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Michael Eric Dyson blasts Cornel West: ‘You ain’t that important’

Over the past several months, Dr. Cornel West has been vocal in his disapproval and outright disdain for President Barack Obama, and Dr. West’s fellow intellectuals and cultural commentators, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Rev. Al Sharpton. Dr. West’s criticisms were addressed yesterday by Dr. Dyson, as he spoke about the state of black intellectualism at Rev. Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference.

Sway dismisses Kanye: ‘I don’t even see that as a confrontation’

The on-camera confrontation between Shade 45 host Sway Calloway and notoriously emotional hip-hop superstar Kanye West became a viral sensation last fall. Kanye and Sway got into a heated exchange after Sway challenged Kanye’s assertion that the fashion industry wasn’t taking him seriously. While fans may have expected some type of fallout from the supposed “beef,” Sway explained to Complex magazine that there is no feud between he and West.

Memphis Bleek was hurt by Jay Z’s shout-out?

Memphis Bleek has been in Jay Z’s shadow for more than fifteen years. On 2005’s “Diamonds From Sierra Leone” remix, Jay rapped about his relationship with his longtime protege. The verse has become something of a punchline for those who want to discredit Bleek’s career and in a recent interview, he acknowledged that the perception does bother him.

Lord Jamar threatens to fight Yelawolf ‘on sight’

Lord Jamar is adding fuel to his ongoing feud with Yelawolf. In Jamar’s latest interview with Vlad TV, the Brand Nubian rapper threatens to attack Yelawolf if he sees him in-person. The bad blood began with Jamar making comments earlier this year about homophobia in hip-hop

Phonte blasts Questlove for lying, Solange responds

It’s very easy for things to get misinterpreted on social media, as The Roots drummer/producer Questlove discovered this week. Questo sent out a tweet that got hip-hop fans’ hearts a-fluttering when he “revealed” that beloved North Carolina hip-hop act Little Brother would be reuniting for a new project.

Kanye rants about Bruno Mars: ‘Networks try to gas everybody up’

While performing at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center this week, the mercurial hip-hop star went on one of “stream-of-consciousness” tirades; Kanye once again blasted corporations and awards shows. But this time, he specifically called out a fellow musician.

R. Kelly fans demand refund after concert by an alleged impersonator

R. Kelly fans in Monroe, Louisana are are upset after a supposed Kelly concert that they claim featured an impersonator onstage instead of the real deal. Kelly was advertised as the featured performer at Ced’s Black Tie Affair in Monroe, and the cost was $150 per ticket. But according to Billboard, fans are now claiming that the man onstage was not Kelly, but a lip-synching impersonator. On top of that, the performer didn’t take the stage until 1am.

Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel kiss and make up

Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel decided to put their Twitter feud to rest in a noticeably uncomfortable appearance on the comedian’s television show. West was very

Kanye West to appear on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel will have an opportunity to settle their feud face-to-face tonight (October 9th), as West is scheduled to appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” West was infuriated two weeks ago after Kimmel spoofed the hip-hop superstar’s recent BBC interview. After Kimmel aired the spoof on his show, Kanye went on a Twitter rant against the comedian and talk show host.

Kanye compares himself to Michael Jackson, says ‘Yeezus’ was ‘frustration’

Mercurial superstar Kanye West opens up to BBC Radio 1 personality Zane Lowe in a new upcoming interview, and some portions that have been released to the Web reveal the hip-hop superstar sharing his thoughts on his controversial Yeezus album, his public image and why he feels it’s his job to create what he calls “product” and why he’s transcended the space that most pop stars occupy.

Waka Flocka Flame says Gucci Mane has ‘lost his noodles’

During an interview with Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club,” Waka spoke about Gucci’s strange behavior of late; Gucci has gone on Twitter tirades aimed at former friends and collaborators, and he was recently arrested in Atlanta for threatening police.

Kanye West rants at Pusha T’s NYC listening session (video)

Kanye West continues to prove he’s the most erratic man in hip-hop. In the past few weeks, he’s given an oddly-subdued interview on Kris Jenner’s talk show, given a fiery Ray J-dissing performance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and last night (Sept. 11th), Yeezy went haywire during an appearance at G.O.O.D. Music star Pusha T’s New York city listening session.

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