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Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:53:35 GMT
Wait, yall are bitching about him going out in the offseason, lollll, ALL athletes go out, I hate to hear that bullshit "greats never partied bullshit" some of the greatest player in all sports patients Heavy, yall try to come on here and act like dude I doing something horrible when nothing he does is out of the ordinary. I'm starting to think that you come on here and project your anger at you own life on this dude, because honestly, nothing odell has done off the field is abnormal for an athlete, certain athletes don't party because that's how their wired, talking about wasting his gifts, dude has been playing at an elite level since he came into the league. But I guess snapchat stalkers know more than actual coaches/scouts/teammates and former players.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:48:18 GMT
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American singer, actress, songwriter, co-producer, business woman, and philanthropist.
For Beyoncé's 2013 album, see Beyoncé (album).
Picture of Beyoncé
Beyoncé performing in London during The Formation World Tour, 2016
Born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles
September 4, 1981 (age 35)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
Other names
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
Singer songwriter actress
Years active 1997–present
Net worth $290 million (March 2017)[2]
Spouse(s) Shawn "Jay Z" Carter (m. 2008)
Children 1
Mathew Knowles
Tina Knowles
Solange Knowles (sister)
Musical career
R&B pop
Parkwood Entertainment Columbia
Associated acts
Destiny's Child Jay Z
Website beyonce.com
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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (/biːˈjɒnseɪ/; born September 4, 1981)[3][4][5][6] is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw Beyoncé's theatrical film debut in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and the release of her debut album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".
Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2006, she released her second solo album, B'Day (2006), which contained the top-ten hits "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable", and "Beautiful Liar". Beyoncé also continued her acting career, with starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), and Obsessed (2009). Her marriage to rapper Jay Z and portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her third album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), which saw the introduction of her alter-ego Sasha Fierce and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". Beyoncé took a hiatus from music in 2010 and took over management of her career; her fourth album 4 (2011) was subsequently mellower in tone, exploring 1970s funk, 1980s pop, and 1990s soul.[7] Her critically acclaimed fifth album, Beyoncé (2013), was distinguished from previous releases by its experimental production and exploration of darker themes. With the release of the widely acclaimed Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé became the first artist to have their first six studio albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.[8]
Throughout her career, she has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist,[9] and a further 60 million with Destiny's Child,[10][11] making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[12][13] She has won 22 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. She is the most awarded artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, with 24 wins.[14][15] The Recording Industry Association of America recognized her as the Top Certified Artist in America during the 2000s (decade).[16][17] In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade, the Top Female Artist of the 2000s (decade) and awarded her their Millennium Award in 2011.[21] In 2014, she became the highest-paid black musician in history and was listed among Time's 100 most influential people in the world for a second year in a row.[22] Forbes listed her as the most powerful female in entertainment of 2015,[23] and in 2016 she occupied the sixth place for Person of the Year.[24]
Early life
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born in Houston, Texas, to Celestine "Tina" Knowles (née Beyincé), a hairdresser and salon owner, and Mathew Knowles, a Xerox sales manager.[25] Beyoncé's name is a tribute to her mother's maiden name.[26] Beyoncé's younger sister Solange is also a singer and a former member of Destiny's Child. Solange and Beyoncé are the first sisters to have both had No. 1 albums.[27] Mathew is African American, while Tina is of Louisiana Creole descent (African, Native American, and French).[26][28][29][30] Through her mother, Beyoncé is a descendant of Acadian leader Joseph Broussard.[28]
Beyoncé attended St. Mary's Montessori School in Houston, where she enrolled in dance classes. Her singing talent was discovered when dance instructor Darlette Johnson began humming a song and she finished it, able to hit the high-pitched notes.[31] Beyoncé's interest in music and performing continued after winning a school talent show at age seven, singing John Lennon's "Imagine" to beat 15/16-year-olds.[32][33] In fall of 1990, Beyoncé enrolled in Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school in Houston, where she would perform with the school's choir.[34] She also attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts[35] and later Alief Elsik High School.[26][36] Beyoncé was also a member of the choir at St. John's United Methodist Church as a soloist for two years.[37]
When Beyoncé was eight, she and childhood friend Kelly Rowland met LaTavia Roberson while in an audition for an all-girl entertainment group.[38] They were placed into a group with three other girls as Girl's Tyme, and rapped and danced on the talent show circuit in Houston.[39] After seeing the group, R&B producer Arne Frager brought them to his Northern California studio and placed them in Star Search, the largest talent show on national TV at the time. Girl's Tyme failed to win, and Beyoncé later said the song they performed was not good.[40][41]
In 1995 Beyoncé's father resigned from his job to manage the group.[42] The move reduced Beyoncé's family's income by half, and her parents were forced to move into separated apartments.[26] Mathew cut the original line-up to four and the group continued performing as an opening act for other established R&B girl groups.[38] The girls auditioned before record labels and were finally signed to Elektra Records, moving to Atlanta Records briefly to work on their first recording, only to be cut by the company.[26] This put further strain on the family, and Beyoncé's parents separated. On October 5, 1995, Dwayne Wiggins's Grass Roots Entertainment signed the group. In 1996, the girls began recording their debut album under an agreement with Sony Music, the Knowles family reunited, and shortly after, the group got a contract with Columbia Records.[32]
1997–2002: Destiny's Child
Main article: Destiny's Child
The group changed their name to Destiny's Child in 1996, based upon a passage in the Book of Isaiah.[43] In 1997, Destiny's Child released their major label debut song "Killing Time" on the soundtrack to the 1997 film, Men in Black.[41] The following year, the group released their self-titled debut album,[40] scoring their first major hit "No, No, No". The album established the group as a viable act in the music industry, with moderate sales and winning the group three Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year, Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, and Best R&B/Soul Single for "No, No, No". The group released their Multi-Platinum second album The Writing's on the Wall in 1999. The record features some of the group's most widely known songs such as "Bills, Bills, Bills", the group's first number-one single, "Jumpin' Jumpin'" and "Say My Name", which became their most successful song at the time, and would remain one of their signature songs. "Say My Name" won the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and the Best R&B Song at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards.[38] The Writing's on the Wall sold more than eight million copies worldwide.[40] During this time, Beyoncé recorded a duet with Marc Nelson, an original member of Boyz II Men, on the song "After All Is Said and Done" for the soundtrack to the 1999 film, The Best Man.[44]
LeToya Luckett and Roberson became unhappy with Mathew's managing of the band and eventually were replaced by Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams.[38] Beyoncé experienced depression following the split with Luckett and Roberson after being publicly blamed by the media, critics, and blogs for its cause.[45] Her long-standing boyfriend left her at this time.[46] The depression was so severe it lasted for a couple of years, during which she occasionally kept herself in her bedroom for days and refused to eat anything.[47] Beyoncé stated that she struggled to speak about her depression because Destiny's Child had just won their first Grammy Award and she feared no one would take her seriously.[48] Beyoncé would later speak of her mother as the person who helped her fight it.[47] Franklin was dismissed, leaving just Beyoncé, Rowland, and Williams.[49]
The remaining band members recorded "Independent Women Part I", which appeared on the soundtrack to the 2000 film Charlie's Angels. It became their best-charting single, topping the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for eleven consecutive weeks.[38] In early 2001, while Destiny's Child was completing their third album, Beyoncé landed a major role in the MTV made-for-television film, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, starring alongside American actor Mekhi Phifer. Set in Philadelphia, the film is a modern interpretation of the 19th-century opera Carmen by French composer Georges Bizet.[50] When the third album Survivor was released in May 2001, Luckett and Roberson filed a lawsuit claiming that the songs were aimed at them.[38] The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 663,000 copies sold.[51] The album spawned other number-one hits, "Bootylicious" and the title track, "Survivor", the latter of which earned the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.[52] After releasing their holiday album 8 Days of Christmas in October 2001, the group announced a hiatus to further pursue solo careers.[38]
In July 2002, Beyoncé continued her acting career playing Foxxy Cleopatra alongside Mike Myers in the comedy film Austin Powers in Goldmember,[53] which spent its first weekend atop the US box office and grossed $73 million.[54] Beyoncé released "Work It Out" as the lead single from its soundtrack album which entered the top ten in the UK, Norway, and Belgium.[55] In 2003, Beyoncé starred opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr., in the musical comedy The Fighting Temptations as Lilly, a single mother with whom Gooding's character falls in love.[56] The film received mixed reviews from critics but grossed $30 million in the U.S.[57][58] Beyoncé released "Fighting Temptation" as the lead single from the film's soundtrack album, with Missy Elliott, MC Lyte, and Free which was also used to promote the film.[59] Another of Beyoncé's contributions to the soundtrack, "Summertime", fared better on the US charts.[60]
2003–2007: Dangerously in Love and B'Day
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Beyoncé performing "Baby Boy", which spent nine consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[61]
Beyoncé's first solo recording was a feature on Jay Z's "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" that was released in October 2002, peaking at number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.[62] Her first solo album Dangerously in Love was released on June 24, 2003, after Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland had released their solo efforts.[63] The album sold 317,000 copies in its first week, debuted atop the Billboard 200,[64] and has since sold 11 million copies worldwide.[65] The album's lead single, "Crazy in Love", featuring Jay Z, became Beyoncé's first number-one single as a solo artist in the US.[66] The single "Baby Boy" also reached number one,[61] and singles, "Me, Myself and I" and "Naughty Girl", both reached the top-five.[67] The album earned Beyoncé a then record-tying five awards at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards; Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Dangerously in Love 2", Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Crazy in Love", and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "The Closer I Get to You" with Luther Vandross.[68]
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Beyoncé performing "Listen" from the motion picture Dreamgirls during The Beyoncé Experience tour. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Deena Jones in the film.
In November 2003, she embarked on the Dangerously in Love Tour in Europe and later toured alongside Missy Elliott and Alicia Keys for the Verizon Ladies First Tour in North America.[69] On February 1, 2004, Beyoncé performed the American national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII, at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.[70] After the release of Dangerously in Love, Beyoncé had planned to produce a follow-up album using several of the left-over tracks. However, this was put on hold so she could concentrate on recording Destiny Fulfilled, the final studio album by Destiny's Child.[71] Released on November 15, 2004, in the US[72] and peaking at number two on the Billboard 200,[73][74] Destiny Fulfilled included the singles "Lose My Breath" and "Soldier", which reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[75] Destiny's Child embarked on a worldwide concert tour, Destiny Fulfilled... and Lovin' It and during the last stop of their European tour, in Barcelona on June 11, 2005, Rowland announced that Destiny's Child would disband following the North American leg of the tour.[76] The group released their first compilation album Number 1's on October 25, 2005, in the US[77] and accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2006.[78]
Beyoncé's second solo album B'Day was released on September 4, 2006, in the US, to coincide with her twenty-fifth birthday.[79] It sold 541,000 copies in its first week and debuted atop the Billboard 200, becoming Beyoncé's second consecutive number-one album in the United States.[80] The album's lead single "Déjà Vu", featuring Jay Z, reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[67] The second international single "Irreplaceable" was a commercial success worldwide, reaching number one in Australia, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States.[67][81] B'Day also produced three other singles; "Ring the Alarm",[82] "Get Me Bodied",[83] and "Green Light" (released in the United Kingdom only).[84]
Her first acting role of 2006 was in the comedy film The Pink Panther starring opposite Steve Martin,[85] grossing $158.8 million at the box office worldwide.[86] Her second film Dreamgirls, the film version of the 1981 Broadway musical[87] loosely based on The Supremes, received acclaim from critics and grossed $154 million internationally.[88][89][90] In it, she starred opposite Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, and Eddie Murphy playing a pop singer based on Diana Ross.[91] To promote the film, Beyoncé released "Listen" as the lead single from the soundtrack album.[92] In April 2007, Beyoncé embarked on The Beyoncé Experience, her first worldwide concert tour, visiting 97 venues[93] and grossed over $24 million.[note 1] Beyoncé conducted pre-concert food donation drives during six major stops in conjunction with her pastor at St. John's and America's Second Harvest. At the same time, B'Day was re-released with five additional songs, including her duet with Shakira "Beautiful Liar".[95]
2008–2010: Marriage, I Am... Sasha Fierce, and films
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Beyoncé performing "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" during the I Am... World Tour. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, earned the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and spawned the Internet's first major dance craze.
On April 4, 2008, Beyoncé married Jay Z.[96] She publicly revealed their marriage in a video montage at the listening party for her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce, in Manhattan's Sony Club on October 22, 2008.[97] I Am... Sasha Fierce was released on November 18, 2008, in the United States.[98] The album formally introduces Beyoncé's alter ego Sasha Fierce, conceived during the making of her 2003 single "Crazy in Love". It was met with generally mediocre reviews from critics,[99] but sold 482,000 copies in its first week, debuting atop the Billboard 200, and giving Beyoncé her third consecutive number-one album in the US.[100] The album featured the number-one song "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"[101] and the top-five songs "If I Were a Boy" and "Halo".[67][102] Achieving the accomplishment of becoming her longest-running Hot 100 single in her career,[103] "Halo"'s success in the US helped Beyoncé attain more top-ten singles on the list than any other woman during the 2000s.[104] It also included the successful "Sweet Dreams",[105] and singles "Diva", "Ego", "Broken-Hearted Girl" and "Video Phone". The music video for "Single Ladies" has been parodied and imitated around the world, spawning the "first major dance craze" of the Internet age according to the Toronto Star.[106] The video has won several awards, including Best Video at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards,[107] the 2009 Scottish MOBO Awards,[108] and the 2009 BET Awards.[109] At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, the video was nominated for nine awards, ultimately winning three including Video of the Year.[110] Its failure to win the Best Female Video category, which went to American country pop singer Taylor Swift's "You Belong with Me", led to Kanye West interrupting the ceremony and Beyoncé improvising a re-presentation of Swift's award during her own acceptance speech.[110] In March 2009, Beyoncé embarked on the I Am... World Tour, her second headlining worldwide concert tour, consisting of 108 shows, grossing $119.5 million.[111]
Beyoncé further expanded her acting career, starring as blues singer Etta James in the 2008 musical biopic Cadillac Records. Her performance in the film received praise from critics,[112] and she garnered several nominations for her portrayal of James, including a Satellite Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress.[113][114] Beyoncé donated her entire salary from the film to Phoenix House, an organization of rehabilitation centers for heroin addicts around the country.[115] On January 20, 2009, Beyoncé performed James' "At Last" at the First Couple's first inaugural ball.[116] Beyoncé starred opposite Ali Larter and Idris Elba in the thriller, Obsessed. She played Sharon Charles, a mother and wife who learns of a woman's obsessive behavior over her husband. Although the film received negative reviews from critics,[117] the movie did well at the US box office, grossing $68 million—$60 million more than Cadillac Records[118]—on a budget of $20 million.[119] The fight scene finale between Sharon and the character played by Ali Larter also won the 2010 MTV Movie Award for Best Fight.[120]
At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Beyoncé received ten nominations, including Album of the Year for I Am... Sasha Fierce, Record of the Year for "Halo", and Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", among others.[121] She tied with Lauryn Hill for most Grammy nominations in a single year by a female artist.[122] Knowles went on to win six of those nominations, breaking a record she previously tied in 2004 for the most Grammy awards won in a single night by a female artist with six. In 2010, Beyoncé was featured on Lady Gaga's single "Telephone" and appeared in its music video.[123][124] The song topped the US Pop Songs chart, becoming the sixth number-one for both Beyoncé and Gaga, tying them with Mariah Carey for most number-ones since the Nielsen Top 40 airplay chart launched in 1992.[125] "Telephone" received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.[126]
Beyoncé announced a hiatus from her music career in January 2010, heeding her mother's advice, "to live life, to be inspired by things again".[127][128] During the break she and her father parted ways as business partners.[129][130] Beyoncé's musical break lasted nine months and saw her visit multiple European cities, the Great Wall of China, the Egyptian pyramids, Australia, English music festivals and various museums and ballet performances.[127][131]
2011–2015: 4 and Beyoncé
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Beyoncé's sound became mellower with 2011's 4 which focused on traditional R&B styles. She performed the album during her 4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé residency show in August 2011
On June 26, 2011, she became the first solo female artist to headline the main Pyramid stage at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival in over twenty years.[132][133] Her fourth studio album 4 was released two days later in the US.[134] 4 sold 310,000 copies in its first week and debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, giving Beyoncé her fourth consecutive number-one album in the US. The album was preceded by two of its singles "Run the World (Girls)" and "Best Thing I Never Had".[67][123][135] The fourth single "Love on Top" spent seven consecutive weeks at number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while peaking at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, the highest peak from the album.[136] 4 also produced four other singles; "Party", "Countdown", "I Care" and "End of Time". "Eat, Play, Love", a cover story written by Beyoncé for Essence that detailed her 2010 career break, won her a writing award from the New York Association of Black Journalists.[137] In late 2011, she took the stage at New York's Roseland Ballroom for four nights of special performances:[138] the 4 Intimate Nights with Beyoncé concerts saw the performance of her 4 album to a standing room only.[138] On August 1, 2011, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having shipped 1 million copies to retail stores.[139] By December 2015, it reached sales of 1.5 million copies in the US.[140]
On January 7, 2012, Beyoncé gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.[141] Five months later, she performed for four nights at Revel Atlantic City's Ovation Hall to celebrate the resort's opening, her first performances since giving birth to Blue Ivy.[142][143]
In January 2013, Destiny's Child released Love Songs, a compilation album of the romance-themed songs from their previous albums and a newly recorded track, "Nuclear".[144] Beyoncé performed the American national anthem singing along with a pre-recorded track at President Obama's second inauguration in Washington, D.C.[145][146] The following month, Beyoncé performed at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.[147] The performance stands as the second most tweeted about moment in history at 268,000 tweets per minute.[148] At the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, Beyoncé won for Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Love on Top".[149] Her feature-length documentary film, Life Is But a Dream, first aired on HBO on February 16, 2013.[150]
Beyoncé performing during The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013. The tour is one of the highest grossing tours of the decade.
Beyoncé embarked on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia; the tour included 132 dates that ran through to March 2014. It became the most successful tour of her career and one of the most successful tours of all time.[151] In May, Beyoncé's cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" with André 3000 on The Great Gatsby soundtrack was released.[152] Beyoncé voiced Queen Tara in the 3D CGI animated film, Epic, released by 20th Century Fox on May 24,[153] and recorded an original song for the film, "Rise Up", co-written with Sia.[154]
On December 13, 2013, Beyoncé unexpectedly released her eponymous fifth studio album on the iTunes Store without any prior announcement or promotion. The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, giving Beyoncé her fifth consecutive number-one album in the US.[155] This made her the first woman in the chart's history to have her first five studio albums debut at number one.[156] Beyoncé received critical acclaim[157] and commercial success, selling one million digital copies worldwide in six days;[158] Musically an electro-R&B album, it concerns darker themes previously unexplored in her work, such as "bulimia, postnatal depression [and] the fears and insecurities of marriage and motherhood".[159] The single "Drunk in Love", featuring Jay Z, peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[160] In April 2014, after much speculation,[161] Beyoncé and Jay Z officially announced their On the Run Tour. It served as the couple's first co-headlining stadium tour together.[162] On August 24, 2014, she received the Video Vanguard Award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Knowles also won home three competitive awards: Best Video with a Social Message and Best Cinematography for "Pretty Hurts", as well as best collaboration for "Drunk in Love".[163] In November, Forbes reported that Beyoncé was the top-earning woman in music for the second year in a row—earning $115 million in the year, more than double her earnings in 2013.[164] Beyoncé was reissued with new material in three forms: as an extended play, a box set, as well as a full platinum edition. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), in the last 19 days of 2013, the album sold 2.3 million units worldwide, becoming the tenth best-selling album of 2013.[165] The album also went on to become the twentieth best-selling album of 2014.[166] As of November 2014, Beyoncé has sold over 5 million copies worldwide[167] and has generated over 1 billion streams, as of March 2015.[168]
At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015, Beyoncé was nominated for six awards, ultimately winning three: Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for "Drunk in Love", and Best Surround Sound Album for Beyoncé.[169] She was nominated for Album of the Year, but the award went to Beck for his album Morning Phase.[170]
2016–present: Lemonade
Beyoncé performing during The Formation World Tour in 2016
On February 6, 2016, Beyoncé released "Formation" and its accompanying music video exclusively on the music streaming platform Tidal; the song was made available to download for free.[171] She performed "Formation" live for the first time during the NFL Super Bowl 50 halftime show. The appearance was considered controversial as it appeared to reference the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party and the NFL forbids political statements in its performances.[172][173][174] Immediately following the performance, Beyoncé announced The Formation World Tour, which highlighted stops in both North America, and Europe.[175][176] It ended on October 7, with Beyoncé bringing out her husband Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Serena Williams for the last show.[177] The tour went on to win "Tour of the Year" at the 44th American Music Awards.[178]
On April 16, 2016, Beyoncé released a teaser clip for a project called Lemonade. It turned out to be a one-hour film which aired on HBO exactly a week later; a corresponding album with the same title was released on the same day exclusively on Tidal.[179] Lemonade debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, making Beyoncé the first act in Billboard history to have their first six studio albums debut atop the chart; she broke a record previously tied with DMX in 2013.[180] With all 12 tracks of Lemonade debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Beyoncé also became the first female act to chart 12 or more songs at the same time.[181] Additionally, Lemonade was streamed 115 million times through Tidal, setting a record for the most-streamed album in a single week by a female artist in history.[182] As of November 2016, it has sold 1.5 million copies in the US.[183]
Lemonade became her most critically acclaimed work to date, receiving universal acclaim according to Metacritic, a website collecting reviews from professional music critics.[184] Several music publications included the album among the best of 2016, including Rolling Stone, which listed Lemonade at number one.[185] The album's visuals were nominated in 11 categories at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, the most ever received by Beyoncé in a single year, and went on to win 8 awards, including Video of the Year for "Formation".[186][187] The eight wins made Beyoncé the most awarded artist in the history of the VMAs (24), surpassing Madonna (20).[188] At the 59th Grammy Awards, Lemonade led with nine nominations including Album of the Year, and Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Formation"[189] and ultimately won two, Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade and Best Music Video for "Formation".[190] Adele, upon winning her Grammy for Album of the Year, broke the award in half, stating that Lemonade was monumental and more deserving.[191] Beyoncé occupied the sixth place for Time magazine's 2016 Person of the Year.[192] In January 2017, it was announced that Beyoncé would headline the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. This would make Beyoncé only the second female headliner of the festival since it was founded in 1999.[193] It was later announced on February 23, 2017 that Beyoncé would no longer be able to perform at the festival due to doctor's concerns regarding her pregnancy. The festival owners announced that she will instead headline the 2018 festival.[194] Upon the announcement of Beyoncé's departure from the festival lineup, ticket prices dropped by 12%.[195]
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Beyoncé at the premiere for her 2006 film, Dreamgirls
Beyoncé has been described as having a wide-ranging sex appeal, with music journalist Touré writing that since the release of Dangerously in Love, she has "become a crossover sex symbol".[241] Offstage Beyoncé says that while she likes to dress sexily, her onstage dress "is absolutely for the stage."[242] Due to her curves and the term's catchiness, in the 2000s (decade), the media often used the term "Bootylicious" (a portmanteau of the words booty and delicious) to describe Beyoncé,[243][244] the term popularized by Destiny's Child's single of the same name. In 2006, it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.[245]
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Knowles' Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from February 15, 2007
In September 2010, Beyoncé made her runway modelling debut at Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show.[246] She was named "World's Most Beautiful Woman" by People[247] and the "Hottest Female Singer of All Time" by Complex in 2012.[248] In January 2013, GQ placed her on its cover, featuring her atop its "100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century" list.[249][250] VH1 listed her at number 1 on its 100 Sexiest Artists list.[251] Several wax figures of Beyoncé are found at Madame Tussauds Wax Museums in major cities around the world, including New York,[252] Washington, D.C.,[253] Amsterdam,[254] Bangkok,[255] Hollywood[256] and Sydney.[257]
According to Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, Beyoncé uses different fashion styles to work with her music while performing.[258] Her mother co-wrote a book, published in 2002, titled Destiny's Style[259] an account of how fashion affected the trio's success.[260] The B'Day Anthology Video Album showed many instances of fashion-oriented footage, depicting classic to contemporary wardrobe styles.[261] In 2007, Beyoncé was featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, becoming the second African American woman after Tyra Banks,[262] and People magazine recognized Beyoncé as the best-dressed celebrity.[263]
The BeyHive is the name given to Beyoncé's fan base. Fans were previously titled "The Beyontourage", (a portmanteau of Beyoncé and entourage). The name Bey Hive derives from the word beehive, purposely misspelled to resemble her first name, and was penned by fans after petitions on the online social networking service Twitter and online news reports during competitions.[264]
In 2006, the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), criticized Beyoncé for wearing and using fur in her clothing line House of Deréon.[265] In 2011, she appeared on the cover of French fashion magazine L'Officiel, in blackface and tribal makeup that drew criticism from the media. A statement released from a spokesperson for the magazine said that Beyoncé's look was "far from the glamorous Sasha Fierce" and that it was "a return to her African roots".[266]
Beyoncé's lighter skin color and costuming has drawn criticism from some in the African-American community.[267] Emmett Price, a professor of music at Northeastern University, wrote in 2007, that he thinks race plays a role in many of these criticisms, saying white celebrities who dress similarly do not attract as many comments.[267] In 2008, L'Oréal was accused of whitening her skin in their Feria hair color advertisements, responding that "it is categorically untrue",[268][269] and in 2013, Beyoncé herself criticized H&M for their proposed "retouching" of promotional images of her, and according to Vogue requested that only "natural pictures be used".[270]
Personal life
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Beyoncé performing on the I Am... Tour with Jay Z, whom she married in 2008
Marriage and children
Beyoncé started a relationship with Jay Z after their collaboration on "'03 Bonnie & Clyde",[271] which appeared on his seventh album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse (2002).[272] Beyoncé appeared as Jay Z's girlfriend in the music video for the song, fuelling speculation about their relationship.[273] On April 4, 2008, Beyoncé and Jay Z married without publicity.[96] As of April 2014, the couple had sold a combined 300 million records together.[162] They are known for their private relationship, although they have appeared to become more relaxed in recent years.[274]
Beyoncé suffered a miscarriage around 2010 or 2011, describing it as "the saddest thing" she had ever endured.[275] She returned to the studio and wrote music in order to cope with the loss. In April 2011, Beyoncé and Jay Z traveled to Paris in order to shoot the album cover for 4, and unexpectedly became pregnant in Paris.[276] In August, the couple attended the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, at which Beyoncé performed "Love on Top" and ended the performance by revealing she was pregnant.[277] Her appearance helped that year's MTV Video Music Awards become the most-watched broadcast in MTV history, pulling in 12.4 million viewers;[278] the announcement was listed in Guinness World Records for "most tweets per second recorded for a single event" on Twitter,[279] receiving 8,868 tweets per second[280] and "Beyonce pregnant" was the most Googled term the week of August 29, 2011.[281] On January 7, 2012, Beyoncé gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.[282]
On February 1, 2017, she revealed on her Instagram account that she is expecting twins. Her announcement gained 6,335,571 "likes" within eight hours, breaking the world record for the most liked image on the website.[283]
Beyoncé performed "America the Beautiful" at the 2009 presidential inauguration, as well as "At Last" during the first inaugural dance at the Neighborhood Ball two days later.[284] They held a fundraiser at Jay Z's 40/40 Club in Manhattan for Obama's 2012 presidential campaign[285] which raised $4 million.[286] In the 2012 Presidential election, Beyoncé voted for Obama.[287] She performed the American national anthem at his second inauguration.[145] The Washington Post reported in May 2015, that Beyoncé attended a major celebrity fundraiser for 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.[288]
In 2013, Beyoncé stated in an interview with Vogue that she considered herself to be "a modern-day feminist".[289] She would later align herself more publicly with the movement, sampling "We should all be feminists", a speech delivered by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at a TEDx talk in April 2013, in her song "Flawless", released later that year.[290] She has also contributed to the Ban Bossy campaign, which uses television and social media to encourage leadership in girls.[291] Following Beyoncé's public identification as a feminist, the sexualized nature of her performances and the fact that she championed her marriage was questioned.[292]
Beyoncé publicly endorsed same sex marriage on March 26, 2013, after the Supreme Court debate on California's Proposition 8.[293] The singer has also condemned police brutality against black Americans. Beyoncé and Jay Z attended a rally in 2013 in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.[294] The film for her sixth album Lemonade included the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, holding pictures of their murdered sons in the video for "Freedom".[295] In a 2016 interview with Elle, she responded to the controversy surrounding her song "Formation" which was perceived to be critical of the police. She clarified, "I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things. If celebrating my roots and culture during Black History Month made anyone uncomfortable, those feelings were there long before a video and long before me".[296]
In February, Beyoncé spoke out against the withdrawal of protections for transgender students in public schools by Donald Trump's Presidential administration. Posting a link to the 100 Days of Kindness campaign on her Facebook page, Beyoncé voiced her support for transgender youth and joined a roster of celebrities who spoke out against Trump's decision.[297]
Forbes magazine began reporting on Beyoncé's earnings in 2008, calculating that the $80 million earned between June 2007 to June 2008, for her music, tour, films and clothing line made her the world's best-paid music personality at the time, above Madonna and Celine Dion.[298][299] They placed her fourth on the Celebrity 100 list in 2009[300] and ninth on the "Most Powerful Women in the World" list in 2010.[301] The following year, Forbes placed her eighth on the "Best-Paid Celebrities Under 30" list, having earned $35 million in the past year for her clothing line and endorsement deals. In 2012, Forbes placed Beyoncé at number 16 on the Celebrity 100 list, twelve places lower than three years ago yet still having earned $40 million in the past year for her album 4, clothing line and endorsement deals.[302][303] In the same year, Beyoncé and Jay Z placed at number one on the "World's Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples", for collectively earning $78 million.[304] The couple made it into the previous year's Guinness World Records as the "highest-earning power couple" for collectively earning $122 million in 2009.[305] For the years 2009 to 2011, Beyoncé earned an average of $70 million per year, and earned $40 million in 2012.[306] In 2013, Beyoncé's endorsements of Pepsi and H&M made her and Jay Z the world's first billion dollar couple in the music industry.[307] That year, Beyoncé was published as the fourth most-powerful celebrity in the Forbes rankings.[308]
MTV estimated that by the end of 2014, Beyoncé would become the highest-paid black musician in history;[309] she proceeded to do so in April 2014.[22] In June 2014, Beyoncé ranked at #1 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, earning an estimated $115 million throughout June 2013 – June 2014. This in turn was the first time she had topped the Celebrity 100 list as well as being her highest yearly earnings to date.[310] In 2016, Beyoncé ranked at #34 on the Celebrity 100 list with earnings of $54 million. Herself and Jay Z also topped the highest paid celebrity couple list, with combined earnings of $107.5 million.[311] As of March 2017, Forbes calculated her net worth to be $290 million
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Jamie Foxx
American actor, stand-up comedian, musician, and talk radio host
Jamie Foxx
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Foxx at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Born Eric Morlon Bishop
December 13, 1967 (age 49)
Terrell, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater Alliant International University
Actor singer songwriter comedian record producer
Years active 1985–present
Children 2
Musical career
R&B soul Pop hip hop musical comedy
Vocals Piano Keyboards
20th Century Fox J RCA
Associated acts
Kanye West Ludacris T.I.
Website www.jamiefoxxmusic.com
Eric Morlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967),[1] known professionally by his stage name Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter, record producer and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film Ray. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film Collateral.
Other prominent acting roles include Staff Sergeant Sykes in Jarhead (2005), Detective Ricardo Tubbs in the 2006 film adaptation of TV series Miami Vice, the title role in the film Django Unchained (2012), and the supervillain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). Foxx also starred in the 1990-1994 sketch comedy show In Living Color and his own television show from 1996 to 2001, the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, in which he played Jamie King, Jr. Foxx also starred in the 2014 film Annie, in which he played Will Stacks.
Foxx is also a Grammy Award-winning musician, producing four albums which have charted in the top ten of the US Billboard 200: Unpredictable (2005), which topped the chart, Intuition (2008), Best Night of My Life (2010), and Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (2015).
Early life Edit
Eric Marlon Bishop was born in Terrell, Texas on December 13, 1967.[2] He is the son of Darrell Bishop (renamed Shahid Abdula following his conversion to Islam),[3] who sometimes worked as a stockbroker, and Louise Annette Talley Dixon. Shortly after his birth, Foxx was adopted and raised by his mother's adoptive parents, Esther Marie (Nelson), a domestic worker and nursery operator, and Mark Talley, a yard worker.[4][5][6] He has had little contact with his birth parents, who were not part of his upbringing.[7] Foxx was raised in the black quarter of Terrell, which at the time was a racially segregated community.[8] He has often acknowledged his grandmother's influence in his life as one of the greatest reasons for his success.[5][9]
Foxx began playing the piano when he was five years old.[10] He had a strict Baptist upbringing,[5][11] and as a teenager he was a part-time pianist and choir leader in Terrell's New Hope Baptist Church.[7] His natural talent for telling jokes was already in evidence as a third grader, when his teacher would use him as a reward: if the class behaved, Foxx would tell them jokes. Foxx attended Terrell High School, where he received top grades and played basketball and football (as quarterback). His ambition was to play for the Dallas Cowboys, and he was the first player in the school's history to pass for more than 1,000 yards.[7][12] He also sang in a band called Leather and Lace.[7] After completing high school, Foxx received a scholarship to United States International University, where he studied classical music and composition.[7][13]
Career Edit
1989–2003: Beginnings and acting debut Edit
Foxx first told jokes at a comedy club's open mic night in 1989, after accepting a girlfriend's dare. When he found that female comedians were often called first to perform, he changed his name to Jamie Foxx, feeling that it was a name ambiguous enough to disallow any biases.[7][14] He chose his surname as a tribute to the black comedian Redd Foxx.[14] Foxx joined the cast of In Living Color in 1991, where his recurrent character Wanda also shared a name with Redd's friend and co-worker, LaWanda Page. Following a recurring role in the comedy-drama sitcom Roc,[15] Foxx went on to star in his own sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, from 1996 to 2001.
Foxx made his film debut in the 1992 comedy Toys. His first dramatic role came in Oliver Stone's 1999 film Any Given Sunday, where he was cast as a hard-partying American football player,[5] partly because of his own football background.[5] Five years later, Foxx played taxi driver Max Durocher in the film Collateral alongside Tom Cruise, for which he received outstanding reviews and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.[5]
In 1994, Foxx released an album (on the Fox record label) entitled Peep This, which was not successful due to low album sales. In 2003, Foxx made a cameo in Benzino's music video for "Would You", which features LisaRaye McCoy and Mario Winans.
2003–2006: Ray, Unpredictable, and Dreamgirls Edit
Foxx and Kanye West performing "Gold Digger"
In 2003, Foxx featured on the rapper Twista's song, "Slow Jamz", together with Kanye West, which reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #3 on the UK Singles chart. His second collaboration with Kanye West, "Gold Digger," in which Foxx sang the Ray Charles-influenced "I Got a Woman" hook, then went straight to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining there for 10 weeks. In 2005, Foxx featured on the single "Georgia" by Atlanta rappers Ludacris and Field Mob, which sampled Ray Charles' hit "Georgia on My Mind".
Foxx would also portray Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray (2004), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor[5] and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Foxx is the second male in history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year for two different movies, Collateral and Ray (the only other male actor to achieve this feat being Al Pacino). In 2005, Foxx was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[16]
Foxx released his second studio album, Unpredictable, in December 2005. It debuted at #2, selling 598,000 copies in its first week,[17] rising to #1 the following week and selling an additional 200,000 copies.[18] To date, the album has sold 1.98 million copies in the United States, and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA.[19][20] The album also charted on the UK Albums Chart, where it peaked at #9.[21] Foxx became the fourth artist to have both won an Academy Award® for an acting role and to have achieved a #1 album in the U.S, joining Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Barbra Streisand. Foxx's first single from the album, the title track "Unpredictable" (featuring Ludacris), peaked in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles and also made the UK Top 20 singles chart; the track samples "Wildflower" by New Birth. The second US single from the album was "DJ Play a Love Song," which reunited Foxx with Twista. In the UK, the second single was "Extravaganza", which saw Foxx once again collaborate with Kanye West, although Foxx did not feature in the song's music video.
Foxx promoting Stealth in July 2005.
At the 2006 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, Foxx won Best Duet/Collaboration with Kanye West for "Gold Digger" and tied with Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You" for Video of the Year. On December 8, 2006, Foxx received four Grammy Award® nominations, which included Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for Love Changes featuring Mary J. Blige, Best R&B Album for Unpredictable, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for Georgia by Ludacris & Field Mob featuring Jamie Foxx, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Unpredictable featuring Ludacris.
Following on from these successes, Foxx went on to appear in the box-office hits Jarhead, Miami Vice and Dreamgirls, which lifted his profile even higher as a bankable star in Hollywood.
2007–2009: Intuition Edit
Foxx's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2007 brought him the lead role in the action thriller film The Kingdom opposite Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner and Ashraf Barhom. In September 2007, Foxx was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: "[it was] one of the most amazing days of my life," said Foxx.[22] In April 2009, Foxx played the lead role in the dramatic film The Soloist. A few months later in October 2009, he played a starring role alongside Gerard Butler in the thriller Law Abiding Citizen.
Foxx released his third album titled Intuition in 2008, featuring Kanye West, T.I., Ne-Yo, Lil' Kim and T-Pain. The album's first single, "Just Like Me" featuring T.I., was promoted by a video directed by Brett Ratner which featured an appearance by actress Taraji P. Henson. The second single "Blame It" featured T-Pain and became a top 5 single on the Billboard Hot 100 and a number-one single on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The "Blame It" music video, directed by Hype Williams, features cameo appearances by Forest Whitaker, Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Howard, Quincy Jones and his Jarhead co-star Jake Gyllenhaal, amongst others.
Foxx's musical career has also included a number of collaborations. In 2007, he recorded the song "She Goes All the Way" with country superstars Rascal Flatts for their Still Feels Good album. Foxx performed backing vocals for artist/songwriter Tank. He featured alongside The-Dream on Plies' "Please Excuse My Hands." He also appeared alongside Fabolous on the remix of Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent". Foxx collaborated with rapper The Game on the track "Around the World". Foxx also featured on T.I.'s single "Live in the Sky" from the album King.
On January 22, 2007, Foxx launched The Foxxhole, a channel on Sirius Satellite Radio featuring talk-radio programs, stand-up comedy albums and music primarily by African-American performers, as well as much of Foxx's own material. Foxx's own talk-radio variety program The Jamie Foxx Show airs Friday evenings on The Foxxhole with guests including musicians, actors and fellow comedians; co-hosts have included Johnny Mack, Speedy, Claudia Jordan, The Poetess, Lewis Dix, Yvette Wilson, T.D.P and Tyrin Turner. On the April 17, 2009 episode of The Jamie Foxx Show, Foxx and his co-hosts made several sexually suggestive and disparaging jokes regarding the teenage singer Miley Cyrus.[23] Several days later Foxx issued a public apology on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in response to growing public outcry and televised criticism by Cyrus's father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.[24]
On April 6, 2009, Foxx, a longtime fan of country music, performed the George Strait song "You Look So Good in Love" at the George Strait Artist of the Decade All-Star Concert. Jamie Foxx hosted the 2009 BET Awards ceremony on June 28, 2009, which featured several tributes to pop star Michael Jackson, who had died three days prior to the show. As well as performing "Blame It" with T-Pain and "She Got Her Own" with Ne-Yo and Fabolous, Foxx opened the show with a rendition of Jackson's "Beat It" dance routine and closed the show with a cover of The Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" with Ne-Yo. "We want to celebrate this black man. He belongs to us and we shared him with everybody else.", said Foxx during the ceremony.
2010–12: Best Night of My Life and Django Unchained Edit
In April 2011, Foxx voiced Nico, a canary in the movie Rio. During the summer of 2011, Foxx was involved as a producer in In the Flow with Affion Crockett on Fox.[25]
Foxx released his fourth album, Best Night of My Life, on December 21, 2010,[26] featuring the singles "Winner" (featuring Justin Timberlake and T.I.[27]), "Living Better Now" (featuring rapper Rick Ross) and "Fall for Your Type" (featuring rapper Drake).[26] On October 7, the RCA Music Group announced that it was disbanding J Records along with Arista Records and Jive Records, meaning that all artists (including Foxx) previously signed to the three labels will release their future material on the RCA Records brand.[28][29] In 2011, Jamie Foxx also featured on the rapper Pitbull's album "Planet Pit", in the song "Where Do We Go".
In 2012, Foxx starred in the title role of the Quentin Tarantino written and directed Django Unchained.[30] Foxx starred alongside his Ray co-star Kerry Washington, as well as Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. In an interview about Django Unchained, Foxx told Vibe magazine: "As a black person it's always racial. ... when I get home my other homies are like how was your day? Well, I only had to be white for at least eight hours today, [or] I only had to be white for four hours."[31] The filming was emotional as Foxx said, "It’s tough shooting when you’re in plantation row and that’s where your ancestors were persecuted and killed."[32]
On November 25, 2012 at BET’s Soul Train Awards, Foxx joked: "It's like church in here. First of all, giving honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama."[33][34] The joke led to condemnation from some Christians, to which Foxx responded: "I'm a comic [and] sometimes I think people get a little too tight."[35] While hosting Saturday Night Live on December 8, 2012 to promote Django Unchained, Foxx joked about being excited "to kill all the white people in the movie".[36] Appearing at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards, Foxx praised the achievements of black people, saying that "black people are the most talented people in the world".[37]
2013–present: White House Down and Hollywood Edit
In 2013, Foxx was cast as President James Sawyer in White House Down alongside Channing Tatum.[38] The following year, Foxx appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the villain Electro, and co-starred with Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie, Sony's Will Smith and Jay-Z produced update of the comic strip-turned-musical.[39] Director Oliver Stone has also confirmed that Foxx will play Martin Luther King Jr. in his upcoming Steven Spielberg-produced biopic.[40] October 2014 Deja Vu duet with Dionne Warwick appears on the Feels So Good album released by Dionne.
Foxx released his fifth studio album, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses, on May 18, 2015. It debuted atop the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.[41] In 2015, Foxx's voice was featured in the chorus on Ariana Grande's new song, "Focus".[42]
Legal issues Edit
In April 2003, Foxx was involved in an incident with two police officers who were attempting to escort him and his sister out of Harrah's casino in New Orleans. Employees claimed the Foxx party had failed to show identification upon entry. Originally charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace, battery on police officers and resisting arrest, Foxx pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace in exchange for the other charges being dropped, and was sentenced to a six-month suspended jail term with two years probation and a $1,500 fine.[43][44]
Personal life Edit
Foxx in 2005
Foxx has two daughters: Corinne Bishop (born 1994)[7] and Annalise (born August 2009).[45] Corinne made her formal debut at the Bal des débutantes in November 2014 and was named Miss Golden Globe 2016 on November 18, 2015.[46]
In 2008, Foxx filmed a public service announcement for Do Something to promote food drives in local communities.[47]
Foxx has been involved in feuds with co-stars LL Cool J and Colin Farrell.[48][49]
On January 18, 2016, Foxx rescued a young man from a burning vehicle that crashed outside his home. The driver, Brett Kyle, was driving his truck "at a high rate of speed" when the truck left the road, traveled into a drainage ditch, and rolled over multiple times. Kyle was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.[50][51]
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:43:04 GMT
Kanye Omari West (/ˈkɑːnjeɪ/;[1] born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay Z and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. He went on to pursue a variety of different styles on subsequent albums Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to rave reviews from critics, and the following year he collaborated with Jay Z on the joint LP Watch the Throne (2011). West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. His seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016.
West's outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant mainstream attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings. His more scrutinized comments include his off-script denunciation of President George W. Bush during a live 2005 television broadcast for Hurricane Katrina relief and his interruption of singer Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. West's efforts as a fashion designer include collaborations with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear, and have most prominently resulted in the YEEZY collaboration with Adidas beginning in 2013. He is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA. His 2014 marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian has also been subject to widespread media coverage.
West is among the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century,[2][3][4] and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide.[5][6] He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist to have debuted in the 21st century.[7] Three of his albums have been included and ranked on Rolling Stone's 2012 update of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists.[8] Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015.
Early life
West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia.[9][10] His parents divorced when he was three years old. After the divorce, he and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois.[11][12] His father, Ray West, is a former Black Panther and was one of the first black photojournalists at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ray West was later a Christian counselor,[12] and in 2006, opened the Good Water Store and Café in Lexington Park, Maryland with startup capital from his son.[13][14] West's mother, Dr. Donda C. (Williams) West,[15] was a professor of English at Clark Atlanta University, and the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University before retiring to serve as his manager. West was raised in a middle-class background, attending Polaris High School[16] in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois after living in Chicago.[17]
At the age of 10, West moved with his mother to Nanjing, China, where she was teaching at Nanjing University as part of an exchange program. According to his mother, West was the only foreigner in his class, but settled in well and quickly picked up the language, although he has since forgotten most of it.[18] When asked about his grades in high school, West replied, "I got A's and B's. And I'm not even frontin'."[19]
West demonstrated an affinity for the arts at an early age; he began writing poetry when he was five years old.[20] His mother recalled that she first took notice of West's passion for drawing and music when he was in the third grade.[21] Growing up in Chicago, West became deeply involved in its hip hop scene. He started rapping in the third grade and began making musical compositions in the seventh grade, eventually selling them to other artists.[22] At age thirteen, West wrote a rap song called "Green Eggs and Ham" and began to persuade his mother to pay $25 an hour for time in a recording studio. It was a small, crude basement studio where a microphone hung from the ceiling by a wire clothes hanger. Although this wasn't what West's mother wanted, she nonetheless supported him.[20] West crossed paths with producer/DJ No I.D., with whom he quickly formed a close friendship. No I.D. soon became West's mentor, and it was from him that West learned how to sample and program beats after he received his first sampler at age 15.[23]:557
After graduating from high school, West received a scholarship to attend Chicago's American Academy of Art in 1997 and began taking painting classes, but shortly after transferred to Chicago State University to study English. He soon realized that his busy class schedule was detrimental to his musical work, and at 20 he dropped out of college to pursue his musical dreams.[24] This action greatly displeased his mother, who was also a professor at the university. She later commented, "It was drummed into my head that college is the ticket to a good life... but some career goals don't require college. For Kanye to make an album called College Dropout it was more about having the guts to embrace who you are, rather than following the path society has carved out for you."[23]:558
1996–2002: Early work and Roc-A-Fella Records
Kanye West began his early production career in the mid-1990s, making beats primarily for burgeoning local artists, eventually developing a style that involved speeding up vocal samples from classic soul records. His first official production credits came at the age of nineteen when he produced eight tracks on Down to Earth, the 1996 debut album of a Chicago rapper named Grav.[25] For a time, West acted as a ghost producer for Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie. Because of his association with D-Dot, West wasn't able to release a solo album, so he formed and became a member and producer of the Go-Getters, a late-1990s Chicago rap group composed of him, GLC, Timmy G, Really Doe, and Arrowstar.[26][27] His group was managed by John "Monopoly" Johnson, Don Crowley, and Happy Lewis under the management firm Hustle Period. After attending a series of promotional photo shoots and making some radio appearances, The Go-Getters released their first and only studio album World Record Holders in 1999. The album featured other Chicago-based rappers such as Rhymefest, Mikkey Halsted, Miss Criss, and Shayla G. Meanwhile, the production was handled by West, Arrowstar, Boogz, and Brian "All Day" Miller.[26]
West spent much of the late 1990s producing records for a number of well-known artists and music groups.[28] The third song on Foxy Brown's second studio album Chyna Doll was produced by West. Her second effort subsequently became the very first hip-hop album by a female rapper to debut at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 chart in its first week of release.[28] West produced three of the tracks on Harlem World's first and only album The Movement alongside Jermaine Dupri and the production duo Trackmasters. His songs featured rappers Nas, Drag-On, and R&B singer Carl Thomas.[28] The ninth track from World Party, the last Goodie Mob album to feature the rap group's four founding members prior to their break-up, was co-produced by West with his manager Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie.[28] At the close of the millennium, West ended up producing six songs for Tell 'Em Why U Madd, an album that was released by D-Dot under the alias of The Madd Rapper; a fictional character he created for a skit on The Notorious B.I.G.'s second and final studio album Life After Death. West's songs featured guest appearances from rappers such as Ma$e, Raekwon, and Eminem.[28]
West received early acclaim for his production work on Jay-Z's The Blueprint; the two are pictured here in 2011.
West got his big break in the year 2000, when he began to produce for artists on Roc-A-Fella Records. West came to achieve recognition and is often credited with revitalizing Jay-Z's career with his contributions to the rap mogul's influential 2001 album The Blueprint.[29] The Blueprint is consistently ranked among the greatest hip-hop albums, and the critical and financial success of the album generated substantial interest in West as a producer.[30] Serving as an in-house producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, West produced records for other artists from the label, including Beanie Sigel, Freeway, and Cam'ron. He also crafted hit songs for Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson.[29][31][32][33]
Despite his success as a producer, West's true aspiration was to be a rapper. Though he had developed his rapping long before he began producing, it was often a challenge for West to be accepted as a rapper, and he struggled to attain a record deal.[32] Multiple record companies ignored him because he did not portray the 'gangsta image' prominent in mainstream hip hop at the time.[23]:556 After a series of meetings with Capitol Records, West was ultimately denied an artist deal.[22]
According to Capitol Record's A&R, Joe Weinberger, he was approached by West and almost signed a deal with him, but another person in the company convinced Capitol's president not to.[22] Desperate to keep West from defecting to another label, then-label head Damon Dash reluctantly signed West to Roc-A-Fella Records. Jay-Z later admitted that Roc-A-Fella was initially reluctant to support West as a rapper, claiming that many saw him as a producer first and foremost, and that his background contrasted with that of his labelmates.[34][23]:556
West's breakthrough came a year later on October 23, 2002, when, while driving home from a California recording studio after working late, he fell asleep at the wheel and was involved in a near-fatal car crash.[35] The crash left him with a shattered jaw, which had to be wired shut in reconstructive surgery. The accident inspired West; two weeks after being admitted to the hospital, he recorded a song at the Record Plant Studios with his jaw still wired shut.[35] The composition, "Through The Wire", expressed West's experience after the accident, and helped lay the foundation for his debut album, as according to West "all the better artists have expressed what they were going through".[36][37] West added that "the album was my medicine", as working on the record distracted him from the pain.[38] "Through The Wire" was first available on West's Get Well Soon... mixtape, released December 2002.[39] At the same time, West announced that he was working on an album called The College Dropout, whose overall theme was to "make your own decisions. Don't let society tell you, 'This is what you have to do.'"[40]
2003–06: The College Dropout and Late Registration
Main articles: The College Dropout and Late Registration
West performing in Portland in December 2005.
West delivers the goods with a disarming mix of confessional honesty and sarcastic humor, earnest idealism and big-pimping materialism. In a scene still dominated by authenticity battles and gangsta posturing, he's a middle-class, politically conscious, post-thug, bourgeois rapper — and that's nothing to be ashamed of.[41]
— Entertainment Weekly review of The College Dropout, February 2004.[41]
Carrying a Louis Vuitton backpack filled with old disks and demos to the studio and back, West crafted much of his production for his debut album in less than fifteen minutes at a time. He recorded the remainder of the album in Los Angeles while recovering from the car accident. Once he had completed the album, it was leaked months before its release date.[32] However, West decided to use the opportunity to review the album, and The College Dropout was significantly remixed, remastered, and revised before being released. As a result, certain tracks originally destined for the album were subsequently retracted, among them "Keep the Receipt" with Ol' Dirty Bastard and "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" with Consequence.[42] West meticulously refined the production, adding string arrangements, gospel choirs, improved drum programming and new verses.[32] West's perfectionism led The College Dropout to have its release postponed three times from its initial date in August 2003.[43][44]
The College Dropout was eventually issued by Roc-A-Fella in February 2004, shooting to number two on the Billboard 200 as his debut single, "Through the Wire" peaked at number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for five weeks.[45] "Slow Jamz", his second single featuring Twista and Jamie Foxx, became an even bigger success: it became the three musicians' first number one hit. The College Dropout received near-universal critical acclaim from contemporary music critics, was voted the top album of the year by two major music publications, and has consistently been ranked among the great hip-hop works and debut albums by artists. "Jesus Walks", the album's fourth single, perhaps exposed West to a wider audience; the song's subject matter concerns faith and Christianity. The song nevertheless reached the top 20 of the Billboard pop charts, despite industry executives' predictions that a song containing such blatant declarations of faith would never make it to radio.[46][47] The College Dropout would eventually be certified triple platinum in the US, and garnered West 10 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year, and Best Rap Album (which it received).[48] During this period, West also founded GOOD Music, a record label and management company that would go on to house affiliate artists and producers, such as No I.D. and John Legend. At the time, the focal point of West's production style was the use of sped-up vocal samples from soul records.[49] However, partly because of the acclaim of The College Dropout, such sampling had been much copied by others; with that overuse, and also because West felt he had become too dependent on the technique, he decided to find a new sound.[50] During this time, he also produced singles for Brandy, Common, John Legend, and Slum Village.[51]
West performing in 2008.
Beginning his second effort that fall, West would invest two million dollars and take over a year to craft his second album.[52] West was significantly inspired by Roseland NYC Live, a 1998 live album by English trip hop group Portishead, produced with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.[53] Early in his career, the live album had inspired him to incorporate string arrangements into his hip-hop production. Though West had not been able to afford many live instruments around the time of his debut album, the money from his commercial success enabled him to hire a string orchestra for his second album Late Registration.[53] West collaborated with American film score composer Jon Brion, who served as the album's co-executive producer for several tracks.[54] Although Brion had no prior experience in creating hip-hop records, he and West found that they could productively work together after their first afternoon in the studio where they discovered that neither confined his musical knowledge and vision to one specific genre.[55] Late Registration sold over 2.3 million units in the United States alone by the end of 2005 and was considered by industry observers as the only successful major album release of the fall season, which had been plagued by steadily declining CD sales.[56]
While West had encountered controversy a year prior when he stormed out of the American Music Awards of 2004 after losing Best New Artist,[57] the rapper's first large-scale controversy came just days following Late Registration's release, during a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims. In September 2005, NBC broadcast A Concert for Hurricane Relief, and West was a featured speaker. When West was presenting alongside actor Mike Myers, he deviated from the prepared script. Myers spoke next and continued to read the script. Once it was West's turn to speak again, he said, "George Bush doesn't care about black people."[36] West's comment reached much of the United States, leading to mixed reactions; President Bush would later call it one of the most "disgusting moments" of his presidency.[58] West raised further controversy in January 2006 when he posed on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing a crown of thorns.[36]
2007–09: Graduation, 808s & Heartbreak, and VMAs controversy
Main articles: Graduation (album) and 808s & Heartbreak
Fresh off spending the previous year touring the world with U2 on their Vertigo Tour, West felt inspired to compose anthemic rap songs that could operate more efficiently in large arenas.[59] To this end, West incorporated the synthesizer into his hip-hop production, utilized slower tempos, and experimented with electronic music and influenced by music of the 1980s.[60][61] In addition to U2, West drew musical inspiration from arena rock bands such as The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin in terms of melody and chord progression.[61][62] To make his next effort, the third in a planned tetralogy of education-themed studio albums,[63] more introspective and personal in lyricism, West listened to folk and country singer-songwriters Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash in hopes of developing methods to augment his wordplay and storytelling ability.[53]
West working in the studio in 2008, accompanied by mentor No I.D. (left).
West's third studio album, Graduation, garnered major publicity when its release date pitted West in a sales competition against rapper 50 Cent's Curtis.[64] Upon their September 2007 releases, Graduation outsold Curtis by a large margin, debuting at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and selling 957,000 copies in its first week.[65] Graduation once again continued the string of critical and commercial successes by West, and the album's lead single, "Stronger", garnered the rapper his third number-one hit.[66] "Stronger", which samples French house duo Daft Punk, has been accredited to not only encouraging other hip-hop artists to incorporate house and electronica elements into their music, but also for playing a part in the revival of disco and electro-infused music in the late 2000s.[67] Ben Detrick of XXL cited the outcome of the sales competition between 50 Cent's Curtis and West's Graduation as being responsible for altering the direction of hip-hop and paving the way for new rappers who didn't follow the hardcore-gangster mold, writing, "If there was ever a watershed moment to indicate hip-hop's changing direction, it may have come when 50 Cent competed with Kanye in 2007 to see whose album would claim superior sales."[68]
West's life took a different direction when his mother, Donda West, died of complications from cosmetic surgery involving abdominoplasty and breast reduction in November 2007.[69] Months later, West and fiancée Alexis Phifer ended their engagement and their long-term intermittent relationship, which had begun in 2002.[70] The events profoundly affected West, who set off for his 2008 Glow in the Dark Tour shortly thereafter.[71] Purportedly because his emotions could not be conveyed through rapping, West decided to sing using the voice audio processor Auto-Tune, which would become a central part of his next effort. West had previously experimented with the technology on his debut album The College Dropout for the background vocals of "Jesus Walks" and "Never Let Me Down." Recorded mostly in Honolulu, Hawaii in three weeks,[72] West announced his fourth album, 808s & Heartbreak, at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, where he performed its lead single, "Love Lockdown". Music audiences were taken aback by the uncharacteristic production style and the presence of Auto-Tune, which typified the pre-release response to the record.[73]
West performing in August 2008 on the Glow in the Dark Tour.
808s & Heartbreak, which features extensive use of the eponymous Roland TR-808 drum machine and contains themes of love, loneliness, and heartache, was released by Island Def Jam to capitalize on Thanksgiving weekend in November 2008.[74][75] Reviews were positive, though slightly more mixed than his previous efforts. Despite this, the record's singles demonstrated outstanding chart performances. Upon its release, the lead single "Love Lockdown" debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a "Hot Shot Debut",[76] while follow-up single "Heartless" performed similarly and became his second consecutive "Hot Shot Debut" by debuting at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.[77] While it was criticized prior to release, 808s & Heartbreak had a significant effect on hip-hop music, encouraging other rappers to take more creative risks with their productions.[78]
West's controversial incident the following year at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was arguably his biggest controversy, and led to widespread outrage throughout the music industry.[79] During the ceremony, West crashed the stage and grabbed the microphone from winner Taylor Swift in order to proclaim that, instead, Beyoncé's video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", nominated for the same award, was "one of the best videos of all time". He was subsequently withdrawn from the remainder of the show for his actions. West's tour with Lady Gaga was cancelled in response to the controversy.[80]
[West is] the pop star for our morally implicated times; an instinctive consumer with a mouthful of diamonds and furtive bad conscience, a performer who lives the American dream to its fullest with a creeping sense of the spiritual void at its heart. [MBDTF] captures that essence in full. It's an utterly dazzling portrait of a 21st-century schizoid man that is by turns sickeningly egocentric, contrite, wise, stupid and self-mocking.
— NME review of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy[81]
2010–12: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and collaborations
Main articles: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Watch the Throne
Following the highly publicized incident, West took a brief break from music and threw himself into fashion, only to hole up in Hawaii for the next few months writing and recording his next album.[82] Importing his favorite producers and artists to work on and inspire his recording, West kept engineers behind the boards 24 hours a day and slept only in increments. Noah Callahan-Bever, a writer for Complex, was present during the sessions and described the "communal" atmosphere as thus: "With the right songs and the right album, he can overcome any and all controversy, and we are here to contribute, challenge, and inspire."[82] A variety of artists contributed to the project, including close friends Jay-Z, Kid Cudi and Pusha T, as well as off-the-wall collaborations, such as with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.[83]
West performing at Lollapalooza in 2011.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, West's fifth studio album, was released in November 2010 to widespread acclaim from critics, many of whom considered it his best work and said it solidified his comeback.[84] In stark contrast to his previous effort, which featured a minimalist sound, Dark Fantasy adopts a maximalist philosophy and deals with themes of celebrity and excess.[49] The record included the international hit "All of the Lights", and Billboard hits "Power", "Monster", and "Runaway", the latter of which accompanied a 35-minute film of the same name.[85] During this time, West initiated the free music program GOOD Fridays through his website, offering a free download of previously unreleased songs each Friday, a portion of which were included on the album. This promotion ran from August 20 – December 17, 2010. Dark Fantasy went on to go platinum in the United States,[86] but its omission as a contender for Album of the Year at the 54th Grammy Awards was viewed as a "snub" by several media outlets.[87]
Following a headlining set at Coachella 2011 that was described by The Hollywood Reporter as "one of greatest hip-hop sets of all time",[88] West released the collaborative album Watch the Throne with Jay-Z. By employing a sales strategy that released the album digitally weeks before its physical counterpart, Watch the Throne became one of the few major label albums in the Internet age to avoid a leak.[89][90] "Niggas in Paris" became the record's highest charting single, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.[85] In 2012, West released the compilation album Cruel Summer, a collection of tracks by artists from West's record label GOOD Music. Cruel Summer produced four singles, two of which charted within the top twenty of the Hot 100: "Mercy" and "Clique".[85] West also directed a film of the same name that premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in custom pyramid-shaped screening pavilion featuring seven screens.[91]
2013–15: Yeezus and Adidas collaboration
Main articles: Yeezus, The Yeezus Tour, and Adidas Yeezy
Sessions for West's sixth solo effort begin to take shape in early 2013 in his own personal loft's living room at a Paris hotel.[92] Determined to "undermine the commercial",[93] he once again brought together close collaborators and attempted to incorporate Chicago drill, dancehall, acid house, and industrial music.[94] Primarily inspired by architecture,[92] West's perfectionist tendencies led him to contact producer Rick Rubin fifteen days shy of its due date to strip down the record's sound in favor of a more minimalist approach.[95] Initial promotion of his sixth album included worldwide video projections of the album's music and live television performances.[96][97] Yeezus, West's sixth album, was released June 18, 2013 to rave reviews from critics.[98] It became the rapper's sixth consecutive number one debut, but also marked his lowest solo opening week sales.[99] Def Jam issued "Black Skinhead" to radio in July 2013 as the album's lead single.[100]
On September 6, 2013, Kanye West announced he would be headlining his first solo tour in five years, to support Yeezus, with fellow American rapper Kendrick Lamar accompanying him as supporting act.[101][102] The tour was met with rave reviews from critics.[103] Rolling Stone described it as "crazily entertaining, hugely ambitious, emotionally affecting (really!) and, most importantly, totally bonkers."[103] Writing for Forbes, Zack O'Malley Greenburg praised West for "taking risks that few pop stars, if any, are willing to take in today's hyper-exposed world of pop," describing the show as "overwrought and uncomfortable at times, but [it] excels at challenging norms and provoking thought in a way that just isn't common for mainstream musical acts of late."[104]
West performing on the Yeezus Tour in 2013.
In June 2013, West and television personality Kim Kardashian announced the birth of their first child, North. In October 2013, West and Kardashian announced their engagement to widespread media attention.[105] November 2013, West stated that he was beginning work on his next studio album, hoping to release it by mid-2014,[106] with production by Rick Rubin and Q-Tip.[107] In December 2013, Adidas announced the beginning of their official apparel collaboration with West, to be premiered the following year.[108] In May 2014, West and Kardashian were married in a private ceremony in Florence, Italy, with a variety of artists and celebrities in attendance.[105] West released a single, "Only One", featuring Paul McCartney, on December 31, 2014.[109]
"FourFiveSeconds", a single jointly produced with Rihanna and McCartney, was released in January 2015. West also appeared on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, where he premiered a new song entitled "Wolves", featuring Sia Furler and fellow Chicago rapper, Vic Mensa. In February 2015, West premiered his clothing collaboration with Adidas, entitled Yeezy Season 1, to generally positive reviews. This would include West's Yeezy Boost sneakers.[110] In March 2015, West released the single "All Day" featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney.[111] West performed the song at the 2015 BRIT Awards with a number of US rappers and UK grime MC's including: Skepta, Wiley, Novelist, Fekky, Krept & Konan, Stormzy, Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London and Vic Mensa.[112] He would premiere the second iteration of his clothing line, Yeezy Season 2, in September 2015 at New York Fashion Week.[113]
Having initially announced a new album entitled So Help Me God slated for a 2014 release, in March 2015 West announced that the album would instead be tentatively called SWISH.[114] Later that month, West was awarded an honorary doctorate by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for his contributions to music, fashion, and popular culture, officially making him an honorary DFA.[115] The next month, West headlined at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, despite a petition signed by almost 135,000 people against his appearance.[116] Toward the end of the set, West proclaimed himself: "the greatest living rock star on the planet."[117] Media outlets, including social media sites such as Twitter, were divided on his performance.[118][119] NME stated, "The decision to book West for the slot has proved controversial since its announcement, and the show itself appeared to polarise both Glastonbury goers and those who tuned in to watch on their TVs."[119] The publication added that "he's letting his music speak for and prove itself."[120] The Guardian said that "his set has a potent ferocity – but there are gaps and stutters, and he cuts a strangely lone figure in front of the vast crowd."[121] In December 2015, West released a song titled "Facts".[122]
2016–present: The Life of Pablo and Turbo Grafx 16
Main article: The Life of Pablo
West announced in January 2016 that SWISH would be released on February 11, and that month released new songs "Real Friends" and a snippet of "No More Parties in L.A." with Kendrick Lamar. This also revived the GOOD Fridays initiative in which Kanye releases new singles every Friday. On January 26, 2016, West revealed he had renamed the album from SWISH to Waves, and also announced the premier of his Yeezy Season 3 clothing line at Madison Square Garden.[123] In the weeks leading up to the album's release, West became embroiled in several Twitter controversies[124] and released several changing iterations of the track list for the new album. Several days ahead of its release, West again changed the title, this time to The Life of Pablo.[125] On February 11, West premiered the album at Madison Square Garden as part of the presentation of his Yeezy Season 3 clothing line.[126] Following the preview, West announced that he would be modifying the track list once more before its release to the public,[127] and further delayed its release to finalize the recording of the track "Waves" at the behest of co-writer Chance the Rapper. He released the album exclusively on Tidal on 14 February 2016 following a performance on SNL.[128][129] Following its official streaming release, West continued to tinker with mixes of several tracks, describing the work as "a living breathing changing creative expression"[130] and proclaiming the end of the album as a dominant release form.[131] Although a statement by West around Life of Pablo's initial release indicated that the album would be a permanent exclusive to Tidal, the album was released through several other competing services starting in April.[132]
West performing during the Saint Pablo Tour in 2016.
On February 24, 2016, West stated on Twitter that he was planning to release another album in the summer of 2016, tentatively called Turbo Grafx 16 in reference to the 1990s video game console of the same name.[133][134] On June 3, 2016, West premiered the first single "Champions" off the GOOD Music album Cruel Winter, which was six minutes and featured Travis Scott, Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Desiigner, Yo Gotti, Quavo, and 2 Chainz.[135][136] He told the radio host, Big Boy, that the beat had been in works for a year and a half.[135] In June, West released a controversial video for "Famous," which depicted wax figures of several celebrities (including West, Kardashian, Taylor Swift, president and businessman Donald Trump, comedian Bill Cosby, and former president George W. Bush) sleeping nude in a shared bed.[137] In August 2016, West embarked on the Saint Pablo Tour in support of The Life of Pablo.[138] The performances featured a mobile stage suspended from the ceiling.[138] West postponed several dates in October following the Paris robbery of his wife Kim Kardashian.[139] On November 21, 2016, West cancelled the remaining 21 dates on the Saint Pablo Tour, following a week of no-shows, curtailed concerts and rants about politics.[140] He was later admitted for psychiatric observation at UCLA Medical Center.[141][142] He stayed hospitalized over the Thanksgiving weekend stemming from a temporary psychosis stemming from sleep deprivation and extreme dehydration.[143]
Artistry and musical style
West's musical career has been defined by frequent stylistic shifts and different musical approaches. Asked about his early musical inspirations, he named artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, George Michael, LL Cool J, Phil Collins and Madonna.[144] Other music figures West has invoked as inspirations include Puff Daddy,[145] David Bowie,[146] Miles Davis and Gil-Scott Heron.[147] West was formatively mentored by Chicago producer No I.D., who introduced him to hip hop production in the early 1990s, allowing a teenage West to sit in on recording sessions.[148] Early in his career, West pioneered a style of production dubbed "chipmunk soul"[149][150] which utilized pitched-up vocal samples, usually from soul and R&B songs, along with his own drums and instrumentation.[151] His first major release featuring his trademark soulful vocal sampling style was "This Can't Be Life", a track from Jay-Z's The Dynasty: Roc La Familia. West has noted Wu-Tang Clan producer RZA as an influence on his style.[17][152]
West performing backed by an orchestral section in 2007.
West further developed his style on his 2004 debut album, The College Dropout. After a rough version was leaked, West meticulously refined the production, adding string arrangements, gospel choirs, and improved drum programming.[32] The album saw West diverge from the then-dominant gangster persona in hip hop in favor of more diverse, topical lyrical subjects[37] including higher education, materialism, self-consciousness, minimum-wage labor, institutional prejudice, family, sexuality, and his personal struggles in the music industry.[153][154] For his second album, Late Registration (2005), he collaborated with film score composer Jon Brion and drew influence from non-rap influences such as English trip hop group Portishead.[53] Blending West's primary soulful hip hop production with Brion's elaborate chamber pop orchestration, the album experimentally incorporated a wide array of different genres and prominent orchestral elements, including string arrangements, piano chords, brass flecks, and horn riffs,[54] amid a myriad of foreign and vintage instruments.[155] Critic Robert Christgau wrote that "there's never been hip-hop so complex and subtle musically."[156] With his third album, Graduation (2007), West moved away from the soulful sound of his previous releases and towards a more atmospheric, rock-tinged, electronic-influenced style,[157] drawing on European Britpop and Euro-disco, American alternative and indie-rock, and his native Chicago house.[158][159] West retracted much of the live instrumentation that characterized his previous album and replaced it with distorted, gothic synthesizers,[160] rave stabs, house beats, electro-disco rhythms, and a wide array of modulated electronic noises and digital audio-effects.[60][159] In addition, West drew musical inspiration from arena rock bands such as The Rolling Stones, U2, and Led Zeppelin.[61][62] In comparison to previous albums, Graduation is more introspective, exploring West's own fame and personal issues.[161]
The Roland TR-808, the titular drum machine which served as a primary instrument on 808s and Heartbreak.
808s & Heartbreak (2008), marked a radical departure from his previous releases,[162] largely abandoning rap and hip hop stylings in favor of an emotive, stark electropop sound[163][164][165] that juxtaposed Auto-Tuned sung vocals and the distorted Roland TR-808 drum machine[166] with droning synthesizers, lengthy strings, somber piano, and tribal rhythms.[167] The album drew comparisons to the work of 1980s post-punk and new wave groups;[167] West would confess an affinity with artists such as Joy Division,[168] Gary Numan, and TJ Swan[169][170] and later described 808s as "the first black new wave album."[171] Discussing the album's influence on subsequent hip hop and R&B music, Rolling Stone journalist Matthew Trammell described 808s as "Kanye's most vulnerable work, and perhaps his most brilliant."[172] West recorded his fifth album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), with a wide range of collaborators. The album engages with themes of excess, celebrity, and decadence,[173] has been noted by writers for its maximalist aesthetic and its incorporation of elements from West's previous four albums.[31][174][175] Entertainment Weekly's Simon Vozick-Levinson noted that such elements "all recur at various points", namely "the luxurious soul of 2004's The College Dropout, the symphonic pomp of Late Registration, the gloss of 2007's Graduation, and the emotionally exhausted electro of 2008's 808s & Heartbreak."[174] In a positive review, Andy Gill of The Independent called it "one of pop's gaudiest, most grandiose efforts of recent years, a no-holds-barred musical extravaganza in which any notion of good taste is abandoned at the door".[176]
Describing his sixth studio album Yeezus (2013) as "a protest to music,"[177] West embraced an abrasive style that incorporated a variety of unconventional influences. Music critic Greg Kot described it as "a hostile, abrasive and intentionally off-putting" album that combines "the worlds of" 1980s acid-house and contemporary Chicago drill music, 1990s industrial music, and the "avant-rap" of Saul Williams, Death Grips and Odd Future.[94] The album also incorporates elements of trap music,[178] as well as dancehall, punk, and electro.[178][179][180] Inspired by the minimalist design of Le Corbusier[171] and primarily electronic in nature, and continues West's practice of eclectic and unusual samples.[181] Rolling Stone called the album a "brilliant, obsessive-compulsive career auto-correct".[182] West's seventh album The Life of Pablo was noted for its "raw, occasionally even intentionally messy, composition" in distinction to West's previous album.[183] Rolling Stone wrote that "It's designed to sound like a work in progress." Carl Wilson of Slate characterized the album as creating "strange links between Kanye's many iterations—soul-sample enthusiast, heartbroken Auto-Tune crooner, hedonistic avant-pop composer, industrial-rap shit-talker." West initially characterized the release as "a gospel album." Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune wrote in his review of The Life of Pablo, "West's version of gospel touches on some of those sonic cues — heavy organ, soaring choirs — but seems more preoccupied with gospel text and the notion of redemption."[184]
Other ventures
Personal life
West's wife Kim Kardashian, pictured in September 2012
West began an on-and-off relationship with designer Alexis Phifer in 2002, and they became engaged in August 2006. The pair ended their 18-month engagement in 2008.[303] West subsequently dated model Amber Rose from 2008 until the summer of 2010.[304] West began dating reality star and longtime friend[305] Kim Kardashian in April 2012.[306] West and Kardashian became engaged in October 2013,[307][308] and married on May 24, 2014 at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.[309] Their private ceremony was subject to widespread mainstream coverage, with West taking issue with the couple's portrayal in the media.[310] They have two children: daughter North "Nori" West (born June 15, 2013)[311][312] and son Saint West (born December 5, 2015).[313] In April 2015, West and Kardashian traveled to Jerusalem to have North baptized in the Armenian Apostolic Church at the Cathedral of St. James.[314] The couple's high status and respective careers have resulted in their relationship becoming subject to heavy media coverage; The New York Times referred to their marriage as "a historic blizzard of celebrity."[315]
Mother's death
On November 10, 2007, at approximately 7:35 pm, paramedics responding to an emergency call transported West's mother, Donda West, to the nearby Centinela Freeman Hospital in Marina del Rey, California. She was unresponsive in the emergency room, and after resuscitation attempts, doctors pronounced her dead at approximately 8:30 pm,[316] at age 58.[317] The Los Angeles County coroner's office said in January 2008 that West had died of heart disease while suffering "multiple post-operative factors" after plastic surgery. She had undergone liposuction and breast reduction.[317] Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Andre Aboolian had refused to do the surgery because West had a health condition that placed her at risk for a heart attack.[316] Aboolian referred her to an internist to investigate her cardiac issue.[316] She never met with the doctor recommended by Aboolian and had the procedures performed by a third doctor, Jan Adams.[316]
Donda West in August 2007
Adams sent condolences to Donda West's family but declined to publicly discuss the procedure, citing confidentiality. West's family, through celebrity attorney Ed McPherson, filed complaints with the Medical Board against Adams and Aboolian for violating patient confidentiality following her death.[318] Adams had previously been under scrutiny by the medical board.[319][320] He appeared on Larry King Live on November 20, 2007, but left before speaking. Two months later, he appeared again, with his attorney, stating he was there to "defend himself". He said that the recently released autopsy results "spoke for themselves".[321] The final coroner's report January 10, 2008, concluded that Donda West died of "coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors due to or as a consequence of liposuction and mammoplasty".[322]
The funeral and burial for Donda West was held in Oklahoma City on November 20, 2007.[323] West played his first concert following the funeral at The O2 in London on November 22. He dedicated a performance of "Hey Mama", as well as a cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'", to his mother, and did so on all other dates of his Glow in the Dark tour.[324]
At a December 2008 press conference in New Zealand, West spoke about his mother's death for the first time. "It was like losing an arm and a leg and trying to walk through that", he told reporters.[325]
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the "Donda West Law", legislation which makes it mandatory for patients to provide medical clearance for elective cosmetic surgery.[326]
Legal issues
In December 2006, Robert "Evel" Knievel sued West for trademark infringement in West's video for "Touch the Sky". Knievel took issue with a "sexually charged video" in which West takes on the persona of "Evel Kanyevel" and attempts flying a rocket over a canyon. The suit claimed infringement on Knievel's trademarked name and likeness. Knievel also claimed that the "vulgar and offensive" images depicted in the video damaged his reputation. The suit sought monetary damages and an injunction to stop distribution of the video.[327] West's attorneys argued that the music video amounted to satire and therefore was covered under the First Amendment. Just days before his death in November 2007, Knievel amicably settled the suit after being paid a visit from West, saying, "I thought he was a wonderful guy and quite a gentleman."[328]
On September 11, 2008, West and his road manager/bodyguard Don "Don C." Crowley were arrested at Los Angeles International Airport and booked on charges of felony vandalism after an altercation with the paparazzi in which West and Crowley broke the photographers' cameras.[329][330] West was later released from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division station in Culver City on $20,000 bail bond. On September 26, 2008, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said it would not file felony counts against West over the incident. Instead the case file was forwarded to the city attorney's office, which charged West with one count of misdemeanor vandalism, one count of grand theft and one count of battery and his manager with three counts of each on March 18, 2009.[331] West's and Crowley's arraignment was delayed from an original date of April 14, 2009.[332]
West was arrested again on November 14, 2008 at the Hilton hotel near Gateshead after another scuffle involving a photographer outside the famous Tup Tup Palace nightclub in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was later released "with no further action", according to a police spokesperson.[333]
On July 19, 2013, West was leaving LAX as he was surrounded by dozens of paparazzi. West became increasingly agitated as a photographer, Daniel Ramos, continued to ask him why people were not allowed to speak in his presence. West then says, "I told you don't talk to me, right? You trying to get me in trouble so I steal off on you and have to pay you like $250,000 and shit." Then he allegedly charged the man and grabbed him and his camera. The incident captured by TMZ, took place for a few seconds before a female voice can be heard telling West to stop. West then released the man, and his camera, and drove away from the scene. Medics were later called to the scene on behalf of the photographer who was grabbed. It was reported West could be charged with felony attempted robbery behind the matter.[334] However, the charges were reduced to misdemeanor criminal battery and attempted grand theft.[335] In March 2014, West was sentenced to serve two years' probation for the misdemeanor battery conviction and required to attend 24 anger management sessions, perform 250 hours of community service and pay restitution to Ramos.[336]
Religious beliefs
After the success of his song "Jesus Walks" from the album The College Dropout, West was questioned on his beliefs and said, "I will say that I'm spiritual. I have accepted Jesus as my Savior. And I will say that I fall short every day."[337] In a 2008 interview with The Fader, West stated that "I'm like a vessel, and God has chosen me to be the voice and the connector."[338]
In a 2009 interview with online magazine Bossip, West clarified that he believed in God, but "would never go into a religion," explaining that "I feel like religion is more about separation and judgment than bringing people together and understanding. That's all I'm about."[339]
Mental health
In 2010, for a screening for his movie Runaway, West told the audience he once considered suicide.[340] On November 20, 2016, soon before abruptly ending a concert he said, "Jay Z—call me, bruh. You still ain't called me. Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don't send them at my head. Please call me. Talk to me like a man."[341] The following day, he was committed to the UCLA Medical Center with hallucinations and paranoia. Contrary to what early reports said, however, West was not actually taken to the hospital involuntarily; he was persuaded to do so by authorities.[342] While the episode was first described as one of "temporary psychosis" caused by dehydration and sleep deprivation, West's mental state was abnormal enough for his 21 cancelled concerts to be covered by his insurance policy;[343] he was reportedly paranoid and depressed throughout the hospitalization,[344] but remains formally undiagnosed.[345] The Paris robbery of his wife may have triggered the paranoia.[346] On November 30, West was released from the hospital.[347]
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:41:45 GMT
Lol the usual
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:39:35 GMT
What yall bitching about today?
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:34:11 GMT
Just leave it alone @vet. Legend ain't never going to get it. She's on her Stan throne and she ain't coming down.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:34:10 GMT
Do You Not See What You're Typing ? 😂😂 We See What He's Does At NIGHT !! Not ALL DAY 😂😂 Are You Crazy ? You Must Think The Man Gets No Sleep At All.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:32:07 GMT
We see his ass in the clubs every fcking night lady. Are u crazy?
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:28:16 GMT
Do You What He Is Doing ALL DAY LONG ? Nope , You See What's Posted On SC 😂😂 Odell Has Even Said In Multiple Interviews That He Rests A Lot.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:27:27 GMT
I am sure hes going to Drakes tour now that I thought about it. It would be typical smh
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:26:10 GMT
Sure @legend. Our eyes are just lying to us every night.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:25:24 GMT
Some of you all are hopeless. Being a champion requires discipline bottom line. Parties ain't important, girls aren't important, being on the scene ain't important. It's about winning. You have to be obsessed with it to get it. Fck friends and bullshit. It's Tunnel vision until you get to where you want to be.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:24:49 GMT
I agree vet you right. Didn't you not hear on multiple snaps that Odell spends most of his time sleeping ? Listen is Odell perfect....hell no....does he need to mature..hell yes...all of us do..all am saying is that we can't judge a man from what we see on snap chat....
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:23:09 GMT
Even so, who can put that amount of pressure on his body to then go out and party? He needs to cut all that shit out.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:22:49 GMT
Even Ben Said That Odell Sleeps Most Of The Time , Just Because YALL Don't See It Doesn't Mean He's Not Doing It
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:22:36 GMT
REST as in sleep ma'am. Your body heals and rejuvenates itself while you sleep.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:22:09 GMT
He needs to mature. To distance himself from all those toxic people and Hollywood overalll. Heather should as his mom keep him on the right track, but she isn't, as long as she is getting bread I guess... I guess what we see from this young man is a lost boy who never had a stable home growing up. And now, he is even more lost. That's why all these questionable people are in his life; why he couldn't keep a woman like Zendaya. She got her shit together. He doesn't.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:21:15 GMT
Did you not see Odell photos at the chiropractor office in LA? There's photos of this . . Do you not know after every game and workout Odell gets his hamstrings stretched and messaged .. He says he spends a few hours a dAy on this just about everydAy. ..
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:19:39 GMT
Odell is a mess honestly.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:18:34 GMT
I'm Obsessed Because I Don't Agree With What Y'all Say ? 😂😂😂 Ok.... And I Never Said I Go Out As Soon As My Shift Is Over , I Said I Go Out When I Have Time.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:16:48 GMT
Have any of you all played a sport? Recovery is the most important part. You can train all day and night, but allowing your body to rest and heal is where the magic happens.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:15:23 GMT
Well that's cute for him he practices hard. How does that change the fact that we see him partying every night?
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:14:47 GMT
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:14:29 GMT
* u should
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:14:06 GMT
Wait, how do any of you know what this man does during his entire day? You with him... The only people who can talk his really his teammates. Apparently he is one of the hardest working Giant players out there as per Eli manning. Eli done said about a month ago that just about nobody goes as hard as Odell during practice...he said his practices are intense and he takes his job extremely seriously....He also said Odell is 98% perfect.. Those are Eli manning words ! He said where the problem is is that Odell needs to stop giving the media what they want. Odell needs to learn to play the " media game " is basically what he said...so I don't think Odell's workout/ training routine is a problem...that's all I'm saying.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:13:24 GMT
Because @legend he's consistently engaging in counterproductive behavior, and instead of acknowledging it, u come on here with well he's only bullshitting at night, he does it in season, blah blah blah. All irrelevant points to try and absolve what we all can clearly see is dumb ass irresponsible and immature behavior. Then u try and compare being a nurse and partying to being an athlete and partying. Your job mainly depends on your knowledge of the human body. As a nurse I should know how damaging alcohol and sleep deprivation can be..esp when your body is being pushed to its physical limits constantly as an athlete. You should not let your obsession with him cloud your judgement lady.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:12:05 GMT
Y'all Quick To Comment Back And Call Somebody Dumb , But Y'all Can't Even Comment Y'all Career In Life. 😂😂😂 I'm DONE
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:08:10 GMT
Y'all Quick To Call Somebody Dumb When They Have Their Own Opinion And Don't Agree With Yours. 😂
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:05:38 GMT
Yes , I Am A Nurse , And I Love My Job. I've Literally Saved People's Lives Before. Talk About Jobs , Do Any Of You Have Careers ?
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:03:38 GMT
Just leave it alone @legend. All the clear as day simple 123 notes is going over your head ma'am.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:02:01 GMT
How Is That Riding For Him ? 😂 Y'all Came On Here And Said He Wasn't Training, When He Is , Then , Y'all Saying He Parties Like A Frat Kid , When He's Been Partying Since He's Been Sign And Even Before He Was Signed. I Don't Get It 😂
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:00:16 GMT
I really hope legend ain't no damn nurse bc your patients are doomed bc you got rocks for brains sis.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:58:49 GMT
@legend aaaannndd you now know you have no point bc u revert back to the "well it doesn't matter he don't know u" bullshit. He don't know your ass either so what's Your point in riding so undeservingly hard for him as well?
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:57:17 GMT
Did I Say It Was Ok ? No , I Said He Parties In Season Too , So Why Are Y'all Talking About Something He Does All The Time ?
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:55:41 GMT
@legend so that makes it ok? That makes it good? It's dumb in season as well. He got real issues if he don't understand that their is more to life than the booty club and bullshit ppl who give zero fcks about u and only care abt u bc of ur name and what u can do for them.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:55:15 GMT
And What Are You ? What Do You Do In Life ? Instead Of Talking About A Man Who Doesn't Give Af About Your Opinion About Him 😂
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:53:44 GMT
You a Stan and u stupid @legend.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:52:20 GMT
So, I'm A Stan Because I Feel Like Its Nothing Wrong With Going Out 😂 Ok. Y'all Act Like He Has Never Done This Before, Odell Even Parties When He's In Season.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:52:06 GMT
@legend u are indeed stupid. My father is an anesthesiologist, he works 12 hour shifts 3 days a week, and HE only goes out on weekends. Its called being an adult and understanding priorities. He has a 1 in a million chance that other ppl would kill to have. His behavior screams entitlement. No matter how many bs memes he posts. When u are humbled by your oppurtunity you take advantage of it and give it 1000%.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:48:07 GMT
I'm Not CNA 😂😂 I'm A RN , Still A Medical Professional. And I Still Go Out When I Have Time. So , Like I Asked Before , What's The Difference ?
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:47:38 GMT
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:16:04 GMT
You got a lot of faith in his maturity that he has never shown
Yes girl! Preach!
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:47:11 GMT
@legend I know you think stupid if you think that somebody whose entire career rides on him being healthy and being able to deliver at abnormal speeds, and goes out and parties every night is not counterproductive. Being a medical professional and being a professional athlete are two very different things. But even so, if u tried living in a damn near frat house, and partying every night, bet you wouldn't last long. Nobody would. You live that life in college for a reason. It's even difficult at times then.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:46:38 GMT
And besides, unless you're killing patients or stealing drugs, they don't give a fukkkk what you do outside the hospital... Odells actions can kill his career. But keep on upholding him little stan
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:45:24 GMT
You can go out as a CNA...But not as a doctor, what doctor you know throwing wild house parties especially one in a specialty like cardiology? More like dinner parties
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:37:48 GMT
@ Vet , I'm A Medical Professional And I Still Go Out When I Have Time. So , What's The Difference ? Is It Because He's A Football Player ? And Please , Don't Call Me Stupid , When You Don't Even Know Me Nor What I Do In Life.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:35:37 GMT
Whew @vet that's it right there..."Faith in maturity he has never shown". Man that's a WORD.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:28:43 GMT
I can't w the @Vet who always brings false shit on here.. Either back up ur claims or ... stfu
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:27:37 GMT
Poly ain't in LA. No they arent. But Helen is in Amsterdam. We thought our Ole boy would go there but guess not
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:25:53 GMT
Odell in LA he ain't worried about cousin P or Helen so stop reaching ✋🏽✋🏽✋🏽✋🏽✋🏽
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:23:55 GMT
Poly is in LA what happened??🤣🤔🤔🤔
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:23:32 GMT
What happened Odell is going to see Helen?? Are they following eachother again??😫😫😫
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:18:35 GMT
* told
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:18:10 GMT
All am saying is that I'm sure he knows...cause people have surely to him..weither he does the right thing and make better decisions...that's up to him...we shall see.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:16:04 GMT
You got a lot of faith in his maturity that he has never shown @vet.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:13:08 GMT
I'm sure Odell knows what he has to do...this is a big year for him..its contract year...if not his management with the Giants...he has his family and friends ( Jarvis, Jeremy, Chris, Von) around him to help him. He just need to leave them thots alone...
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:09:35 GMT
@vet exactly. Everybody forgets about records and stats if u lose. If u win, then they're celebrated.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:07:20 GMT
I just want him to do better...
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:06:08 GMT
Breaking records don't mean shit if u can't deliver when your team needs you. Stats are cute, but in his first career game that mattered, he dropped the ball. Literally and figuratively. He got a lot to prove bc he ended his season on a TERRIBLE note.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:05:06 GMT
Damn , What Happened To Vets Comment? The One About Comparing Shep And O. A Soon As I Refreshed It Was Gone , I Couldn't Even Reply To It
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:04:58 GMT
@legend if u can't see how partying every night is irresponsible for a professional idk what to tell you. It's counterproductive in NORMAL life. Now imagine when your career depends on your body performing at a certain capacity. You can't be this stupid.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:04:11 GMT
Yet, he's still breaking records. Some of you acting, like he is always performing bad.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:01:57 GMT
Shep has been bunned up with his boo so he has been slacking as well, LOL
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:03:06 GMT
You can't compare Shep and O. Shep SHLD be training as well. But Odell is the playmaker on that offense him and Eli. If they have any shot at being a winning team next season, they need to be on point and get their chemistry clicking. And I'm more than positive Shep will follow his lead.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:01:38 GMT
And I'm Not Stanning 😂 He Is Training , He Just Parties After And Y'all Act Like Something Is Wrong With That.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:59:37 GMT
Is Shep Even Training ?
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:55:27 GMT
Once he falls from grace, all of those "so called friends" will disappear like smoke...
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:50:58 GMT
he is doing a lot of partying and not focused. I see B. Marshall training is butt off..
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:52:31 GMT
I do track in college and we train year round.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:51:39 GMT
Training isn't a couple of hours then partying the rest of the day..You train your mind, heart, soul, and body...
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:50:29 GMT
Caps legend, stop stanning for him as it helps you in some way. It's obvious that you're a feeble minded child. There is nothing cute about all that partying. The only person with something to lose in that house is HIM. . as soon as he falls all them "friends" will disappear
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:50:09 GMT
And isn't it funny that last year was the first time he ain't go straight into training with Jarvis and them, and his ass was dropping GOOD balls left and right last season.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:44:09 GMT
Look at the niggas who win, and look what they do with their timeZ and I'm talking about the great ones who have stood the test of time. Not the ones who were hot for a few years and fell offs the only exception might be Gronk. Even Deion said for all his shenanigans, said he's never been drunk, never been high.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:35:38 GMT
@legend football careers are very short. VERY. Taking advantage of your time in the NFL is a skill few have mastered. Alcohol is poison for your body. Parties will always be there. Being a champion is a mindset that has to be cultivated. And u can't get it in the stripclub. Reality gone hit his ass like muthafcka this season bc they actually have a somewhat challenging schedule against some winning teams.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:31:35 GMT
Yup. I agree rookie. He's acting trash lately.
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:22:12 GMT
Not everyone is is on the "yes man" bandwagon with y'all. Don't get mad because ppl have different opinions. If that's what you think cool.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:14:58 GMT
He's " Trash " Because He Goes Out After He Trains ? I Work And Take College Class , But I Go Out ( Well , When I Have Time 😂 ) It's Nothing Wrong With Enjoying Life.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:13:43 GMT
Is it just me or is he acting really irrational this last month or so
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:08:57 GMT
He's trash.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:07:07 GMT
He's Been Training For A Couple Days Now , But After He's Done He Parties. What's Wrong With That ? He Literally Even Did This While He Was In Season. Literally After Every Game He Went To The Strip Club 😂
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:06:55 GMT
Stop acting like the only time he trains is when we actually see it.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:06:35 GMT
in europe you're hero when you're a passionate player. In america you gonna get called a fag or a crybaby.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:05:17 GMT
We don't know what that man is doing when he's not being seen on someone's snapchat.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:05:04 GMT
He is training! What you talking about?
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:04:41 GMT
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:04:19 GMT
Now when he loosen games this season, I don't wanna see him crying on the sidelines like a little bitty bihh.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:01:39 GMT
Wasn't He Just Training Yesterday ?
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:57:47 GMT
Why is he still partying like a damn frat boy when he has training to do? He's taking this for granted but y'all know what they say about taking things for granted...
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:56:04 GMT
He a little kid man. He do shit you do when you just get out ya mamas house in college. Not like a nigga who got shit to lose and a career/brand to build.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:55:33 GMT
Exactly @Vet.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:53:54 GMT
I would t be surprised he do stupid shit all the time. I think he would leave his dumb ass friends at his house and go absolutely.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:52:40 GMT
Helen made it pretty clear she didnt want to that drama in her life so even if he is trying to... i dont think she is the poly type
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:50:09 GMT
I Doubt Odell Is Going Anywhere, Some More Of His Friends Just Pulled Up A That LA House.
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:47:58 GMT
Yes, what if he really is feeling her, or is replacing Poly with her. But has she been in AMERICA though?
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:47:34 GMT
I honestly don't think he's going back to europe.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:44:54 GMT
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:43:52 GMT
What if he's going to meet her in Amsterdam?
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:34:59 GMT
Jokes yall. Don't take it seriously.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:31:55 GMT
Cant stand ben. And I wonder what was going thru his mind when doing that
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:31:18 GMT
Why would a king be a savage? Hmmm that's like saying Ben is a celebrity...He certainly is all over his snap claiming he's one.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:30:18 GMT
Is he even going to Amsterdam? we dont know. but helen tweeted something about amsterdam
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:30:03 GMT
A king WOULD NEVER come off his throne to entertain peasants
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:29:27 GMT
I bet he's going to London to try and meet Helen, but keep poly as a"just in case"
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:24:34 GMT
What does YNOT mean... Is that meant to be WHY NOT... lmao... I can.t..
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:23:27 GMT
Since when do Kings associate themselves with trash? He's nuts lol
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:18:22 GMT
Can we talk about his bio on IG? #LegendaryEra #KingsDoKingThings #DontBlink #Royal #Savage #YNOT #RR <---- So corny.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:14:43 GMT
this is odell we are talking about. u actin like he doesnt do this on a daily
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:14:12 GMT
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:13:35 GMT
He's been there for almost 2 weeks now.... all his friends and fam are in LA. Y'all dumb
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:13:21 GMT
Y'all ready for the fake birthday gift?
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:47 GMT
thats what we said last time too
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:30 GMT
but with this nigga it wouldnt surprise me
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:28 GMT
lol he's training he ain't going back to Europe lol
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:12:05 GMT
We still dont know just speculating
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:11:25 GMT
Oh my..LMAO
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:11:20 GMT
I'm just surprised he hasnt been on them all
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:11:08 GMT
Because it's Odell..
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:10:43 GMT
Why would Odell go to Drakes last concert LMFAO
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:10:02 GMT
Because u know... priorities
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:09:47 GMT
On polys birthday LOL
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:09:29 GMT
Whens Drake's last show?
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:07:31 GMT
and that her flight dates were wrong to somewhere but deleted the tweet
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:06:37 GMT
Helen tweeted something about a coffee shop in Amsterdam.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:05:16 GMT
I don't know. Someone on here said something about Amsterdam a few days ago
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:01:04 GMT
Arent his last shows in london?
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:58:58 GMT
In Amsterdam? lol
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:57:56 GMT
I bet Odell will go to Drakes last shows
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:52:27 GMT
Nah this is ppl taking shit too far as usual. I won't blame Poly for anyone else's foolish actions.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:40:47 GMT
She wants to end up on a gossip page so bad. lol
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:39:44 GMT
How can anyone defend Cousin P??? shes crazy
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:35:57 GMT
That's too sad
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:34:52 GMT
and everything just because Cousin P thought she was dating Cousin O
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:20:49 GMT
I dont think its uptown. I think this is the white dude on here. He was talking about how helen was a disgrace for liking black men
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:20:11 GMT
Its pathetic.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:20:10 GMT
Nah I think that melanin81 (or whatever it is ) account is uptown. Not this one.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:17:14 GMT
Really sad..
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:17:47 GMT
Sad af.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:12:42 GMT
I knew it was him bc of "cunt" and nigger
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:12:15 GMT
That person tweeted that helen was a nigger loving whre who liked Odells negro cock blablabla
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:12:00 GMT
That sounds like that legend person on here the same one who has the IG karma is free. The one who wrote on poly and Helen page
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:11:09 GMT
What was said?
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:10:31 GMT
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:08:05 GMT
It's that white dude calling everyone niggers and cunts.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:07:29 GMT
it's someone on this board because the tweets are gone now. I bet I know who it is too
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:06:11 GMT
What a crazy person. Who the fck does that? Calling her a negro lover? She ain't do anything
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:05:19 GMT
Seriously? Whoever created that fake account needs to leave Helen alone. She didn't do anything wrong. smh
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:01:33 GMT
@obj134727 twitter.
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:56:54 GMT
No, Ben ugly Frodo looking ass acts 3
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:53:32 GMT
Ben acts 12...
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:55:10 GMT
Taylor must be old faithful... Probably been his ace in the hole since LSU days...
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:53:24 GMT
If the kiss was magical, then them Ls are astronomical cousin LB
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:52:46 GMT
Ben is 24.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:50:55 GMT
Wait, if Britney 29, how old is Ben then ?
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:38:12 GMT
Um that was a Jerry Rice niners Jersey lol.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:50 GMT
Odell was wearing a Cardinals jersey last night lol
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:19:24 GMT
Cousin LB 😭
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:17:15 GMT
It was his house not hotel.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:09:28 GMT
that was the blog and it said she was leaving the hotel room
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:05:42 GMT
Okay, who is deleting comments on her again?! That's quite pathetic
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:03:00 GMT
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:03:45 GMT
If she still gonna be around, I'll spam her instgram with L's I swear lol
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:03:37 GMT
She stupid as shit.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:43 GMT
Cousin LB (light bulb) has taken some savage L's...smfh..LOL
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Would not put anything pass cousin L. She will literally let him pass her around
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:58:26 GMT
@ vet 55:52.. True..,
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:57:27 GMT
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:57:12 GMT
Cousin L. L for lightbulb and L for the amount of L she has taken lately
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:57:03 GMT
Do y'all have a picture of Taylor leaving his house?
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:56:44 GMT
Let me say this again since my comment got deleted...Preach! Lol @Vet 55:52
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:55:52 GMT
@vet bc there is such a thing as just wanting to have fun. Not all women are like Cousin P and get sprung. Some women actually know that a nigga ain't shit and ain't gone be shit, so they have no expectations for him besides being respectful to them when in her presence and being fun. All women are not delusional. And all women don't want a relationship.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:55:39 GMT
I guess cousin lightbulb deleted my comment. lol it's not my fault that you're desperate and sad as f*ck
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:55:31 GMT
Someones deleting comments again
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:52:48 GMT
Yea, after they lost to the Packers
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:54:26 GMT
Taylor been around for a minute bc the us open was like in Like September.
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:54:16 GMT
Preach! @Vet 53:18
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:53:55 GMT
What a desperate bitch.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:53:21 GMT
Cousin lightbulb doesn't care what he does... she will always be there
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:53:18 GMT
@vet bc there is such a thing as just wanting to have fun. Not all women are like Cousin P and get sprung. Some women actually know that a nigga ain't shit and ain't gone be shit, so they have no expectations for him besides being respectful to them when in her presence and being fun. All women are not delusional. And all women don't want a relationship.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:52:29 GMT
All I know is that picture leaving his house was after the Giants lost in the playoffs to Green Bay ..,and everybody and their mama was coming for Odell because of the boat trip from the previous week and his poor play in playoffs...there was paparazzi in front of his house and they snapped her ...😂😂😂 so it was sometime in January.,,
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:49:24 GMT
and Cousin STILL sticked around????
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:49:05 GMT
Taylor and Odell happened mid january?
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:42:25 GMT
That picture was after his poor performance in playoffs ...so it wAs in mid January of this year .,,
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:42:18 GMT
Taylor is the beautiful version of Cousin
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:39:23 GMT
on the blogs it says hotel room
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:39:52 GMT
THats clearly his house lol
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:37:42 GMT
on the blogs it says hotel room
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:39:11 GMT
Taylor is not in Cali she was at his house in NYC
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:38:11 GMT
@ vet ....I agree....nobody with a brain with seriously get involved with Odell...he a womanizer to put it nicely ...
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:37:51 GMT
If that was a while back
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:37:07 GMT
So what? Being smart covers a multitude of bullshit. As a woman how can u not support a bitch who y'all openly say is trash not accepting his nonsense? Y'all assbackwards.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:36:32 GMT
Taylor was at his house not his room
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:36:11 GMT
When was she leaving his room??
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:34:10 GMT
He just must mesmerize these women because there is no way I would want to be affiliated with a man that has plowed his way thru a million women..LMFAO. As quiet as he tries to keep his mess, it still gets out...smfh
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:30:49 GMT
brain or not. She is still plastic and ugly.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:29:05 GMT
But she should know the type of dude he is and she should have set her standards a little higher. She seems to have her head on straight so why would she want to get involved with a guy that just wants to lay up with multiple women. I love O but he is not relationship material at this point in time.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:30:32 GMT
Nah Helne full palstic and still a bird
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:29:10 GMT
And wasn't y'all calling ppl losers bc they liked Helene bc she showed she had a brain and stood up for herself. And she is a REAL white bitch full of silicone so I mean....
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:27:55 GMT
Yep that was definety Taylor.,she the same girl that was with him at us open ..,
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:26:32 GMT
I also think Taylor cute..,,
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:26:27 GMT
Taylor leaving his room where??
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:22:13 GMT
Damn...he just lays pipe all over the place...not a good look...LMFAO
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:19:31 GMT
It was definately Taylor
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:18 GMT
But was that really Taylor leaving his room? it was hard to tell who it was..
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:10 GMT
Lol they may not all be thots. Some show themselves as thots more than the others
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:16:58 GMT
Lol @soph 😂😂😂😂🙉🙈🙊
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:16:17 GMT
Oh cmon lol Most chicks he's linked to are THOTS.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:15:44 GMT
I must not have been on when Taylor was dragged on here. She seems like she has her shit together and she is pretty.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:15:05 GMT
When has that been the case when one of the white and latino girls though is the real question🤔
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:13:40 GMT
@legend well then those girls are just haters bc Taylor is beautiful, she got a job, and she keep her business to herself. Bitches hating on her really are just insecure trolls.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:12:34 GMT
Because she's black it's 'at least she's trying to build a career' blah blah blah. But white or Latina doing the same shit and they're automatically an ig hoe looking for a come up.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:11:36 GMT
I've seen some of y'all drag Taylor calling her another thot when the NY Post had her pics taken coming out of his crib. So yeah lol
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:09:42 GMT
Yea, kevin is not that attractive but there might be some qualities in him that she likes..LOL
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:09:45 GMT
How? She's a beautiful girl building a real resume trying to do something with her life @sophmore. Like the other @vet said, Taylor too. Did y'all drag her?
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:09:41 GMT
Hey I'm just trying to point out the hypocrisy on here from time to time. I'm not trying to make it a white/black thing.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:08:54 GMT
Lol 29 isn't old
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:08:47 GMT
Kevin Durant? Eww
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:08:09 GMT
At least she's trying to do something with her life.
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:08:05 GMT
I agree with Legend. Same resumé and non black, and she would get dragged on here.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:07:49 GMT
Lol she 29 god damn. Baby girl old. Happy Birthday to her
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:06:07 GMT
If she was white the reaction on here would be different...lol...and considering she is black, clearly they are just friends...LOL!
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:05:46 GMT
She's 29
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:05:41 GMT
Brittney actually works and is trying to build a career. She don't be face down ass up in every picture like some of these others. And so what she almost 30?! She looks great
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:03:31 GMT
How old is she?
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:03:17 GMT
I'm sure it would be different if it was a white girl named Brittney with a fake ass and tits
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:02:04 GMT
She get a pass bc she's black. But she's also an 'IG girl' too. And she's almost 30.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:02:03 GMT
If she was a white pretty girl I wouldn't. I like Taylor as well. I don't know about these others on here and they hating asses. I don't care about race. Brittney and Taylor are A-ok in my eyes.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:59:17 GMT
I had never heard of her so I looker her up and saw that her is rumored to be seeing Kevin Durant...
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:40 GMT
She only half black. And we like her cause she is beautiful and keeps her business to herself.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:58:31 GMT
She a pretty girl but let's not lie to ourselves like y'all wouldn't be calling her all kinda names on here if she was a white chick named Brittney.
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:57:02 GMT
lol y'all just like her cause she black and around Odell that's the funny thing. If she was a white girl by the same name of "Brittney" YALL would be calling her a hoe. I see you 🐦! Y'all always trying to move the goalposts on here for your agendas.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:51:12 GMT
@vet exactly. I knew when she made that birthday manifesto for him lol. But Brittney an LA girl, she been around the scene. She know how shit go out here. She know how to not get caught out here looking stupid.
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:51:00 GMT
I hope he ate her soul out of her last night...#Othesoulsnatcher
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:49:07 GMT
Two beautiful ppl who genuinely like each other cannot just be friends. It's the nature of the beast. They might just be friends NOW but guarantee you they done did some shit. It's only natural.
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:35:19 GMT
She's beautiful and has a nice body!
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:24:44 GMT
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:19:14 GMT
Whats her snap
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:19:03 GMT
Now that's who pussy he need to be all in!
Anonymous (Legend) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:18:43 GMT
She's said it multiple times they are just friends cause she don't want lil girls like y'all throwing assumptions at her
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:16:19 GMT
Brittney is fine as hell
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:12:39 GMT
He is on her Snapchat. She is beautiful and he looking hella fine
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:07:18 GMT
What have we not seen Odell yet
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00:23 GMT
O was def at Brittneys party. She is beautiful. I can't believe some of y'all really believe that they "just friends" 🙄 Lol
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:27:35 GMT
Okay then Odell stupid ass
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:24:47 GMT
Shut up
Anonymous (Veteran) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:25:26 GMT
Cousin P is Odell love y'all know that and she pregnant
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:58:00 GMT
Wtf 😕😕
Anonymous (Sophomore) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:27:54 GMT
Vet shut yo ass up, lil crazy.
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:30:18 GMT
How she looks?! You fuking idiot. You can see her face and nothing else you stupid bitch. You need help. You're a deranged ass bitch. Just like Cousin p
Anonymous (Rookie) wrote on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:29:03 GMT
Vet posting 10 comments in a row... you're sick
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