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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 Win $440,000 Settlement Over Proposal Video

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Kim Kardashian Settlement Engagement Video

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have won a reported $440,000 settlement over their leaked proposal video. Find out more here.

Kanye West To Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award At MTV VMAs

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Kanye West VMAs Video Vanguard Award


Kanye West will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, it was announced on Tuesday. See video here.

Kanye West Pulls Rihanna From Crowd To Perform Two Songs At FYF Fest (VIDEO)

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(Getty Images)


Kanye West not only stepped in for Frank Ocean at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles at the last minute, but he also surprised the audience on Saturday at the L.A. Sports Arena And Exposition Park when he brought Rihanna onstage. Actually, he may have surprised Rihanna, as well, who was simply sitting in the first row of the concert. Check out the video here!

Kanye West Yeezys Boost 350 Sneakers Sell Out, Social Media Explodes

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Kanye West Yeezys 350 Sold Out

Social media exploded on Saturday after Kanye West’s new Yeezys Boost 350 sneakers sold out almost immediately. Get all the details here.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West NOT Trying To Get Kourtney To Date Drake, Despite Report

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Kourtney Kardashian dating Drake


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are not trying to have Kourtney Kardashian date Drake, despite a new ludicrous report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this claim.

Kanye West Falls Asleep At Kylie Jenner’s Birthday Party, Kim Kardashian Jokes She’s “Side Chick” — SEE PHOTOS!

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Kanye West Sleeping Kylie Jenner Birthday Party


Kanye West has a history of falling asleep in random places, and Kylie Jenner‘s 18th birthday party was no exception. See the photos here.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West NOT Naming Baby Boy “Easton,” Despite Report (EXCLUSIVE)

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Kim Kardashian baby name Easton


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are NOT planning on naming their baby son Easton, despite a ridiculous new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this rumor. We’re told it’s absolutely false.

Taylor Swift: I Ask Kanye West How His Daughter North Is Doing (VIDEO)

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Taylor Swift Vanity Fair September 2015


Taylor Swift graces the coveted September cover of Vanity Fair, opening up about making peace with Kanye West, taking on Apple, and forming a “sisterhood” with her celebrity pals. Plus: See behind-the-scenes video!

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


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


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!

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