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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 Reveals New Album Title Is “So Help Me God”

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Kanye West So Help Me God

Kanye West revealed the title of his next album, and it’s called “So Help Me God.” The rapper tweeted the title late on Saturday night, along with an image that may serve as the record’s artwork (see inside). West, however, has yet to announce when the album will be released.

Kanye West Apologizes For Everything, Raps “I’m Sorry” On SNL Weekend Update (VIDEO)

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Kanye West Apology SNL Video

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Kanye West” appeared on “Weekend Update” on “SNL” on Saturday to apologize for everything, and did a rap called “I’m Sorry.” Watch here!

Jonathan Ross: Supposed Kanye West Meltdown On My Show Is Media “Bullsh*t”

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Jonathan Ross Kanye West

Kanye West appears to be the victim of media sensationalism regarding his appearance on “The Jonathan Ross Show,” a popular British talk program.

Kanye West Tattoos North’s Birthdate On Wrist After Kim Kardashian Convinces Rapper Not To Ink Face — PHOTOS!

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Kanye West North Tattoo Photos

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Kanye West got North’s birthdate, as well as his mother’s birthday, tattooed on his wrists in London on Thursday. Kim Kardashian revealed her husband’s new ink on Twitter. See here!

Kanye West: I’m Sorry, Bruno Mars & Beck!

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Kanye West apologized to Bruno Mars (and Beck) on Thursday. He even offered Mars a job. The rapper, who broke down in tears during a BBC Radio One interview that aired earlier on Thursday, is apparently opening his mind and his heart these days.

VIDEO: Kanye West Breaks Down, Cries During BBC Interview With Zane Lowe

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Kanye West Crying Video Zane Lowe

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Kanye West cried during a characteristically wide-ranging, unpredictable interview with BBC Radio One host Zane Lowe on Thursday. The rapper was speaking about the late fashion design professor Louise Wilson, who died last year, when he was moved to tears. Watch the video here.

Liam Gallagher Slams Kanye West Brit Awards Performance As “Utter Sh*t”

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Liam Gallagher slammed Kanye West’s Brit Awards performance as “utter sh*t,” and said the rapper’s song “All Day” is a “million miles away” from his older work.

Kim Kardashian Tongues Kanye West (PIC)

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Kim Kardashian Tongue Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian tongues Kanye West in a new photo she shared on Twitter on Wednesday night after the Brit Awards. See the picture and more here.

WATCH: Kanye West Debuts New Song “All Day” At Brit Awards (VIDEO)

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Kanye West Brit Awards

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Kanye West debuted a new song called “All Day” on Wednesday at the 2015 Brit Awards, held in London at the O2 Arena. West performed the song, which repeats the N-word over and over, surrounded by a huge entourage and flame throwers. Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift, seated together in the front row, can be seen dancing. Check out West’s performance here!

Taylor Swift Denies Reports She And Kanye West Collaborated On Bad Blood Remake

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Taylor Swift Kanye West Bad Blood

Taylor Swift is denying reports that she collaborated with Kanye West on a remake of her song “Bad Blood.” The singer took to her Tumblr page on Wednesday to address the widespread rumor, writing, “None of this is true.”

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