Kanye West’s controversial album Yeezus has been the talk of the month. Critics world wide have had negative opinions about the rapper’s sixth studio album, but one person is stepping out and saying it’s not fair that West is being scrutinized.
While on the red carpet for the ASCAP Awards on Thursday night, HipHollywood caught up with Kanye’s friend and “Mercy” co-writer, Malik Yusef, who shared his thoughts on Kanye receiving so much backlash. “People over scrutinize Kanye because of the amount of energy he puts out, but we don’t scrutinize any other group of people not even a person as much as we scrutinize Kanye West,” Yusef explained.
“Kanye gets demonized for saying what we all say and what we all do and think in our living rooms … It’s amazing to me how people can be so small minded and shallow when it comes to things that they choose not to embrace,” Malik added.
Yusef also shared with HH that since becoming a father, Kanye has been on cloud nine. “He’s doing well, he’s very excited, he’s very happy. Him and Kim are in love obviously, they love the baby, I’m just happy to have a new addition to the fam,” the “Mercy” writer shared.
Oprah Loved Being A Braided Blonde Bombshell In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’
Oprah Winfrey is a blonde bombshell in Ava Duvernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” and she loved every minute of it. HipHollywood sat down with the media mogul along with Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling to talk about playing the Mrs. and their elaborate hair, make-up and costumes.
“Girl we had hair for days,” gushed Winfrey. “My favorite was the ponytail, the braid.”
Celebrity hair guru Kim Kimble, who frequently works with Beyonce, headed up the film’s hair department. For the film she turned Lady O into a blonde, Reese into a red head and gave Kaling fab braided locks. “They were like [hair] sculptures,” said Kaling who plays Mrs. Who.
So how long did it take to get these ladies out of this world ready? “Hours,” joked Winfrey and Reese in unison.
To be exact, the ladies were in hair and make-up 3-5 hours daily as lead hairstylist Kim Kimble and make-up artists LaLette Littlejohn and Derrick Rutledge got them camera ready. “I think Kim and the team worked for days before, sculpting and making it right,” added Winfrey who plays Mrs. Which.
Derrick Rutledge, Winfrey’s personal makeup artist who also worked on the film, designed rhinestone eyebrows for each Mrs. Which ensemble. Meanwhile costume designer Paco Delgado drew from volcano explosions and depictions of galaxies to create costumes that made Winfrey shimmer and appear larger than life.
In the Disney big screen adaption, the three celestial beings – Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit lead 13-year-old Meg (Storm Reid) and others on a journey to rescue the girl’s scientist father (Chris Pine) from evil otherworldly forces.
It’s better seen than simply described, so be sure to check out A Wrinkle In Time in theaters now!
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