Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West will show off his love for the annual X Games later this year after being billed to headline the extreme sports-inspired event’s festival in Texas.
According to reports, Mr. West and other notable high-profile acts will grace the stage this June.
Upwards of 100,000 people are expected in Austin when the X Games rollerblade through town June 5-8. Homies are going to need some music. Today, organizers announced that Kanye West, the Flaming Lips, and Pretty Lights will headline a 13-act bill that also includes local Gary Clark Jr. Sounds like an ACL Fest bill, right? Also expected at the Austin360 Amphitheater during the city’s first tango with extreme sports Olympics: Mac Miller, Bad Religion, Dillon Francis, Mayer Hawthorne, and Slightly Stoopid, with an undercard made up of Wavves, Cash Cash, FMLYBND, and Candyland. No schedule’s been announced yet. (Austin Chronicle)
In order to actually see Yeezus himself, potential attendees have to purchase tickets to the event.
In order to see any of the aforementioned, you’ve got to attend the X Games. Tickets for the three-day fest run $89 and go on sale Friday at noon, with reserved seating available for $139. Single day tickets should also be available at $39-$59. (Austin Chronicle)
Mr. West has spent the last few days overseas in Paris, France.
Confirmed by A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou back in December, the French label is once again partnering with Kanye West on a new mesnwear collection. On Saturday afternoon, Kanye and Touitou revealed pieces from their collaborative line at a showroom event during Paris Fashion Week. Set to for a late summer-early fall release, the collection includes more heavy outerwear items and shirts. With three models showing off the line, Kanye took his time in explaining the inspiration behind each piece in front of a crowd of influential figures in the fashion industry, journalists, and tastemakers. (Miss Info TV)
Aside from the traveling, new reports claim Kanye is in talks to settle a potential assault case.
Kanye West’s alleged assault victim is demanding cash before he zips his lips. The 18-year-old, who the rapper reportedly beat up in a chiropractor’s waiting room after allegedly trashing ‘Ye and his fiancee Kim Kardashian, is asking for several hundred thousand dollars to settle the case sans criminal prosecution, TMZ reports. Sources close to the alleged victim, whose name has not been disclosed, says he does not want to go through a public trial. Eyewitness at the chiro’s office says the rapper beat up the 18-year-old but no injuries were reported. Both sides are said to be in negotiations. (VIBE)
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