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A Gold Kanye West Statue In The Form Of Jesus Christ Surfaces In L.A.

Great, more reason for Kanye to feel himself. 

Kanye West told us he was the "son of man" a long time ago, and it looks like  an L.A. artist named Plastic Jesus took that to heart. Wednesday evening (Feb. 22), a sculpture resembling a crucified Jesus Christ with Kanye's likeness appeared on Los Angeles' Hollywood Boulevard.

The statue's features aren't exactly spot on with its Yeezus comparison; clean-shaven beard and somewhat chiseled body don't exactly scream Ye, but Plastic J., who is a reported Yeezy fan, insists that the sculpture was "intended to be as critical of us as consumers and the media as it is of Kanye himself."

"He’s a genius at writing and producing but he’s not a God, and that’s where we put him. Until there’s an issue in his life or a hiccup in his career, then we crucify him…We’ve seen it before with people like Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan," the artist told The Hollywood Reporter. "The same people who put him into a God-like place are the same yapping at his heels for a piece of flesh when something happens."

This isn't the first controversial sculpture Plastic has created in the last year. The sculptor also revealed that he collaborated on the naked Donald Trump statues that appeared across the U.S. The Yeezus statue is reportedly located in close proximity to the Dolby Theatre, where the Oscars will be held this Sunday (Feb. 26), and will be included in Plastic Jesus' L.A. exhibit Anethesia -- The Art of Oblivion this weekend.

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Less than two weeks after becoming life partners with Hailey Baldwin, Justin Bieber returns to the studio where he's seen flexing his rap skills on his Instagram Stories.

The "Let Me Love You" singer rapped about his absence from pop culture, and his wife.

“Took a couple years off/Shed a couple tears, dawg/Been a victim of the system/I’m a Christian with a vision/My wife, yeah, I put her on a pedestal/My life is like a movie, The Incredibles," raps Bieber.

He also rapped about taking medication for his depression before borrowing a hook from 50 Cent's "Many Men."

“They put me on some medicine/Never thought that my depression would depend on it/Many men, wish death upon me/ Blood in my eye dog and I can’t see/I’m trying to be what I’m destined to be / And people trying to take my life away."

sounds like justin bieber has a new song on the way that flips 50 cent's “many men” 👀pic.twitter.com/cvdLpAEpFt

— Genius (@Genius) October 11, 2019

Bieber is reportedly back in album working on a new album. Last week, he joined forces with country duo Dan and Shay for the record "10,000 Hours."

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Tekahshi 6ix9ine Reportedly Signs New Record Deal Worth $10 Million

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine reportedly signed a $10 million record deal with his former label 10K Projects for two albums, TMZ reports.

It's said one of the projects will be in English while the other in Spanish. It's unclear what will happen to the deal if 6ix9ine is given less than the minimum 47-year-long sentence he faced before testifying against his former associates and Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members.

Earlier today, Page Six reported that the rapper purchased new beats and plans to record music upon his release.

"It looks like he will be making music right away when he comes home," an anonymous music industry source told the outlet. "He already contacted a young NYC producer, and someone purchased two beats for him."

Last month,  it was reported that Tekashi denied witness protection after testifying against Anthony "Harv" Ellison and Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack, two Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members, who have been found guilty.

The rapper born Daniel Hernandez pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and eight other charges in January. 69's forthcoming sentencing is scheduled for December 18.

 

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T.I. Calls Iggy Azalea's Music Career A Stain On His Legacy

T.I. isn't necessarily proud of his investment in Iggy Azalea's music career.

In an interview with The Root (Oct. 9), the Atlanta rapper revealed he's on the hunt to discover a new talented female rapper with bars so that he can undo the "blunder" of his former artist Iggy. The Dime Trap rapper added that the Australian rapper's career is a stain on his legacy as a label executive.

“I’m still actively looking for another female rapper who can undo the blunder of Iggy Azalea,” Tip said. “That is the tarnish of my legacy as far as [being] an [music] executive is concerned. To me, this is like when Michael Jordan went to play baseball.”

The Grand Hustle boss has not worked with the "Fancy" rapper since 2015. Tip signed the Aussie artist to his label back in 2011 shortly after she released her debut mixtape, Ignorant Art.

When asked about Xtaci, a girl duo Tip once worked with, T.I. said sometimes things get in the way.

“Sometimes people just grow up and find out that maybe their time, efforts and attention would be better applied elsewhere but, right now, we do have Tokyo Jetz.”  Jetz is a woman rapper on the Grand Hustle label. She is mostly known for her single "The One."

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