- PoliticsThe Daily Beast
Kanye West is done with Donald Trump.In an utterly wild interview with Forbes magazine, the star—one of Trump’s most prominent and unusual celebrity backers—announced that he no longer supports the president, saying, “I am taking the red hat off, with this interview.” West didn’t explain exactly what was the final straw that made him rescind his support for Trump.In fact, his train of thought throughout the interview is extremely confusing. West also described Trump as the “closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation.” When asked to explain what he was thinking when he donned the MAGA hat in the first place, he claimed it was “as a protest to the segregation of votes in the Black community. Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby.”However, West appears to have been upset by how Trump has dealt with the coronavirus pandemic. Without specifying exactly what he meant, the star said, “It looks like one big mess to me.” He also added, “I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.” West went on to claim he contracted the coronavirus in February but is skeptical of vaccines, calling them “the mark of the beast.”“They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven,” he theorized, adding that this notion was “the saddest thing.”What might have also influenced his decision to abandon Trump is his apparent intention to run for president this year. In the interview, West discussed his announcement that he plans to run for president and strenuously denied it was a publicity stunt to promote his upcoming album, explaining, “I give my album away for free.”In his first comments fleshing out his political ambitions, West said that he’s running under the banner of the Birthday Party, “because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.” His campaign slogan will, according to the magazine, simply be “YES!” His running mate will be an obscure preacher called Michelle Tidball, and West claims that he is currently receiving campaign advice from Elon Musk.“Like anything I’ve ever done in my life... I’m doing to win,” he said, according to Forbes. West said he doesn’t mind if he takes Black votes away the Democratic nominee and actually helps Trump, saying, “I’m not denying it, I just told you. To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy.”In fact, West appears happier to take digs at Joe Biden than Trump. The rapper said. “I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obama’s special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special.”It’s not clear exactly what type of president West would be. Asked about his foreign policy, he admitted, “I haven’t developed it yet.” Asked further about any of his policies, he responded, “I don’t know if I would use the word ‘policy’ for the way I would approach things. I don’t have a policy when I went to Nike and designed Yeezy and went to Louis and designed a Louis Vuitton at the same time.”The clearest vision he offered was based on the movie Black Panther: “A lot of Africans do not like the movie and representation of themselves in… Wakanda,” he said. “But I’m gonna use the framework of Wakanda right now because it’s the best explanation of what our design group is going to feel like in the White House.”West appears to accept that he may not win this year, saying, “Let’s see if the appointing is at 2020 or if it’s 2024—because God appoints the president. If I win in 2020 then it was God’s appointment. If I win in 2024 then that was God’s appointment.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
"I would watch the music video for this song and just sob."
- U.S.The Independent
Former Marine who played wide receiver in college catches a three-year-old boy thrown from burning building
A former Marine and wide receiver in college American football caught a three-year-old boy who was thrown from a burning building by his mother.Phillip Blanks was filmed catching Jameson Long on 3 July in Phoenix, Arizona, after he heard the child’s mother, Rachel Long, call for help from inside the building.
- U.S.Business Insider
A New York doctor who recovered from COVID-19 and treated over 800 infected patients warns of overwhelmed hospitals that will feel 'like you're in a war zone'
Dr. Jake Deutsch said states with surging coronavirus cases like Arizona, Florida, and Texas need to act fast to avoid overwhelmed hospitals.
- EntertainmentThe Wrap
Demi Lovato Says She Did Not Return to Disney Channel After Realizing Eating Disorders Were ‘Terrifyingly Normalized’ in Hollywood
Devi Lovato is opening up about her childhood as a Disney Channel star and the battles with eating disorders that she says were enabled by her management team and upheld by the television industry.In a new tell-all interview with Bustle, Lovato revealed the real reason why she decided not to return to star in the Disney series “Sonny With a Chance” after a 2010 altercation with a backup dancer spurred her to leave the show and undergo her first stint in rehab.“I kind of looked around and had a moment where I was like, ‘Wow. This is so terrifyingly normalized,” Lovato said of the television industry.Also Read: Quibi Sets Demi Lovato Talk Show 'Pillow Talk With Demi Lovato'“When I went to treatment in 2010, I came out of the experience with the choice of talking about my struggles or my journey with the possibility of helping people, or keeping my mouth shut and going back to Disney Channel,” she continued. “And I was like that doesn’t feel authentic to me. So I chose to tell my story.”Reps for Disney Channel did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.Lovato has a history of being very open about sharing her experiences with substance abuse, which lead to a 2018 opioid overdose that landed her again in rehab.Also Read: Watch Demi Lovato's Super Bowl LIV National Anthem - Hope You Bet the Under! (Video)Earlier this year, the “Sober” singer explained during an appearance on “Ellen” that the relapse had been the result of her eating disorder, detailing how her old management team had made a habit of giving her watermelon with fat-free whipped cream for her birthday every year instead of a cake.Now, she’s emerged with a new manager, Scooter Braun, and a string of singles in 2020 including “I Love Me,” “Anyone,” and “I’m Ready” with Sam Smith.Read original story Demi Lovato Says She Did Not Return to Disney Channel After Realizing Eating Disorders Were ‘Terrifyingly Normalized’ in Hollywood At TheWrap
The Kansas City Chiefs have locked down Patrick Mahomes, but what if the quarterback had gone elsewhere in the draft?
- U.S.USA TODAY Entertainment
Don Lemon and Terry Crews got into a heated discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement during a CNN broadcast Monday.