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.
January 21st, 2015
Kim Kardashian is NOT having a second baby to “save her marriage” with Kanye West, despite a report from In Touch, the same outlet that published a phony picture of Kardashian’s wedding dress on its cover and then falsely declared the couple’s marriage over in July. Gossip Cop can bust this latest story from the sloppy tabloid.Read more...
LISTEN: Kanye West Releases New Song About Daughter North Called “Only One,” Featuring Paul McCartney
January 1st, 2015LISTEN
Shortly before the ball dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Kanye West dropped a new single called “Only One,” featuring background vocals and piano accompaniment by Paul McCartney. The rapper’s latest release is a tender and soft song about his late mother Donda and his daughter North, whose nickname is “Nori.”
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December 30th, 2014
Nicki Minaj’s Rolling Stone interview, in which she candidly opens up about her abortion, also features the rapper talking frankly about racism, police brutality, and why black stars may be hesitant to speak out. Check out the comments here, and tell us what you think.Read more...
December 30th, 2014EXCLUSIVE
Kim Kardashian has not “ordered” Kanye West into sex therapy, despite a ridiculous new report claiming Kardashian is upset that her husband has “lost his libido.” Gossip Cop can bust this nonsense, which originated in the National Enquirer, an outlet that has a history of publishing grossly inaccurate stories about the couple and their family.Read more...
December 30th, 2014EXCLUSIVE
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are NOT going to “divorce court,” despite the latest In Touch cover story. Gossip Cop can bust this report, which comes from the same tabloid that has been publishing bogus split rumors about the couple since the moment they got married earlier this year. It’s appalling that In Touch expects its readers to fall for the same demonstrably false nonsense week after week.Read more...
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West And Bruce Jenner Attend Kris Jenner’s Christmas Eve Party, Despite Reports – SEE PHOTOS!
December 25th, 2014PHOTOS
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West not only spent Christmas together, but they also attended the annual Christmas Eve party Kris Jenner throws for family and friends in L.A. Bruce Jenner, who became officially divorced from Kris last week, was also at the big bash, despite reports.
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