Grapevine: Kanye West debuts 'Ye' in Wyoming
Also news on Drake, Pusha-T and 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'
Kanye West unveils "Ye"
Kanye West debuted his new album, titled simply "Ye," at an outdoor listening party session in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday. The party was attended by his wife, Kim Kardashian West, and friends and associates including Chris Rock, 2 Chainz, Jonah Hill, Kid Cudi and Detroit rapper Big Sean. On the 7-track, 23-minute album, Kanye references his mental health, calling his bipolar personality his "superpower," he discusses Kardashian nearly leaving him, fatherhood and his recent comments on slavery being a "choice." The listening session was broadcast live online, and like the 2016 debut of his "Life of Pablo" album at Madison Square Garden, was a lively event that featured West at the center of a large circle of friends and followers. "Ye" is now available across streaming platforms.
Sources: Drake to take DNA test
Drake may need to go on "Maury" to clear up this whole paternity thing. The Canadian rapper -- who was accused of having a secret child with Sophie Brussaux this week by rival rapper Pusha-T -- has not yet had a paternity test to indicate whether or not he's the father of the child, TMZ reports. Sources tell TMZ a DNA test has not yet been conducted because of Drake's rigorous travel schedule, but sources tell the news outlet the test will happen eventually. In the meantime, ears are waiting for Drake's response to "The Story of Adidon," the scathing diss record which started this whole affair.
'Solo' a bust
When is $200 million a disappointment? When "Star Wars" is involved. "Solo: A Star Wars Story" grossed an underwhelming -- by "Star Wars" standards, that is -- $119.6 million its first full week at the domestic box office, well under the $150 million it was expected to gross over the course of its opening weekend. Box Office Guru's Gitesh Pandya says the Ron Howard-directed film will struggle to reach $150M through this weekend and is pegged to finish its domestic run with just over $200 million, which will make it the lowest-grossing title among all "Star Wars" films in the franchise's 41-year history. So go ahead and cancel that standalone story on Jar Jar Binks.
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