Kanye West Facts

Here Are The List Of 40+ Unexpected Kanye West Facts

Here Are The List Of 40+ Unexpected Kanye West Facts:

10 Controversial Kanye Wast Facts:

  • Kanye founded the Kanye West Foundation with his mother in 2003, and to this day continues to provide philanthropic support to low-income communities throughout the United States. Although, many people would consider his most famous community service effort to be the time he said “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” on live TV during the benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
  • Kanye West’s creative agency company is named DONDA, after his mother. The company was a dream come true for him, and he decided to name it in honor of his mother, who tragically passed away from complications following plastic surgery in 2007. Kanye’s life spiraled after his mother died, culminating is him breaking down live on stage during a performance in Paris.
  • Due to the death of Donda West, California passed into legislation the “Donda West Law.” This law was signed in by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and made medical clearance mandatory for all cosmetic surgery procedures.
  • When Kim and Kanye had to make a decision about where their marriage should be, it was an easy one: Florence, Italy. What made it such an easy decision was that Florence was where they conceived their first child, North.
  • After some reflection, everyone involved realized that it was simply too ridiculous of an idea, and they sadly did not perform their take on the video at the West-Kardashian wedding.
  • Let’s admit it. Kanye is a pretty good name. Credit goes not just to his parents, but to the Swahili language, which the name comes from, meaning “the only one.” His middle name Omari is also Swahili, meaning “God the highest.”
  • Kanye’s parents were both intellectuals. His father, Ray West, was an activist with the Black Panthers during the Civil Rights era before becoming one of the first black photojournalists in the country. His mother, Donda, made her career as an English Professor and went on to become the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University.
  • While she making a good living for herself as a professor, Donda would eventually retire so that she could commit herself to work as her son’s manager.
  • It was at the ripe age of 15 that Kanye received his first sampler, and began messing around with the craft that would go on to make him an international superstar.
  • Even though he dropped out of college, Kanye eventually would receive an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago. (Source: Factinate)

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20 Unexpected Kanye West Facts

  • Mos Def wasn’t the only one to berate Mr. West after his actions. Barack Obama had something to say on the matter, calling him a “jackass”.
  • Yeezy’s birthday is the 8th of June, sharing it with Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, HTML coding, and one of the smartest guys in the world. He also shares it with George Bush’s mum, Barbara…
  • He was won 112 music awards in total, including 21 Grammys. ‘The College Dropout’, earned him the Best Rap Album at the 2005 Grammy Awards, three MOBO Awards, and Best New Artist at the BET Awards. His second album, ‘Late Registration’, earned him seven Grammy nominations and two nominations at the BRIT Awards.
  • He’s had over 12 million record sales and 30 million download sales in the United States alone, making him third for solo male artists and sixth overall on the list of best-selling digital artists.
  • When recovering from the car accident in October 2002 that led him to have a metal plate in his jaw, he requested a drum machine so he could record his demo whilst still in the hospital.
  • Kanye is noted for his fashion sense, having owned a clothing line and started off many fashion trends around the world, even inspiring the pioneer of crazy fashion himself, Michael Jackson, who apparently phoned him up to ask about the jacket he wore in the music video for ‘Stronger’.
  • In a 2005 charity campaign video with actor Mike Meyers, West asserted that George W. Bush didn’t care about black people following Hurricane Katrina.
  • In 2000, he was arrested for allegedly stealing printers from OfficeMax after a case of mistaken identity.
  • He adopted the nickname ‘Deep House,’ because of his baggy pants and backpacks, rather than an interest for the genre.
  • If you’re to travel with anyone, make sure it with “Kanye’s Travel Ventures” (KTV) launched through Yeezy’s website in March 2008.
  • 50 Cent promised to quit the music industry if Kanye West were ever out sell him. Unfortunately for him, Kanye did so by 1.1 million records. We’re yet to see 50 Cent’s retirement plan.
  • Kanye’s father’s Ray West was a member of the Black Panther Party in the 1960’s American Civil Rights Movement.
  • Kanye made it into Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in 2005. The list today ranges from North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong Un, to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
  • Kanye made it into Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in 2005. The list today ranges from North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong Un, to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. (Source: NME)
  • Kanye Tested ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ On Food Delivery Men.
  • Kanye West Lived In China For A Year When He Was 10.
  • His Middle Name Is Omari.
  • He Is The 8th Most Successful Artist In Grammy Awards History.
  • As Of 2018, Kanye West’s Net Worth Reportedly Sits At Around $160 million.
  • On The 2016 Election, Kanye Proclaimed He ‘Would Have Voted For Trump. (Source: Capitalxtra)

15 Kanye Wast Fun Facts:

  • Kanye West is 43 years old. He was born in Atlanta on 8th June 1977 to Ray and Donda West.
  • In Swahili, the name Kanye is translated to mean ‘the only one’.
  • His mother was an English professor, and her profession took Kanye all the way to China where she taught for a little over a year.
  • While driving home in 2002, he was involved in a bad car accident. He almost died, sustaining very bad injuries.
  • During his recovery in the hospital, he continued to produce music using an electronic drum kit and other equipment.
  • Some of his nicknames included The Louis Vuitton Don and Yeezy.
  • More than 50% of his tracks have been the result of a collaboration with other artists.
  • He was engaged to Alexis Phifer, a fashion designer, from 2006 until their relationship ended in 2008.
  • GQ awarded Kanye West the title of ‘International Man of the Year’ in 2007.
  • His song ‘Hey Mama’ was dedicated to his mother, who died in 2007 after complications with plastic surgery.
  • Kanye West married model and actress Kim Kardashian on 24th May 2014. They have two children together – North and Saint.
  • In 2008, Kanye opened two burger restaurants. This new business venture, Fatburger, came to a sudden end when West suffered financial problems in 2011.
  • He met his stylist at Barney’s while out shopping. Yale student Cassius Clay impressed Kanye with his dress sense and was asked to work for him.
  • If you search Google for ‘gay fish’, Kanye West’s knowledge graph appears on the right, this is due to an episode of South Park called ‘Fishsticks’ where Kanye West is the only person in the country who fails to get a joke and can’t admit that he doesn’t understand because he believes himself to be a genius. (Source: The Fact Site)

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