Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West helped a teen celebrate her birthday by crashing her Sweet 16 party in New York City.
Details on the event landed online early Monday (January 31) morning.
He’s got bills to pay! Kanye West was the big performer at the sweet sixteen birthday party for George Condo‘s daughter at the Standard Hotel in NYC on Saturday night. Maybe the rapper did the gig for free? Because he’s cool like that! Condo is a painter who did the artwork for Kanye’s most recent album. Paid or not, we’re sure those teens had a blast!!! (Perez Hilton)
The birthday girl’s father, George Condo, is responsible for designing West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy cover art.
“A couple of weeks before my first visit to Condo’s studio, Kanye West, the rapper, asked him to do a painting for the cover of his new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” writer Calvin Tomkins wrote in a New Yorker story. “West said that he had seen paintings by Condo, and wanted to collaborate with him. According to Condo, he also said that he was looking for ‘something that will be banned.’ West came to Condo’s studio, where for several hours they listened to tapes of his music, and over the next few days Condo made eight or nine paintings…Two of them were portraits of West, one in extreme closeup, with mismatched eyes and four sets of teeth. Another showed his head, crowned and decapitated, placed sideways on a white slab, impaled by a sword. There was also a painting of a dyspeptic ballerina in a black tutu, a painting of the crown and the sword by themselves in a grassy landscape, and a lurid scene of a naked black man on a bed, straddled by a naked white female creature with fearsome features, wings, no arms, and a long, spotted tail. West chose that one.” (The New Yorker)
The rapper’s new album has already sold over 962,000 copies.
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy swirled six positions to No. 16, with 21,500. With nine weeks in the books, Ye’s comeback LP rests at 962,200 sold records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Outside of music, one of West’s Chicago-based fast food restaurants recently shutdown.
After only a year and a half, Fatburger in suburban Orland Park has closed down. KW Foods, LLC, rapper Kanye West’s company, opened the restaurant to much fanfare in 2008. James Newell, Fatburger’s director of operations, pointed to the recent financial performance of the store as the reason the store closed, “It’s unfortunate, but we hope to have a presence in Orland Park again in the future.” Kanye West’s other Fatburger location, near 95th & Western in the city’s Beverly neighborhood, remains open for business. (WGN-TV News)
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