Kanye West 'wants to get back' with Kim Kardashian... after she appeared at his Donda show

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Kanye West's "Donda Chant" May Be Deeper Than Listeners Originally Thought

HotNewHipHop 01 September, 2021 - 09:50am

Together, Kanye West and Syleena Johnson created one of the most memorable Hip-Hop songs of the 2000s, and decades later they collaborated again on the opening track to Ye's tenth studio album Donda. Contrary to their melodic and upbeat vibe on "All Falls Down," however, "Donda Chant" is realized in a much more harrowing, spoken word format.

The intro track consists of Syleene Johnson repeating "Donda" over and over for 52 seconds straight, with no beat, melody, or real rhythm. As a result, many fans have either made fun of the track or skipped it entirely. Now, some close listeners have theorized that there is actually a deeper meaning of "Donda Chant." 

According to The Neighborhood TalkYe may have included a hidden tribute to his late mother on the Donda opening track, meaning that "Donda Chant" may not be as surface-level as fans originally thought. Fans think that there may be symbolism behind the repetition of Donda West's first name. "Symbolism includes the 58 times 'Donda' is said (her age before passing) and the rhythm of the words may represent her heartbeat," The Neighborhood Talk explains on behalf of fans. 

While this fan theory is an interesting take on "Donda Chant," Syleena Johnson actually says "Donda" 60 times, rather than 58 times. Still, there is likely a reason behind the hypnotic repetition of Kanye West's mother's name on the opening track on Donda. What do you think about the possibility of there being a deeper meaning behind "Donda Chant" and Syleena Johnson's visceral performance? And when listening to Donda, do you start with "Donda Chant" or skip straight to "Jail?"

He must've hidden decent music in there to

I skipped straight to the next album in my library

I assumed this will be the concert chant...

Some of the verses and beats are crazy deep but then they get ruined by a larry hoover jr skit that last 2 mins or saying make me new agin 20 times ( i counted) at the end. Also why didnt he rap over that tell the vision beat, i was waiting haaahhhh.

There should be a hidden meaning on why it got 200 comments on HNHH and it’s full of dickriding niggas making it seem Like it was a masterpiece

Nobody cares until Kanye says what it means lol

Donda chant is trash.. There's no meaning. Kanye was just being an idiot as usual

He must've hidden decent music in there to

Kanye West spotted on a secretive art tour in Berlin—but what works caught his eye?

Art Newspaper 01 September, 2021 - 08:17am

Fresh off last week’s long-awaited release of the album Donda, the 22-time Grammy award winner Kanye West was spotted today in Berlin, touring many of the city’s most iconic art venues. These included the Pergamon Museum, the Julia Stoschek Collection, the Boros collection, an exhibition in Germany’s most famous club, Berghain, and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

West was first spotted with an entourage by a Bild photographer outside a hotel in Berlin’s Mitte district, wearing his now iconic full-face mask with just two small slits for his eyes.

During his tour at KW, West was photographed wearing merchandise from the museum bearing his initials. He was accompanied by two of the institution's curators, Anna Gritz and Léon Kruijswijk, who led him through an exhibition of the Berlin-based artist Michael Stevenson.

“Kanye seems to have chimed into Michael's ability to see systems and major institutions of power,” Gritz told The Art Newspaper.

West, 44, is no stranger to the realm of contemporary art; he was even said to have chosen Louise Bourgeois for the Donda album art. To date, however, Donda has no official album artwork, with only a black square accompanying the release on major streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify. Malevich references aside, this has left some to speculate whether West’s visit to the German capital could be to finally secure some visuals for the album.

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Biden faces crisis of confidence over Afghanistan

Complex 01 September, 2021 - 07:28am

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President Biden is facing a crisis of confidence in his ability to serve as commander in chief due to the overwhelming negative fallout he is receiving over the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, which left 13 U.S. service members dead and Americans and Afghan allies stranded.

Former defense officials, military leaders and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have criticized Biden for leaving Americans behind as the last U.S. C-17 plane took off from Kabul Monday night, despite the president's promise weeks ago that "If there are American citizens left, we're going to stay until we get them all out."

Foreign policy experts are also warning that the international credibility of the U.S. has diminished, as both allies and adversaries now view America and the Biden administration as weak and unable to protect its own citizens and crucial partners from the Taliban and terrorist attacks.

In addition, families of the 13 service members killed by an ISIS-K attack near the Kabul airport last Thursday are expressing outrage at Biden for his bungled decisions that directly led to the deaths of their loved ones. 

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy Michael C. Ryan told Fox News in a statement that both America's "capability and will are suspect" after Biden's "ill-advised" decision to hastily leave Afghanistan.

"The presence of U.S. and NATO forces in the heart of Eurasia was a clear signal to the region of the capability and will of America and her allies to pursue our vital interests together. Both our capability and will are suspect now," said Ryan. 

"The unilateral and hasty manner in which this decision was taken will likely reinforce the now entrenched belief in many parts of Europe that America is an unreliable partner and will undermine President Biden’s ability to pursue his stated preference for working closely with our allies and partners."

Former top Obama advisor David Axelrod called the withdrawal from Afghanistan "a disaster" and a "failure" and urged Biden to reassess the situation on the ground as the Taliban took control of the country. 

Additionally, Obama's Afghanistan Ambassador Ryan Crocker said the withdrawal has "created a global crisis, quite frankly." He said in an interview, "I am afraid that as the Taliban gains more control, they are going to go after all of those in Afghanistan who have spoken the truth...and certainly those who have helped us directly, like the interpreters."

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia Heino Klinck told Fox News that the international community is viewing Biden's Afghanistan exit as a "truly humiliating withdrawal," which is damaging to the status of the U.S. on the world stage in eyes of adversaries, including China and Russia, as well as its allies.

"I do believe that the current situation is an absolute debacle to have broader international implications. The current chaos is being viewed and portrayed as a tragic mix of American incompetence, negligence and weakness and that certainly furthers Beijing's narrative of U.S. decline."

"And we see in the propaganda coming out of Beijing and coming out of Moscow, that our adversaries are gloating and conveying that America cannot be trusted. So, this has to worry our friends and partners, particularly in Taiwan as well as in the Ukraine."

Jim McCollum, father of Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum who died in the Kabul airport bombing, told Fox & Friends Tuesday that Biden "fumbled the ball" every step of the way in his administration's military decisions, leading to his son's death at the hands of ISIS terrorists.

"The way he has handled this, everything he's done every step along the way has been absolutely backwards. And I don't understand the process of how how they came to the decision that they made. A high school kid could make better decisions than they made in this. They may have fumbled the ball every step of the way," said McCollum. 

The mother of Rylee, Kathy McCollum, said she blamed "dementia-ridden" Biden for her son's death. 

"Twenty years and 6 months old, getting ready to go home from freaking Jordan to be home with his wife to watch the birth of his son, and that feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap just sent my son to die," she said during a radio interview. 

Steve Nikoui said, "The way that the Taliban had pretty much infiltrated the whole country so fast, and we were kind of just, it seemed, left to just this one little airport, really concerned me," he said. "And the videos that we were getting and the pictures we were getting from him looked somewhat chaotic."

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, strongly criticized Biden's "shameful" American exit from Afghanistan, leaving Americans behind, in a statement Monday. "The President made the morally indefensible decision to leave Americans behind. Dishonor was the President’s choice. May history never forget this cowardice," said Sasse.

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, the first female combat veteran to serve in the Senate, a veteran of the Global War on Terror and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee slammed Biden for breaking his promise to Americans.

"What a surreal and gut-wrenching reality: America left our own behind. The president broke our promise to American citizens and to those who bravely served alongside us. The Taliban is celebrating. There’s no doubt the very threats and terrorist organizations that brought us to the region some twenty years ago are more emboldened now. It is incumbent upon the president and this administration to be clear-eyed about what could result from this poorly planned and executed exit. The safety and security of the American people depend on it."

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called a press conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill with House veterans calling on Biden to quickly deliver a plan to rescue stranded Americans.

"What is the plan to get Americans out? Never in my lifetime would I ever believe America would have an administration knowingly make a decision to leave Americans behind," said McCarthy.

Former Air Force B-1 pilot Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, said on Twitter that the "fundamental duty" of the president is saving Americans who are left behind. 

"No. American. Left. Behind. There's nothing political about that statement. There's nothing controversial about that sentiment. That's the fundamental duty of our Commander in Chief. [President Biden] Turn the planes around. There are Americans behind enemy lines who want to come home."

Former Navy SEAL Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas., who previously served in Afghanistan, said during the GOP press conference that "we're still at war" against the Taliban and it is time that the Biden administration recognizes that and rescues trapped Americans and partners. 

Crenshaw expressed disbelief that the Biden administration could even toy with the idea that the Taliban could be recognized as a government, saying, "They're on our terrorist watch list. They they they were driving around our Blackhawk helicopters with our allies hanging from below them. They're going around and killing sprees, killing American citizens and allies. That's who these people are. That's who they always were. That's why we had to fight them."

"We ended no wars yesterday. We're still at war. And it's time that our administration actually recognizes that and recognizes that there's American citizens on the ground still at war. And we need to get them out," said Crenshaw.

However, criticism of Biden has not been limited to Republicans, and is also coming from members of the Democratic Party, who primarily have disagreed with the administration's arbitrary Aug. 31 deadline to remove all U.S. troops.

Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pa., said that the U.S. will need answers regarding the "cascading failures" leading to the botched Afghanistan withdrawal after 20 years in the country.

"In order to move forward, our country will need to receive answers and accountability regarding the cascading failures that led us to this catastrophic moment, and I look forward to using my platform on the House Foreign Affairs Committee to secure answers from the Biden Administration about what went wrong," said Wild. "Our troops deserve nothing less than a complete and unvarnished account of the truth."

Democratic Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., accused the Biden administration earlier this month of implementing a "flawed plan" that "clearly did not accurately assess the implications of a rapid U.S. withdrawal."

Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., also stated "We must complete this mission, regardless of any arbitrary deadlines" and Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., a Navy veteran, had said it was more important to focus on getting Americans out of Afghanistan than sticking to the Aug. 31 deadline.

At least 45 members of Congress have called for Biden's removal from office since the Afghanistan withdrawal went awry. 

Kelly Laco is a news and politics editor for Fox News.

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