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UPDATE: Kanye West Not in Talks to Host TV Show on New Vice Channel

by Shawn Christ   May 6, 2015 19:29 PM EDT

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UPDATE May 7: Vice Media reports that Shane Smith did not mention a potential television show with Kanye West at the Digital Content NewFronts convention.

Vice Media made a big announcement recently regarding its new TV channel. The company is planning to launch a channel through A&E Networks that  will replace the History Channel's H2. Vice co-founder Shane Smith added just last week that Kanye West may have his own show on the network, NME notes.

Smith relayed the news earlier this month at the Digital Content NewFronts convention. The media company is only in the initial stages of talking with West about the show. Actress Ellen Page may also host a show described as a "Gaycation" travel program.

While the deal marks Vice's first venture into cable TV, the company also produces a half-hour news show for HBO. The series premiered in 2013 and has been renewed by the premium cable network through 2018. In February, Vice shared the special report "Killing Cancer," which took an in-depth look into how medical professionals are using other diseases to cure cancer.

West is currently working on his follow-up to 2013's Yeezus. The album was originally titled So Help Me God up until this weekend when Yeezy announced a name change. West's new effort will be titled SWISH, but the rapper didn't explain why. He also tweeted the possibility of another title change.

So far, West has shared a few tracks from the album, most of which feature other artists. Most notably, Ye, Rihanna and Paul McCartney joined forces on "FourFive Seconds." He also worked with Vic Mensa and Sia on "Wolves." 

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