Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Kanye West (ft. Desiigner) – "Pt. 2" (2016)

All his cash
Market crashed

The stock market certainly didn’t crash in 2017 – the S&P 500 ended the year almost 20% higher than it was at the beginning of 2017.  

That was good news for Kanye West, among others.

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Ladies, were you happy with the Christmas gifts your husband and/or boyfriend gave you this year?

Kim Kardashian West
I’m pretty sure that Kim Kardashian was happy with the gifts she received from Kanye West.

When Kim opened the box that Kanye gave her, she found items from Disney, Apple, Netflix, Amazon, and Adidas.

For example, there was a Disney Mickey Mouse figure, a pair of Adidas socks, Apple headphones, and Amazon and Netflix gift cards.

“And I’m like, ‘That’s so sweet!’” Kim said.

Kanye gave Kim Adidas socks . . .
I guarantee you Kim was not really thinking “That’s so sweet!” when she opened Kanye’s gift.  She was thinking WHERE ARE MY F*CKING DIAMONDS???

No need to get your knickers in a twist, Kim.  Kanye’s no fool – he knows better than to think you’ll be satisfied with socks, headphones, a couple of gift cards, and a stuffed Mickey Mouse.

It turns out that Kanye not only gave the missus trinkets from Disney, Apple, Netflix, Amazon, and Adidas.  He also gave her hundreds of shares of stock in those companies.

A photo Kim posted on Instagram (she later deleted it) shows the stock certificates that were in the gift box that Kanye gave her for Christmas.

For example, she received 920 shares of Disney stock.  Those shares have a market value of just under $100,000 (which may explain the odd number of shares he gave her).

. . . as well as Adidas stock
Kanye gave Kim 995 shares of Adidas stock, which have about the same value as the Disney shares.    Assuming he gave Apple, Netflix, and Amazon stock worth the same amount, his gift was worth a cool half million altogether.

Which isn’t all that much, relatively speaking.  (Forbes magazine says Kim’s 2016 income was $45.5 million.  That’s over twice as much as her hubby’s income, although Kanye’s net worth may be double hers.)

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“Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 2” was released in 2016 on Kanye’s seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo.  “West just drops broken pieces of his psyche all over the album and challenges you to fit them together,” according to Rolling Stone, which called the album “both a mess and a masterpiece.”

West first said that The Life of Pablo would only be available through Tidal, a new streaming service owned by Jay-Z, West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Jack White, Daft Punk, Madonna, Jason Aldean, and a number of other famous musicians.  After an updated version of the album was released for streaming on Spotify, Apple music, and Google Play, a class-action lawsuit was filed that claimed that West never intended to make the album available only on Tidal, but said that in hopes that his fans would download and use the struggling streaming app. 

The day that The Life of Pablo was released, West tweeted that he was $53 million in debt and asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to invest a billion dollars in his ideas.

Here’s “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 2”:

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