Gospel icon Kirk Franklin is giving Kanye West his flowers. The 16-time Grammy-winning artist has dished out his thoughts on Yeezy and offered pure praise for the recently separated husband to reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
Franklin called ‘Ye one of the greatest artists of all-time and applauded his contributions to the gospel genre. He also noted that gospel music is not a competition, and added in lots of love for the Kanye’s Sunday Service Choir that began in January of 2019.
“Well, first of all, anybody can do gospel music. It’s because gospel music is for any of God’s children man and anybody that thinks they have a monopoly on the gospel, that’s a very arrogant mindset. There should be no Mount Rushmore of gospel music because there should really only be one face on a Mount Rushmore of gospel (God). I just think he’s one of the greatest artists of all times.” (TMZ)
Kanye West’s Fake Yeezy Kicks Are Going Away
The Grammy-winning rapper can’t blame Walmart much longer for anyone responsible with donning a pair of his fake Yeezy Foam Runner slides. New reports claim the massive retailer has pulled a stash of knockoffs from its site.
The latest reports claim the Foam RNNRs aren’t up for grabs anymore on Walmart’s official retail site. However, hundreds of versions still exist elsewhere on the Internet.
West’s Yeezy Foam RNNRs have taken the market by storm, so it’s no surprise copycats tried to capitalize. However, as of Friday, Walmart had removed all the knockoffs from its online store. TMZ broke the story … Kanye and Yeezy filed a lawsuit against the retail giant, claiming its $25 faux RNNRs had the potential to cost Ye “hundreds of millions” of dollars in sales of his $75 original design. For its part, Walmart said the online listings were from a third party. (TMZ)
Kim Declares Forever Love For Kanye
Outside of the knockoffs drama, West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian recently reminded Ye of the love she still has for him in a tweet. Along with her loving words and birthday wishes, the celebrity mother included an old family photo taken before their divorce proceedings.
“Happy Birthday. Love U for Life!” 🎈
Even sister-in-law Khloé Kardashian shared a throwback pic of them all together.
“Happy birthday to my brother for life!!! Have the best birthday Ye! Sending you love and endless blessings!! 🤍?”
Kanye’s Big Mad Over Divorce
In April 2021, Yeezy was reportedly having a problem dealing with folks believing Kim sparked their split. The speculation suggested Kanye is “annoyed” over the divorce buzz.
We’re told West — who just responded to the papers filed by Kardashian two months ago — is “super annoyed that the story is being constantly presented as her divorcing him,” said the source, who noted the Kardashian family’s “huge spin machine.” “Actually it was him saying for a year that they have nothing in common except the kids and he wanted out,” insisted the insider. “She pulled all the stops to try to save the marriage.” (Page Six)