Rolling Loud Might Be the Craziest Festival This Year

The fourth annual Rolling Loud took place in Miami, Florida, with the likes of J. Cole, Future, Travis Scott, Migos, and even the recently freed Meek Mill hitting the stage.

Complex News' Speedy Morman was there for the three-day turn-up, and he spoke with attendees to get a sense of who they were there to see and also received advice on proper attire for festivals.

Check out the full video above.

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Kanye West Returns to Wyoming to Finish New Albums

Wyoming, of all places, has been in the news quite a bit recently thanks to the current recording destination preferences of Kanye West. Following this week's pair of widely discussed and debated press appearances and tweets, West has reportedly made his way back to the Cowboy State to finish the slate of new G.O.O.D. albums set to be released over the next couple months.

West's new buddies over at TMZ reported as much Thursday, citing their sources as saying West left California Wednesday and is now in a “secluded” rented spot in Wyoming that's “literally on a mountaintop.” West is expected to spend several weeks at this location, i.e. the same location where he previously linked up with Kid Cudi, King Louie, Tony Williams, Travis Scott, and more.

Earlier this month, West—while wearing the most unfathomably hideous and inextricably neo-Nazi-linked hat imaginable—teased around 10 new cuts for TMZ's lead annoyer Harvey Levin. In a clip of West live-rapping over a new beat, he's heard criticizing parents for teaching “white dominance” and touting the likelihood of a “lituation” whenever he's involved.

The coming months are set to bring us West's The Life of Pablo follow-up, a West x Cudi collab project, Pusha T's tentatively titled King Push, the new Teyana Taylor, and a Ye-produced Nas album. For clarity, Pusha followed West's series of release date announcements by confirming that his new album will indeed include plenty of “rapping about moving kilos.”

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Kim Kardashian Interviews Kylie Jenner About Stormi’s Name, Plastic Surgery, and Fame

Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have more in common than most sisters with a 17-year gap. They both are successful businesswomen, have children who are just two weeks apart in age, are wildly famous, and look eerily similar. It was only natural for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars to sit down for an interview with just each other. Kim, 37, interviewed Kylie, 20, for the Evening Standard and offered a unique look into their experiences as mothers, the role of fame in their lives, and whether or not Kylie will get plastic surgery.

The Kardashians have been known to give their children unique names with sentimental meanings. When Kim asked Kylie where she thought of the name Stormi, her daughter with Travis Scott, she said Stormi basically chose her own name. “I really don’t know how we thought of Storm,” said Kylie to Kim. “Her dad insisted it was him, but I feel like it was me. And that kind of just stuck with us. And then I didn’t really like just Storm. I didn’t feel like that was her name. So then it became Stormi. And it just stuck. I feel like there were a lot of other names that I might have even liked better to be honest, but I feel like Stormi picked her own name, like it was just her name.”

The sisters marveled over the experience of watching their children grow up together. “They hang out all the time. It’s crazy how fast they grow, because Chi is just, like, two weeks older, but you can tell she’s a little bit more advanced. And then, right when Stormi hits two weeks, she’s doing the same things Chi was doing, and they’re like, it’s just crazy to see them grow up together.” Khloe's daughter is 10 weeks younger than baby Stormi.

Later in the interview, Kim asked Kylie her opinion on plastic surgery. Kylie said, “I feel like if it makes you feel better, and if that’s what you want to do, I’m not against it. Right now I probably wouldn’t do anything, actually.” Kim hilariously responded, “You’re 20, so I hope not! We’ll talk in 20 years, and then maybe you’ll have a different answer.”

When Kim questioned whether or not Kylie wanted Stormi to appear on reality TV, she said she's not sure yet. She said stardom has made it “harder to make new friends and see if people have, like, true intentions and stuff like that.” On fame, she said, “I do think about if I didn’t have to be famous. And it’s like a fantasy sometimes, but there’s really not one problem I have. You figure out how to deal with it.” Kim, however, had a more straightforward opinion on fame. She said to Kylie, “I always think that the benefits outweigh the negative things.” 

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Kim Kardashian Defends Kanye West on Twitter: ‘You Can’t Have a Personality on Social Media These Days’

Kanye West has been keeping his Twitter fingers very busy in the past few weeks, and today is no exception. Just in the past few hours, Kanye has publicly confirmed that he parted ways with his manager Scooter Braun, declaring he “can’t be managed” and is “nobody’s client”, announced new music with Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, and ASAP Rocky, and showed a cryptic interest in a 2024 presidential run

Kanye’s tweets have proved to be wildly popular, but there’s one person out of the thousands of repliers and retweeters who he will probably have to pay more attention to: his wife, Kim Kardashian West.

Earlier, Kim replied to a tweet by Kanye in which he showed a picture of a hallway in his home and jokingly asked if it looked like “the sunken place.” She replied to the tweet, asking for some clarification: the two apparently had a rule to not show their home on social media, but since he had just broken it, would he now allow Kim’s E! reality show to film in their home? 

The Daily Mail tabloid said Kim was “scold[ing]” Kanye in that tweet, which, to be totally fair, is reading way into it. Kim was clearly kidding, and there’s even a laugh-crying emoji at the end to prove it. Still, that forced Kim to clear things up. She then added an interesting observation, which could be read as a defense of her own tweet as well as her husband’s recent behavior on Twitter. 

Speaking of that recent behavior, one of the more troubling aspects of Kanye’s Twitter “philosophy book” is his continued co-signing of alt-right figures and Donald Trump. Just moments after Kim was tweeting at Kanye electronically, she apparently called Kanye to make sure he clarified his own comments regarding the president. That prompted Kanye to tweet the most stereotypically Kanye line of the day so far: “I don't agree with everything Trump does,” Kanye wrote. “I don't agree 100% with anyone but myself.”

If anything, it’s pretty interesting to see how Kanye and his wife interact on social media, especially since it’s been so long since both of them have been active. It’s also been pretty sweet to see some shots of where Kanye, Kim, North, Saint, and Chicago live. 

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Kanye Has Music With ASAP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert, and Travis Scott Coming Soon

At least with Kanye West’s Twitter antics, we know we’re getting new music—and not just from him, but from Kid Cudi, Teyana Taylor, Nas, and Pusha T as well. Now, it looks like we might get new cuts from ASAP Rocky, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert, too.

Kanye took to Twitter on Wednesday, letting fans and followers know that he has some unreleased tracks with Rocky, Scott, and Uzi in the vault.

He wrote, “Trav we gotta drop the track with me you and Uzi this week bro. Let's gooooooooooooooooooooooooo🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.”

He followed that with another tweet, addressed to Rocky, “Rocky we gotta release our songs ASAP.”

Scott then quote tweeted Kanye's first message, writing, “T’was the plan legoooo.”

Last week, Kanye revealed his next album will arrive on June 1, followed by a joint project between him and Cudi on June 8. He also announced that Push’s album will release on May 25, Nas’ on June 15, and Teyana’s on June 22. Now we wait with bated breath to see if Kanye drops these newly declared collaborations with Uzi, Rocky, and Travis.

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In this episode, viral week continues. Tony (with special guest, Ross Smith) makes his latest effort to capture the temporary attention of millions by playing football the traditional way (forwards), before rewinding it back in reverse. The result is an open-field dash that would make Barry Sanders jealous, especially if he got to carry a sword onto the field, and also played in an office with stairs. We also get a sneak peek at some custom sneakers inspired by Russell Westbrook, designed by artist Julian Gaines, and improved (slightly) by a Tony and Zoe exclusive collab. Peep the latest LifeAtComplex ep. above!

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Michelle Williams Recounts Her Coachella Performance With Beyoncé: ‘What in the Bejesus Is This?’

Undoubtedly, the biggest highlight of this year's Coachella was Beyoncé's incredible performances featuring cameos from Jay Z and sister Solange, as well as a mini-reunion with her Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and the newly engaged Michelle Williams. Recently, Williams spoke to the Los Angeles Times about what it was like to rehearse for the performance and how important it was for Beyoncé to continue to put black culture front and center.

“I walked into rehearsal for the first time and saw this big old pyramid and that it was gonna be filled to the brim with humans,” Williams said of the practice leading up to the show, adding that she told Beyoncé to just “go out there and have fun” and was initially taken aback by the scale of the production. “I said, 'What in the bejesus is this?' But she can never do anything that we would think is normal. And this is what's fun for her.”

Beyoncé's work ethic has always been apparent in her shows, and #Beychella was no different. “Everybody was pushing each other to do and be their very, very best. When Beyoncé does something, it's because she knows that if she can do it, everybody else on the stage can do it,” Williams explained. “They saw that she's not some glamorous girl on private jets with assistants flocking her side, who just walks in and magically dances so great onstage. She is involved.”

Williams added that the performance being such a proud display of African-American culture was “a long time coming” and proves music is one of the best unifiers. “I just love what she was able to do,” she said. “I told her, 'You have definitely had a hand in shifting the culture.'”

Williams also noted how happy she was to take the stage with her former group once again, the first time since Beyoncé's 2013 Superbowl performance. “When people see us together they still lose their minds! People are asking, 'When y'all gonna tour? When y'all gonna put out new music?' It's been 14 years since we've had an album together, and people are still asking.”

They might not have new music in the works, but the members are more united off the stage with Williams recently moving to Los Angeles, where Beyoncé and Kelly are already residents. “Kelly is a four-minute drive from me; I think Bey is 17 minutes exactly. So we can get together any time, whenever we want to,” she said. “We haven't lived in the same city since we left Houston in the early 2000s.”

Read the full interview here.

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Kanye Reveals His Solo Album and Kid Cudi Collab Project Will Both Drop in June

Kanye West’s newly revived Twitter feed has finally offered the world a little bit more than advice and some light entertainment. Like: two albums, coming in June. Kanye's new solo album will drop June 1 and will be seven songs long. 

Seconds after he announced that, Kanye revealed a second album, this one with Kid Cudi. It will drop a week later, on June 8, Yeezus' 41st birthday. He revealed the album title, Kids See Ghost, and said it's the name of their act as well. 

The fact that Kanye and Cudi have a project together won't be a major surprise to any eagle-eyed fans. The two were been spotted together in a studio in L.A. as well as at Takashi Murakami's studio last summer, and speculation that the two had a secret project in the works skyrocketed. In November, CyHi the Prynce confirmed Ye would be handling the production for all the tracks on Kid Cudi's upcoming album, but when Cudi was seen in Wyoming, it was all but confirmed that he was also involved in Kanye's next project.

Yeezy had been receiving all kinds of famous guests at his Jackson Hole studio; in March, Kim Kardashian said he goes to record there when he's “in the zone” because it's peaceful and he can focus. She added that he was planning on releasing something “very soon.” Kid Cudi, Nas, Travis Scott, Mike Dean, Pi'erre Bourne, and even Drake were seen in Wyoming, presumably to record with Kanye in some capacity. 

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When Ye returned to Twitter this month, everyone began speculating that it was the first sign that new music was on its way. Earlier today, that hope was rekindled asTMZ caught up with Charlamagne tha God and he told them he'd heard “a good portion” of Kanye's new album.

The last Kid Cudi record was December 2016's Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'; Kanye's was February 2016's The Life of Pablo, which featured Cudi's mmm's over two cuts.

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Drake Reveals Release Month for New Album ‘Scorpion’

I'm not exactly sure how to say this but, um, there's a new Drake album dropping in June. Monday, the 6 God hit Instagram in a jacket adorned with the news that Scorpion was mere months away.

 

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Back in January, Drake surprised everyone with the two-track EP Scary Hours featuring the ubiquitous megahit “God's Plan.” The track was just dethroned from its seemingly permanent spot at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 by another new Drake track. The Lauryn Hill-sampling “Nice for What,” which was not included on the Scary Hours EP, debuted at No. 1 with the most recent chart update.

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Drake's most recent full-length project was last year's mixtape/playlist More Life, which of course boasted career highlight “Portland” featuring Travis Scott and Quavo. One year earlier, Drake dropped off his “Hotline Bling”-housing studio album Views.

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