Who is Kanye West?
Kanye West is a popular American rapper, songwriter and fashion designer
He was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia
West was in a relationship with Kim Kardashian previously
Kanye West picked on Roxie Washington, George Floyd's ex-girlfriend, in one of his explosive social media outbursts on October 30, 2022.
"Now for Roxie Washington and Roxie Washington ALONE. I gave 2 million dollars out of my pocket for the family. To help George’s daughter…Your daughter!" he wrote in a post, and went on to attack her physical appearance, "This is how you try someone who was there for your family???? You will never get money from no one else. GOD don’t like ugly. Look at yo motherfucking hat. Yo hat ugly…You know how I feel about an ugly ass hat."
This was in relation to the reports that the family of George Floyd would be suing the rapper for $250 million after he claimed that the former died of fentanyl and police officer Derek Chauvin was not to blame for his death.
The 21-time Grammy winner cannot seem to keep himself out of controversy. He was earlier banned by Facebook and Twitter after his anti-Semitic posts on the platform were found violating the company's terms of service. His business with banking giant JP Morgan and Chase also fell through following the controversy.
Who is Kanye West?
Kanye West is a popular American rapper, songwriter and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Ray and Donda. Following his parents’ divorce in 1980, Kanye relocated to Chicago with his mother Dr Donda West. While his mother was a professor at Clark Atlanta University and the Chicago State University, his father worked as a photojournalist, Christian counselor and later a small business owner.
He enrolled at the Polaris School for Individual Education in Oak Lawn, Illinois before relocating once again with his mother to China. Kanye West became interested in arts at a young age and started writing poems when he was only five. He started rapping in third grade and in time, met with famous producer No ID, who became his mentor. Kanye West later dropped out of college to pursue a career in music.
His musical career officially began in the 1990s, when he recorded eight songs in Down to Earth, the debut album of a Chicago-based rapper, released in 1996.
He went on to release several successful albums in the upcoming years — The College Dropout, 808s & Heartbreak, Late Registration, Graduation, The Truth, Watch the Throne and more. Kanye West also contested the Presidential Elections in 2020, received 70,296 votes and finished in the seventh spot.
He has won numerous awards over the years, ranging from the MTV Video Music Awards, Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Grammy Award (21 times) and others.