This week in entertainment news Kanye West announces his Presidential candidacy, Kevin Gates kicks a female fan, and “Straight Outta Compton” becomes the highest grossing music biopic in history.
First up, during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Kanye West announced his Presidential candidacy and the White House responded. While Taylor Swift was presenting him with this year’s MTV Video Vanguard Award, Kanye pulled a Kanye. After thanking Taylor for giving him his award, adding, “The contradiction is that I do fight for artists but in that fight, somehow, was disrespectful to artists.” Kanye went on to say that he would die for the art and for what he believed in and that the art wouldn’t always be polite also implying that he might in fact be under the influence. Of course he couldn’t step off of the soapbox without announcing that he would in fact run for president in the year 2020 and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stated that they are looking “forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat.”
Next up, Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates, reportedly kicked a female member of his Lakeland, Florida audience during a show. The video that made its way online shows Gates kicking the female after she continued to pull at his pants after being told to stop. The woman who was reportedly kicked went to the hospital following her injuries and the police are currently investigating the footage, according to TMZ. Gates could in fact be facing charges due to the incident from the Lakeland authorities and the State Attorney’s office.
Lastly, after making history by closing out its opening weekend with a whopping $56.1 million in sales, “Straight Outta Compton” pulls in an additional $13.2 million during its third week in theaters. It is now the highest-grossing music biopic of all time totaling $134.1 million domestically to date. The film made more than $100 million in profit with just a $28 million dollar budget. “Straight Outta Compton” beat out Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line” which brought in $119.5 million.