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 VMAs Video 2016: Watch Speech On “Famous,” Taylor Swift And Role Models

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Kanye West VMAs Video 2016

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Kanye West spoke about “Famous,” Taylor Swift, and role models during Sunday’s 2016 VMAs. Watch here!

Kanye West Did NOT “Vent” About Taylor Swift At Saint Pablo Tour Opening Night

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Kanye West Vent Taylor Swift Saint Pablo

Kanye West did NOT “vent” about Taylor Swift at the opening night of his “Saint Pablo Tour,” despite a report. Gossip Cop can bust the story.

Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian VMAs Showdown NOT Happening, Despite Report

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Taylor Swift Kim Kardashian VMAs Showdown

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Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian are NOT headed for a showdown at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, despite a purely speculative and false webloid report. Gossip Cop can correct this claim.

Kanye West NOT Ending Taylor Swift Feud At VMAs, Despite Reports

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Kanye West VMAs Taylor Swift Feud

Taylor Swift and Kanye West will not be facing off or ending their feud at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, despite reports. Get the TRUTH here!

Kanye West NOT Angry About Kim Kardashian Sexy Beach Photos, Despite Report

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Kanye West Kim Kardashian Sexy Beach Photos

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Kanye West is NOT angry with Kim Kardashian over the release of sexy photos of her wearing a bikini on a beach in Mexico, despite a made-up webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim.

Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner Feud Over Kanye West?

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Kim Kardashian Kris Jenner Feud Kanye West

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Are Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner feuding because the family matriarch believes Kanye West is a bad influence on her daughter? Find out the truth here!

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Spent $750,000 On Gold-Plated Toilets?!

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Kim Kardashian Gold Toilets Kanye West

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Did Kim Kardashian and Kanye West spend $750,000 on gold-plated toilets?! That outrageous claim surfaced this week in one of the tabloids. Gossip Cop is told, however, that the story is full of crap.

Kim Kardashian Ringless On Beach NOT Proof Of Kanye West Divorce, Despite Report

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Kim Kardashian Beach Photos Kanye West Divorce

New beach photos of Kim Kardashian are NOT proof of a divorce from Kanye West, despite a ridiculous report. Gossip Cop can bust the sensational story.

Kanye West Story About Fake Tombstone Hologram Made More Ridiculous By Tabloid

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Kanye West Hologram Tombstone Details

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Kanye West is still NOT designing a hologram of himself for his tombstone, despite a tabloid adding more phony details to a story that Gossip Cop already debunked. We can now also exclusively correct this follow-up claim.

Kim Kardashian “Moves Out” On Kanye West?

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Kim Kardashian Moved Out Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian “moves out”? That’s the headline in one of Wednesday’s tabloids, which claims the reality star has taken “refuge at her mom’s house” after a “blowup” with Kanye West. Gossip Cop investigated, and here’s what we know.

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