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It’s time for the inside scoop and here with the dish
is our entertainment journalist friend,
she got her outfit at Kohl’s, it’s brand new.
Lilliana Vazquez, welcome back.
Hi guys, so good to see you, Wendy.
Yeah okay, explain to me this Kanye thing.
There is a lot of Kanye West drama right now
because after much wait, his new album is out, of course.
Jesus Is King just came out over the weekend
and to promote it he gave a two-hour interview with Beats 1
where he revealed so much about this new path that he’s on,
his relationship with God
and how much he’s actually changed.
But he also talked about mending some of those famous feuds,
specifically with Drake and Jay-Z.
So, we all remember, of course Kanye and Drake,
the feud started because Kanye helped produce
that Pusha T song which outed Drake’s son
and then we all know what he said about Jay.
He basically said that he wasn’t a very good friend to him,
so they had this huge falling out.
But Kanye is now saying that because of his new religion,
he has to learn how to mend these relationships with people
and he is a completely
Oh, that’s nice.
So, take a look at this clip.
You talk about the rivalry with Drake,
you talk about this public fall out
with people who you’ve shared
a really valuable part of your life with,
Jay-Z, people like that.
Are you able to mend that,
is this putting you on a path of recovery
in personal relationships as much as it is
in your own relationship with yourself?
Absolutely, you can not be in service to God
and be mad at your brother.
I love all of these people but you gotta know,
there’s a lineage of Jay to yay to Drake.
It’s you know, this person is your idol,
then you get to know them,
then you be friends,
then you turn to frenemies,
then you turn to enemies,
and then you gotta bring back the positive energy.
Yeah, bringing that back.
But you guys, there is also a lot in this interview,
one is Kanye reveals that he has
a massive sex and porn addiction, as well–
That explains it.
Yup, and he says that this has really impacted
so many of his life’s choices,
he even attributes that addiction,
do we remember the moment where he rushed Taylor Swift
at the VMA’s on stage?
He says that that was responsible for that.
Take a look.
For me, Playboy was,
my gateway into full-on pornography addiction.
My dad had a Playboy, left out at age five,
and its effected almost every choice I made
for the rest of my life.
That Playboy that I found, when I was five years old
was written all over the moment
when I was at the MTV Awards.
That was such a script out of a rock star’s life.
My mom had passed a year before, and I said, you know,
some people drown themselves in drugs
and I drown myself in my addiction.
Well let’s not forget that bottle of brown liquor
that he dragged across the red carpet.
Very good point.
And there’s a lot of gems in this interview, Wendy.
You guys, it’s definitely worth the listen.
He also says that he’s gonna be president,
not that he’s running for president
but he’s going to be president.
He’s already put plans in place for 2024.
He said he’s never performing his old music again,
that he’s only performing Christian music from now on
and wait, get this.
This isn’t just about Kanye,
this is about the people around him.
He asked people working on this album to fast
and also abstain from premarital sex.
You know it’s one thing to have your beliefs,
but you can’t be maniacal with everybody else around you.
There are some people who can watch porn all day
and they’re not addicted,
just like there are some people who can sniff coke one day
and then leave it alone for a full year.
Don’t drag everybody into what you are going into, Kanye.
But I do applaud him
I do too.
and the changes that he wants to make in his life.
Listen, Kanye has always been free to speak his mind,
but now there’s like a clarity about him,
so we’ll see how this goes.
I like it.
I do too.
lets talk about Lizzo being accused of stealing.
Stealing her own song and that famous lyric.
So, of course we know Lizzo is having a huge year.
We all love Truth Hurts.
And right now some of that success is being overshadowed
because people are coming for her,
saying that that line doesn’t belong to her,
and the line I’m talking about is, of course
“I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch.”
I said it.
But, I thought that this was settled,
she and Truth Hurts settled out of court.
So, here’s what happened with this.
So, a couple of people are going after her.
The first person that came after her is
a British song writer, her name is Mina Lioness
and she Tweeted back in 2017,
she said she Tweeted this in 2017,
and here’s the Tweet in August she posted.
“What I can not get over is how brazen Lizzo
“and her team have been in ignoring my whole presence.
“They are doing it because they know I have no capital
“to address her, I’m just the poor black girl from London
“that don’t have a dog in the fight”.
Okay, so that is her Tweet,
but there’s other people coming after her too.
Now there’s a song writing duo–
Her meaning Lizzo?
Lizzo, yes, of course.
So, there’s two brothers,
their name are Justin and Jeremiah Raisen.
They’re saying that they were in a songwriting session
with Lizzo, and that session resulted in,
not just a demo song, but also that DNA test line,
and that that came and resulted in Truth Hurts.
And you guys, they have receipts.
They posted photos, videos,
and even a little bit of that demo, and if you listen to it,
there are similarities, but music is so derivative
that it starts to be a gray area here.
So, what does Lizzo have to say about this?
Well, she says, “Absolutely not to the Raisen brothers.”
She’s saying, no.
She filed legal documents
to prevent them from getting her profits
and she says that with the DNA test line,
she saw it online in a meme.
She had no idea it was a Tweet, but she’s now willing
to give credit to Mina Lioness writing–
So, she wrote,
“There was no one in the room when I wrote Truth Hurts,
“except me, (producer) Ricky Reed, and my tears.
“That song is my life, and it’s words are my truth.”
Is this the same song that Truth Hurts,
the artist from L.A.
I don’t know, no
this is a different song.
can we not talk about this story anymore?
Yes, the point is, the person that Tweeted the meme,
is happy now, right, she wins.
I don’t even know the song,
I only know the Lizzo song.
But good, so she went after her, the girl from London,
so she is gonna get money too.
She’s gonna get her money,
she’s getting a huge payday.
Yeah, I know its a lot of work.
Thank you so much, Lilliana Vasquez, everybody!
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