Kanye West has put his notoriously huge ego aside and admitted that headlining Glastonbury left him feeling “depressed”.
Despite many people believing that Kanye West’s ego has no boundaries, he actually admitted that what happened at Glastonbury left him “depressed”.
Kanye was supposed to be the star performance of last year’s Worthy Farm festival, but unfortunately he had a little slip up and forgot some lyrics during his performance. This caused a relatively negative feedback from the audience as many of them expected a show of their lifetimes.
“It was incredible. I started off the show and I completely messed up the music,” West told BBC Radio One’s Annie Mac. “I’m a bit of a perfectionist so it really put me into a slightly depressed state.
“It put me back in the position of when I was in high school and I got fired from my job, or when I played my music for R Kelly and he told me he was going to sign me, and then three months later I didn't have any money, I couldn't afford a haircut, I couldn't take my girlfriend to the movies and I'm still in my momma's bedroom, working on beats and I was that close to being signed by R Kelly.”
West claims that he “doesn’t usually get nervous” since he puts a lot of effort into preparation, but the errors he made earlier during his performance caused him to loose focus. After Lee Nelson’s interruption of “Black Skinhead”, West decided to give it a retry, but the incident put him out of focus making him forget the words of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” later in the show. “When that music messed up in the beginning, it tapped into my nerves and when you’re nervous or vulnerable, something special and something different can happen,” he said.
It is interesting to note that 55.000 signatures were gathered in hope of stopping Kanye’s performance. Neil Lonsdale of Norfolk actually demanded that Eavises let a rock band perform instead of West, calling him an “egotistical, maniacal disgrace”. Interestingly enough, Mr. Lonsdale never showed up in Glastonbury.
The full interview airs on BBC Radio One tonight from 7-9pm
Despite having good reviews, Dredd didn’t have as much success as people expected back in 2012 when it hit the box-office.
Fans were disappointed when it became clear there would be no follow-up, despite good sales in home entertainment categories (reportedly around £750,000 in one week in North America).
But the good news for the fans is that Karl Urban, the lead actor of the comic book adaptation, would still like to appear in a follow-up.
Urban, whose next role will be a reprise of Dr. Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek Beyond, has stated that he wouldn’t be opposed to starring in a Dredd sequel, even if it were picked up by Netflix or Amazon Prime and made into a series.
Urban said: "Yeah, I've gone on record saying that I would. Absolutely... What's clear to me is that there is an audience demand to see more and if we can find a way to have a legitimate and worthy successor to Dredd, I'd love to be a part of it.
"You know, it would have to be something where we were focused on Dredd and coming to sort of understand the deeper inner workings of the character, otherwise there wouldn't be much point doing it because it's a huge challenge to play a character whose eyes you can't see."
He finished by saying: "I'm sure it will get made at some point. Whether it's with me or not, I don't know."
There were a lot of possible explanations circulating when Zayn Malik quit One Direction a year ago that tried to make sense of the young singer’s move. Anything from exhaustion to fighting with other band members was mentioned, but Malik’s explanation topped it all.
In a recent interview with Glamour, Malik was asked what initially made him consider leaving One Direction, and he stated that the reason for him leaving the band was an alien that came to him in a dream and told him to do so.
Whether this is what really happened or if it’s just Malik’s attempt at being humorous, obviously the alien had the singer’s well being in mind, considering that he’s gone on to have a huge success with his solo album, Mind of Mine, that topped the Billboard charts.
In the meantime, One Direction have ended a world tour and it’s not known what Tomlinson, Horan and Payne will be doing during the hiatus, but Harry Styles has gotten a role in Christopher Nolan's WWII drama Dunkirk, and will attempt to kickstart his acting career.
Another rapper got into trouble with the law on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts after a performance, and because of doing the same thing: cursing on stage. In 2003, it was DMX, and this Saturday it was 50 Cent.
50 Cent got arrested on charges of profanity, which is prohibited by the law. The performance was at the St. Kitts Music Festival, where the rapper was only supposed to host the show. However, when asked to perform, he agreed and used the DJ that they had at the festival. "Unfortunately, they didn't have the clean version to his tracks, so there were profanities used during his performance. The show was a great success and he will make sure for future trips to St. Kitts that he leaves the 'motherf*****s' in the United States."
But, the DJ did not play the censored version of 50 Cent’s 2003 hit P.I.M.P. Even though the profanities came through on the speakers, 50 Cent still muttered the “motherfuckin”, which was enough to get himself charged for profanity by the authorities.
Same as in the case of DMX who was arrested in 2003 on the same charge, it’s expected that 50 Cent will have to pay a small bail in order to get out (DMX paid $376). But, he’ll have to wait until Monday to face his charges, when the St. Kitts court will be in session.
Brilliant performances of Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson elevated the UNBREKABLE above an average superhero flick. The story ended with a fantastic moment leaving the viewers eager for more. Director M. Night Shyamalan announced several times that he’ll be filming sequels, but nothing has happened on that front yet. We can only hope…
After his successful movie DISTRICT 9 (2009), director Neill Blomkampmade two other SF films - Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015). They never matched the success and the quality of their predecessor, so we hope that Blomkamp will return to the original story as rumored and deliver a decent sequel about District 10 and Wikus Van De Merwe.
Disney studio spent a fortune in heavy advertising of the SF adventure – JOHN CARTER, but the expectations didn’t matchthe box office score. Unlike the original Edgar Rice Burroughs’ story "A Princess of Mars", Disney’s family-friendly blockbuster had plot holes and didn’t acquire a larger fan base. Well, I hope that the next film could improve overall impression if authors concentrate more on the story of a Civil War veteran who ends up on Mars, rather than special effects.
TANGO & CASH
Sylvester Stallonehas filmed sequels toquite a number of franchises - Expendables and Rocky (Creed), not to mention Rambo series and a bunch of movies which all looked the same. Bearing this in mind, it’s a real shame that he never managed to team up again with Kurt Russell for a sequel to TANGO & CASH. It would be a great refreshment for both Russell’s and Stallone’s careers.
Stallone’s JUDGE DREDD was vastly criticized in 1995, mostly because it totally missed the tone and the canon of the original comic book. Aside from weak story and performances, fans could never quite forget the studio and the star for showing Dredd’s face on the screen. With the next version of DREDD (2012) authors stuck to the original comic book and their judge Dredd (portrayed by Karl Urban) was darker and didn’t show his face in the movie. So, maybe Sly could learn from his mistakes and reconsider correcting it with a new movie about the futuristic judge.
Ever since James Cameron struck gold with his blockbuster AVATAR and the groundbreaking 3D technology, his schedule has been entirely focused on AVATAR sequels. (The last one is announced for 2023!) So, I suppose that there isn’t much time for any other projects, but I wonder why he never tried to make a sequel of his only comedy TRUE LIES. He is the one of very few directors who succeeded to make Arnie funny with a little help from Jamie Lee Curtis’ hilarious character. Given the fact that it was 22 years ago, the movie should be about Tasker’s retirement days, bickering with wife and making dangerous pranks for noisy neighbor’s kids.
In 1982, TRON was a huge hit mostly thanks to stunning visual effects and Jeff Bridges. The recent installment of TRON LEGACY was a huge disappointment, because aesthetic of the original didn’t sit well in a modern film. It was rumored that Disney is preparing the sequel but there was some misunderstandings between the studio and Joseph Kosinski, the director, so it seems that sadly there won’t be any joint filming anytime soon.