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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 Throws Mic, Storms Off Stage At Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony — WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Kanye West Pan Am closing ceremony

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Kanye West stormed off stage at the Pan American Games closing ceremony in Toronto on Sunday, after his microphone stopped working while he was singing “Good Life.” Watch the videos here.

Kanye West Meets Caitlyn Jenner On I Am Cait — WATCH VIDEO!

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Kanye West Caitlyn Jenner I Am Cait Video

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Kanye West greeted Caitlyn Jenner with a huge grin when they met for the first time, as seen on “I Am Cait.” Check out the video here!

Kim Kardashian Shows Baby Bump In Sheer Jumpsuit — SEE PHOTOS!

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Kim Kardashian Baby Bump Sheer Jumpsuit Photos

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Kim Kardashian showed off her baby bump in a sheer jumpsuit on Friday, joining Kanye West at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. See photos here!

Kanye West Pan American Games: 40,000 Sign Petition Against Closing Performance

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Kanye West Pan-Am Games Petition

More than 40,000 people have signed a petition protesting Kanye West’s planned performance at the closing of the Pan American Games. Find out more here.

Jack Black Defends Kanye West: Rapper Is An “A**hole” But “Really Talented” (VIDEO)

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Jack Black Kanye West Conan Video

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Jack Black gave an impassioned defense of Kanye West on Monday’s “Conan.” Watch here.

Mason Disick Did NOT Ask Kanye West If He’s His “New Daddy,” Despite Report

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Mason Disick Kanye West new daddy

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Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick’s son Mason did not ask Kanye West if he’s going to be his “new daddy,” despite a shamelessly untrue report from a site that has a proven record of fabricating stories. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim. We have contacted numerous sources who have called the report everything from “bullsh*t” to “false” to “completely untrue.”

Kristen Stewart Hangs Out With Kanye West In Paris (PHOTO)

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Kristen Stewart Kanye West

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Kristen Stewart and Kanye West were spotted hanging out together in Paris earlier this week. Stewart’s friend Charlotte Hayes-Jones shared an Instagram photo on Wednesday of herself and Stewart sitting next to West and another friend named C.J. Romero. Hayes-Jones captioned the group shot, “Straight #up chillin #kkcc.” See the photo here!

Kim Kardashian Makes Kanye West Her “Man Crush Monday” After Romantic July Fourth — SEE PHOTOS HERE!

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Kim Kardashian MCM Kanye West

Kim Kardashian is still feeling some sparks after a romantic Fourth of July with Kanye West. Check out the photos here!

Kim Kardashian: Kanye West And I Are “Definitely Opposites”

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Kim Kardashian Kanye West opposites

Kim Kardashian admits in a new interview that she and husband Kanye West are “definitely opposites,” and says she understands why he prefers not to appear on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” that much. See here!

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West NOT Getting Divorce Over Rapper’s Glastonbury Show, Despite Report

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Kim Kardashian Kanye West divorce

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are NOT getting a divorce over the rapper’s recent show at the Glastonbury Festival in England, despite a ridiculous new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this rumor. We’re told by a source close to Kardashian that it’s 100 percent not true.

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