Kanye's girlfriend, Amber Rose, appears in his music video clip for the song Robocop.
In March 2009 Kanye was charged after a 2008 clash with paparazzi at LA Airport. Kanye and his manager were both charged with battery, vandalism and grand theft. The penalty for being convicted on all charges would be up to two years and six months in prison.
He is in the song American Boy by Estelle.
He is featured in the remix to Lil' Wayne's song Lollipop.
He has a strong dislike for President George Bush.
His mother used to be his manager.
His song Stronger, features a sample from the music duo Daft Punk.
DeRay Davis is featured on his LPs Late Registration and The College Dropout.
His parents divorced when he was three.
His mother is a former English professor at Chicago State University.
He has produced songs for many different artists like Alicia Keys, DMX, Jay-Z, Commom, Mos Def, and other artists.
In 2005, he was nominated for 10 Grammies. He ended up going home with three.
At the 2008 Grammies, he performed a song he made called Hey Mama. It was a special message to his mother about her death. In the song he mentioned seeing her in his dreams.
He moved to Chicago when he was 3.
His name is pronounced "con-yay".
He is signed to Roc A Fella Records.
His favorite band is Scottish group Franz Ferdinland.
He is an only child.
At the 10th Annual GQ Men of the Year Awards, Kanye was awarded "International Man" of the year 2007.
His mascot is a teddy bear, which has appeared on the cover of three of his albums.
Kanye's mother, Donda West, died November 10, 2007 in Los Angeles. Donda West raised her son as a single mother in the Chicago neighborhood of South Shore after divorcing his father Ray, a former Black Panther, when Kanye was 3. No other details about the circumstances of her death were available at this time.
In August 2007, 50 Cent said he would no longer perform as a solo artist if Kanye West sold more records than him on the day their albums are released. Both stars have albums to be released on September 11, 2007.
When Kanye was ten years old, he spent a year in Nanjing, China, where his mother held a position of visiting professor.
Kanye's name means "the only one" in Swahili.
In the 2006 hit thriller The Inside Man, one of the hostages' ringtone is Kanye West's 'Gold Digger'.
Kanye West is parodied in the 2007 film Epic Movie.
His second album, Late Registration, sold over 904,000 copies in its first week alone.
Kanye produced Jay Z's "Izzo (H.O.V.A)" and also apeared in the song's video.
Kanye is being sued by daredevil Evel Knievel for trademark infringement over a film clip that depicts Kanye as "Evel Kanyevel" trying to jump over a canyon. The lawsuit says Evel Knievel's image was tarnished by the "vulgar, sexual and racially charged nature" of Kanye's video for his hit single Touch the Sky.
One of his songs is titled Through the Wire which talks about his life risking car crash.
One of his songs is titled Heard Em' Say featuring Adam Levine from Maroon 5.
One of his songs is called Gold Digger which is on his latest CD: Late Registration.
One of Kanye's songs is Diamonds.
Kanye has two CD's he has released: College Dropout and Late Registration.
Kanye West has a new song and music video featuring Paul Wall.
He is one of the biggest rappers in the industry tieing up eith Jay-Z to Ludacris to Jamie Foxx who all gave him a chance to start off and help him along his career.
He used to produce flavorful hits for Jay-Z and other big hip hop artists.
Kanye West has his own official website with three of his newest music videos and where he will be on his tour.
Kanye West is the only black rapper that is not afraid to admit that he loves God.
He is 5'8" tall.
Kanye is in the December 2005 issue of GQ.
Late Registration, Kanye's 2nd album, will come out on August 30th.
His new album "Late Registration" came out in stores in the late summer/early fall 2005.
Has his own record label called G.O.O.D. (Getting Out Our Dreams), which Common is signed to and many more artists.
Kanye: (after being listed as one of 'Vanity Fair's best dressed men in 2008) I've sat in front of this computer for 20 minutes trying to put into words how I feel ... who all to thank ... and how to celebrate ... this is a true honour and I am humbled by it!!!
Kanye West: George Bush doesn't care about black people.
Kanye West: (About his influences) Pop art, architecture, and classic, creative minded people...really, it's too many to name.
Kanye: Our work is never over.
Kanye: I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it [the media] says, 'they're looting'. You see a white family, it says, 'they're looking for food'.
Kanye West: (On illegal downloading) Please don't download, because I want to get a pool in my second home.
Kanye West: I don't know what's better, gettin' laid or gettin' paid.
Kanye West: Nothing in life is promised except death.
Kanye West: Now I can let these dream killers kill my self esteem-or use my arrogance as steam to power my dreams!!!
Kanye West: Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the raising sun.
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