Fresh Friday. It’s all about feeling and being fresh today, so what better way to start the day than with people upset that Yeezus has not leaked yet? They should be happy with some throwback Kanye West jams, just like Pharrell Williams going back in time to hook up with his “Frontin” on-screen beauty again. Speaking of reunions, is there any chance Kim Kardashian is going to force a break-up over cheating rumors? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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1. You Ain’t Got No Yeezus?
There seems to be ample demand for the new Yeezus album, especially because the vast majority of people in the world have been subjected to trailers and hearing unfinished versions of tracks off the album. Once you toss in the fact that it’s only 10 songs, the anticipation grows even more. Complex has the inside on the eagerness of people wanting the new Yeezus album:
Folks are stoked! Raconteur, gadabout, visionary, and occasional rapper Kanye West will be releasing his very highly anticipated sixth solo album Yeezus on Tuesday, and somehow, against all odds, it has yet to leak.* Everyone expected the record to leak by this point. Our theory is that ‘Ye has hired armed guards to protect the trucks shipping the CDs across the country. Faces covered like narco-embattled Mexican law enforcement officers, trusted long-time Kanye associates (GLC, Consequence, CyHi the Prynce) have spent years training with Canibus in an underground bunker, learning new techniques in CD protection, multis, and running 20 miles in soft sand. Online, fans were desperate for the record to leak, so they could unleash snap judgements on the Twittersphere and shore up their credibility as “taste-makers,” ensuring that the Internet economy continues to hum along in a healthy way. Which “taste-makers” are most thirsty for new Kanye Kontent? (Other than those of us in the media industry, of course.) We’ve picked out a few of the funnier tweets we observed calling for an early, pirated Yeezus release. *Subject to change. (Complex)
Could you imagine how upset people would be if Kanye decides to delay the album? He has done a lot of last-minute work to the album, so it being pushed back doesn’t sound too far-fetched, does it? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. That Girl
Pharrell may never age but he has created a notable track history of hits and smashes everyone has grown to love. Before the Internet really dominated the world, most of us were attached to our television screens watching videos like “Frontin” in the early 2000’s. It turns out Pharrell has decided to work with the beauty from the video. Hip Hop N More has the shot:
2 Chainz and Pharrell shot the video for their latest collaboration ‘Feds Watching‘ yesterday in Los Angeles. The video will have Pharrell reuniting with Lanisha Cole, the pretty model who played the lead in his ‘Frontin’ video years ago. The song serves as the first single from Tity Boi’s upcoming sophomore album, set to hit stores on September 10th. Take a look at some more photos after the break. (HHNM)
Very cute. Could you imagine most video vixen looking this good over ten years after having appeared in a video? Glad to see Pharrell does not have limits on age and made a perfect Kodak moment. #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. The End Is Near
Is Kim Kardashian ready to break-up with Kanye West, just days (or weeks) away from delivering their first child together in light of cheating accusations? The accusations are pretty serious but it seems Kim is not letting them get the best of her. Vh1 has the scoop:
The Gossip Table
Yesterday The Gossip Table debunked the Kanye West cheating rumors, and today Chloe Melas has Kim Kardashian‘s reaction to all of this. According to Kardashian’s best friend, Jonathan Cheban, the reality star has laughed off the rumors. While Leyla Ghobadi continues to defend her story, Cheban tells Melas that Kim and Kanye spent the evening in question together in their hotel room. The situation for the Ghobadi to have sex with West just couldn’t have happened. Cheban also had some words for the model. “A real model would never say she’s a swimsuit model,” Cheban says. “I didn’t think Canadians were liars.” Oh snap! (Vh1)
As most of us hoped, this cheating scandal appears to be just that, nothing more than a nasty rumor. With a baby on the way, new album getting ready to come out and a full summer on deck, hopefully these two can enjoy some privacy and non-tabloid news. #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.