Kanye West during David Letterman interview

4 surprising facts about the American rapper Kanye West

The star was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is famous for his song, ‘Through the Wire’. Kanye is married to the American media personality, Kim Kardashian and has four adorable children. Read below to find out more about the rapper!    

  • The hip-hop singer has an estimated net worth of 1.3 billion dollars.
  • His Christian hip-hop album, ‘Jesus is King’ made it to the Billboard100 charts.
  • In 2019, he released his tenth studio album, 'Donda: With Child'.
  • He has won 255 awards including the Glamour Award for ‘Man of the Year’ in 2009.

1. Kanye recorded songs for other artists including Jay-Z before becoming a famous rapper.

Kanye and Jay-Z

He produced half of the songs of Jay-Z’s hip hop music album, ‘The Blueprint’ in 2001. This piece of work was praised by the music critics because of its lyrics and production.

2. Did you know that he was a college dropout?

Kanye went voting for himself during the last elections

He was inclined to pursue his music career and never completed his degree at Chicago State University. His debut album was named ‘The College Drop-out’ in 2004. The album won him the most awards and made it to the US Billboard 200 charts. It's wonderful that he followed his heart and achieved his goals.


3. West started his business venture ‘Fatburger’ in 2008.

The menu of his restaurant include XXL burger and milkshakes

He opened two fast-food restaurants as he loves to eat burgers But, he faced financial problems after some time and so his business wasn’t a huge success. It ended in 2011. We wonder if he would again enter into the restaurant industry to make millions!

4. The rapper is a fashionista.

Kanye West wearing an original outfit during a concert

He is called the ‘Louis Vuitton Don’ by his friends and family. The famous American singer, Michael Jackson, was a big fan of his amazing outfits. He called him once to ask about the jacket Kanye wore for his music video ‘Stronger’ as he loved it. The brand 'Adidas Yeezy' is a  collaboration between the sportswear brand 'Adidas' and West. His fashion sense is admired by his millions of followers.

Bruno Wahrmann Lockhart

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