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 NOT “Living Apart” From Kim Kardashian, Despite Report

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Kanye West Living Apart Kim Kardashian

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Kanye West is NOT “living apart” from Kim Kardashian after being released from the hospital, despite a report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the story.

Kanye West NOT Hospitalized Because He Stopped Taking Antidepressant, Despite Report

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Kanye West Antidepressant Lexapro

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Kanye West was NOT hospitalized because he stopped taking his antidepressant medication Lexapro, despite a bogus tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this claim.

Kris Jenner NOT Begging Kim Kardashian To Dump Kanye West, Despite Report

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Kris Jenner Kim Kardashian Dump Kanye West

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Kris Jenner is NOT begging Kim Kardashian to dump Kanye West in the wake of his hospitalization, despite an inaccurate webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim.

Kanye West Released From Hospital

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Kanye West Released Hospital

Kanye West was released from UCLA Medical Center on Wednesday, a little more than a week after being hospitalized for exhaustion and mental health issues. The rapper is now recovering at home with his family.

Kanye West NOT Hospitalized Over Drugs And Alcohol, Despite Report

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Kanye West Drugs Alcohol Hospital

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Kanye West’s recent hospitalization wasn’t a result of drug and alcohol abuse, despite a made-up tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this claim.

Kim Kardashian NOT Leaving Kanye West, Despite Report

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Kim Kardashian Leaving Kanye West

Kim Kardashian was NOT “plotting” to leave Kanye West before his hospitalization, despite a tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.

Amber Rose Did NOT “Mock” Kim Kardashian Amid Kanye West Hospitalization, Despite Claim

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Amber Rose Mock Kim Kardashian

Amber Rose did NOT “mock” Kim Kardashian amid Kanye West’s hospitalization, nor is she “rekindling” their feud, despite a completely false report. Gossip Cop can debunk the story.

“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” Has NOT Stopped Production After Kanye West Hospitalized, Despite Report

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Keeping Up With Kardashians Shut Down

“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” has NOT stopped production in the wake of Kanye West being hospitalized, despite a report. Gossip Cop can help correct the claim.

Redfoo Did NOT “Tell All” About Kanye West Meltdown, Despite Claim

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Redfoo Kanye West Meltdown

Redfoo did NOT “tell all” about Kanye West’s meltdown, despite an outrageously misleading claim. Gossip Cop can expose the truth.

Kim Kardashian NOT Planning Party For Kanye West After Hospital Release, Despite Report

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Kim Kardashian Party Kanye West Hospital Release

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Kim Kardashian is NOT planning a “welcome home party” for Kanye West after he’s released from the hospital, despite an inaccurate webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim.

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