadays, phenomenal musicians and vocalists are highly celebrated, and are given many accolades for changing the world through music. The mid-20th century birthed some of the first music award shows like The Grammy’s, The MTV Music Awards, and, The BillBoard Music Awards, which awarded extraordinary musicians for their superb musical excellence.
Icons like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bon Jovi, and Tina Turner, are just a few of the music legends who are not only recipients of multiple awards, but are also Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame first began as The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum, which opened in 1995.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, established in 1983, created the museum as a way to honor all aspects of rock and roll, and induct preeminent musicians who influentially impacted any facet of rock and roll, as Rock & Roll Hall of Famers.
Rock band The Zombies, hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J, dance -pop singer Janet Jackson, and folk singer Stevie Nicks, lead singer of Fleetwood Mac, are just a few of the revered artists that have been nominated for induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 class. Further nominees include funk band Rufus ft. Chaka Khan, alternative rock band Radiohead, rap metal band Rage Against the Machine, and many more.
People should never compare sisters, however when they’re dressed alike it is inevitable. The Kardashian sisters are known for their keen fashion sense , occasional fashion failures, and individual style. Kim Kardashian West is known for taking fashion risks, and one of her biggest risks was wearing almost the same exact dress Kendall Jenner wore on her 21st birthday, to Versace’s 2019 pre-fall fashion show.
Rather it was mere coincidence or intentional, repeating the same outfit that both your younger sister, and former best friend wore for their 21st birthday screams copycat. Kim Kardashian West’s dress, that is actually from Versace’s 1997 collection, is almost identical to Paris Hilton’s, and Kendall Jenner’s 21st birthday dresses which both were designed by LaBourjoisie.
Kendall Jenner made it very apparent that she was definitely copying Paris’s iconic look for her 21st birthday, stating, “[I] always admired her fashion sense,” whereas Kim hasn’t addressed any of the claims that she may have been inspired by Paris Hilton for Versace’s 2019 pre-fall fashion show.
Hypothetically, if Kim Kardashian West was inspired by Paris Hilton, this wouldn’t be the first time she copied one of her famous look without properly crediting it for it. Remember Kim K’s promo photos for her KKW Beauty Classic Blossom promotional fragrances? Yes, Paris Hilton actual did the nude floral shoot an entire year before Kim’s, but with roses instead of cherry blossoms.
Kim and Paris may not be friends anymore, but it’s possible Kim may still secretly stan for Paris Hilton.
Either you go big or go home, but how big is too big? Hip-hop superstar turned fashion designer, Kanye West is no stranger to flashiness, nor shocking the public. Kanye West pushes it to the limit this week by flying himself, his wife Kim Kardashian West, and Kim’s personal trainer Melissa Alcantara on a private Boeing 747 plane.
Now it’s one thing to fly on a private plane, but to fly on a double-decker private jet that seats over 660 is the definition of excessive luxury.
According to Forbes magazine, it costs approx. $220,000 per hour to rent a Boeing 747, making it one of the most expensive private planes ever! The Boeing 747 a.k.a Air Force One, is typically only used by White House officials, which mainly includes the President of the United States.
According to the Travel & Leisure website, The Boeing 747 includes, “ [A] luxury double-bed suite, marble bathroom, lounge area, guest rooms, dining area, cushy seats, and other areas to really spread out.”
Kim Kardashian West posted the inside of the lavish plane via her Instagram story on Tuesday night saying, “No big deal just taking a private 747 this is how [Kanye] does it now. Only 747s. Private. I've never even heard of this but whatever.Kim Kardashian West didn’t mention where her and Kanye would be flying, but she did mention it would be long flight, yet she wanted to “workout” during the flight, therefore she invited her personal trainer Melissa Alcantara aboard the flight as well.
Kim claimed that the flight was given to him by “Team Adidas”
for his Yeezy brand, but some fans speculate that the couple are just trying to get accomodated with flying presidentially. Kanye seriously plans to run for the presidency in 2024, according to the Independent website.
“If I decide to do it, it will be done, I’m not going to try,” said Kanye West in a radio interview with Power 92 Chicago’s DJ Pharris. “ Yes, 100 percent it could happen… 2024.”
Whether it is practicing for the oval office or just flexing for Instagram, it is evident that there is no limit for the West family.
“Kim Porter Dies at 47.” I was in extreme disbelief when I read that headline from an article I saw while scrolling through Instagram . I was hoping it was a hoax, and that her “death” were just fabricated stories by internet “trolls”.
When I read articles through TMZ, BET, and CNN confirming her death , I was completely saddened. Kim Porter was a beautiful model, actress, and the mother of hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs’s three children , and the mother of R & B singer Al. B Sure!’s son Quincy Brown.
Porter was found dead in her Toluca Lake home in California on the morning of November 15, 2018. According to multiple sources, Porter was struggling with respiratory illnesses most likely linked to pneumonia or “flu-like symptoms.” Porter had even contacted her doctor on Wednesday saying she wasn’t “feeling any better.”
The official cause of Porter’s death is still undetermined, although authorities are still investigating her death. Coroners speculate that Porter most likely died from a heart attack caused by her pneumonic symptoms . There is also speculation that Porter may have contracted an illness from her recent trip to Africa.
Sources say that Diddy is “devastated” and completely “destroyed,” by Porter’s untimely passing. Diddy and Porter had an on/off relationship for thirteen years, officially ending in 2007. Even after the breakup, Diddy and Porter remained good friends and co parents.Diddy has asked for the world to give him and his family “privacy” and “time to grieve.”
Celebrities like Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Rihanna are only few of the many celebrities that have been paying tribute to Kim Porter and offering support to the Combs family during their time of mourning.
Diddy posted a heartfelt message to Instagram on November 18, captioning, "For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship. We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER SHIT!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love."
Porter was laid to rest in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia on Saturday. Sean “Diddy” Combs delivered an emotional heartfelt eulogy during the funeral revealing that Porter was his “soulmate.”
“I didn’t really understand how to… love,” he stated during his 15 minute eulogy. “We went through some circumstances, my mother and my family, and we didn’t have a big family and [Porter] just started breaking down the exterior, any shell that I put up.”
He also vowed to be their for all of his children, especially his young daughters.
“I will always be there for y’all. I will always take care of you,” Diddy said. “For the girls, especially, we’re about to enter a different type of times. I want y’all to be able to talk to me about everything…and I mean everything.”
Hip Hop mogul "Kanye West," and husband of social media icon "Kim Kardashian," lit up the media this weekend after delivering a speech on Saturday Night Live while wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat. West proves once again that his hit song “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” was not just another record for the charts , but is his way of life.
West has made it clear many times in interviews that he is a “free-thinker”, and refuses to be “controlled” by anyone. West’s opinionated nature and abrupt actions, often make him the center of controversy.
In 2005, West garnered backlash and support after he candidly stated during “A Concert For Hurricane Relief,” for Hurricane Katrina, that “[President George] Bush, doesn't care about black people,” and accused Bush of being a “racist” in reaction to George W. Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina .
West later apologized for his judgment of former President Bush, however even after the incident, West continuously brought awareness to social injustices among people of color in his music and interviews.
Now thirteen years later, Kanye West delivers a pro-Trump speech during Saturday Night Live’s after show, heavily supporting President Donald Trump, who is known to create policies that greatly affect all minorities.
“It’s so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you support Trump?,” said West. “ He’s racist.’ Well if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago. We don’t just make our decisions off of racism”
West also took a dig at the Democratic party. “Democrats were responsible for a plan to take fathers out the home and promote welfare.” said West. “Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”
Although there is nothing wrong with being a Republican, improvising an in depth speech that supports a president with conservative views, to a SNL audience with liberal views, is a bit erratic.
SNL comedian Kenan Thompson disagreed with West’s choice to lecture the audience, and did not even stay to listen to it.
“He voiced his opinion, very loudly, for a long time,” said Thompson. “We’re all entitled to our opinion, but you know, I don’t know if that’s the moment, necessarily, to hold people hostage like that”
Thompson also thought it was unfair that the other cast members had to be subjected to listening to West’s rant.
“ I felt so bad for those guys [SNL cast members], said Thompson. “It’s hard to stand there and not be able to debate somebody who’s going so far against, you know, your personal opinion and just stand there and take it.”
Despite SNL accommodating West, and allowing him to freely vent his political views without interruption, and only slight booing from the audience, West still felt as if he was “bullied” for supporting the “Make America Great Again” movement. “You see they laughing at me.” said West. “You heard [them], they scream at me, they bully me. They bullied me backstage they said, ‘Don’t go out there with that hat on.’ They bullied me backstage.”
Unfortunately his rant continued the following Sunday via twitter, causing alarm after part of his tweet said that the “13th amendment [which abolished slavery] should be abolished.” In Sunday’s tweet he also included his interpretation of the phrase “Make America Great Again.”
West further stated in his tweet that “ this [MAGA] represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons.”
Of course the following Monday West revised his statement, claiming that he meant the 13th amendment should be amended instead of abolished. West retraction coincided around the same time he received backlash from other celebrities like Lana Del Rey, Chris Evans, and Meek Mill.
Some sources say that even West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, was embarrassed by his antics this weekend.
According to People.Com , “Having all this backlash against Kanye is embarrassing for her and her family, but she will never say that,” the source says. “She supports Kanye through and through and truly does think her husband is entitled to his own opinion.”
Some people even speculate that West’s sudden right wing advocacy is just a publicity stunt to rally attention around his new album Ye, which was released on Sept. 29 at midnight, the same night of his performance on Saturday Night Live.
Even in the midst of backlashes and controversies, at least the West’s still have love.
In a subtle response to the eventful three days, Kim Kardashian West posted a loving picture of her gazing at Kanye while he charmingly looked down, with the caption “We got love,” surrounded by heart emojis.
The famous power couple are continuing to move forward, Kanye West standing by his words, and Kim Kardashian West, fully supporting his decision to voice his unwavering opinions.
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