What You (May Have) Missed In Music News This Week: Kanye West v Taylor Swift & More
Here's all the music news that you may have missed this week...
The Kanye v Taylor feud continues
Belting out 'Famous', the song which caused all of the controversy in the first place, Yeezy had the crowd repeat the infamous line 'I made that b**ch famous'.
"I need to hear that loud in Nashville," he said, as the crowd screamed. "I need to hear that so loud in Nashville."
"I feel like I'm in a movie right now or something," he added.
Famous was then started over again three times that night, as Kanye eventually joined in.
"So many people told me, 'You've gotta take that line out of the song. You gotta play it safe.'"
"This is what rap music is. This is what art is. Saying how you feel. And this song is how I feel. Run that s*** back."
Chance the Rapper is playing the White House
Chance the Rapper and the Obama family have known each other for a while. As Rolling Stone reports, ‘the MC's ties to the Obama family go back to when his father — a community organizer in Chicago — worked for Obama when he was an Illinois state senator. In April, Chance was among several hip-hop and R&B stars invited to meet with Obama to discuss the administration's My Brother's Keeper initiative, while the President also prominently placed Chance's "Acid Rain" on his summer playlist.’
But what is actually said when Chance and Obama meet? Well, in an interview with GQ, Chance let us in on it. "He brings me up to his office, and we had a really good conversation about what I was working on," Chance said. "He told me I needed to start selling my music. He's a good man. Even if he wasn't president, if his ass worked at, like, Red Lobster, he'd be just a good man working at Red Lobster."
Chance the Rapper will be performing at the White House’s annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on December 1st.
The Weeknd’s new video + new track ‘False Alarm’
The Weeknd’s having a pretty good time these days. Not only has he been nominated for an MTV EMA award, but he’s also put out two massive new songs. One of which, as you definitely know, featured the actual Daft Punk. Not bad. His new video for ‘Starboy’ is out now. Check it.