With the recent news about Chris Brown and Rihanna‘s domestic abuse drama, Kanye West spoke out in support of his former tour mate.

Not only did he call Rihanna “my baby sis,” but the Grammy-winning rapper and producer went as far as calling her “the most important artist in music.”

And while we’re on West’s loose flattery, Blindie compiled a list of his prior hyperbole relating to his musical peers:


Kanye West on Beyoncé in December 2008: “Nobody really wants to recognize that Beyoncé is a f***ing living legend and that she is just as great, if not greater, than the artists that we had in the past…that she’s probably greater than Tina Turner.”


Kanye West on Justin Timberlake in August 2007: “My biggest inspiration and biggest competition is Justin Timberlake. He’s the only other person that gets an across-the-board response and respect level — black radio, white radio…We push each other. I look at me and Justin like Prince and Michael Jackson in their day.”


Kanye West on frenemy 50 Cent in January 2009: “50 is one of those rappers that I said was the end all be all of what rap what supposed to be. Like a true iconic rapper.”


Kanye West on Rihanna in February 2009: “Rihanna is so important to our culture, to pop music. I feel like she is the most important artist in music and has the most potential. Her taste level and her age … she has the potential to be the greatest artist of all time.”


Kanye West on Kanye West in November 2008: “I want to be Elvis,” he said during an acceptance speech at the American Music Awards. But days later he clarified, “I really should have thought that out more because that statement was actually really incorrect. Actually, the true statement was ‘I want to be better than Elvis.'”

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The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama lands on the coveted spring issue of Vogue!

In a magenta silk sheath dress by Jason Wu (the same designer of her inaugural gown), the First Lady was interviewed by Editor At Large Andre Leon Talley, who called his interviews “one of the best experiences of my life.”

The self-described “mom in chief” to daughters Malia and Sasha also dishes on fashion to the prestigious mag.

“I’m not going to pretend that I don’t care about it,” she said. “But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear — people just have different tastes.”

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Prince Harry may be Blindie’s fave royal to watch, but the flame-haired Prince of Wales is really starting to lose our respect with his loose talk.

According to black comedian Stephen K. Amos, Harry told him during his performance at Prince Charles’ 60th birthday in November, “You don’t sound like a black chap.”

“I wanted to say, ‘How is I supposed to sound?'” Amos said on the UK show The Wright Stuff.

Former Commission for Racial Equality chairman Lord Herman Ouseley said, “It is very sad that Prince Harry thinks black people all talk in the same way. It just goes to show how ill-educated members of the upper classes can be.”

It was only last month that Harry made offensive remarks (“Paki”, “raghead”) about people from Pakistan and those of Arab descent in a home video.

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In late 2007 Chris Brown appeared on the Tyra Banks Show and in a foreshadowing of his recent arrest for domestic felony charges revealed he had witnessed domestic violence as a child.

“Some people, their families go through domestic violence and stuff like that. I don’t want to mention the person’s name but there was somebody who hurt my mom. Me having to deal with that from the age of seven all the way through to 13, me seeing that and being visually abused by it – it affected me,” Brown said.

He also claimed to have been so affected by his mother’s abuse that he wanted to make sure he didn’t “put a woman through the same thing that person put my mom through.”

Brown tried to explain the reason his mother stayed in the situation saying, “I guess when a woman’s in love, she don’t look at it right.”

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Actress and UNICEF spokesperson Salma Hayek made an effort to feed Africa one baby at a time when she breastfed a newborn during a visit to the West African country Sierra Leone in September.

The well-endowed 42-year-old actress, who is nursing her own daughter Valentina, offered to breastfeed the baby because the mother didn’t have enough milk.

“The baby was perfectly healthy, but the mother didn’t have milk. He was very hungry. I was weaning Valentina, but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breast-fed the baby,” Hayek says.

What’s even more priceless than Hayek lending her breast to humanity is the story she tells of how her great grandmother once “took her breast out” and fed a stranger’s child on the street.

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