News: Kanye West Restricts Website To Adults-Only, Warns Visitors Of Explicit Material
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 4:35PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has decided to restrict his personal website to viewers 18 years of age or older.
The rapper's website now features a warning message to all visitors.
WARNING: THIS WEBSITE CONTAINS EXPLICIT ADULT MATERIAL. YOU MAY ONLY ENTER THIS WEBSITE IF YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, OR AT LEAST THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THE JURISDICTION WHERE YOU RESIDE OR FROM WHICH YOU ACCESS THIS WEBSITE IF YOU DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS THEN YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO USE THE WEBSITE. (Kanye West)
West launched the site in late February and featured his model girlfriend, Amber Rose.
For someone so obsessed with design aesthetics, Kanye West's website looked like a failed HTML for Dummies experiment for years. But no longer! The new internet home of Kanye West is now live-- and it's a marked improvement over the old one. The first two posts are of his (kinda disappointing) new "Coldest Winter" video and a (kinda amazing) picture of his girlfriend Amber Rose recreating the classic body-bending photo of Grace Jones originally shot by Jean-Paul Goude. Promising! (Pitchfork)
The website had become the subject of criticism due to his visual usage of Rose.
Pimpin' ain't supposed to be easy but Kanye West sure makes it look that way... The rapper just launched his new website and he continues to follow the Ice-T business model for generating public interest. Pop the hood for yet another look at Amber's backs. Entry #1 on the blog was his new "Coldest Winter" video... but it shouldn't be hard to figure out his very next post. The baroque style frame on the blog was larger but we didn't want to rob you of your view of Amber. Guess he'll stay on this ho train until we get tired of looking at Amber. And there doesn't seem to be an end in sight for that! (Bossip)
Ye hinted at the new site launch earlier this year.
"I've been working really hard on this new blog," Ye wrote in a KanyeUniversecity blog posting on Tuesday (February 9), "and I'm really excited about it. It should be up this week!" (Kanye West's Blog)
Check out some recent Kanye West footage down below: