Relationships strained between the two after Obama slammed West for interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs in 2009
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Monday 17 December 2012
One only needs to compare their images to know that old white men with hair the same colour as their suits would do better than to imitate rappers. Which explains the cringeing now greeting a clip posted on the Mother Jones website.
Sunday 28 October 2012
Hip-hop has a difficult relationship with gay culture – could a raft of new club nights fix that? Lemma Shehadi reports
Tuesday 23 October 2012
The king and queen of hip-hop had filed legal papers but after planning to launch a range of baby products
Saturday 13 October 2012
Jay Z is a small stakeholder in the new Barclay's Centre indoor arena in Brooklyn and the basketball team (the Brooklyn Nets) that will play there.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
“I’m pushing 40, don’t applaud for me, I’m exhausted,” Nas admits disarmingly on his opening number “No Introduction”, and the articulate, provocative 39-year-old New Yorker is in reflective mood for this exuberant gig in Roman Abramovich’s intimate club.
Saturday 30 June 2012
"My story relates to a lot of people's stories, my experience relates to a lot of people's experiences," says K. Koke – which is quite a contention, considering he's been acquitted of attempted murder.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Umbrella singer Rihanna may well need her brolly today when she takes to the stage to headline at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.
Monday 21 May 2012
“I guarantee this will be the greatest concert of your life,” says Kanye West, with typical modesty, at one point in this first London Watch the Throne show. For fans of the pair, he might not be too far off the mark.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Despite topping the iTunes charts last year with his second album Ambition, Wale (pronounced "Wah-ley") has struggled to filter into mainstream media.
Friday 09 March 2012
Rap superstar Jay-Z is to headline BBC Radio 1's Olympic celebration, the Hackney Weekend 2012
Tuesday 07 February 2012
It's happened again. Much of America has got their knickers in a twist over the half-time performance at the Super Bowl, that hallowed 12-minute slot that introduced us to the term "wardrobe malfunction" back in 2004, after Janet Jackson's right nipple made a surprise cameo. And after tame contributions from the likes of Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones in recent years, on Sunday "controversy" returned to America's biggest sporting event when MIA, the English-born singer and rapper, "flipped the bird" at the camera during her guest spot in Madonna's medley.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Kanye West is confident he will be godfather to Beyonce Knowles' baby.
Friday 19 August 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Jay-Z has splashed out $250,000 on champagne.
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