Macklemore proves that, despite his breakout year, he’s still download Kim Kardashian sex video a stan for Yeezus. By James Montgomery (@positivnegativ) There was so much happening at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards both onstage and behind the scenes that sometimes, it takes a few days for the subtler moments to rise to the surface. Hey, it wasn’t all twerking Teddy bears . Case in point, this genuinely sweet interaction between multiple-VMA winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and the mercurial Kanye West, which occurred backstage following West’s performance of “Blood on the Leaves” . It’s just a quick conversation between artists, but it shows that, no matter how big Mack & Lewis have gotten, they’re still fans, first and foremost. “Thank you for raising the bar as an artist, appreciate it” Macklemore tells Kanye.
Not until the beat of the song dropped were viewers finally able to see that Steve McQueen’s “Lynching Tree” was the only thing that Kanye had commissioned as his backdrop for the night. The painting depicts a tree outside of New Orleans where slaves were once hung, with their graves littered across the ground under the leaves. “Blood on the Leaves” samples Nina Simone’s 1965 jazz cover of Billie Holiday’s 1939 recording “Strange Fruit,” which was heavy with commentary on racism, slavery and the rise in the number of lynchings in the United States. As the eerie line “bodies swinging in the Southern breeze” (in other words the “strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees”) played back, Kanye’s completely blacked-out outline danced wildly to and fro in front of the painting. While his leather pants, Pyrex Vision tops and heavy gold chains are usually prominent during his set, things were different tonight.
It wasn’t until the financial situation started to change. I voluntarily changed her child support, willing, from six thousand, to eight, to ten, to twelve. On my own. You found out that I was paying her twenty, she went and got her an attorney. So I had to start paying her twenty…The six wasn’t enough, the eight wasn’t enough, the ten wasn’t enough, the twelve wasn’t enough.”
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“I’ve gone a long time without someone saying my name out loud like that.
The Kanye that people don’t know is the regular human being,” Busta said on the red carpet. “And that’s what we have to understand. There’s a separation between the two.” VIDEO: Watch Kanye debut the first photo of North West “When that superstar switches on, it’s a little different from what we do when the regular human being switches on,” he continued. “When you’re at home, you’re your mother’s child, you’re your woman’s man, you’re your children’s father.