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Kanye West

Birth Name: 
Kanye Omari West
hip hop, rap
Music Category: 
Best Known For: 

Interrupting Taylor Swift as she accepted an award at the MTV VMAs and nearly Beck at Grammy awards
Marrying Kim Kardashian
Saying Pres. W Bush "doesn't like black people" during Katrina TV fundraiser.

Short bio: 

Kanye Omari West (/ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, director, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001), as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. He later broadened his influences to include 1970s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, house, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music.

West's background and style, from his debut album, deviated from the then-dominant "gangsta" persona in hip hop, and he would later alter the genre stylistically as rappers adopted his alternative aesthetic. An outspoken and controversial celebrity, West has often been the source of incidents at award shows. His interest in fashion has also attracted media attention and differentiates West from other artists. West runs his own record label GOOD Music and has directed several short films.


Dr. Donda West Foundation
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Creative Artists Agency, LLC
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New York, NY 10010


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Submitted by diane (not verified) on

not a fan of rap in general but a HUGE fan of you for your stance!! Keep it up and give hope to others.

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Submitted by Shad (not verified) on

Dear Kanye, I just wanted to thank you for standing up for freedom of thought. It seems we are living in a time where if you dont walk in lockstep with the liberal minions that you will be branded a racist, biggot, homophobe...or even mentally impared. It is all designed to silence free thought and speech. I thank God Donald Trump was elected because he too Has the courage to do whats right in the face incredible odds and opposition. I have never really listened to rap much but Because of everything i have been listening to your music and you are a talented man. God Bless.

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Submitted by Kimber (not verified) on

Dear Kanye, I am a 60 year old woman from Pennsylvania who has listened to and loved your music for decades. I have my two sons to thank for that. Thank you for not being afraid to speak your mind about President Trump. You are fearless. Speaking your mind in America shouldn’t be daunting. I was at a New Jersey beach two weeks ago and a man who overheard my friend and I speaking about President Trump turned around and was screaming filth because he ear hustled us. He went on his tirade and that is the first time since I starting voting that I felt like I am being accosted because of my right to think for myself. I don’t do that to the Dems. Our country chooses a president and we should move on. I never attacked anyone or went on a mission to attack Presidents that I didn’t want. People are afraid of change, we need term limitations and representatives who take our ideas to Washington. Kanye, just keep on being Kanye, okay?

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Submitted by Melody (not verified) on

Just listened to a couple of interviews and I'm a new fan! Stand strong against liberal bullies! You are enlightened ! What you say resonates !! You are the only one, so far, that is enlightened in Hollywood. Not even Ophra in all her spiritual groping through the years is even close!!

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Submitted by A Fan (not verified) on

I just want to thank you for standing up to liberal Hollywood! What courage it took for you to voice your opinion on free thought and free speech. God bless you!

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Submitted by Shannon Manuel (not verified) on

Thanks for standing up to the liberal bullies. I have great respect for someone in the spotlight not afraid think outside the box and not conform to what Hollywood and the liberals want you to. You have not let them bring you down. I wish others who are afraid to speak out would also. By the way SNL sucks, too liberal.

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Submitted by Sheryl Mckinney (not verified) on

You are a" Diamond in the Rough" my new favorite famous person. You are thoughtful, respectful and full of of true love. I'm not on ANY social media. My only exposure to who you are, I just saw on TMZ (which I don't care for but there was nothing else on) and I caught your interview. You didn't let Harvey put words in your mouth, which is what all jounalists do. Stand TALL and PROUD and UNAPOLOGETIC. You will have more support of the silent majority. Run for office, I'll vote for you. Here's a clue to your fan base-- I am a 50 something, white, successful government contractor, female, from Arizona.

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Submitted by Jacque Pennington (not verified) on

Dear Kanye, I am so proud of you for standing for our president. I am white and anytime I voice my support for my president I am accused of being racist. It infuriates me but still I maintain civility and calmly state I am no racist and neither is my president. I thank you for recognizing the good he is doing for all the country no matter our skin color. I know being in the entertainment industry you are really attacked. I want you to know I am praying for you and I want you to know I think you are a patriot. Proud to share the planet with you. God Bless you and your family.

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Submitted by Joshua Klinkhammer (not verified) on

I would like to commend you on your honesty and ability to speak your heart. To many in every walks of life fear fallout for speaking the truth, especially in your field of work. Thank you and God Bless!!!

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Submitted by Joshua Klinkhammer (not verified) on

Too many

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Submitted by Lynne Sargent (not verified) on

Thank you for standing up for conservatives and the policies of President Trump! We live in a prosperous time for all Americans because of these policies. It is unfortunate that we live in times that our Country is so divided! So much of this division is truly misrepresentation and fears that have been purposely petuated by the media! I truly believe that it is sad that some people actually believe that we all are hateful and/or bigots or do not embrace everyone and their way of life as well. Thank you for being a voice and truly making a positive stand!

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Submitted by Eric (not verified) on

Thank you for not allowing the Hollywood liberals to impact your wise judgment. Because of your wisdom and ability to recognize a vision for this country that supersedes prejudice, I thank you. God bless your patriotic lack of bias and the ability to reach across what I consider unnecessary foolishness. We, my friend, are Americans. Not to be labeled by our past ancestry, but judged by the country we have been so blessed to be born in. We all have family history that if good, we should be proud of. But to continue to live in the past is insane. I welcome a new future where we are recognized as one family, the American family. Not judged by skin tone, but valued by positive contribution to the success of this great nation. Thank you again for standing up for your beliefs and not giving in to the folks that want to bring you down!!!!

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Submitted by Lizzi_Belle (not verified) on

I commend you for stepping out and speaking out. I appreciate your support of our President and our country. Stay clear, be true to yourself and God bless you for standing up to the Hollywood elite and the leftist-smear-tactics. I think you’re brave. Exodus 14:14

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Submitted by Support You (not verified) on

Mr. West, I loved what you said, and really appreciate you saying what at least a half of America thinks. I know as a white person I cannot totally understand what you, your friends and love ones go through in your day to daily lives, but you told President Trump, and almost the whole country beautifully. Have a wonderful and blessed life. Thank you.

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