Complete with a gospel sample and guest appearance from Kanye West and Big Sean, Rick Ross’s new song “Sanctified” is definitely one of the best off of his album “Mastermind”. Having released earlier this year, “Mastermind” is Ross’s fifth album. “Sanctified” is a beautiful collision of gospel vocals, clever lyrics and unique beats that tie it all together. The song allows Ross, West and Sean to tell their perspectives of how the fast-paced life of fame has impacted their lives.
New baby daddy, Kanye West dips in the pool with French clothing brand, A.P.C. for a menswear collaboration! Everything is peachy and set for the collection to debut later this week! A.P.C. took to their Twitter to confirm the news.
Kanye West Tweeted (referring to the founder of the brand), “Thank you Jean Touitou for letting me create with you”
According to Fashionista, the brand always did quiet collaborations and this time is a first with a celebrity. “Touitou told GQ last February that he and West ‘wanted to do something related to clothes that’s not high fashion.’”
A.P.C.’s founder later wrote in a statement:
Over two years ago, a visitor to the A.P.C. studio was announced to me as “Kenny”. He wanted my advice on the fashion industry; although I found such a request quite vague, as a mutual friend introduced us, I met with the guy. The guy talks, talks and talks and I was having a good time listening. He had nice manners and spoke about losing his mother in a surgery accident, about losing his girlfriend too, and about how difficult doing the right thing in fashion was. After a while, I was curious to know what this gentleman was currently doing in his life. I simply asked him: “May I know what your trade is, sir?” He took his shades down, so that finally I could see his eyes, and answered me: “I am a hip hop artist.”
At some point my crew informed me that his name was West, Kanye West. I introduced him to the A.P.C. design studio, and he kept asking how he could start something in that fashion industry. This is when we all advised him to start that something in France, and keep quiet about fashion noise while learning about it. Then later, as we became friends, he invited me to his recording studio at Hotel Meurice. At the time he was working with Jay-Z on an album, which wasn’t already named, Watch the Throne. Over the months, we kept hanging out and finally came up with the idea of doing a small capsule collection of clothes together. “Small” meaning that this capsule collection consists of a jean, a hoodie and a T-Shirt. Those are precious to me and to Kanye too, because it took time and thoughts to get there.
Last night, Jamie Foxx hosted a BET Afterparty at his residence in Thousand Oaks, which was presented by Malibu RED. The evening weather was perfect, guests started to come in as the sun started to set. Malibu RED was branded all over the event with the cabanas, step and repeat and red carpet showing the red logo. Guests were able to sit at the back cabana, watch TV and lounge on the couches, while they drank and enjoyed Malibu RED the entire night. There was also multiple Malibu RED models circling the event, making sure guests and VIP attendees had a full cup.
Attendees included Jamie Foxx, Kanye West, T.I, Young Jeezy, Snoop Dogg, Shemar Moore, Garcelle Beauvais, Draya, Nene Leeks, Cheryl Burke, The cast of Basketball Wives, The cast of Real House Wives of Beverly Hills and Atlanta, Yandi, Candice Parker and many more. Timbaland, Nelly and Omarian made a fashionably late presence strolling in around 3am.
Jamie Foxx spotted on the Malibu RED red carpet taking photos at his BET After Party
Kanye West enjoying specialty Malibu RED drinks in the VIP Lounge at Jamie Foxx’s BET After Party
T.I. enjoying Malibu RED drinks in the VIP lounge at Jamie Foxx’s BET After Party
Tichina Arnold seen posing on the Malibu RED red carpet at Jamie Foxx’s BET After party
Cheryl Burke posing on the Malibu RED red carpet at Jamie Foxx’s BET After party
Shemar Moore posing on the Malibu RED red carpet with a Malibu RED bottle at Jamie Foxx’s BET After Party
Malibu RED models posing and entertaining guests with shots and drinks
One of the many Malibu RED displays around Jamie Foxx’s house
The Malibu RED cabana
Photos by Claire Bloom/Guest of a Guest
Photos courtesy of Elle, Vogue, Refinery 29, Nymag, Marie Claire
The lineup was incredible – almost impossible (pun intended). The 3-day Governors Ball Music Festival was held on Randall’s Island, New York with rocking names like Kanye West, Kings of Leon, The Xx, Of Monsters and Men, Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers, Feist, Guns N’Roses, and lots more to the lineup.
Unfortunately the storm alert from Hurricane Andrea on Friday (June 7), warned high winds and floods and caused headliners Kings of Leon to cancel their stage. Fortunately, they managed to play their make up set the following day! The rest of the festival was a muddy mess but that didn’t stop music lovers from splashing and sludging their way to their favorite artists. Overall (though the 8 inch muddy mess), the festival was a success with Sunday’s weather being almost too sunny with some of Kanye’s new tunes!
Annnnd a music festival isn’t complete without some Festival Street Style! Annex presents to you the Governors Ball fashionisas rocking their rain gear!
Kim and Kanye have tried their best to keep the gender of their new baby a secret until the season premier of Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s, and after last Sunday’s episode aired, the world finally knew for sure. They are expecting a baby girl! According to Kim in last weeks episode of Keeping Up, Kanye has always wanted a girl. The two would go out and buy clothing for their baby, prior to the shows air date, but with paparazzi following them, literally everywhere, it was pretty difficult. To stump the paparazzi, they would either buy all white clothing, or boy’s and girl’s clothing. Now i want to know what they’re naming her! So until now, it looks like we’ll have to wait a few weeks until new baby West enters the world.
(Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood)
Shoes are a fashionistas favorite accessory. I always say “The higher the heel, the better you feel.” Comfort is never number one on my list when finding the perfect pair, the look of the shoe is always number one. The perfect heel or boot can make you feel like a million bucks. There are so many designs of shoes out right now that it is almost impossible to decide which style to go with. I am normally a fan of solid colored shoes with a 4 inch heel or higher, but a I also love shoes with detail! Although, shoes with detail MUST have to be worn carefully! You don’t want a “loud” shoe with a “loud” outfit, they have to be balanced out. Always remember that a detailed shoe calls for a simpler outfit! Your ensemble should never over power YOU.
Sarah Jessica Parker looking stunning in her Alexander McQueen’s (Perfect 10)
Kim Kardashian wearing a pair from Kanye West’s line. There is too much going on with the shoes and although this dress is simple, it just doesn’t go. (I’ll give her a 4… Anybody else not a fan of these Kanye’s?)
Jessica Biel paired her outfit perfectly with her yellow heeled Nicholas Kirkwood’s. Talk about the perfect outfit for Spring! (Another perfect 10)
Okay. This is what I mean by an OVERPOWERING outfit. I love Lady Gaga, but there is just so much going that I don’t even know where to look. (A sad zero)
As if Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s pregnancy wasn’t big enough news, the power couple take it to the next level of sexy with their new French magazine cover for L’Officiel Hommes.
The controversial magazine cover has everyone talking on what the photo is really all about. It has been said to be a depiction of them creating the miracle baby inside of Kardashian. Other rumors have circulated that L’Officiel Hommes is trying to stir up controversy from their last magazine cover, where Benicio del Toro carries an unconscious woman. Ultimately we conclude that L’Officiel Hommes is bold on what they show on the cover of their magazine. The photo is captivating and expresses a great deal of emotion.
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake have confirmed to go on a 12 city tour together in the summer called the “Legends Of The Summer” tour. Last time Jay Z collaborated his tour with Kanye, they sung “Ni**as in Paris” nine times in multiple locations. So it’s safe to say you’ll be hearing “Suit & Tie” alot of times.
What do you think? Are you ready for an epic summer tour season?
The tour dates are here as follows:
July 17: Toronto, ON (Rogers Centre)
July 19: New York, NY (Yankee Stadium)
July 22: Chicago, IL (Soldier Field)
July 26: San Francisco, CA (Candlestick Park)
July 28: Los Angeles, CA (Rose Bowl)
July 31: Vancouver, BC (BC Place Stadium)
August 4: Hershey, PA (Hershey Stadium)
August 6: Detroit, MI (Ford Field)
August 8: Baltimore, MD (M&T Bank Stadium)
August 10: Boston, MA (Fenway Park)
August 13: Philadelphia, PA (Citizens Bank Park)
August 16: Miami, FL (Sun Life Stadium)
The pregnant TV personality is currently facing an obstacle as the covergirl for Elle magazine’s upcoming issue. Her stylist for the shoot, Nicola Formichetti, had a difficult time getting designers to lend the bombacious celebrity any clothes. The stylist has formerly worked with pop star Lady Gaga and is also designer for fashion label Mugler.
["People wouldn't lend me the clothes. But that's fashion snobbery," Nicola Formichetti told Elle."]
Despite her maximum exposure, which will be great for designers in this case, she’s had this problem once to many times before. Remember the Met Gala? Anna Wintour is rumored to not allowing Kardashian attend.
In an article by Business Insider, it expresses the covergirl receiving backlash from the fashion industry…. It’s almost contradictory in a way because designers and houses took a major slump when the economy went down. Kim has fans all over who would purchase the issue but the question here is whether designers want the TV personality representing their clothes… However, scandals do continue to haunt the entreprenuer whose family has built a Kardashian empire.
For the upcoming issue, Kim will be wearing Tom Ford, Oscar De La Renta and David Yurman.
["Kim Kardashian—a sexpot with curves and a prodigious behind, a sybarite as well as a full-on capitalist—is an affront to everything it holds dear," Wallace wrote last year."]
What a Night! Here are the winners of the 55th Grammy Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night, and I’m personally very happy to see Drake win Best Rap Album. Watch the video above for a little recap courtesy of Deadline.com.
Album of the Year
Mumford & Sons, Babel
Record of the Year
Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Song Of The Year [awarded to songwriter]
“We Are Young,” Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. featuring Janelle Monae)
Best New Artist
Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Set Fire To The Rain (Live),” Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Kisses On The Bottom, Paul McCartney
Best Rock Performance
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
“Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm
Best Rock Song
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
Best Rock Album
El Camino, The Black Keys
Best Alternative Music Album
Making Mirrors, Gotye
Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Love On Top,” Beyoncé
Best R&B Song
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album
Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment
Best Rap Performance
“N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“No Church In The Wild,” Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Best Rap Song
“N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap Album
Take Care, Drake
Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Pontoon,” Little Big Town
Best Country Song
“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album
Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Song Written For Visual Media
“Safe & Sound” (From The Hunger Games), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams
Short-Form Music Video
“We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
Long-Form Music Video
“Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons
Best Spoken Word
Society’s Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian