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Kanye West’s Defense of Trump Killed His Music Career: Latest Album Sold Just 50K Copies (But He Still Watches Porn Hub)

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Kanye West continued to defend his support of Donald Trump last night on “Jimmy Kimmel.” But the support has come with a price. He’s lost his music career. Kanye’s recent album, called “Ye,” sold only 50,000 copies since its release on June 1st. Including streaming of the album’s tracks, the total number was 195,000. But the total number of albums was sold was negligible. Total sales of all albums and singles this year is only 100K including the number for “Ye.”

Financially, it’s a disaster. “Ye” only cost 8 bucks in the first place. And the costs of sampling a lot of other people’s music, plus paying his “staff” to do all the work assembling it, would mean “Ye” lost millions of dollars. (West told Kimmel he sleeps a lot in the studio while his people assembled tracks.)

Of course, at this point Kanye’s income isn’t coming from music. It’s supposedly through his Yeezy sneaker brand, which is funded by Adidas.

On Kimmel, Kanye was extremely thoughtful. He gave a shout out to Sarah Jessica Parker, who he said taught him the difference between “a dialogue and a diatribe.” He advocated “love” but Kimmel called him on that reminding him that Trump has divided families over immigration. When Kimmel asked him about Trump’s feelings about black people, West was left silent and the show cut to a commercial.

Have West’s feelings changed since having daughters? “No, I still watch porn hub.” His favorite channels? “A lot of black on white.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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