Greetings! Top of the Morning is your daily AM news round-up. We paid attention overnight while you were sleeping and gathered relevant tidbits to share over that first cup of coffee.
Did you ever think to yourself, “I really want to watch 2 Chainz eat a gold-dusted burger?” Well, do not fret. Thanks to his new series “Most Expensivest Shit,” now you can. GQ took the rapper to New York’s Serendipity 3 for “le burger extravagant,” a meal so expensive that, as 2 Chainz points out, “[it] costs more than your iPhone.” He also asks hard-hitting questions like, “Why is this cheese aged in a cave?” and reveals that he has a personal chef on hand at all times. (He is now going to make the chef order more ingredients that come from a cave.)
Yesterday morning, Tyler, the Creator dropped by morning news show KTLA to promote the third-annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, which will take place at Los Angeles’s Park at L.A. Coliseum, with Pharrell as its headliner, on November 8. About halfway through the segment, fellow Odd Future member Jasper popped up to throw a birthday party for the morning-show hosts, even though it was no one’s birthday. Watch as a bunch of older people are utterly perplexed by the entire concept of Tyler, Odd Future and fun in general. (The stage manager was waiting in the wings with a vacuum cleaner as soon as he spotted confetti.)
Dr. Dre topped this year’s Forbes list of the highest-paid hip-hop artists with an estimated earning of $620 million in the last year, owed largely to Apple’s purchase of Beats. (Which it may or may not be shutting down?) The next earners on the list were Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jay Z with a paltry $60 million each. Shocking how these guys can’t get it together. I mean, they’re earning peanuts over there.
Actor Idris Elba is releasing his upcoming album mi Mandela on November 24. The music was inspired by his experience playing Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The tracks will boast guests verses from artists such as James Blake and Mumford and Sons. But it also turns out Elba will be rapping on an upcoming Christmas song (yes, you read that correctly) with comedian Noel Fielding and Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno. We’re guessing Elba was basically like, “Look. Shit had already gotten really weird around here, so why not?” He describes the song as having a “slow, ’70s groove,” so really nothing could possibly go amiss with this one. It’s a surefire hit.
In other news, Kanye West has apparently made peace with his disabled fans, according to concertgoer Rick Guardino. Friends hoisted Guardino and his wheelchair up into the air during West’s set at Chicago’s AAHH! Fest, where the artist appears to salute the crowd surfer from the stage.
None of his fans, however, would speak up in support of this new hairstyle.