5 Lunchtime Links: Kanye West apologizes

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Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

 

Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

1. Kanye West apologizes to Wiz Khalifa.

There are few things you don’t expect Kanye West to say and topping the list is “I’m sorry.” But according to Wiz Khalifa himself the rapper did humble himself and apologize for the Twitter beef that occurred between the two earlier this week. “Everything’s cool. We spoke; it’s all good,” Khalifa said. After West mistakenly took a tweet Khalifa posted about “kk” (aka marijuana) to be referring to his wife (aka Kim Kardashian) the rapper went off, sending a series of enraged tweets Khalifa’s way. West went as far as to insult Khalifa’s ex-wife Amber Rose, who West also dated, into the mix. Rose had a few, memorable and choice words for West.

2. Austin drag queen to compete on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

Oilcan Harry’s very own Cynthia Lee Fontaine will be one of the 12 queens competing for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” in this season of “RuPau’s Drag Race.” The Austinite, who has been performing since 2007, was revealed as one of the dozen who will attempt to lipsync her way to victory (and a $100,000 prize) after a weeklong social media scavenger hunt. The eighth season of the show will premiere on March 7 at 8 p.m.

3. How to spend your Valentine’s Day in Austin.

Still not sure what you and your special someone are going to do come Valentine’s Day? The perfect date might be a little more obvious than you think, and it might be on our list of Austin Valentine’s Day ideas. With so many great works of art plastered around the city, why not go on a mural photo tour? Not quite fast-paced enough for you? Don’t forget all 26.2 miles of the Austin Marathon are still open for registration.

4. Courtney Barnett, others added to Levitation lineup.

The witty crooning of Australian rocker Courtney Barnett is among the new performances attendees of Levitation (formerly known as Psych Fest) can look forward to. $75 single-day tickets for the festival, which runs April 29-May 1 at Carson Creek Ranch, are now available on the Levitation website. Other notable performers recently added to the lineup? Rockers Ween; side-project band of Dan Auerbach the Arcs; and French pop act Melody’s Echo Chamber. Check out the full lineup here.

5. It’s National Signing Day!

Who’s going where? And most importantly who’s coming to Texas? Coach Charlie Strong is having a pretty good day after claiming several big-name recruits throughout the morning, and seeing Texas surge up to 10th place in recruiting rankings. Review this morning’s signings and what’s still expected throughout the rest of the day here.


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