Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West may be getting a bigger head after proclaiming himself a genius last year as British singer Lily Allen has credited Yeezy for inspiring her upcoming LP title.
According to reports, Allen will name her forthcoming album Sheezus.
Lilly Allen has confirmed, while talking to Graham Norton on his late night talk show, that her new album will be called Sheezus. She also admitted the title is a slight not to Kanye West’s Yeezus, calling it a “confident” choice. “It’s a confident title choice – and a little nod to Kanye West,” explained Allen while appearing on the Graham Norton Show. ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ and ‘Alright, Still’ became certified triple-platinum albums in the UK when they sold over 900k copies, so Allen will he hoping her confident choice translates into a matching performance. (Contact Music)
Recently, movie director Steve McQueen boasted about having a working friendship with Ye.
The 12 Years a Slave director has nothing but kind words for Kim Kardashian‘s other half. “We talk all the time,” McQueen gushed to us exclusively at tonight’s 66th Annual Directors Guild Awards in L.A. “He’s a very lovely man. A lovely man.” McQueen played coy when asked if the they have plans to work together in the future, whether it be for one of McQueen’s movies or West’s music videos. “I don’t know,” he said. “I mean, we’re working on a friendship.” (E! Online)
The Hollywood director also touched on what makes Mr. West so great.
As for why McQueen is such a fan of the “New Slaves” crooner, he explained, “Because he’s an experimenter, he’s tireless in trying to create sound and music. That he can be progressive within the now. He’s very current.” He added, “I’m just happy that he’s around.” (E! Online)
A few weeks ago, rap newcomer Kendrick Lamar spoke on what he learned from Kanye after touring the country with him last year.
“Kanye taught me to never to downplay your ideas,” adds Lamar. “I learned to always stay as creative as possible and never have any boundaries. Those things that people called ‘rants’ on-stage are real conversations that we had behind closed doors — about business and how when you get to a certain level people won’t want to see you break through because they only see you as a rapper.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Back in late November, Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons wrote a blog post about Ye’s genius characteristics.
“We will no longer be lost in the world and we will survive in this America. I believe these truths to be self-evident. That is what Kanye West told me on a cold morning in New York City just seven days ago. It is his genius, his tenacity, his creativity, his relentlessness and his madness, that will allow us all to one day have the ability to touch the sky.” (Global Grind)
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