(Even though Presley recorded a generation or so earlier than most of the artists we cover at Ultimate Classic Rock, his influence on many of these artists we cover is undeniable.) According to the British tabloid Daily Star , Yeezus wants to buy Graceland for girlfriend and baby mama Kim Kardashian . Kanye is really excited about the possibility of owning it, an unnamed alleged insider said. He thinks it would be really cool if he, Kim and baby [ North West ] lived there, at least some of the time. Elvis bought Graceland now a U.S. national landmark in 1957, and its where he died two decades later. The 14-acre site houses the mansion itself (with its famous frozen-in-time interior ), and Presley, his parents and his grandmother are all buried on the property in the Meditation Garden. Kanye has always been intrigued by Elvis, especially his influence in bringing blues and gospel music to the masses, the anonymous source said. Kanye thinks owning Graceland and restoring it to its former glory would cement his place in showbiz history. The property is estimated to be worth about $85 million, but few believe its current owner Presleys daughter, Lisa Marie would be willing to part with it.
President Obama: Kim Kardashian And Kanye West’s Wealth Isn’t A Realistic Mark Of Success
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 Is Kanye West Angry About Kim Kardashian’s Appearance on Kris Jenner’s Show? By Sarah Crow Kanye West is a man of simple pleasures: he wants to wake up in his $100K bed, throw on a leather kilt, get into it with a paparazzo, and call it a day. He certainly doesn’t have time for any of that newfangled TV nonsense, that’s for sure. Kanye is reportedly rageballing over Kim Kardashian’s recent appearance on Kris Jenner’s talk show, dismissing it as a “cheap stunt,” according to members of the rapper’s inner circle. “Kanye had been relishing Kim’s break from the limelight.
It was the microphone-steal heard ’round the world when West rushed the stage during Taylor Swift’s VMAs 2009 victory speech and loudly objected on behalf of Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies.’ “I’m sorry, Taylor,” he later tweeted free in apology. “When I woke up from the crazy nightmare, I looked in the mirror and said GROW UP KANYE.” (Photo: Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images for H and M) Story Highlights West will perform ‘BLKKK SKKKN HEAD’ Aug. 25 on the MTV Video Music Awards West made his VMA debut in 2044 with Chaka Khan Lady Gaga will also perform on this year’s VMAs SHARE 122 CONNECT 15 TWEET 28 COMMENTEMAILMORE It just wouldn’t be a VMAs without Kanye West, now would it? West will perform BLKKK SKKKN HEAD at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, tying the rapper with Madonna for most VMA performances at seven.
Blum asked the president about the American dream, saying, “Part of the American dream — even if you’re poor, or lower-middle class — involves yearning for tangible things you can’t afford. Were there things, when you were growing up, that you yearned for that you couldn’t afford?” Obama responded, speaking about a shift in the expectations of the American dream. He said that the dream used to involve a good home, a good job, and the possibility of higher education. Growing up today, however, children are exposed to such wealth in the form of celebrities’ lifestyles that everything seems smaller by comparison. Speaking on his own experience, Obama said, “There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous.” He went on to critique the over-the-top lives of West and Kardashian and the effect that they have on young people, explaining, “Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.” One of the most visible couples in pop culture, West and Kardashian have an estimated combined net worth of $130 million.