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Kanye West

Kanye West was born in Atlanta on June 8, 1977. Following his parents’ divorce when he was three, he moved with his mother to Chicago, where she worked as an academic before eventually becoming his manager.

West’s lifelong interest in the arts led him to the hip-hop community and, after dropping out of college, he began working behind-the-scenes as a producer for a number of stars, including Jay Z, who would go on to become his biggest collaborator and one of his closest friends. West had his own musical breakout with his 2004 album, “The College Dropout,” which received 10 Grammy nominations. He released his second album, “Late Registration,” the very next year, featuring the monster hit “Gold Digger.” In 2007 and 2008 came two more records, “Graduation” and “808s & Heartbreak.” In 2010 there was “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and 2011 brought a joint album with Jay Z called “Watch The Throne.”

As his music career took off, West also explored his interest in design, and started his own fashion label. He also made a name for himself as one of the industry’s most outspoken stars, with infamous moments including his “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” comment during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina relief telethon, and crashing Taylor Swift’s VMAs acceptance in 2009. On-stage rants have almost become a staple of West’s concert tours, and his aggressive personality has led to conflicts with the paparazzi, as well as some legal trouble. He has also experienced tragedy, with the 2007 death of his mom following surgery complications.

After relationships with Alexis Phifer, to whom he was engaged, and Amber Rose, he began dating longtime friend Kim Kardashian in 2012. They welcomed a daughter, North, in 2013, a few months before he proposed. The couple, known in the media as “Kimye,” went on to wed in 2014. And just after New Year’s Eve, West released a surprise song, featuring Paul McCartney, called “Only One,” in which he pays tribute to both his mother and daughter.

Kanye West Apologizes For Calling Caitlyn “Bruce,” Praises Transgender In-Law

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Kanye Weset Caitlyn Brucee Jnner Interview


Kanye West praises Caitlyn Jenner in a new interview, but also accidentally calls her “Bruce.” Watch here.

Kanye West: “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” Should Win Emmys (VIDEO)

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Kanye West Keeping Up Kardashians Emmys


Kanye West says in a new interview that Kim Kardashian’s TV series, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” should have won several Emmys by now, but hasn’t because reality shows aren’t respected in the entertainment industry. Watch here!

Amber Rose: I Forgive Kanye West And Wiz Khalifa For ‘Ignorant’ Slut-Shaming (VIDEO)

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Amber Rose Forgive Kanye Wiz


Amber Rose forgives Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West for their “ignorant” slut-shaming of her. The model emotionally said she’s moved on from their negative comments during her first-ever “Slut Walk” in Los Angeles on Saturday. See the video here.

Kim Kardashian “Dumped While 7 Months Pregnant,” Says Tabloid

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Kim Kardashian Dumped Pregnant


Kim Kardashian has not been “dumped” while pregnant with her and Kanye West’s second child, despite a new tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the claim.

Kim Kardashian: I Never Knew Kanye West Wanted To Run For President (VIDEO)

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Kim Kardashian President Kanye West Ellen DeGeneres Video


Not only did Kim Kardashian not know Kanye West would announce his plan to run for president in 2020, but she also never knew he had presidential aspirations in the first place. Check out the videos here!

“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” Recap: Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Baptize North In Jerusalem

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KUWTK Recap North Baptized


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West baptized daughter North at the oldest Armenian church in Jerusalem on Sunday’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

Kanye West Stops Hollywood Bowl “808s & Heartbreak” Concert Over Technical Difficulties — WATCH VIDEO

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Kanye West Hollywood Bowl Video


Kanye West’s highly-anticipated Hollywood Bowl concert on Friday did NOT go off without a hitch. Watch here.

Kanye West On Running For President In 2020: “I Hate Politics”

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Kanye West President 2020

Kanye West reveals in a new interview more details about his plan to run for president during the 2020 elections, saying that he’d be a different kind of politician because he “hate[s] politics.”

Kanye West Introduced As “Future President” By Jared Leto At iHeartRadio Music Festival — WATCH VIDEO HERE!

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Kanye West Future President Jared Leto Video


Kanye West was introduced as the “future president” by Jared Leto at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday. Watch here!

Kanye West NOT Gaining “Sympathy Weight,” Despite Report (PHOTO)

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Kanye West Sympathy Weight Kim Kardashian


Kanye West is NOT gaining “sympathy weight,” despite a new report falsely claiming he’s “pigging out” and “packing on pounds during Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy.” Gossip Cop can correct the misleading story.

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