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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.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West NOT “Split,” Despite Report (EXCLUSIVE)

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Kim Kardashian Split Kanye West September 2015


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have NOT “split,” despite a tabloid cover story from an outlet that has absolutely no credibility when it comes to the couple. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the report.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Do Something Photos: Couple Models For Alexander Wang Charity Collection (VIDEO)

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Kim Kardashian Do Something Alexander Wang Campaign


Who says Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren’t charitable? The couple has partnered with Alexander Wang and Do Something for a new clothing collection that will benefit youth organizations. Check out the photos and video here!

Kanye West Is North’s Dad, NOT Olivier Rousteing, Despite Speculation (PHOTOS)

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Kanye West Dad North


Kanye West is indeed North West’s dad, despite absurd speculation that her real father is fashion designer Olivier Rousteing. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the rumor.

Kim Kardashian Not “Fighting” With Kanye West Over $440,000 Settlement, Despite Report (EXCLUSIVE)

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Kim Kardashian Fighting Kanye West Money


Kim Kardashian is NOT “fighting” with Kanye West over their $440,000 proposal video settlement, despite a report from a webloid that has repeatedly been caught making up stories about the couple. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the story.

Jimmy Kimmel Video Reveals Presidential Candidates Kanye West And Donald Trump Have “Lot In Common”

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Kanye West Donald Trump


Jimmy Kimmel did a mashup video on his Monday show, highlighting two presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Kanye West. After noting that West would “make a great candidate,” Kimmel expressed that the rapper “has a lot in common with another famous person who wants to be president,” namely Trump. The talk-show host then showed footage of both West and Trump, and surprisingly (or maybe not), the two outspoken men are very similar. See the video here.

Taylor Swift Did NOT “Freak Out” Over Kanye West’s VMAs Speech, Despite Report

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Taylor Swift Kanye West VMAs Speech

Taylor Swift did not “freak out” when Kanye West went off script while accepting the Video Vanguard Award at Sunday’s VMAs, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this story.

Taylor Swift Presents Kanye West VMAs Video Vanguard Award, Rapper Announces He’s “Running For President” In 2020

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Kanye West Taylor Swift VMAs Video 2015


Taylor Swift presented Kanye West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Check out the video here!

Kim Kardashian NOT “Terrified” About Kanye West’s “Strict New Rule,” Despite Report (EXCLUSIVE)

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Kim Kardashian Rule Kanye West August 2015


Kim Kardashian is NOT “terrified” about Kanye West’s “strict new rule,” despite a sensational report about a supposed demand that never happened. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the story.

VMAs Seating Chart 2015: See Where Celebrities Will Sit At MTV Video Music Awards (PHOTOS)

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VMAs Seating Chart 2015 Photos


Kanye West and Britney Spears will have the best seats in the house for Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. Gossip Cop has a sneak peek at exactly where the biggest stars in music will be seated for the anything-can-happen extravaganza at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Check out the pictures here!

Kanye West Did NOT Ask Kim Kardashian To Tattoo Kids Names On Her Boobs, Despite Report

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Kanye West Boobs Tattoo Kim Kardashian


Kanye West did not prank Kim Kardashian by asking that she tattoo their kids’ names on her boobs, despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this story.

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