*Kanye West commandeered the DJ booth at a New York City nightclub on Saturday and reportedly sent the crowd into a frenzy when he surprised them with some of his new tracks, reports the New York Daily News.
The NBA player, currently wrapped in an ugly divorce from Kim Kardashian, took aim at his soon-to-be ex’s current boyfriend while announcing the good news.
Humphries is, of course, making reference to one of West’s lyrics from the song “Way Too Cold” (originally released as “Theraflu”), in which West threatens to use his close friendship with Nets co-owner Jay-Z to have Humphries dropped from the team: “And I’ll admit, I had fell in love with Kim/Around the same time she had fell in love with him/ Well that’s cool, baby girl, do ya thang/ Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team.”
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Valentino Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week. (July 5, 2012) (July 5, 2012
*Kanye West played the first of two sold out shows at Revel Resort in Atlantic City, on Friday night (July 6) and promptly made headlines by serenading his girlfriend Kim Kardashian during the show. [Watch the performance below.]
*Former couple Chris Brown and Rihanna just quit each other again – this time on Twitter.
Just days after she tweeted him a happy birthday message, the two are no longer following each other.
The reason? According to E!, Brown released a freestyle version of Kanye West’s “Way Too Cold” (formerly “Theraflu”) last night, he could be heard rapping, “Don’t f**k with my old bitch/It’s like a bad fur/Every industry n***a done had her/Shook the tree like a pumpkin just to smash her/B**ch is breaking codes, but I’m the password.” [Scroll down to listen. Warning: NSFW]
Speculation quickly began to run rampant that Brown was referring to Rihanna. Apparently, she thought as much, as she immediately unfollowed him.
Soon after, Brown himself stopped following Rihanna, as well as tweeting out the following regarding the rumors: “Assumptions! I didn’t say any names so if u took offense to it then it’s something you feel guilty about.”
All of this comes less than three months after the two joined forces on remixes of each other’s songs.
*An unofficial video for Kanye West’s single “Way Too Cold,” formerly known as “Theraflu,” arrived online today from director Ashley Smith, a.k.a. Ash Innovator.
The clip fetures a mini-Kanye walking through midtown Manhattan with a blonde woman, while a motley crew of Republicans make appearances as masks – including Sarah Palin, Ronald Reagan, Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush and even Donald Trump.
Kanye does not appear in the video, and neither does his “girlfriend” Kim Kardashian, even though he mentions her in the song.
West had to ditch the song’s original title “Theraflu” when the medicine company complained. Even still, the video features a prominent bottle of the syrup as it is poured straight into a woman’s open mouth.
*Following a backlash from the manufacturer of “Theraflu,” Kanye West has decided to drop it as the title of his new single.
The folks behind the over-the-counter flu medication spoke out against the rapper after he hijacked the product name. The song, which finds Ye rapping about falling in love with Kim Kardashian, is now titled “Way Too Cold.”
In a tweet, West said the name change was a “creative decision.”
“I changed the name of the song THERAFLU to WAY TOO COLD and you can buy it now at KANYEWEST.COM,” he tweeted Sunday, providing a link to his official website, where he explains the reason.
Earlier this month, Theraflu manufacturer Novartis got wind of the song and stated, “Novartis Consumer Health in no way endorses or approves of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner.”