Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter North West made her debut rap performance at Paris Fashion week – but it wasn’t without a bit of controversy.
The sudden exit of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has shocked the media world. And an update on Flavor Flav’s beef with Public Enemy. Plus, Snoop Dogg is burning more bridges.
Here’s a closer look at today’s stories:
Kim Kardashian responds to claims North West copied viral star ZaZa, 5, for Yeezy show
Kim Kardashian says she “didn’t mean” to not give ZaZa, a 5-year-old musical artist, credit when daughter North West performed an almost identical track to that of the young YouTube star.
On Thursday, North, 6, made her debut performance at the Yeezy Season 8 fashion show in Paris, and shortly after, ZaZa’s parents called out the famous family for not paying “homage” to their daughter.
ZaZa’s parents shared their daughter’s “What I Do” video next to North’s performance on Instagram for comparison, and pointed out that the YouTuber worked on her song with her dad in the studio back in July 2019.
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The family also said they “admire” Kanye West and “adore his journey,” but they “don’t wanna feel like our daughter’s journey in the world of entertainment is being STIFLED.”
Kardashian, 39, commented under the post, saying North is a “huge fan” of ZaZa and is “inspired” by her.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews retires as longtime host of ‘Hardball’
Chris Matthews abruptly retired from his longtime role as host of “Hardball” following an allegation that he “inappropriately flirted” with a female guest.
The MSNBC anchor shared the shocking news at the start of his Monday night show, announcing on-air, “I want to start with my headline tonight: I’m retiring.”
“This is the last ‘Hardball’ on MSNBC and obviously this isn’t for a lack of interest in politics,” he added.
An MSNBC insider told The Post that network executive Phil Griffin told Matthews this weekend in Washington, DC, where “Hardball” is filmed, that “he had to resign or retire immediately.”
“The news was kept a secret at the network until around 6 p.m. on Monday when all the senior staff were informed Matthews would retire at the top of his show, at 7 p.m.,” the insider said.
Matthews said he’s leaving his post to make way for “younger generations” who are “improving the workplace.”
NBC News’ National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki took over Monday night’s show after a commercial break.
On Friday, freelance journalist Laura Bassett published a column in GQ, accusing Matthews of making inappropriate advances toward her twice as she readied herself to appear on his show.
Bassett wrote about the incidents in 2017 but didn’t name Matthews at the time.
Flavor Flav and Chuck D still battling over Bernie Sanders benefit concert
Bernie Sanders may be struggling to unify the Democratic party — but he’s doing a world-class job of splitting up Public Enemy.
Hip-hop legend Flavor Flav isn’t taking being fired from Public Enemy over a fight about presidential hopeful Sanders lying down. Undecided voter Flav lost it on Monday after he was booted from the band for slapping the Sanders campaign with a cease-and-desist letter late Friday after it announced the “Fight the Power” group would perform at a rally in Los Angeles.
But it turned out Chuck D and Public Enemy Radio were actually headlining Sanders’ rally — without Flav.
So on Sunday the group — the self-proclaimed “Rolling Stones of Rap” — said in a statement, “Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav. We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.”
On Monday, Flav — who insists he is yet to endorse a 2020 candidate — was still up for a fight, ranting on Twitter, amid a hail of commas, “@MrChuckD are you kidding me right now???,,,over Bernie Sanders??? You wanna destroy something we’ve built over 35 years OVER POLITICS???,,,all because I don’t wanna endorse a candidate,,,I’m very disappointed in you and your decisions right now Chuck,,,” Flav continued in his Twitter rant, “And @MrChuckD,,,i didn’t sue you on Friday,,,i asked the @berniesanders campaign to correct misleading marketing,,,that’s all it was,,,I’m not your employee,,,i’m your partner,,,you can’t fire me,,,there is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav,,,so let’s get it right Chuck,,,”
Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent mock Oprah Winfrey after fall
So much for turning over a new leaf.
Just after apologizing to Gayle King for calling her a “dog-haired bitch,” Snoop Dogg is now mocking King’s bestie Oprah Winfrey for taking a fall in front of thousands at her 2020 Vision tour stop in LA on Saturday. She was not injured and blamed her shoes.
But Snoop commented on social media, “Michael and Kobe blew a gust of wind. Balance,” after 50 Cent jokingly suggested Michael Jackson’s ghost tripped her. Snoop followed that with, “God don’t like ugly.”
The “Gin and Juice” rapper recently sounded off on King after she brought up Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault charge during a Lisa Leslie interview shortly after his death. He later apologized and said last week that he “lost control” and had gotten a huge dressing-down from his mother over his profanity-filled rant.
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