Kanye West begins 4-night NYC run, debuted “Bound 2″ video (w/ topless Kim Kardashian) on ‘Ellen,’ responded to Obama calling him a “jackass”
Kanye West in Sweden in 2011 (more)
Kanye West just premiered the video for "Bound 2," the final track on Yeezus, during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The video features (a topless) Kim Kardashian and was directed by Nick Knight. You can watch it, along with his Ellen interview, below.
UPDATE: The uncensored version of the video is out now, and you can watch that below. NSFW obviously.
On the "jackass" comment, Kanye admitted that "that's how the world felt," but that Obama shouldn't have responded negatively. "I don't care if somebody the President or not. I care about thoughts, and how you helpin' people, and what you bring to the world. My music brings joy to people. What I create brings joy to people, and I'm about people. Me, I'm not about me. I'm about, 'I got an idea that people gonna like.'"
Yeezy's tour begins its four-night run in NYC tonight (11/19) at Barclays Center. It also hits Barclays on Wednesday (11/20) and then MSG on Saturday (11/23) and Sunday (11/24). Tonight's and Saturday's shows are being opened by Kendrick Lamar, and Wednesday's and Sunday's shows will be the "final" shows for legendary group A Tribe Called Quest. Tickets for all four nights are still available.
In between those shows, you might run into him at a local Wendy's.
Ye also just spoke on Bret Eason Ellis' new podcast, which you can listen to here. New videos and updated list of tour dates below...
Kanye West - "Bound 2" Official Video (Uncensored)
Kanye West - "Bound 2" Official Video
Kanye West - Ellen Interview
Kanye West -- 2013 Tour Dates
11-19 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center #
11-20 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center +
11-21 Washington, DC - Verizon Center #
11-23 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden #
11-24 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden +
11-27 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena #
11-29 Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena #
11-30 Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum #
12-01 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena #
12-03 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center #
12-05 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena #
12-06 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center #
12-07 Houston, TX - Toyota Center #
12-08 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center #
12-10 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center #
12-13 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
12-17 Chicago, IL - United Center #
12-18 Chicago, IL - United Center #
12-19 Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills #
12-22 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre #
12-23 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre #
# with Kendrick Lamar
+ with A Tribe Called Quest