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 Stepping Away From Spotlight “Indefinitely,” Despite Report

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Kanye West Stepping Away Indefinitely

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Kanye West is not stepping away from the spotlight “indefinitely,” despite a report from the tabloids. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this sensational story.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Secretly Separated?

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Kim Kardasian Kanye West Separated

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Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West secretly separated? A report claims the couple isn’t being truthful about the state of their marriage. Gossip Cop, however, looked into the story and can reveal the real truth.

Kim Kardashian Keeping Secrets From Kanye West?

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Kim Kardashian Secrets

Kim Kardashian is keeping secrets from Kanye West, according to an utterly random and baseless report. This story is not only fake news, but it also doesn’t make any sense.

Kanye West NOT Furious He Didn’t Make Forbes Richest Rappers List, Despite Report

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Kanye West Forbes Richest List

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Forbes released its list of the five richest rappers of 2017 earlier this week, and Kanye West didn’t make the cut. A new report now claims the musician is “furious” over the supposed snub, but Gossip Cop can clear up the situation.

Kanye West Did NOT Skip Met Gala Because Of New Breakdown, Despite Report

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Kanye West Skipped Met Gala

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Kanye West did not skip the Met Gala because he’s suffering from a new breakdown, despite a report. Gossip Cop can exclusively clear things up and reveal the current state of the star’s health.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Divorce Claim Is Fake News

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Kim Kardashian Kanye West Marriage Over

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are not “over,” despite a wholly made-up report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this regurgitated claim.

Kim Kardashian “Wants Kanye West To Drop Tyga” Story Made Up

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Kim Kardashian Kanye West Drop Tyga

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Kim Kardashian is not “pressuring” Kanye West to drop Tyga from his record label, contrary to a manufactured report. Gossip Cop can exclusively reveal the story was made up, along with several others.

Kanye West NOT “Ashamed” Of Kim Kardashian, Despite Report

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Kanye West Ashamed Kim Kardashian Beach Photos

Kanye West is not “ashamed” of Kim Kardashian’s recent beach photos, despite a wholly made-up report. Gossip Cop can bust this manufactured claim.

Kim Kardashian “Leaves” Kanye West Is Fake News

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Kim Kardashian Leaves Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian did not “leave” Kanye West. The claim is just another fake news story from a webloid that has spent more than two years falsely claiming the couple is divorcing.

Kanye West Wearing Bullet Proof Vest Stories Are Fake News

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Kanye West Bullet Proof

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Kanye West doesn’t wear a bullet proof vest when he goes out to dinner. It’s a fake news story that keeps coming back. Gossip Cop can exclusively report can exclusively report it was and remains 100 percent “untrue.”

Kim Kardashian ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Interview – Exclusive Details On Caitlyn Jenner, Kanye West & Robbery

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Kim Kardashian DeGeneres Show

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Kim Kardashian taped the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday, and Gossip Cop has exclusive details from her first talk show interview since being robbed in Paris. Check out the videos here!

Kanye West Does NOT Wear Bulletproof Vest Everywhere, Despite Report

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Kanye West Bulletproof Vest

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Kanye West does not wear a bulletproof vest every time he leaves his home, despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can shoot down that absurd claim.

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