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Kanye West declares himself ‘the new Moses’ as he compares music industry to slave ships

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Kanye West has described himself as “the new Moses” as he compared the music industry and NBA to “modern day slave ships”.

In a trademark flurry of tweets, the rapper and fashion designer ruled out releasing a new album on his current record label.

He had originally been set to launch album Donda: With Child – named after his late mother – in July but the date passed without a release.


West now said he would not release any new music under his current contract

He tweeted: “I’m not putting no more music out till I’m done with my contract with Sony and Universal … On God … in Jesus name … come and get me.”


He has previously sued the SONY/ATV-owned EMI, which has administered the rights to his songs since 2003, and Universal Music Group, which owns the Def Jam Recordings label.

West, who frequently airs his grievances on Twitter, then compared the music industry and NBA sports league to “modern day slave ships”.

He said: “I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved I’m putting my life on the line for my people The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships I’m the new Moses.”

The rapper and fashion designer had originally been set to launch album Donda: With Child (Getty Images for Ralph Lauren)

The shoe entrepreneur asked for a public apology from rappers J. Cole and Drake, comparing himself to slave rebellion leader Nat Turner and saying: “I’m fighting for us.”

He also said he was waiting for a meeting with Shawn Carter, AKA Jay-Z

West, who is devoutly religious, added: “Let’s stop killing each other … let’s show God that we are Gods people … my ego gets the best of me too… God doesn’t measure us by money in his kingdom … let’s love each other… I love my brothers and I miss my friends … real talk.”

West launched a highly publicised bid for the White House in July, but the campaign has been hampered by a series of failures to make the ballot before deadline in key states.

He has, however, made the ballot in 12 states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota and Mississippi.

Before announcing his own presidential run, West had publicly backed Donald Trump.

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Supergirl canceled: Why is Supergirl ending with season 6?

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being reported all parties involved in the best decision would be for the show to conclude with its upcoming sixth season. This will allow the creative team time to organically bring an end to the show’s ongoing stories in crafting a final season well in advance.

Supergirl season 6 episode count: How many episodes will Supergirl season 6 be?

Unlike Arrow, which ended its run with an abbreviated 10-episode season, Supergirl season 6 will consist of 20 episodes.

While slightly shorter than the show’s typical season average of 22-episodes, 20 episodes should give the writers more than enough time to tie up loose ends while treating fans with a sizable final season. It’s also reported that the 20-episode season will be among The CW’s longer season orders for the 2020-21 season, which is a slight silver lining in wake of the cancellation news.

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The Great British Baking Show season 11 is coming to Netflix tonight

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The Great British Baking Show season 11 coming to Netflix?

The wait for The Great British Baking Show season 11 is nearly over! The newest season of the UK’s beloved baking competition is set to premiere on Netflix on Friday, Sept. 25.

Although there was some concern among fans whether the season would be able to film amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the production team managed to successfully shoot season 11 over a course of a few weeks. With filming over, the time has finally come for the new season to begin as 12 new bakers come out to compete for the title of Britain’s best amaturer baker.

Returning to judge the bakers’ tasty creations are Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, who will once again serve as the season’s judges. Also returning is host Noel Fielding who is set to emcee the new season with help from his new co-host Matt Lucas.

While there might be new changes ahead this season, fans can look forward to yet another loveable crop of bakers and stunning desserts!

The Great British Baking Show season 11 release time on Netflix

While most shows do not come to Netflix until after their season has come to an end, The Great British Baking Show is slightly more unique in its release schedule.

Thanks to Netflix’s unique deal with the studio behind the series, new episodes arrive on Netflix three days after their UK broadcast. As a result, fans of the show are able to keep up with the current season as it unfolds with only a slight delay from those across the pond through the weekly release plans.

Although the release structure is unique from most Netflix originals and imports, the release time for the show is not. Like with most new arrivals, the first episode of The Great British Baking Show season 11 will be released on Netflix at 12:01 am PT / 3:01 am ET.

Netflix will then release new episodes weekly throughout the upcoming weeks, with each new episode dropping at the same time weekly. Of course, you can also stay up late each Thursday in order to catch the episodes shortly after they drop. Otherwise, the series will make for a perfect Friday treat for those non-night owls out there.

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Twitter’s Sexual Fascination With a Not-Sexual Octopus Movie

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The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter.

If there’s one thing the internet loves, it’s taking a joke too far. It’s hard to remember such things in 2020, but there was a time when trying to one-up the absurdity of the day’s meme was one of the major pastimes of Twitter. (Were we ever so young …?) These days, for good reason, that happens less and less. But this week, for a brief moment, and in a much more subdued manner, it happened again. The topic? Octopus sex.

Let’s get a couple things out of the way first. One, this is not about The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife or tentacle porn. Two, it’s not about sex at all. Instead, the subject of this discussion is My Octopus Teacher, a new Netflix documentary that explores the relationship its subject and producer—Craig Foster—forms with a cephalopod in a South African kelp forest. It’s a very sweet and heart-wrenching film, and while, yes, the term cephalopod does sound vaguely horny, there is nothing sexual about My Octopus Teacher. It’s just a story about a guy who really, really loves a mollusk.

We can hear you snickering. We are too, largely because that feels OK. No one involved in the Octopus Sex Movie Discourse (at least none that we’ve seen) is actually claiming malpractice. No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. Or, well, they weren’t harmed by humans; octopi are still predators, after all. No, this entire meme is the result of a game of Twitter Telephone that turned increasingly bizarre largely thanks to juvenile humor and the fact that Covid lockdowns mean that a lot of people are watching a lot more Netflix.

As best as we can tell, here’s what happened. Netflix released My Octopus Teacher on September 4. It gained a few viewers over the next week or so, and then, earlier this week, feminist scholar Sophie Lewis wrote a Twitter thread in which she called it “a flawed but moving documentary about a straight man who has a lifechanging erotic relationship with a female octopus.” Lewis’ point was far more nuanced than the initial tweet let on, but as soon as the notion of octopus sex was suggested, the idea took off.

In many ways, the documentary invites this commentary. In the opening sequence, Foster, discussing his relationship with said octopus, notes “you feel you’re on the brink of something extraordinary, but you realize there is a line that can’t be crossed.” He later goes on to say that he “slept, dreamt this animal” and that she “was teaching me to be sensitized to the Other—especially wild creatures.” Finally, he notes, “I fell in love with her, but also with that amazing wildness she represented and how that changed me.” Although the physical contact between the two is limited to the kind of touching most people do with their cats, it’s also not wrong to note the language is romantic. It’s also not wrong to just, you know, take “octopus sex” and run with it. It was a nice distraction.

As the discourse continued, it jumped from Twitter into mainstream media. Soon, Vulture had a piece titled “So How Horny Is the Netflix Octopus Movie?” in which writer Rebecca Alter compared the movie’s sexiness to the relationship she had with a leopard slug that stowed away in her takeout bag. (Reader, it was not sexy.) The Daily Beast published a story titled “The Epic Love Story Between a Man and an Octopus.” Finally, just yesterday, The Guardian ran a piece under the headline “An octopus ‘love story’ on Netflix has caused thoughts to run wild. Why?”—a question perfect for the answer “because internet” but for which writer Elle Hunt gives a much more thoughtful response. Ultimately, she echoes Lewis’ original point that My Octopus Teacher reflects a certain kind of “scientific masculinity”—the mollusk is only compelling and worthy of study because a man has deemed her so.

Truly, if this isn’t an apt end to this week’s roller coaster of octopus sex discourse, what is? In what other time could we so rapidly go from Innocuous Sea Life Documentary to Sex Scandal to Misogyny Strikes Again in so short a time? It’s 2020; everything has eight arms and lurks below, waiting until you look so that it may suck you in.


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