Like the Beatles before him, Kanye West will chill out in India for a while, presumably to return with a kaleidoscopic double album’s worth of classic new material. Following his no-show at Saturday’s BET awards, multiple sources report that Ye has decamped to an ashram in Pondicherry for a month, where he’ll meditate and, we hope, find the inner peace to recover from Taylor Swift’s outrageous victory over Beyoncé for Best Female Video last month. The good news is he should be back in time to intercept Michael Jackson’s trophy for Artist of the Year at November’s American Music Awards.
Rapper Kanye West seeks refuge in India [MSNBC]
Kanye West to head to Hindu retreat? [NME via Awl]