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Kanye Performs Live at Facebook Offices

Must be nice to work at Facebook, where Kanye West gave a performance this week. Yeezy appeared at the Facebook offices in Palo Alto, Calif., to showcase tracks from his coming record, tentatively titled Good Ass Job.

Found via Billboard, the videos show Kanye wearing a suit and standing on a table, delivering rhymes, like a spoken word perfomance. Jealous? Yes. I. Am. The three videos are below.


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What killed the Fame Kills tour?

Getty Images So the Lady Gaga/Kanye West Fame Kills tour got called off and -- as so far Yeezy has not taken to his blog to give us an all caps explanation -- speculation has begun as to why.

TMZ (via Rolling Stone) apparently thinks that ticket sales "sucked," to point where "'sucked' happens to be a nicer version of the word." Do I need to point out that that sentence doesn't even make sense? It also doesn't ring at all true. I was going to go. After all, as Rolling Stone points out, Kanye's Glow in the Dark tour was sold out and Gaga's star is on the rise. Though the mag does say that plenty of tickets for the New York City show were still on sale at time of cancellation.

TMZ also says that Gaga's and West's people were allegedly "at each others throats like their last names were Gosselin" (Ooooh …snap?), which is a bit easier to believe. Gaga also reportedly wanted to bring The Fame to smaller venues than the planned hockey arenas.

If sales were sluggish, some are suggesting it can be explained away by "anti Kanye" sentiment over that whole crashing Taylor Swift's VMA acceptance speech thing. It seems odd, though, that after all the times Yeezy had made a total twit of himself in public, they'd choose to turn on him now. Also, I doubt very much that there is a large fan overlap between Tayor Swift and Gaga/West. And not to say there was no negative effect but do that many people really think to themselves "I'm not going to see that guy's show after what he did to that nice Taylor Swift girl?" Really?

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Kanye West blasts Twitter impersonators

Getty Images Kanye West is angry again, this time at Twitter and the people who have set up fake accounts under his name. So, he put down the caps lock key and went to town on his Mac Book Air.
 
Yeezy says he doesn't have a Twitter, that he's too busy actually being creative and that, if he were just lying on a beach somewhere, he wouldn't tell the world about it. He also takes the heads of the site (Twitter heads?) to task, pointing out that they had to notice a fake account under his name was accumulating millions of users but they chose to allow it to happen, and goes on to ask what other celebrity Twitter accounts people think are real, are actually fake.

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Kanye names his heir

Getty Images Starpulse says Kanye West has named the successor to his crown as king of the charts - a little-known British singer called Mr Hudson. (Before you roll your eyes at his egomania, it's actually Starpulse that put it that way)

Kanye told NME that the British musician, Mr Hudson, will become the biggest artist in the world. He is producing Mr Hudson's second album, Straight No Chaser and appears on the single Supernova, due for release June 13.

"Mr Hudson has the potential to annihilate me, and I will do everything to help him do that," Kanye told NME. "He's not going to make some of the mistakes that I've made, spazzing out and pissing people off. I think he's going to end up being a really cool Sinatra-type character."

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Don't question Kanye's manhood

Getty Images Kanye West is upset with a blogger who suggested he might be a homosexual. Not mad enough to use the caps lock key (that's how you know he's really blowing a gasket) but mad nonetheless.

On his own blog, Ye wrote, "White Lightning wrote a whole thing about how she heard I don't like girls and I have a 'beard' etc.... What the f**k are you talking about???!!! I know my life is the Truman Show for everyone to judge and comment on but I'm not doing a reality show. I'm not doing anything 'for the camera'! I have some ego problems, b*tched out at award shows, have control issues and make some questionable fashion choices but never question MY manhood. This is a message to everybody out there!"

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