Praise Yeezus
July 17, 2014

New footage has emerged of baby Yeezus — and no, we're not talking about more Instagrams of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's baby North.

DJ Eclipse, the former general manager of the now-shuttered New York City record store Fat Beats and host of Sirius Radio's Rap Is Outta Control show, dug up some old footage of a young Kanye honing his chops at Fat Beats' grand opening in 1996 and shared it with Complex.

The video is a fascinating look at a young 'Ye, who still had eight years to go before the release of his highly acclaimed debut, The College Dropout. It's interesting to finally see a Kanye who's not totally confident and assured of himself yet. The clip ends with another aspiring MC grabbing the mic from Kanye — perhaps that guy inspired his infamous "I'ma let you finish" move? --Samantha Rollins

This just in
8:05 a.m. ET
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Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has announced that he won't seek re-election next year.

Reid told The New York Times that his decision to retire was not due to his eye injury, which occurred in January in an exercise accident, or to his demotion to Senate minority leader after November's midterm elections. Reid, who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, told the Times, "I want to be able to go out at the top of my game."

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7:44 a.m. ET
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The Senate approved a GOP-led budget at 3:28 a.m. Friday in a 52-46 vote.

The budget seeks to reduce the federal deficit to zero within a decade and includes repealing ObamaCare. The vote comes after the House passed a similar budget blueprint on Wednesday. Both chambers face an April 15 deadline to hash out a final budget.

The New York Times notes that of the 52 votes in favor of the budget, not one was from a Democratic senator. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, meanwhile, were the only Republicans not to vote in favor of the budget.

too many dursts
2:25 a.m. ET

Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst is here to remind you that he is not, in fact, accused murderer Robert Durst.

I am NOT ROBERT

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Durst — the one whose band once released an album called Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water — posted a photo on Thursday showing him in a gray sweatshirt that reads "NOT ROBERT." In case that didn't get the point across, he captioned the photo, "I am NOT ROBERT." Unfortunately, there wasn't a follow up picture of Durst — the one who was caught on tape during filming for the HBO documentary The Jinx saying he killed people — wearing a sweatshirt that said "I am NOT FRED."

Durst — the one who famously declared he "did it all for the nookie" — likely posted the photo in response to The Associated Press getting the Dursts confused and erroneously reporting on March 16 that "an arrest warrant was issued for the former Limp Bizkit frontman." AP issued a correction, but the damage was already done: The nation once again was talking about Limp Bizkit.

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1:48 a.m. ET
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Before he dies, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he plans to give away his entire $800 million fortune.

Prior to donating it all, Cook will make sure that his 10-year-old nephew's education is paid for, he told Fortune. He did not say which charities he will be giving money to, but he has spoken publicly about his support of human rights and equality and the need to stop HIV/AIDS and climate change, The Guardian reports. In 2012, Cook donated $25 million to Stanford to build a new children's hospital and $50 million to Project Red.

paying their respects
1:20 a.m. ET
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There are so many people waiting in line to view the coffin of Singapore's late leader Lee Kuan Yew that officials are asking mourners to stay away and instead visit community tributes spread out across the island.

Lee died Monday at the age of 91, and his funeral will be held on Sunday. The line to get into the Parliament House to see Lee stretches for several kilometers, with wait times of as long as 10 hours, The Associated Press reports. By late Thursday, close to 150,000 people had already viewed Lee's coffin, and officials were passing out water so people would stay hydrated in the heat. Those who came out to pay their respects said they had no problem standing in the hot sun. "I'm not afraid to wait," Idy Leong told AP. "Even waiting for 8 hours, I'll still want to wait. Ten hours, I'll also want to wait."

Late Night Antics
12:58 a.m. ET

What happens when you take Jimmy Fallon, add five wax figures of Jimmy Fallon, and throw in some Beach Boys music? You get a rather bizarre — and kinda dark — Tonight Show sketch. If you can get through the clip without singing along to "Barbara Ann," I salute you. —Catherine Garcia

livin' that big mac life
12:36 a.m. ET

If you want a Big Mac but could do without the calories, now you can just wear the burger instead.

McDonald's has launched a website in Sweden featuring Big Mac-emblazoned jackets, rain boots, blankets, and even dog sweaters, Ad Week reports. The collection is part of a global marketing stunt that McDonald's launched on Tuesday, with special events and activities around the world, including a performance by a McOrchestra in Vienna and a Ne-Yo concert in Los Angeles. This actually isn't the first time a McDonald's-inspired clothing line has found success in Sweden: People went crazy for Big Mac thermal underwear, which the company made just as a sponsor for the Swedish Alpine and Cross Country Ski Team.

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