(Taken from Ye's Twitter)
There's no doubt that Kanye West is a huge fan of his daughter, his girlfriend, and his music, but he also has a knack for technology. Yesterday (July 30th), the rapper tweeted his Father's Day gift from his lady -- Kim K., which were two autographed computer mice signed by Apple's co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
He tweeted, "One of the other gifts my girl gave me for fathers day."
In fact, in an interview with The New York Times, Ye compared himself to the late Steve Jobs. He said, "I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it's like when Biggie [Smalls] passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z."
DID KANYE APPEAR AT A BET AWARDS AFTER PARTY?
In other Kanye news, even though he skipped out on the BET Awards, the rapper was spotted at Jamie Foxx's after party.
A source told Us Weekly that he made an entrance to the party just after midnight, where he then hung out in the VIP section.
T. Pain tells US Magazine
"Kanye is much richer than me so I'm not even going to try [getting him and Kim Kardashian a gift],"
"Kanye has no couth when it comes to things like that, so when you bring him something, he'd be like, 'What the f--k is this?'"
"You don't want to be that person because he'll make a big scene about that. You don't want that."
Ruben Studdard is set to compete on The Biggest Loser. According to People, the season two American Idol winner said about joining the show, "I was losing weight, but I was exhausted. It was making me sick. I'm a big man. There was no way to do those workouts on that amount of food, so everything was contradicting itself."
Ruben revealed that he had lost over 70 pounds in 2006 after becoming a vegetarian, but after getting divorced from Surata McCants last year, he packed on the pounds again.
He said, "I've never had an issue with my weight. But] my family has a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart-related issues - things I didn't have to deal with yet because I'm young. But I don't want to be worried at 40, and if I don't fix things now, I will be."
The new season of The Biggest Loser returns this fall on NBC.
The Recording Industry Association of America -- RIAA, has announced that they will certify Jay-Z's upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail as platinum on its release date. As previously reported, one million Samsung galaxy users will get the album for free on July 4th. Soundscan stated that they would not count the sales obtained through the Samsung app, because an album must be sold by an entity to a retailer.
In a statement, the RIAA has announced that as a result of Jay's Samsung deal, they have changed their rule that albums require a 30 day wait from release day to tally sales certifications.
The rule has been alter in what the RIAA is calling a "common sense update." This change will affect digital sales. Physical releases will still have to wait 30 days for certification.
(Forcing a 50+ year old institution to rewrite it's rules? That's power)
FANTASIA'S NEW VIDEO 'WITHOUT ME'
CIARA F/ NICKI MINAJ 'I'M OUT'
LIL WAYNE SUED BY YOUNG MONEY ARTIST
According to TMZ, Lil Wayne has been sued by 15-year-old YMCMB artist Torion Sellers. In the legal docs, Torion revealed that Wayne signed him at 13 and Wayne promised to record and release an album by Spring 2013, but nothing has happened. Torion now wants out of his contract.
YO GOTTI DENIES SIGNING WITH GRAND HUSTLE
According to Baller Alert, Yo Gotti has denied signing with T.I.'s Grand Hustle label. He said, "Nah, T.I. the big homie ... but we got CMG with L.A. Reid and Epic. That whole thing is just...the blogs went crazy with it and put their own words on something that was said."
KRIS KROSS RAPPER CHRIS KELLY DIED FROM A DRUG OVERDOSE
According to TMZ, an investigator from the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta confirmed that a toxicology screening showed that Kriss Kross rapper Chris Kellydied from a fatal mixture of drugs in his system. The drugs weren't specified. Chris Kelly died on May 1st.
SUGE KNIGHT WANTED AGAIN
According to TMZ, Suge Knight is a wanted man in California. Two separate warrants have been issued for the former Death Row honcho's arrest, stemming from alleged joyrides with a suspended license. Knight had two hearings last month for both cases -- one from 2011 and one from 2012 when cops caught him with a suspended license. Bench warrants were subsequently issued for each case -- both for $20,000.