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Kanye West Nearly Quit Rapping Because ‘It’s The Devil’s Music’

Kanye West Nearly Quit Rapping Because ‘It’s The Devil’s Music’

Kanye West Nearly Quit Rapping Because 'It's The Devil's Music'
Kanye West is due to release his latest album, Jesus Is King, however it’s been revealed the artist nearly quit rapping, calling it ‘the devil’s music’. 
The Stronger singer will finally drop his follow-up to Ye on Friday (October 25) after a long string of delays.
However, in a new interview with West’s pastor, he allegedly nearly quit rapping altogether after being ‘saved’ by Christianity.
Check out the interview below: 
Pastor Adam Tyson told Christian media organisation Apologia West came to him considering quitting the rapping game – but he convinced the musician to reconsider.
As heard in the Apologia video, Tyson said: 
One time, he told me that he wasn’t going to rap, I said: ‘Why not?’ to which Kanye replied: ‘That’s the devil’s music.’ I said, ‘Hey, man. Rap is a genre. You can rap for God.’
I definitely said: ‘Hey, bro. I think you need to use your talents that God’s given you and use that platform for God.’
It was in May this year West began attending the Placerita Bible Church in California. There, he began to speak with the pastor.Kanye West Kim Kardashian
Tyson added: 
[West] said: ‘About five weeks ago, I got radically saved.’ He just started telling me a little about his testimony.
The guilt of sin brought him down low. He would say the devil basically brought him to a place where he just felt like he was in bondage to his sin. So he said: ‘I got delivered.’
Jesus Is King was supposed to arrive in September, but despite sharing the tracklist and previewing the record, West only confirmed the record this morning (October 21), announcing the release date on Twitter.
According to NME, at the Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Experience event, hosted at the George Washington University, he told the audience the album was delayed because he was ‘making it better for y’all’.
The Jesus Is King release date also coincides with the drop of West’s IMAX film of the same title.
Kenny G confirmed in an interview with GQ he’ll appear on the album, after marking Valentine’s Day by performing at West and Kim Kardashian’s home.
As per GQ, Kenny G said: 
That was the day that I met Kanye. And he just could not have been nicer. It was super fun. And it was a great vibe doing that performance in their house.
After that, he asked me if I want to come over to see his studio. So I said: ‘Cool’. So I went with him. And he started playing me some tracks. And as he was playing the tracks, I did not hesitate to say what I thought about the tracks.
And I suggested on a particular track: ‘You know, I think if my saxophone was on there it would sound really good’. And he said: ‘Cool’. And he pulled out the microphone, and I started playing on it.
Jesus Is King drops on October 25.
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10 Most Expensive Buildings Ever Built In Europe

10 Most Expensive Buildings Ever Built In Europe

On your trip around the world, there are countless breathtaking sites to visit and sights to see, and Europe offers some of the best of the best. When money flows as thickly as it has in Europe through the centuries, some of the most amazing and breathtaking work can be created.
When we look around the world, we see naturally occurring landmarks that inspire awe in us, motivating us to mimic nature when we create our own dwellings. These buildings are surely no exception. Here are the 10 most expensive buildings ever built in Europe.


10 Elbphilharmonie, Germany

Kicking off the list of the most expensive ever built in Europe is the $1,027,510,000 Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany. This spectacular concert hall is affectionately nicknamed Elphi by locals and opened only recently, with its inaugural concerts taking place on January 11th, 2017, with performances by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra.
This hall is one of the tallest buildings in Hamburg at 354 feet tall and resembles a wave of water from the outside, thanks to Herzog & de Meuron, the architecture firm that designed the concert hall.


9 Termoelektrarna Šoštanj, Slovenia

Coming in at $1,335,258,000 is a structure nobody expected to see on these lists, but really should have been anticipated at some point: a power plant. Swaddled in controversy, the TEŠ, or Termoelektrarna Šoštanj, has seen several units open and close over a span of nearly seventy years, at this point.
A new sixth block is currently being built by the state, and the combined costs of these projects not only placed this structure at number nine on the list, they also doubled the original projected budget for the structure.


8 The Shard, United Kingdom

For $1,500,000,000, the United Kingdom built the Shard, a building located in London that has gone by many names: the London Bridge Tower, the Shard London Bridge, and the Shard of the Glass, all of which have earned the structure the familiar nickname of The Shard.
Anyone who lays eyes on the Shard knows exactly where it got this name: the design of the building makes it perfectly imitate an immense shard of glass, stuck viciously into the London skyline, a feat of modern architecture. Designed by Renzo Piano, an Italian architect, the Shard is not only the tallest building in the United Kingdom, but also holds the title of the tallest building in the entire European Union, measuring up to 1,016 feet tall.


7 Wembley Stadium, United Kingdom

There is not a long journey between the locations at number seven and number eight on this list: Wembley Stadium is also located in London, comes onto the list at a whopping $1,501,010,550. This football (or soccer if you're American) stadium is the home of Cup Final (the Football Association Challenge Cup Final), as well as the England national football team.
This structure is the largest football stadium in the entirety of England, as well as the United Kingdom, and is considered to be the second-largest stadium in all of Europe.


6 Seat of the European Central Bank, Germany

Unsurprisingly, the Seat of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany cost a pretty penny; coming in at number six on this list, this breathtaking German structure cost $1,557,297,000 to construct.
This building not only serves as the headquarters for the European Central Bank but is also houses the former Wholesale Market Hall, known locally as Großmarkthalle. In addition to Großmarkthalle and the European Central Bank, there is a tremendous twin skyscraper, as well, and a low-rise building between the Wholesale Market Hall and the skyscraper to pull the whole shebang together.


5 Lakhta Center, Russia

Leaving England and Germany behind, the middle of the list sees a journey out to Russia; specifically, the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, which cost a total of $1,770,000,000 to fully construct. This groundbreaking structure measures out to 1,516 feet tall, making it the official tallest building in all of Russia.
As if that wasn't impressive enough, it's also considered to be the tallest building in all of Europe and falls to sixteenth place on the list of the tallest buildings in the entire world, which is still an impressive title to claim.


4 Palace of the Parliament, Romania

Jumping up in price a bit from the meager $1,770,000,000 Russian juggernaut that is the Lakhta Center, Romania offers the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest which cost $3,338,055,000. This structure serves as the seat of the Parliament of Romania, which makes sense, given its centralized location in Bucharest — the capital city of Romania.
Not only is this building 276 feet tall, it also holds the unexpected record of heaviest building in the world, having an official weight of 4,098,500,000 kilograms (or 9.0356x10^9 pounds, for the Americans in the audience).


3 Nya Karolinska Hospital, Sweden

Heading back out west to Stockholm, Sweden, we see the magnificent (and magnificently functional) Nya Karolinska Hospital, which comes with an insane construction price tag of $7,500,000,000. This dramatic leap was originally unanticipated since the initial budget for the project was only ("only") $1,800,000,000.
Since the price for building the Nya Karolinska Hospital skyrocketed so dramatically, it's hard to find a permanent place on this list for the building's actual costs, but rest assured that this structure absolutely belongs on every list of the most expensive buildings ever built in Europe.


2 Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant, Finland

Another massive nuclear power plant makes the list, this time hailing from Eurajoki, Finland. This structure is only one of Finland's two power plants, and as such has been in use the 1970s. The price tag on this building is actually estimated to be $9,452,467,500, though that number may actually be higher, as the latest reports have not yet been made public on the budget for the structure.
Finland snuck in to make this list, but they certainly made the list with a bang, being incredibly close to breaking the ten billion-dollar mark.


1 International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, France

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor located in scenic Saint-Paul-lès-Durance, France, is the most expensive structure in all of Europe, having cost a truly mind-boggling $20,000,000,000. And twenty billion dollars is considered to be on the low end of this insane budget, which was put together with multiple international contributions.
This headquarters houses the aforementioned International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, which is considered to be the world's largest magnetic confinement plasma physics experiment. Because the experiment is ongoing, projected costs continue to rise — but at least it's for a good cause: the pursuit of knowledge.
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Thai king strips 34-year-old royal consort of all titles for 'disloyalty' and 'ambition'

Thai king strips 34-year-old royal consort of all titles for 'disloyalty' and 'ambition'

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn stripped his 34-year-old consort of all royal and military titles on Monday evening, in a shock move less than three months after she became the first woman to be anointed with the noble rank in nearly a century.
The palace announced through the Royal Gazette that Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi had been dismissed from the rank of "Chao Khun Phra" for "disloyalty to the king," as well as "acting against the appointment of the Queen (Suthida)... for her own ambitions."
The king suddenly married Suthida Tidjai, a former flight attendant, shortly before his coronation in May.
The new queen – the king’s fourth wife - had been serving as deputy commander of his personal guard since 2017, but the palace had refused to acknowledge long-standing rumours of the romantic liaison before the monarch decided “to promote” her.
On his 67th birthday in July, King Vajiralongkorn decided to also appoint Ms Wongvajirapakdi as his consort, reviving a Thai royal tradition that had not been used since the reign of King Rama VI, who ruled until 1925.Her anointment as royal consort had been accompanied by a rare set of images showing her in action in the military - Credit: Thai Royal Office/AFPHer anointment as royal consort had been accompanied by a rare set of images showing her in action in the military - Credit: Thai Royal Office/AFP

Her anointment as royal consort had been accompanied by a rare set of images showing her in action in the military
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Her elevation was marked with the release of a rare set of images by the palace, including candid and action-packed photos of her aiming a weapon on a firing range, piloting a plane and preparing to parachute.
The pictures were accompanied by a 46-page biography that revealed she was born in 1985 in the northern Thai province of Nan, and graduated from the Royal Thai army nursing college in 2008.
She also trained as a pilot in Thailand and abroad, and completed several military courses, including in the fields of jungle warfare and night parachuting. Like Queen Suthida, she served in the royal bodyguard unit, recently reaching the rank of major general.
The splurge of information was unusual in a country where few personal details are known about the king and the royal family. The Thai monarchy is deified and strict lese majeste laws with jail terms of three to 15 years prevent any open discussion about them.As well as her royal titles, Ms Wongvajirapakdi has also lost her military ranks - Credit: Thai Royal Office/AFPAs well as her royal titles, Ms Wongvajirapakdi has also lost her military ranks - Credit: Thai Royal Office/AFP

As well as her royal titles, Ms Wongvajirapakdi has also lost her military ranks
Credit: Thai Royal Office/AFP
However, the royal consort appears to have now fallen out of favour. Her title, ranking and all medals had been removed for inappropriate behaviour and a failure to be loyal to the monarch, said the statement released in Bangkok on Monday.
Among the charges against her was a failure to respect royal traditions by trying to make herself equivalent to the queen, it said, adding that she also defied the royal couple.
“Sineenat’s behaviour disrespected the monarchy, caused conflict among royal household officials and created misunderstanding among the public,” it continued.
Vajiralongkorn became king in 2016 but the formal coronation was delayed until May this year.
Born in 1952, as the first and only son of the late and popular King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit, he was given a name that means “adorned with jewels or thunderbolts,” promising a rich and interesting future.
As a teenager he was educated at private schools in Sussex and Somerset before heading to Australia to train at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in Canberra, and he later became an officer in the Thai armed forces.
The king has seven children aged between 14 and 40 by his three former wives

China arrests Japanese professor on suspicion of spying

China arrests Japanese professor on suspicion of spying

Japanese media say professor from Hokkaido University was detained in September
Chinese authorities have detained a Japanese man in Beijing following media reports that a university professor was being held on suspicion of spying.
“The Japanese embassy in China confirmed that a Japanese man in his 40s was detained by Chinese authorities in Beijing in September for allegedly violating Chinese laws,” Japan’s top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, told reporters.
He did not specify the charges against the man, but Japanese media have identified him as a professor from Hokkaido University who was held on suspicion of spying.
The man, who has not been named, worked previously for the National Institute for Defense Studies in the defence ministry and the Japanese foreign ministry, according to local media reports.
In Beijing, China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said she did not know the details of the case but that China “has always handled foreign nationals suspected of breaking China’s law, in accordance with the law.”
China will “provide the necessary assistance in order for the Japanese side to perform the normal consular duties, in accordance with the relevant provisions,” Hua said at a regular press briefing.
She said the detention was a “one-off case”. “We hope that the Japanese side can remind its citizens to respect China’s laws and regulations, and avoid engaging in illegal activities in China.”
But, she added, China was “willing to work together with Japan to promote the continued progress of China-Japan relations along the correct path” and that “these are two completely separate issues”.
She noted that China’s vice-president, Wang Qishan, was scheduled to attend the enthronement of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito on Tuesday.
China has faced accusations, including from the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, of using detentions of foreigners as a political tool – and observers have called it “hostage diplomacy”.
Canada-China ties have soured since its arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on a US warrant last December. Nine days later, Beijing detained two Canadians and accused them months later of espionage-related activities.