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By on September 1, 2014

Birth Name

His birth name was Kanye Omari West.

Nickname

He goes by the nickname of Kanye, Yeezy, Ye, Konman and the Louis Vutton Don.

Age and Birth Date

He was born on July 8, 1977, so he is currently 37 years old. Kanye West will turn 38 years old in July of 2015.

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Astrological Sign

Kanye West’s astrological sign is the Gemini.

Birth Place

He was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

Nationality

West is an American citizen.

Educational History

Kanye West went to Polaris High School within the state of Illinois. Afterward, he enrolled at the American Academy of Art. Although he later dropped out to focus on his music career, Kanye attended Chicago State University for one year.

Occupation

He is a rapper, fashion designer, music video director and film director.

Family

Father: Ray West

Mother: Dr. Donda C. West (Williams)

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Build

Stocky

Height

5 feet 9 inches or 177 centimeters

Weight

70 kilograms or 154 pounds

Girlfriends

Alexis Phifer (2002-2008)- Kanye began dating Alexis Phifer in 2002. By August of 2006, they became engaged. They ended up breaking up at the beginning of 2008.

Amber Rose (2008-2010)- Following his relationship with Alexis Phifer, he dated the model, Amber Rose. They remained together until the summer of 2010.

Kim Kardashian (2012-Current)- Kanye West began dating Kim Kardashian in April of 2012. They later became engaged on October 21 of 2013. They married in Florence, Italy on May 24, 2014. Not long afterward, they had a daughter named North West on June 15 of 2013.

Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

Kanye West has black hair.

Eye Color

He has dark brown eyes.

Distinctive Features

He has few distinctive physical features, but fans can easily recognize his voice in any song.

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Body Measurements

Although his body measurements are unknown, they are thought to be fairly typical of most men his height.

Shoe Size

7 (US)

Religion

He is a Christian.

Best Known For

Kanye West is best known for his many solo albums. Outside of his professional work, he has made headlines over recent years for his relationship with Kim Kardashian, the realty television star.

First Album

On February 10 of 2004, he released his debut album through Roc-A-Fella Records. It was titled “The College Dropout”.

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First Film Appearance

On June 24, 2009, he appeared in the mini-film called “We Were Once a Fairy Tale”.

Kanye West’s Favorite Things

Favorite Music Album: Bizarre Ride II of the Pharcyde

Favorite Food: Soul Food

Favorite Fashion Brand: Louis Vuitton

Favorite Shoes: Nike Air 180s

Favorite Actress: Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Movie: Coming to America

Favorite Rapper: Himself

Kanye West Facts

As a professor, his mother moved to Nanjing, China to teach while Kanye was a child. He moved to China with her and became fluent in Chinese. At the Chinese school, he earned A’s and B’s. Since that time, he has mostly forgotten Chinese.

Kanye West founded the record label, G.O.O.D. Music.

His father was a Black Pather during the 1960s and the 1970s. Later, he became one of the first African-American photojournalists.

Over the years, Kanye West has appeared on the Cleveland Show multiple times.

Interestingly, he was accused of being a member of the secret society known as the Illuminati. Although this rumor is entirely untrue, it occurred due to references in his “Runaway” video.

During a Hurricane Katrina Relief concert, Kanye West created a controversy by stating that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”.

West still has a metal plate in his chin from a car accident. It occurred because he was too tired after a day at the studio and fell asleep at the wheel.

In 2003, West created the Kanye West Foundation. This group is intended to encourage Latino and black students to continue on in their education. It is also intended to help minority students pursue music careers.

By 2012, Kanye West had achieved a total of 18 Grammy awards. This is the highest number of Grammy awards for a solo artist ever.

When he was only five years old, Kanye West began writing poetry. He developed his passion for music and the arts by the time that he was in third grade.

West originally enrolled in painting classes at the American Academy of the Arts in Chicago in 1997. Before long, he switched to Chicago State University to study English. This only lasted a year before he realized that full-time college coursework prevented him from pursuing his music career.

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