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.

North West, Blue Ivy Feud Claim Not True And Ridiculous

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North West Blue Ivy Feud

North West and Blue Ivy are not in a feud simply because Kanye West called out Jay Z, despite a ridiculous report. Gossip Cop can debunk the absurd story.

Kanye West NOT Planning Big Kim Kardashian Birthday Party, Despite Report

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Kanye West Birthday Party Kim Kardashian


Kim Kardashian turns 36 tomorrow, which means today is the day for HollywoodLife to make up a story about what her birthday party will be like. And naturally, the webloid came up with a traffic-grabbing article that bears little semblance to reality.

Kanye West “Pop Style” Rant: Jay Z Didn’t Reach Out After Kim Kardashian Robbery

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Kanye West Pop Style Rant Video


Kanye West went on a surprising rant about Jay Z on Wednesday, sparked by a failed collaboration called “Pop Style.” Among his claims was that his pal hasn’t reached out since Kim Kardashian was robbed. Watch here.

Kanye West NOT Blaming Kim Kardashian For Robbery, Despite Report

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Kanye West Blaming Kim Kardashian Robbery


Kanye West is NOT blaming Kim Kardashian for the Paris robbery, despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the story, which falsely claims the couple may divorce over the ordeal.

Nicki Minaj: I Did NOT Slam Kanye West Over “Gold Digger” Lyrics

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Nicki Minaj Kanye West Gold Digger

Nicki Minaj is shooting down claims that she “slammed” Kanye West over the lyrics to “Gold Digger.” Gossip Cop can help clear up the misconception.

Kanye West, Megan Blake Irwin “Cozy” Claim NOT True

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Kanye West Megan Blake Irwin Cozy

Kanye West did NOT get “cozy” with Megan Blake Irwin, despite a sensational report that ridiculously warns Kim Kardashian to “watch out.” Gossip Cop can set the record straight.

Kim Kardashian NOT Asking Kanye West To Cancel Saint Pablo Tour, Despite Report

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Kim Kardashian cancel Kanye West Tour


Kim Kardashian has not asked Kanye West to cancel his Saint Pablo Tour, despite a new made-up report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this fabrication.

Kim Kardashian Not Upset With Kanye West Continuing Tour, Despite Report

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Kim Kardashian Tour Kanye West

Kim Kardashian is not “super upset” with Kanye West for continuing his “Saint Pablo Tour” in the wake of her robbery, despite a report. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.

Kanye West Didn’t Fire 30 Staffers In ‘Meltdown,’ Despite Report

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Kanye West fire staff


Kanye West did not have a “meltdown” and fire 30 staffers after his fashion show last month in New York, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this inaccurate claim.

Kanye West NOT “Unfazed” By Kim Kardashian Robbery, Despite Report

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Kanye West Reaction Kim Kardashian Robbery

Kanye West is NOT “unfazed” by Kim Kardashian’s robbery, despite a ridiculous report. On the contrary, Gossip Cop is told the rapper is understandably quite upset that his wife was held up at gunpoint.

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