Kanye West’s use of N-word in song is justified, says Paul McCartney

Ex-Beatle McCartney says US rapper’s use of racial term in melody he originally wrote ‘made it seriously urban’ saying he is pleased with its use in this context

Kanye West’s use of N-word in song is justified, says Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney performs with Kanye West at the Grammy Awards in 2015 – the former Beatle has defended the US rapper’s use of the N-word in lyrics. Photograph: Frank Micelotta/Rex

Paul McCartney has said Kanye West’s repeated use of the N-word was justified in the context of the “urban generation” the rapper talks about in his lyrics.

Describing the rapper fondly as a “monster” and “a crazy guy who comes up with great stuff so he inspires me”, McCartney told a star-studded audience at a Mastertapes session at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios about a recent collaboration in which West used a melody by the former Beatle.

“I get this track back, a thing called All Day: he’s taken my melody and he’s made it seriously urban, which is funny because the lyrics use the N-word – a lot! ‘How long have you been at the mall?’ ‘All day, -word!’,” said McCartney, according to a report by the Radio Times.

“It’s a great record, sonically it’s brilliant, but quite a few people said, ‘You can’t be connected with this, there’s, like, 40 N-words!

“People like Oprah, who’s a little conservative about that stuff, said, ‘You shouldn’t do it, even black people shouldn’t use that word. I said, ‘Yeah, but it’s Kanye! And he’s talking about an urban generation that uses that word in a completely different way.’ It’s the context. So I was actually pleased with it.”

West debuted All Day in a heavily censored performance at the Brits in February 2015. The melody McCartney played West is reportedly from an unreleased song from 1969 which McCartney was inspired to write, and play with two fingers on the guitar, after seeing a Picasso painting.

McCartney also told the audience, which included Brad Pitt and Paul Weller, that he “took to the bevvies” after the band split up.

He said: “I took to a wee dram. It was great at first, then suddenly I wasn’t having a good time. It wasn’t working. I wanted to get back to square one, so I ended up forming Wings.

McCartney added he was glad he had reconciled with John Lennon before his death after his relationship with his former bandmate had soured over the group’s finances in the 70s. He said his 1982 song Here Today, recorded two years after Lennon was murdered, was his way of telling his friend he loved him.

He said: “I was thinking of all the things I never said to him. I’m quite private and don’t like to give too much away. Why should people know my innermost thoughts? But a song is the place to put them. In Here Today I say to John, ‘I love you’.

“I couldn’t have said that to him unless we were extremely drunk – ‘I love you, man!’ But you can put these emotions, these deeper and sometimes awkward truths, in a song.”

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You Will Love Adele Even More After She Forgets Her Lyrics

You Will Love Adele Even More After She Accidently Forgets the Words to Her Song in Concert

You Will Love Adele Even More After She Forgets Her Lyrics

Nobody’s perfect, not even the beloved Adele.

As the “Hello” singer continues her world tour in support of her latest album 25, fans received a minor surprise in concert this week.

While Adele was singing one of her favorite songs, she experienced a bit of a brain-fart for lack of a better word. “S–t, wrong words,” she was overheard saying to the crowd before bursting into laughter. “S–t, s–t, s–t. Should I sing the right words? Sorry.”

As you likely could have guessed, fans had no hard feelings with the human mistake. In fact, you could hear hundreds of audience members laughing and cheering as Adele carried on like a pro.

With some digging, we’ve learned that this isn’t the first time the Grammy winner has made a minor error while performing. Earlier this month, Adele stopped her performance in Manchester because she didn’t know “the f–king words” to a song. When the lights turned on, some audience members delivered a standing ovation at the innocent mistake.

To be fair, how can you be mad at a performer who recently twerked on stage and helped fans get engaged live in concert. Oh yes, and there’s also that incredible voice when performing huge hits including “Someone Like You” and “Chasing Pavements.”

Lucky for fans in the states, Adele is about to kick off the North American portion of her tour this July. Spoiler alert: Tickets are pretty hard to come by.

Until then, at least we have her new music video for “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” available for us to watch again and again.

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amfAR Gala 2016: David Walliams' ex Lara Stone

LARA-STONE-672061MODEL Lara Stone shocked this evening in an entirely sheer black gown at the star-studded amfAR Gala, after she opted to leave nothing to the imagination.

The 32-year-old Dutch beauty chose a very racy number which swept to the floor, but its length did little to conceal her incredible physique.

Intricate lace clung to her taught curves in detailed patterns, while her perky chest was visible for all to see under the gothic statement piece.

Wearing just a pair of high-waisted black knickers, the blonde just about managed to cover her bottom half however her sky-high legs were still on display.

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She teamed her look with towering heels and a simple clutch, and wore her luscious locks in casual waves.

The vampish look was topped off with jet black nails and smoky eye makeup, which boasted heavy eyelashes.

Finishing the ensemble with dazzling diamond earrings, the stunner looked a picture as she cruised down the red carpet.

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After posing up a storm, she joined other celebrities as they made their way into the lavish dinner, followed by a no-holds-barred auction which last year raised an astounding $30million.

Tonight marked amfAR’s 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, which saw Katy Perry perform to the room full of A-listers.

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is an international nonprofit organisation dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment and education.

Joan Collins, 82, flaunts incredible body in white bikini

Joan-Collins-672071DAME JOAN COLLINS has been busy reminiscing about her past as she shared a stunning throwback snap on her Instagram page.

The Dynasty star posted a photo of herself flaunting her incredible figure in a tiny white bikini on a beach when she was 44-years-old.

Posing with her hands on her hips in the idyllic location in 1978, she looks thrilled to be soaking up the sun.

Joan accessorised her beach attire, with good jewellery, an Adidas visor and sunglasses.

She captioned the snap: “In #Acapulco 1978 – those were the days! #throwbackthursday.”

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Fans of the 82-year-old were quick to compliment her on the smouldering picture, as one user wrote: “You looked fab then and you look fab now!”

Others described her as “stunning”, “gorgeous” and “beautiful”.

Dame Joan recently opened up about the death of her late sister Jackie.

Amanda Holden's randy dog overshadows her boxing skills

Amanda-Holden-s-dog-Rudie-672074WHILE Amanda Holden was busy showcasing her boxing skills, her dog was busy overshadowing her with his naughty behaviour.

The pet pooch appeared more interested in her workout partner than watching her sparring.

In the hilarious clip, posted by the Britain’s Got Talent judge on Instagram, Rudie can be seen clutching onto the trainer’s leg as he tried to join in on the action.

Amanda captioned the video: “Rudie got a bit too involved in my @thevikingmethod workout this morning #HUMPIT.”

Fans of the 45-year-old were certainly entertained by the cheeky clip, with one user commenting: “Rudie by name rudy by nature.”

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Another added: “Rudie indeed.”

Amanda’s display of her boxing skills come after she admitted to going without underwear in a racy black dress on Up Late With Rylan.

As she made her entrance onto the show, the host told the audience: “Well, just to let the viewers know, Mandy hasn’t got any underwear tonight. So hopefully we won’t get any previews of that tonight.”

She then made sure to rearrange her dress to avoid any awkward wardrobe malfunction, as Rylan joked: “I’m looking directly at it. We’ve got to stop talking about it.”

As she placed a cushion on her lap to avoid flashing viewers, she added: “I won’t do a Sharon Stone – I’m going to stay like this. Well I’m going to keep one eye on it…”

Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra-Ambrosio-672080ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO certainly made sure all eyes were on her as she ditched her bra at the amfAR Gala in Cannes last night.

The Victoria’s Secret beauty flaunted her perky assets as she took the plunge in a risqué beaded gown.

Drawing even more attention to her exposed décolletage, the model wore a stunning diamond and sapphire necklace which was nestled between her generous cleavage.

Alessandra oozed confidence as she posed up a storm and flashed her enviable pins in the thigh-high split dress.

Further emphasising her long, lean legs she teamed her glittering gown with a pair of black sandals.

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You'll never guess what Elliott from E.T. looks like now…

You-ll-never-guess-what-Elliott-from-ET-looks-like-672098HE WAS the lonely young boy who befriended E.T. when he was stranded on Earth, but now Elliott is all grown up and he looks very different.

The youngster, who was played by Henry Thomas, attempts to help the alien make his way home without his mother or the government finding out.

After discovering E.T. in their shed, the 10-year-old hid him in his bedroom and even feigned illness so he could play with his new friend.

He later introduced him to his older brother Michael and younger sister Gertie, who both agreed to help keep him hidden.

Unfortunately, Elliott’s extraterrestrial friend is found by the government and quarantined.

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John Berry dead: Tragedy as original Beastie Boys

John-Berry-672111FOUNDING member of the Beastie Boys John Berry has died at the age of 52, it has been reported.

His father told Rolling Stone magazine that his son suffered from frontal lobe dementia.

He told the publication that the condition, which is a form of dementia that occurs when the frontal lobes of the brain begin to shrink, had worsened in recent months.

John came up with the name for the iconic hip-hop group and was one of the first members when it was formed in 1981.

The band was originally formed as a four-piece hardcore punk band named

The Young Aboriginies in 1978.

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The musician played guitar on the band’s first EP, which was recorded in 1982 but left shortly after, before the group moved from punk to hip hop.

John went on to play in a number of other bands including Even Worse, Big Fat Love, Highway Stars and Bourbon Deluxe.

Despite his early departure, the band did not neglect his role in the band.

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Katherine Jenkins stuns in glamorous gown

Katherine-Jenkins-672135KATHERINE JENKINS and her husband Andrew Levitas enjoyed some quality time together last night as they attended a charity ball in London.

As parents to nine-month-old daughter Aaliyah, the couple no doubt rarely get chance for a night out on the town, but they dressed to impress and looked as stunning as ever as they hit The Dorchester for the Care After Combat Ball.

As per usual, Katherine, 35, put on a jaw-dropping display as she posed in a long black gown which showed off her enviable physique.

The singer teamed the glamorous get-up with a slick of bright red lipstick and some dazzling diamante earrings.

Andrew, on the other hand, looked incredibly dapper in a black suit and bow tie, which he teamed with a crisp white shirt.

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Harvey Price's Loose Women C-bomb

TWITTER-672169A PAIR of brothers have got Harvey Price’s notorious Loose Women quote tattooed on their feet whilst on holiday in Magaluf.

Jake and Kiel Tulloch saw the Loose Women clip whilst holidaying abroad and decided to pay instant – and permanent – tribute.

Earlier this week, Harvey was on the ITV lunchtime show with mother Katie Price as part of her campaign to end online trolling.

The 13-year-old often has cruel comments and jokes posted about him on social media, and when asked by Katie what he tells people who are unkind, he replied: “I say hello… hello you c**t.”

Jake, 24, tweeted Katie a picture of his inking, saying: “@MissKatiePrice so me and my brother @KielTulloch went and got this tattoo yesterday #respect #HarveyIsALegend.”

David Bowie: Never-before-seen images

AN ARRAY of previously unseen photographs of the late David Bowie have gone on display in Los Angeles following the music legend’s death from cancer.

The images are being shown at an exhibition from celebrity photographer Markus Klinko, who created the cover for Bowie’s 2002 album Heathen and directed the music video for his 2013 song Valentine’s Day.

Bowie Unseen includes rare pictures of the singer taken during the photo shoot for Heathen in 2001, as well as images of Bowie with wolves, which Klinko created for a 2002 GQ magazine cover.

Klinko explained: “Working with David was one of the best experiences because he knows exactly what he wants. If he gives you the job it’s because he wants your input.

“It’s a collaboration in the best sense of the world because he’s someone who is going to railroad you into a corner where you just have to execute his commands.”

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Adele Teases Her Brand New Music

The 28-year-old thrilled fans today as she confirmed her next single will be ‘Send My Love (To Your Next Lover) via a Tweet

Adele Teases Her Brand New MusicThis song will be the third to be taken from Adele’s hit album ’25’ after the char-topping ‘Hello’ and the beautiful ‘After When We Were Young’.

The singer is currently immersed in her world tour, but managed to film the new music video amongst all her other duties to her many fans and family.

Adele has previously teased details of the upcoming video during her concerts telling the crowds that she even dances in in!

 

Daniel Craig ‘is DONE playing James Bond

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JUST days after bookmakers stopped bets on Tom Hiddleston becoming the next James Bond, Daniel Craig has reportedly told studio bosses he is “done” playing 007.

The actor, who has played the secret agent since 2005, has allegedly earned a total of £38million for the four films he has starred in.

However, insiders now say the 48-year-old has turned down a £68million offer from MGM to return for two more films.

An unnamed LA source told the Daily Mail: “Daniel is done – pure and simple – he told top brass at MGM after Spectre.

“They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted.”

They continued: “He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal.”

However, another source told the publication that film executives agreed to let the actor leave after they grew tired of his criticism of the franchise.

Last year Daniel told interviewers he would “rather slash my wrists” than appear in another film.

Rumours of Daniel Craig departure

from the franchise come just days after it was reported bookmakers had suspended betting on Tom Hiddleston becoming the next 007.
Liam Glynn, a representative for Irish bookmakers BoyleSports, said in a press release: “Judging by the gamble on Tom Hiddleston we expect that it’s only a matter of days before he is announced as Daniel Craig’s replacement.”

Speculation that the Night Manager star could become the next Bond began after he appeared in the BBC drama.

Earlier this month, the 35-year-old denied he was in talks to play the spy when he appeared on The Graham Norton Show.

He told the host: “I promise, no one’s talked to me about it.”