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.

Aziz Ansari “Famous” Spoof NOT Kanye West’s Official Music Video, Despite Report

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Aziz Ansari’s “Famous” spoof is NOT Kanye West’s official music video for the song, despite reports. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct these stories.

Kanye West Did NOT “Ruin” Kim Kardashian Iceland Trip, Despite Report

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Kanye West Ruin Iceland Trip Kim Kardashian

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Kanye West did NOT “ruin” the trip to Iceland he recently took with Kim Kardashian, despite a report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the story.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West NOT In Feud With Jenner Sisters, Despite Report

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are not in a “family feud” with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, despite a new webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the claim.

Kanye West And Tidal Sued By Fan Over “The Life of Pablo” Release

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Kanye West Tidal Sued

Kanye West and the music streaming service Tidal were sued on Monday by a fan named Justin Baker-Rhett, who claims he was deceived into buying a subscription for the site because he was falsely told it would be the only way to listen to the rapper’s new album. Find out more here.

Kanye West NOT Divorcing Kim Kardashian For “Skipping His Coachella Performance,” Despite Report

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Kanye West is NOT divorcing Kim Kardashian for “skipping” his performance at the Coachella Music Festival over the weekend, despite a false webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this claim.

Kim Kardashian Weeks Away From Filing For Kanye West Divorce? (EXCLUSIVE)

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Kim Kardashian is NOT weeks away from filing for divorce from Kanye West, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the story.

Kanye West Mic Malfunctions At Coachella Surprise Performance – WATCH VIDEO

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Kanye West Mic Malfunctioned Coachella Video

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Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Coachella on Friday, but the bigger surprise was when his mic malfunctioned. Watch here.

Kanye West Did NOT Tell Kim Kardashian She Can’t Attend Will Smith Funeral, Despite Report

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Kanye West did not tell Kim Kardashian she cannot attend murdered NFL player Will Smith’s funeral, despite a made-up and tasteless report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Moved Because Of “Vicious Falling-Out” With Kris Jenner?

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Kanye West Moved Fight Kris Jenner Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did NOT move because of a “vicious falling-out” with Kris Jenner, despite a report. Gossip Cop can debunk the claim, which comes from one of the tabloids.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Had “Vacation From Hell” In Vail?

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Kim Kardashian Vacation Hell Kanye West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did NOT have the “vacation from hell,” despite a report claiming their time in Vail last week was a “miserable trip.” Gossip Cop can debunk the story.

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