Ladies and gentleman, Chicago’s man of hip-hop contempt Kanye West may finally be seeing the light.
The rapper-producer announced to Twitter a sudden epiphany on Tuesday (October 30) following his turbulent 2018, tarnished with his Donald Trump political and personal alignment, his collaboration with Trump-supporting, Black conservatist Candace Owens, and his disgraceful commentary on slavery. The “Violent Crimes” rapper said in five tweets that he would now be disconnecting from the political sphere and honing on his first love: creativity. “My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” Ye wrote in the tweets. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative!!!”
The realization comes over a year after his initial Trump cosign (which his rap cohorts have continually broke away from him for), but just days after teaming with Owens for an anti-Democratic T-shirt design dubbed “Blexit” (standing for “Black Exit”). He now claims he wanted absolutely nothing to do with “Blexit” from the very beginning among other political that now butt heads with Trump.
Unfortunately, however, the epiphany is arriving just too little too late for most, and they’re ripping up the new leaf Kanye just turned over.
Read his change of hearts and the internet's response to it all below.
Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi was handed a life ban from all football-related activities by FIFA on Tuesday following various violations of the governing body’s ethics code, including bribery and corruption.
Nyantakyi, a former member of FIFA’s General Council, was found guilty after being filmed by an investigative journalist in a hotel room appearing to take a $65,000 bribe from a supposed businessman seeking to sponsor the Ghanaian football league.
He was also fined 500,000 Swiss Francs ($498,000).
“The adjudicatory chamber found Mr. Nyantakyi guilty of having violated Article 19 (Conflicts of interest), Article 21 (Bribery and corruption) and Article 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics,” FIFA said in a statement.
“As a consequence, Mr. Nyantakyi is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.
“Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr. Nyantakyi.”
Nyantakyi resigned in June after a recording by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas appeared to show him demanding kickbacks to pass on to top government officials, including the presidency.
He was also a former vice-president of the Confederation of African Football.
Nyantakyi later apologised to Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo and the government for what he called his “indiscretion”.
He denied any wrongdoing regarding match fixing.
The scandal, along with undercover footage that showed numerous match officials receiving bribes, forced the suspension of the Ghana Premier League in June, which has still not resumed.
Former Ghana Football Association board member Kofi Amoah was placed in charge of a four-member normalisation committee in September tasked with steering the affairs of football in the country for the next six months.
Nyantakyi and the Ghana FA could not be immediately reached for comment on Tuesday. $1 = 1.0048 Swiss francs
https://punchng.com/premier-league-zaha-reveals-racist-abuse-after-arsenal-penalty-row/Wilfried Zaha claims he suffered racist abuse and threats to his family after he won a controversial penalty in Crystal Palace’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal.
Palace forward Zaha was clipped by Granit Xhaka in the closing minutes of Sunday’s Premier League clash, with Luka Milivojevic converting the spot-kick to end Arsenal’s 11-match winning run.
Following the match, Arsenal defender Xhaka said he thought the incident had been a “clear penalty”.
But Ivory Coast international Zaha once again found himself accused of diving by fans on the internet, following several previous high-profile claims that he was guilty of simulation.
Zaha took to social media to defend himself but subsequently revealed in a post on Instagram on Tuesday that the abuse had escalated.
“For all the people taking it one step further and being racist and wishing death on my family I wish you and your families the best too x p.s my life is still very good despite your hate,” Zaha wrote.
Nigerian pop star, Wizkid, has joined the list of highest paid artistes in the world following his performance at a royal wedding in India.
The artiste is said to have performed during a royal wedding at one of the world’s top private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace in India.
He was reported to have been paid 50 million Rupees ($681,200, N245.9 million) to give a live performance, and he got Indians dancing to Soco, Fake Love and more.
According to a post made by @AfricaFactsHub, the Nigerian pop star has joined the rank of the highest paid artistes in the world after being paid such a huge amount:
“Wizkid becomes one of the Highest Paid Artists for Bookings in the World, as he performs at a Royal Wedding at one of the world’s top private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace in India.
“He was reportedly paid 50 million Rupees ($681,200, N245.9 million).’’
Meanwhile, Wizkid who confirmed his trip to India on his Instagram on Tuesday, stated: “Thank U India! Met some amazing people, performed at an amazing wedding and created some amazing memories with my boys.”
Pharrell Williams is not happy that President Donald Trump used his song and has told him to stop using his songs at his campaign rallies, reports USA TODAY.
The singer, 45, sent a cease-and-desist letter to Trump after the president played his 2014 hit “Happy” at a political event on Saturday, just hours after nearly a dozen people were gunned down in a Pittsburgh synagogue.
“On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ you played his song ‘Happy’ to a crowd at a political event in Indiana,” Williams’ lawyer, Howard King, wrote in the letter obtained by USA TODAY.
Williams’ legal team noted that the use of the song was not only poorly timed, but in violation of “copyright infringement” and “trademark rights.
“There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose,” the letter read.
The letter made it clear that Williams “will not” allow Trump to use any of his musical catalogue in the future.
- Frank Lampard believes Chelsea star Eden Hazard is the best player in the world based on current form - The Belgian star has been impressive under new manager Maurizio Sarri after scoring seven EPL goals so far - Lampard is getting set to return to Stamford Bridge with his Derby side for the Carabao Cup clash on Wednesday Chelsea legend and Derby boss Frank Lampard has declared Blues’ play-maker Eden Hazard as the best in form player in the world at the moment. According to a UK Sun report, Lampard insists that the 27-year-old’s current form under Italian manager, Maurizio Sarri is far better than that of Argentina’s Lionel Messi. Send 'NEWS' to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens Reacting on Derby’s chances against Chelsea in their Carabao Cup clash, Lampard, who is still adorned by club’s fans believes Hazard’s form will be a huge challenge for the Rams. READ ALSO: Ronaldo snubs Messi, names Modric, Salah and two others for Ballon d'Or award Chelsea icon Frank Lampard claims Eden Hazard is better than Lionel Messi Chelsea icon Frank Lampard claims Eden Hazard is better than Lionel Messi READ ALSO: Lionel Messi names the only superstar he wants Barcelona to sign "On current form, I think he is. Of course, that can change but I love watching him and he’s in his prime. "He is an absolutely outstanding player in world football,” Lampard stressed. The Belgium captain has netted seven times in the English topflight this term, a performance that has been only equaled by Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. In September, the Belgian was named the Player of the Month, while Messi with a fractured arm missed Barcelona 5-1 El Clasico win over Real Madrid on Sunday. READ ALSO: Leicester City star sends emotional letter to late club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Chelsea icon Frank Lampard claims Eden Hazard is better than Lionel Messi Lionel Messi is currently recovering from a fractured arm READ ALSO: Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui as manager, announces his replacement On the other hand, Hazard is still recuperating from a back injury that saw him play no role for Chelsea in last week’s EUROPA League win over BATE, and the weekend’s 4-0 bashing of Burnley. But Lampard is eager to see Hazard sit out Wednesday’s clash at Stamford Bridge as he returns to west London as a manager for the first time. "Let’s hope he wants a rest! I think he’s scared of coming up against my team! It will be a special occasion for myself, as well as Jody Morris and Chris Jones. "I’m excited for the game and looking forward to seeing 40,000 ‘friends’ in the stadium. PAY ATTENTION: Stay updated with the latest EPL news, fixtures, standings and odds with TUKO.co.ke PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'TUKO Michezo' "Walking out at Stamford Bridge will be very special for me,” admitted Lampard, who played alongside Hazard for two years at Stamford Bridge, before ending his 13-year stay at Chelsea in 2014.
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