West made a cameo appearance in the comedy Anchorman 2: In September , West announced that he intended to run for President of the United States in You don't have to agree with Trump but the mob can't make me not love him.
We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought. April 25, . On December 13, , West met with President-elect Trump.
These issues included bullying , supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago. I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change. West previously stated he would have voted for Trump had he voted. I love Donald Trump. The tweet was met with controversy among some of West's fans. West has been an outspoken and controversial celebrity throughout his career, receiving both criticism and praise from many, including the mainstream media, other artists and entertainers, and two U.
He criticized President George W. Bush for not "car[ing] about black people". Reactions were mixed, but some felt that West had no need to apologize. In he said he will go down in history as "the voice of this generation", a comment that was widely ridiculed, notably in the South Park episode " Fishsticks ".
In September , West was widely rebuked by human rights groups for performing in Kazakhstan , which has one of the poorest human rights records in the world , at the wedding of authoritarian President Nursultan Nazarbayev 's grandson. During a November 26, , radio interview, West explained why he believed that President Obama had problems pushing policies in Washington: People want to say Obama can't make these moves or he's not executing.
That's because he ain't got those connections. Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people We don't got family that got money like that.
I don't know how being told you have money is an insult. In February , West again became embroiled in controversy when he posted a tweet seemingly asserting Bill Cosby 's innocence in the wake of over 50 women making allegations of sexual assault directed at Cosby.
In May , West caused controversy when he said, "When you hear about slavery for years That sounds like a choice. You were there for years and it's all of y'all. It's like we're mentally imprisoned. My point is for us to have stayed in that position even though the numbers were on our side means that we were mentally enslaved" and "The reason why I brought up the years point is because we can't be mentally imprisoned for another years.
We need free thought now. Even the statement was an example of free thought. It was just an idea. Once again I am being attacked for presenting new ideas".
In , West had his first of a number of public incidents during his attendance at music award events. He later commented, "I felt like I was definitely robbed [ I don't want to hear all of that politically correct stuff. On November 7, , West apologized for this outburst publicly during his performance as support act for U2 for their Vertigo concert in Brisbane.
After the show, he was visibly upset that he had lost at the VMAs two years in a row, stating that he would not come back to MTV ever again. He also appeared on several radio stations saying that when he made the song "Stronger" that it was his dream to open the VMAs with it.
He has also stated that Spears has not had a hit in a long period of time and that MTV exploited her for ratings. He was subsequently removed from the remainder of the show for his actions.
I'm not crazy y'all, I'm just real. Swift said she accepted his apology. MTV didn't need that and Taylor and her family friends and fans definitely didn't want or need that" and concluding with "I'm sorry Taylor. On February 8, , at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards , West walked on stage as Beck was accepting his award for Album of the Year and then walked off stage, leaving the audience to think he was joking.
In his acceptance speech, he stated, "Y'all might be thinking right now, 'I wonder did he smoke something before he came out here? I knocked the edge off. Music fans have turned to Change. In his Pan American Games Closing Ceremony performance, close to the end of his performance, West closed the show by tossing his faulty microphone in the air and walked off stage. West began an on-and-off relationship with designer Alexis Phifer in , and they became engaged in August The pair ended their month engagement in On November 10, , West's mother Donda West died at age West played his first concert following the funeral at The O2 in London on November He dedicated a performance of " Hey Mama ", as well as a cover of Journey's " Don't Stop Believin' ", to his mother, and did so on all other dates of his Glow in the Dark tour.
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger subsequently signed the "Donda West Law", legislation which makes it mandatory for patients to receive medical clearance through a physical examination before undergoing elective cosmetic surgery. Knievel took issue with a "sexually charged video" in which West takes on the persona of "Evel Kanyevel" and attempts flying a rocket over a canyon. The suit claimed infringement on Knievel's trademarked name and likeness.
Knievel also claimed that the "vulgar and offensive" images depicted in the video damaged his reputation. The suit sought monetary damages and an injunction to stop distribution of the video. Just days before his death in November , Knievel amicably settled the suit after being paid a visit from West, saying, "I thought he was a wonderful guy and quite a gentleman.
In , after an altercation with a paparazzo at Los Angeles Airport, West was sentenced to serve two years' probation for a misdemeanor battery conviction, and was required to attend 24 anger management sessions, perform hours of community service, and pay restitution to the photographer. After the success of his song " Jesus Walks " from the album The College Dropout , West was questioned on his beliefs and said, "I will say that I'm spiritual.
I have accepted Jesus as my Savior. And I will say that I fall short every day. In a interview with online magazine Bossip , West clarified that he believed in God, but "would never go into a religion," explaining that "I feel like religion is more about separation and judgment than bringing people together and understanding.
That's all I'm about. In , for a screening of his movie Runaway , West told the audience he once considered suicide. These songs had all been recorded during West's recording sessions for The Life of Pablo. On November 20, , soon before abruptly ending a concert prematurely, he said, "Jay-Z—call me, bruh. You still ain't called me. Jay-Z, I know you got killers. Please don't send them at my head. Talk to me like a man. Contrary to what early reports said, however, West was not actually taken to the hospital involuntarily; he was persuaded to do so by authorities.
In an interview in , West declared that he became addicted to opioids when they were prescribed to him after he got liposuction. The addiction contributed to his nervous breakdown in On the album Ye, West implied that he had bipolar disorder  and compared it to a "superpower";  these allusions followed rumors that West was diagnosed with the disorder.
West is among the most critically acclaimed artists of the twenty-first century, receiving praise from music critics, fans, fellow musicians, artists, and wider cultural figures for his work. Rolling Stone credited West with transforming hip hop's mainstream, "establishing a style of introspective yet glossy rap [ He's really trying to raise the bar. No one's near doing what he's doing, it's not even on the same planet. Kanye West would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list.
The dude doesn't believe in false modesty, and he shouldn't [ In his debut album, over a decade ago, Kanye issued what amounted to a social critique and a call to arms with a beat: And he wants everybody else to do the same: Now that he's a pop-culture juggernaut, he has the platform to achieve just that.
He's not afraid of being judged or ridiculed in the process. Kanye's been playing the long game all along, and we're only just beginning to see why. Experimental and electronic artists such as James Blake  Daniel Lopatin ,  and Tim Hecker  have also cited West's work as an inspiration. All of West's studio albums have gone platinum , and he holds the record for having the most consecutive studio albums to debut at number one on the Billboard West has had six songs exceed 3 million in digital sales as of December placing him third in overall digital sales of the past decade.
As of , West has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards making him eleventh in the list of most awarded artists of all time and sixth for most grammy nominations with Additionally West and Gaga are the only solo artists to receive this nomination for their first three albums.
During the same week, the song " Runaway " was ranked in the third position in the publication's list of the "best tracks" released since From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Redirected from Kanye West discography. For other uses, see Kanye disambiguation. American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Rapper singer songwriter record producer fashion designer entrepreneur. Pusha T Rihanna Twista. The College Dropout and Late Registration. The Life of Pablo. West has had the most sui generis hip-hop career of the last decade.
No rapper has embodied hip-hop's often contradictory impulses of narcissism and social good quite as he has, and no producer has celebrated the lush and the ornate quite as he has. He has spent most of his career in additive mode, figuring out how to make music that's majestic and thought-provoking and grand-scaled. And he's also widened the genre's gates, whether for middle-class values or high-fashion and high-art dreams.
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