Last night, while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West dropped a bomb on the audience, announcing that he is planning a presidential run in the year 2020. “I don’t know what I stand to lose after this, it don’t matter though, because it ain’t about me, it’s about new ideas, bro, new ideas. People with ideas, people who believe in truth,” he said during his acceptance speech. “And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”
Oh yeah, Kanye we totally guessed that you, someone with no previous political experience or demonstrable interest/ knowledge of civics, politics, law or government, would be running for the highest office in the land. But we ain’t mad – it seems a lack of qualifications, a recognizable name and a big mouth is all you need to get people to back your campaign. If Donald Trump and Deez Nuts can run for president, why can’t Kanye West?
Of course, once Kanye gets his presidential vision board on fleek, he’s got to come up with a slogan. The guy has a way with words, so we think he’ll have no problem conjuring a few, but just in case, we’ve got some ideas to help get those creative juices flowing. Not that the greatest presidential candidate of all time will ever need them.
Kanye West: Going H.A.M. for the Middle Class
Our unstable middle class needs a champion who is going to work for them and Kanye West is it. He will not only work hard, but he will work hard as a mothrf****r to make sure America’s middle class is strong again. That’s a promise.
Bound 2 a Vision of a Doper America
There are few things more important in life for Kanye West than dopeness and we have no doubt the rapper will spread it from sea to shining sea on the campaign trail.
Whenever a model turns up on the cover of W Korea, the magazine nails it time and time again. Gisele Bündchen bravely went makeup-free a few months back and now Lara Stone vamps it up for September 2015. Shot by dynamic photographic duo Luigi and Iango, the current face of Kurt Geiger stars on two separate covers for the issue, looking fierce and captivating on both. The Dutch beauty can also be found flaunting her figure inside the pages of Korean W, showcasing an array of lace and sheer creations from Valentino‘s Fall 2015 Haute Couture collection.
MON kicked off discussions in our forums by exclaiming, “Perfect!” as soon as both covers surfaced.
“I didn’t realize there was a W Korea. This has definitely caught my attention. I like the closeup the best,” declared Aedlacir, selecting his favorite cover.
“Both covers are good,” fired back TeeVanity, suggesting it’s going to be a tough choice at the newsstand.
Yep. Cyrus just dropped “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,” a 23-track album whose song names mimic the questionable spelling of the album title. Cyrus performed one of the tracks, “Dooo It!” during the awards ceremony and also released the accompanying music video, which is cool if you want to see Miley spit glitter goo from her mouth and rub it all over her face. “Yeah I smoke pot, yeah I love beats, but I don’t give a f**k, I ain’t no hippie.” Oh, what a rebel you are Ms. Miley.
But a new album and uncomfortable-ass music video isn’t the only thing on Cyrus’ plate. The singer finds herself in a bit of hot water after flashing a nipple in a backstage segment during last night’s VMA broadcast. The nip slip set off the Parent’s Television Council, which should know by now that the VMAs aren’t exactly a family friendly event, but it complained anyway because what is more offensive than a woman’s nipples on live TV? “MTV had an opportunity to use its powerful VMA platform to stir a young audience to aspire to something positive and uplifting. Instead, they chose to perpetuate blatant sexualization – much of it self-inflicted by the artists – and to celebrate the use of illegal drugs,” PTC President Tim Winter said in a statement. “MTV rated the content of the program as appropriate for a child as young as 14, though most parents of teens that age would find such a content rating preposterous. In the end, the network succeeded in what it wanted to do: stir up controversy without regard to its impact on an entertainment environment that is increasingly toxic for children.” Because 14-year olds don’t have breasts or anything.
Kelly Osbourne has been announced as the face of Westfield’s new Today I am campaign, encouraging and embracing individuality in the initiative’s latest commercial.
The clip sees Kelly knock over an army of mannequins, undoubtedly a metaphor for pushing away society’s ideals of what we should look like.
“I like to live by the rule that I am who I am,” Kelly said in the video. “I’ve realised, no matter how hard I try, no matter how many wishes I make, I’m never going to wake up and be anything else.” (more…)
Ultimate poser Coco Rocha has been announced as the official event ambassador of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney (MBFFSYD) 2015.
The international supermodel will walk the red carpet for the opening night at Sydney Town Hall, and will sit front row for her favourite locals labels, including Christopher Esber, Ginger & Smart and Dion Lee, in the Australian Luxe show. Coco will join the Aussie fashion media and VIP guests in the Mercedes-Benz star lounge after the runway presentation.
“I have always loved visiting Sydney. It’s such a beautiful harbour city, and the perfect place to relax in between shows,” Coco said in a news release. “I can’t wait to see what all the Australian designers have store with their latest collections.”