Creative Weekly: Beyoncé, Kanye West, Azealia Banks, Young Buck & Action Bronson

This week's Creative Weekly: Beyoncé shuts down Coachella, Kanye West Returns To Twitter, Azealia Banks Claims She Got Raped, Dr. Dre And 50 Cent To Executive Produce Young Buck's New Album & Action Bronson Parts Ways With Atlantic Records.



Beyonce made history on Saturday night, April 14 as the first ever black woman to ever headline Coachella, and boy did she make it count.

"Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline," Beyoncé said.

The nearly two hour set included performances of "Crazy In Love," the black anthem ("Lift Every Voice And Sing"), "Baby Boy" and "Formation" -  while backed by a college-styled marching band and step dancers.

She also performed "Deja Vu" with her husband, Jay Z, and "Get Me Bodied" with her sister, Solange. A yoncé concert will not be complete without her reuniting with her half-sisters. The "Lemonade" singer brought out Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for a Destiny Child's reunion. They performed the songs, "Soldier," "Say My Name" and "Lose My Breath."

Beyoncè was supposed to make her Coachella headlining debut last year, but had to cancel because she was pregnant with Sir & Rumi at the time.

“I am so happy to be here. I was supposed to perform at Coachella before, but I ended up getting pregnant, thank God,” Bey said on saturday night. “This is a very important performance for me tonight. I’m happy to be back on stage.”

Watch Caochella 2018 here.

Kanye West Returns To Twitter

Last May, Kanye West deleted his twitter account but on Saturday (April 14) the rapper returned to the platform to deliver a swipe at Nike. Ye shared an article of Nike's Monarch sneaker and insinuated the design was a rip off, of his Yeezy 700 sneaker.

“Yeezy 700 Vibes,” he tweeted along with the face palm, crying and laughing emojis.

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The tweet was quoted by twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey who added "Welcome back @Kanyewest!" shortly after, Ye retweeted Jack's post and deleted his original tweet. 

Yeezy  also recently spoke with Axel Vervoordt for The Hollywood Reporter about design patterns, a philosophy book he claims to be writing and Virgil Abloh's new role with Louis Vuitton. Read the full interview here.

Azealia Banks Claims She Was Raped 

Azealia Banks has been through so much already, and it just feels like she can never catch a break. On Saturday April 14, the New York based rapper posted an Instagram story claiming she'd been sexually assaulted by an unnamed person.


"I feel like so dirty and stupid right now," she said in a since deleted post. "We was just like hanging out, one thing lead to another, and I just feel really dumb because it was like partially my fault."

"I'm just sitting here feeling fucking low and shit." She continued. "I just feel like a dumbass, like such a dummy. I just want to like ... fucking disappear right now.  I feel really bad, I don't think I'm going to be putting out more music. I don't think I can put out any more music right now. " 

A very emotional Banks later threatens to delete her social media accounts until she's okay again.

"I’m gonna delete all my accounts because I’m just like embarrassed. I’m gonna delete everything, and I guess I’ll just come back when I get it together. I just feel like really broken down and … just like when I’m rebuilding myself as an artist. I don’t know how to face [y’all].”

The details of where the alleged rape and who the perpetrator is, is still unknown. But Banks says she's going to be fine.

Dr. Dre And 50 Cent To Executive Produce Young Buck's New Album

In and out of jail rapper, Young Buck, may finally be getting one last shot at redemption. Buck via DJ Battlecat's Instagram page announced that he will be dropping a new album soon and it's executive produced by Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. 

He also revealed that Battlecat will be handling most of the production duties on the album. A few days ago he released the single "Can't Lose" which is likely to appear on the yet to be titled project.

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Action Bronson Parts Wants With Atlantic Records

Action Bronson announced on Friday (April 13) that he's now a free agent. 


The part-time Chef also announced he has a new tape coming soon called White Bronco. 


Bam Bam released 2015's Mr. Wonderful and 2017's Blue Chips 7000 under the label.

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