Heavy metal stars Cradle of Filth have hurled an insult at Kanye West after appearing to disapprove of his decision to wear one of their promotional T-shirts. The “Stronger” rapper was photographed out in Los Angeles last week showing his support for the British band with his choice of clothing, but the rockers have since made it known they are not fans of Kanye, after taking to Facebook to share a pointed comment about his outfit. Alongside a photo of Kanye wearing the T-shirt, they wrote, “Kanye West. Cradle Of Filth fan. Fortunately not a collaborator.” The outspoken hip-hop star has yet to respond to the remark.
R&B star Solange Knowles is set to take over New York’s Guggenheim Museum for a unique performance as part of the 2017 Red Bull Music Academy Festival. Beyonce’s sister will stage a special show drawing on the themes on her critically-acclaimed album A Seat at the Table, which will be examined “through movement, installation work, and experimentation through re-constructing musical arrangements”, according to a press release. The performance, titled An “Ode To,” will take place in the museum’s Rotunda space on May 18. Other highlights of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, which runs from April 29 until May 21, include a stripped down show by rapper Gucci Mane and producer Zaytoven, who will perform on a grand piano, and a Prince tribute by house star Moodymann.
Rapper Drake has cemented his love for soul star Sade by having her portrait tattooed onto his body. The “Hotline Bling” hitmaker surprised fans on Monday (March 17) by sharing a photo of himself hanging out with the reclusive British singer backstage at his final London tour stop. In the image, he stood between his mother Sandi and Sade, and captioned it, “Two very important ladies in my life.” Now it appears Drake has taken his admiration for Sade to another level by getting her image inked onto the side of his rib cage. European tattoo artist Niki Norberg shared a photo of the new artwork on Instagram on Wednesday (March 22), with the portrait featuring a well-known picture of the “Smooth Operator” vocalist wearing a head wrap and large hoop earrings. Drake also seems to have landed a handwritten note from the 58-year-old as the handwritten words, “with love Sade x”, are also inked beneath her likeness.