Kanye West Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

9th December 2016

Quote: "He's doing great. He's a, he's a strong guy. He's been through a lot and you know, this is just another hurdle in the way, you know what I'm saying? I mean, I love everything he been doing, man (sic). I feel like he's speaking the truth... I'm with him, that's my big brother." Rapper French Montana assures fans his pal Kanye West is well on the road to recovery after his hospitalisation for exhaustion and sleep deprivation late last month (Nov16).

8th December 2016

Quote: "We're just rooting for Kanye to get better and feel better. We're all fans of him and we're friends of him and we want him to be well and be able to do what he wants to do." John Legend is hoping his friend Kanye West recuperates fast after he was hospitalised following a mental breakdown last month (Nov16).

14th September 2016

Tweet: "I got rid of my phone so I can have air to create". Rapper Kanye West reveals he has ditched his cell phone amid fears it was hampering his creativity.

28th August 2016

Quote: "Her (spirit) was there even before she was my girlfriend. I would do these performances and hope that she would see me in my cool outfit and think that I would be cool enough to be her boyfriend." Kanye West reveals Kim Kardashian was his muse long before they started dating in 2012. The couple wed in 2014.

12th June 2016

Quote: "I did a little research about Libras and Geminis and found out they're a perfect match! One website even said that we were one of the best matches in the zodiac. We're both air signs on the same wavelength. SO true! We've had an amazing connection right from the start... Libra/Gemini sex gets a 5-star rating because we're so in tune with each other." Kim Kardashian continues to celebrate husband Kanye West's 39th birthday by boasting about how well suited they are for one another.

8th June 2016

Tweet: "Happy birthday to my best friend! I usually would be scared for us to get older, but as each year passes, I'm just happy we have more time on this Earth together! I love you so much and hope this year brings you so much happiness." Kim Kardashian celebrates husband Kanye West's 39th birthday on Wednesday (08Jun16) with a sweet message.

3rd June 2016

Fact: Kanye West's new G.O.O.D. Music album, Cruel Winter, will feature a 15-minute version of Desiigner's global hit Panda. Kanye debuted the project's first single during a surprise appearance on U.S. radio show Big Boy in the Morning on Friday (03Jun16). The track featured 2 Chainz, Migos' Quavo, Big Sean, Travis Scott, Desiigner, Yo Gotti, and Gucci Mane, who was released from prison last month (May16) after serving almost two years behind bars for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and aggravated assault.

12th May 2016

Quote: "Kanye went two nights in a row. He's a huge fan. I was shocked. He was dancing around the whole night, having so much fun." Kendall Jenner was stunned to discover her brother-in-law Kanye West's love for family friend Justin Bieber after he attended the singer's Los Angeles shows with the model last month (Apr16).

5th May 2016

Fact: Kanye West's new album The Life of Pablo has earned the rapper this year's (16) Best Album Webby Award. Kanye will be on hand to pick up the honour when the Webbys are handed out at New York's Cipriani Wall Street on 16 May (16). The 20th annual Webby Awards will also honour Marvel's Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter as Webby Best Actress and Jessica Alba as the inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year.

21st March 2016

Fact: Kimberly Tripp, a Las Vegas performer known as 'Mini Kim Kardashian', has died aged 32. Her body was found by her boyfriend Ricky Sells Jr., who stars as 'Mini Kanye West' in the same show at Beacher's Madhouse in Vegas. The Clark County Medical Examiner's office confirmed she was pronounced dead in the early hours of Saturday morning (19Mar16). An official cause of death has yet to be determined. Tripp was famous for her portrayal of reality star Kim at the Beacher's show.

3rd March 2016

Quote: "That happened in his dressing room. Kanye’s been on the show a lot of years, and it’s always different. He’s an artist, you know? A great artist." Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels insists he was not the target of Kanye West's backstage rant. The rapper lost his cool after staff members made changes to the his stage set 30 minutes before the show started. In audio leaked online, Kanye could be heard raging, "Don’t f** with me", and declaring he was more influential than filmmaker Stanley Kubrick and artist Pablo Picasso, among others.

15th February 2016

Quote: "I think it's amazing that he's paying tribute to (Pablo Picasso's) work. They both have vision. They both want to revolutionise the game. Pablo Picasso was into art and Kanye is into music. The way they think outside of the box is very similar." Florian Picasso, the great-grandson of late Cubist painter, says the Picasso family gives Kanye West their blessing to use the artist's name for his new album, The Life of Pablo.

14th February 2016

Fact: Kanye West made a surprise appearance in a comedy skit for U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live this weekend (13Feb16) by taking on castmember Kyle Mooney in a pre-taped rap battle. In the segment, Mooney portrayed a wannabe rapper who challenges the superstar after running into him backstage at SNL, only for Kanye to fire back at the comedian's taunts by spitting the lyrics to his new song, I Love Kanye, with lines like, "I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye/The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye". The hip-hop star served as the episode's musical guest and performed two new tracks, High Lights and Ultra Light Beams, on the show.

13th January 2016

Tweet: "David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime. I pray for his friends and family." Kanye West offers up a tribute to David Bowie following the rock star's death on Sunday (10Jan16).

10th January 2016

Quote: "I have no interest in working with anyone who is too important or too good or too traditional to take a call at 3am." Kanye West voices his disappointment on Twitter.com at apparently not being able to get hold of work colleagues whenever he likes.

8th January 2016

Fact: Kanye West, The Strokes, and The Killers are set to headline the 2016 Governors Ball festival. Beck, Robyn, Death Cab For Cutie, Haim, Chvrches, and Of Monsters And Men will also grace the stage at Randall's Island in New York during the three-day event, which will take place from 3 to 5 June (16).

5th January 2016

Fact: The full video of Kanye West's prank audition on U.S. talent show American Idol has gone viral. In the footage, the hip-hop star performs his Gold Digger rap as he shows off his skills to judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., and Keith Urban. Introducing his mock try-out, Kanye told the judges, "I'm originally a producer. I always wanted to rap and no one really believed in me, so I wanted to try some things out." His then-pregnant wife Kim Kardashian also features in the video, cheering on her man. The final season of American Idol debuts on Wednesday (06Jan16).

2nd November 2015

Fact: Kanye West's wife Kim Kardashian didn't have to search too far for her Halloween costume on Saturday (31Oct15) - the reality TV star opted to dress as the 2013 version of herself. The mum-to-be wore the long-sleeved floral printed Givenchy gown she donned at the annual Met Gala when she was pregnant with her first child, daughter North. "Still fits. I think I nailed the Kim K costume!," she wrote on Twitter. The couple is expecting its second child, a son, in December (15).

23rd October 2015

Fact: Kanye West's tough-to-find Adidas Yeezy Boost has been named the Shoe of the Year by Footwear News. West is expected to pick up his statuette at the magazine's second annual FN Achievement Awards on 2 December (15).

12th October 2015

Tweet: "F**k any game company that puts in-app purchases on kids games!!! That makes no sense!!! We give the iPad to our child and every 5 minutes there's a new purchase!!! If a game is made for a 2 year old, just allow them to have fun and give the parents a break for Christ sake (sic)." Rapper Kanye West, dad to daughter North, blasts video game makers for peppering their programs with advertisements.

7th October 2015

Quote: "I don't have a name for him, but what I hope for him is that he can feel purpose. That he can learn, that he has the opportunities." Kanye West shoots down rumours he and pregnant wife Kim Kardashian have picked a name for their son, who is due on Christmas Day (25Dec15).

25th September 2015

Fact: Kanye West thrilled fans at a Verizon Go90 app launch party in Los Angeles on Thursday night (24Sep15) by performing a 10-song hits set unannounced. Ahead of his sold out weekend (25-26Sep15) shows at the Hollywood Bowl, the rapper treated guests including Zoe Saldana, Chrissy Teigen and Nina Dobrev to songs like Touch the Sky, All of the Lights, Gold Digger and Power.

1st September 2015

Quote: "I'm forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat." White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest jokes about Kanye West's MTV Video Music Awards declaration he'll be running for office in 2020.

31st August 2015

Fact: Kanye West will reportedly perform the entirety of his 808s & Heartbreak album at a Hollywood Bowl gig in Los Angeles next month (25Sep15). The album was released in 2008 and featured the hits Love Lockdown and Heartless.

27th July 2015

Quote: "Kim being married to Kanye is a completely different Kim. Kim is so at peace with herself. At my own wedding, I was so calm. At the Humps' (basketball star Kris Humphries) wedding Kim was crazy. Then I saw her at her wedding to who I always said should be her husband, and she was so calm. No one else in the world could have the conversations that those two have... What I love about Kanye is that he wants to build her up instead of take her down." Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian on her sister KIM KARDASHIAN's marriage to rapper Kanye West. Kim was previously married to athlete Humphries in 2011, but split just 72 days after tying the knot.

20th July 2015

Fact: TV funnyman Lee Nelson, who invaded the stage during rapper Kanye West's headlining slot at Britain's Glastonbury Festival last month (Jun15), interrupted the start of a FIFA press conference to hand a wad of cash to under-fire soccer boss Sepp Blatter on Monday (20Jul15). As Nelson was hauled away by security, he threw bank notes in the air and the conference in Zurich, Switzerland was delayed. Blatter resigned as FIFA President in June (15) at the height of a corruption scandal.

13th July 2015

Quote: "When I saw her, she was on it (partying hard). We were just catching up but she just went and did what she did. It's because she hadn't drunk for something like 10 months, so then she just did it all in one go and went hard. When I saw her she was having a good time, she was just getting started. I'm not surprised she passed out in a field. Who hasn't at Glastonbury? She's hardcore." Rapper Dizzee Rascal defends pop star Lily Allen after she collapsed in a field at Britain's Glastonbury Festival last month (Jun15).

13th July 2015

Fact: Rapper Drake has morphed into Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Kanye West for his creative new Energy video. The hip-hop star takes on the various personalities in scenes from the Baby hitmaker's Calvin Klein underwear ads, Cyrus' Wrecking Ball promo and West's Bound 2 release, while he also tackles the likes of Oprah Winfrey and U.S. President Barack Obama in other parts of the music video.

2nd July 2015

Fact: Kanye West and KIM KARDASHIAN celebrated their first wedding anniversary last month (Jun15) at home in Hidden Hills, California with a private bartender who catered for their every cocktail need as the couple watched Shelley Long's 1989 film Troop Beverly Hills, according to reports.

30th June 2015

Quote: "There are certain things that are the core of me since I was negative three months and then there's certain stuff that I grow and grow." Rapper Kanye West insists his creativity began three months before he was even born.

30th June 2015

Tweet: "OYE VEY Kanye. That Bohemian Rhapsody at Glastonbury though.... Ouch." Current Queen frontman Adam Lambert was not impressed by Kanye West's cover of the band's 1976 rock anthem Bohemian Rhapsody during his headlining set at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Saturday night (27Jun15). The Stronger hitmaker led an audience sing-along of the first few chords of the song, screaming the late Freddie Mercury's verses and struggling to hit the singer's high notes.

29th June 2015

Fact: A cheeky reveller at Britain's Glastonbury festival waved a flag featuring a still image from Kim Kardashian's sex tape during her husband Kanye West's set on Saturday night (27Jun15).

22nd June 2015

Quote: "I'm fine to apologise for inaccuracies. You know, I send flowers for inaccuracies. I talked to Beck's wife, and I think I had a point about Beyonce's album, but I think I was inaccurate with the concept of a gentleman who plays 14 instruments not respecting artistry." Kanye West admits he was wrong to criticise Beck after the singer/songwriter took home the prize for Best Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

16th June 2015

Quote: "We were originally meant to play on Saturday, but you just can't be on at the same time as Kanye, so I was like, 'Please move us!'" Mark Ronson asked for his set at Britain's iconic Glastonbury Festival to be moved from Saturday to Friday to avoid a clash with rapper Kanye West's headlining slot. The festival runs from 25 to 28 June (15).

16th June 2015

Fact: Kanye West and KIM KARDASHIAN celebrated their daughter North West's second birthday on Monday (15Jun15) by taking a trip to Disneyland. The family was joined by the reality TV star's sisters Kourtney, her two kids, half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Kylie's rumoured rapper boyfriend Tyga, who also brought along his young son, King Cairo Stevenson.

13th June 2015

Fact: Rapper Kanye West surprised reporters at a basketball game by gatecrashing a post-match press conference. West joked with journalists after the Golden State Warriors played the Cleveland Cavaliers, saying, "We got to go hard... I'm signing half a season contracts."

13th June 2015

Quote: "I'm completely boring actually. I don't wanna kill the blogs... and everything, (but) I'm so boring. All I do is go to the studio every day... I'm not at the club... I'm never gonna be nowhere... I gotta focus on the kids. I gotta take 'em to tap class, and you know, all type of gym class, where they do all types of swings (sic)." Rapper Kanye West insists he lives a simple life now he is a father. The hip-hop star and his wife Kim Kardashian are expecting a sibling for their daughter North, who turns two on Monday (15Jun15).

11th June 2015

Fact: Kim Kardashian is reportedly planning to enhance her luxury mansion in California as a present for husband Kanye West's 38th birthday. Editors at TMZ.com suggest the reality star is treating her husband by having a basketball court built in the couple's backyard. On Monday (08Jun15), Kardashian kicked off West's birthday celebrations by renting out the Los Angeles' Staples Center so he could play a private, star-studded basketball game.

11th June 2015

Tweet: "so many rumors... we have not told anyone the sex of our baby yet! nothing is confirmed unless you hear it from me!" Pregnant reality star Kim Kardashian shoots down rumours suggesting she and husband Kanye West are expecting a baby boy. The couple is already parents to daughter North, who turns two on Monday (15Jun15).

8th June 2015

Tweet: "Happy Birthday 2my best friend in the entire world! U R the most amazing husband &dad! U inspire me every single day. You make all of your dreams reality & it's fascinating to be by your side & watching it all happen! You have a heart of gold!. Have the best birthday ever!" Pregnant reality star Kim Kardashian celebrates her husband Kanye West's 38th birthday by sending him a sweet message online.

4th June 2015

Fact: "It's ridiculous rumours." Pregnant reality TV star Kim Kardashian dismisses suggestions she is expecting twins with her rapper husband Kanye West.

26th May 2015

Tweet: "Kim, I am so happy to be married to the girl of my dreams. I love you and (daughter) Nori so much!!! I would find you in any lifetime." Kanye West sends a sweet tweet to his wife Kim Kardashian on Monday night (25May15), a day after they celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

12th May 2015

Fact: Former enemies Kanye West and Taylor Swift will bookend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (17May15). Swift's new Bad Blood video will open the ceremony and Kanye will make his performance debut at the awards to close the show.

12th May 2015

Fact: Kanye West is set to make his debut as a big screen leading man in Spike Lee's upcoming movie musical about Chicago's infamous street gangs. Chiraq will revolve around a woman committed to ending the street violence in Kanye's native Chicago, Illinois. West will star alongside fellow Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack.

1st May 2015

Quote: "It's become one of his new passions. He literally flew to Belgium to find wood for our kitchen, and he flew to Fiji once to get fabrics. He'll fly all over the world just to find the best furniture, fabrics, architects... He likes to go look in the factories. He takes it really seriously." Kanye West's wife Kim Kardashian reveals the rapper and designer is obsessed with getting the best things available for the couple's new home.

21st April 2015

Quote: "He came backstage at one of our shows (in America). He was checking out our T-shirts, all he wanted to talk about was T-shirts." Muse frontman Matt Bellamy recalls a fashion-orientated meeting with Kanye West.

10th April 2015

Fact: A spoof version of the Bible centred around Kanye West has gone on sale on online market-place Etsy.com. The creators behind the tongue-in-cheek publication, which is entitled The Book of Yeezus, after West's current alias, have replaced every mention of God's name in the book of Genesis with the words 'Kanye' or 'Yeezus'.

19th March 2015

Fact: An online petition urging organisers of Britain's Glastonbury Festival to drop Kanye West from the line-up has garnered more than 56,000 signatures.

17th March 2015

Fact: Kanye West is using footage of his performance at the BRIT Awards in London last month (Feb15) as the official video for his new track All Day.

16th March 2015

Fact: Kanye West has been confirmed as the Saturday night headliner for this summer's (15) Glastonbury festival in England, seven years after Jay Z became the first hip-hop star to steal the show on the main stage. Just weeks after debuting his new track All Day at the BRIT Awards in February (15), the rapper has joined Foo Fighters among the headliners on the bill. Sunday's big attraction has not yet been revealed. Glastonbury 2015, which will run from 24-28 June (15), is already sold-out.

16th March 2015

Fact: Kanye West clearly loves his wife KIM KARDASHIAN's curves - he posted a series of nude shots of the reality TV star on Twitter.com on Monday afternoon (16Mar15) to mark his wife landing 30 million followers on the micro-blogging site. He captioned the last of the set "I'M SO LUCKY". The shots first popped up during the season debut of his wife's hit show Keeping Up With the Kardashians on Sunday (15Mar15) as she attempted to show off her body before becoming a mum again.

13th March 2015

Quote: "Racism is a dated concept... It's stupid. It's like a bouncing ball in a room with two cats or something. When you don't feel like playing with the cat, you throw this bouncing ball and literally let them fight over the bouncing ball, and the bouncing ball has nothing, no purpose, anything other than it bounces. That's racism." Outspoken rapper Kanye West uses a bizarre analogy to describe his views on racism.

3rd March 2015

Fact: Kanye West has recruited 12 Years a Slave director Steve MCQueen to take charge of his video for new single All Day. The rapper premiered the song at the BRIT Awards in London last week (25Feb15).

2nd March 2015

Quote: "My Achilles' heel is my ego. But if I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, then there's hope for everyone." Rapper Kanye West gives a speech to 350 Oxford University students at the U.K. city's Natural History Museum on Monday afternoon (02Mar15), on behalf of the Oxford Guild Society.

1st March 2015

Fact: Kanye West has revealed the title of his new album will be So Help Me God. The album, which will be the rapper's follow-up to the critically acclaimed Yeezus, is "80 per cent done", according to West.

27th February 2015

Quote: "My doorman is more important to me than any head of any company. He keeps us safe. My driver keeps us safe and goes to work every day." Kanye West has a lot of respect for his staff.

27th February 2015

Quote: "Meeting Paul MCCartney was like meeting Ralph Lauren. (They are) the greatest of their fields - period - of all time." Kanye West on working with Paul MCCartney on new track FourFiveSeconds.

26th February 2015

Fact: Kanye West fought back tears during an emotional radio interview in Britain earlier this week (beg23Feb15) as he paid tribute to late fashion design professor Louise Wilson. The rapper, who was in London for his performance at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday (25Feb15), taped a chat with BBC DJ Zane Lowe, which will be aired in the U.K. on Thursday night (26Feb15). During the candid interview, he struggled with his emotions as he remembered his friend, who taught at Central St. Martins college.

22nd February 2015

Quote: "As I understand it, he was disrespecting artistry by f**king being on stage in the first place. Somebody needs to go buy Kanye a dictionary and show him the word artistry. If that applies to Beyonce then f**k me. If shaking your a**e is considered art..." British rocker Noel Gallagher takes a swipe at Kanye West for protesting Beck's Album of the Year win at the Grammy Awards earlier this month (Feb15), when the rapper urged him to hand the trophy over to his pop pal Beyonce.

17th February 2015

Fact: Kanye West has designed a bulletproof vest for children. His daughter North wore one of daddy's safe and stylish creations at the rapper's Adidas show during New York Fashion Week on Thursday (12Feb15). The tot's proud mum has since posted a picture of little North posing in her vest online, captioning the shot, "Look at my little cutie!!! #BabyYeezyBulletProofVest"

16th February 2015

Fact: Kanye West jokingly stole the microphone from U.S. newsman Matt Lauer as he introduced the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special on Tv on Sunday (15Feb15). The fake stunt came a week after the rapper took the stage at the Grammy Awards to protest rocker Beck's Album of the Year prize.

12th February 2015

Fact: The launch of Kanye West's shoe collaboration with sportswear brand Adidas will be live-streamed in 50 cinemas worldwide. Fans in the U.S., Europe and Australia can buy tickets to selected cinemas which will be broadcasting the unveiling of Yeezy Season 1, which will take place in New York on Thursday (12Feb14).

11th February 2015

Quote: "I had the amazing opportunity to work with Paul MCCartney and you know, we just went in a vibed out. As you can see, I might be a little bit more angst (sic) than Paul. And remember the last time when Paul had somebody really angst working with them, the type of music they made? I'm not comparing myself to John Lennon, I'm just saying I'm angst a bit like John Lennon." Rapper Kanye West on the tension her created in the studio with Paul MCCartney while they were recording Only One and FourFiveSeconds.

3rd February 2015

Fact: Music giants Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney are to perform their collaborative track FourFiveSeconds at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (08Feb15).

2nd February 2015

Fact: Photographs of Kanye West looking downtrodden at Sunday's (01Feb15) Super Bowl football game have gone viral online. The Stronger hitmaker has been pictured in a number of fan-snapped 'selfies' looking moody and unimpressed.

2nd February 2015

Fact: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had a double date to remember with friends John Legend and Chrissy Teigen on Saturday (31Jan15) when they stopped at a waffle house in Glendale, Arizona following West's performance at the DirecTv's Super Saturday Night Party.

2nd February 2015

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake have been tapped to appear on the upcoming star-studded 40th anniversary special for U.S. sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. The live Tv event will air in America on 15 February (15).

29th January 2015

Quote: "That was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me." Kanye West was thrilled when pal Ellen DeGeneres agreed to help present him with his Visionary Award at the recent BET Honors event. The comedienne rapped a tribute video message, which was played just before Kanye hit the stage at the Washington, D.C. ceremony.

29th January 2015

Fact: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's daughter North West is the star of her rapper dad's music video for Only One, his recent collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney. West and his only child are seen wandering through a field in the promo for the heart-warming track which pays tribute to the rapper's late mother Donda.

28th January 2015

Quote: "We were in Mexico for a month and he was recording and it was so loud. But every night when he was recording Only One, I would put North to bed and it would just play over and over so loud and she would just fall right asleep. It was like the best lullaby." Kanye West's new Paul McCartney collaboration helps to put his daughter to sleep, according to the rapper's wife Kim Kardashian.

8th January 2015

Fact: Kim Kardashian suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction while passing through Los Angeles' Lax airport with her husband Kanye West on Wednesday (08Jan15). Pictures show the reality Tv star accidentally bared part of her famous butt when her jeans slipped down while she was sitting on a bench during a security check.

2nd January 2015

Fact: Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney have collaborated on an emotional track called Only One. West sings over MCCartney's organ-playing and discusses his late mother, Donda, and his daughter with Kim Kardashian, North.

4th December 2014

Fact: U.S. reality Tv star Kim Kardashian's photo of her first kiss with new husband Kanye West at their May (14) nuptials was the most liked photo on Instagram.com this year (14). Trailing behind was Justin Bieber's photo of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez giving him a peck on the cheek, which had 1.9 million likes, and a similar photo posted by Ariana Grande showing her kissing Miley Cyrus' cheek received 1.8 million likes.

29th October 2014

Fact: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian showed their support for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night (28Oct14) when they attended the team's season-opening game at the Staples Center. The couple watched the home town team get beaten by the Houston Rockets.

22nd October 2014

Tweet: "Happy Birthday baby! Thank you for being the dopest (best) wife & mom!... Sometimes I feel like just saying I love you isn’t strong enough to express how much I love you..." Rapper Kanye West writes a heartfelt message to his wife Kim Kardashian to celebrate her 34th birthday on Tuesday (21Oct14).

21st October 2014

Fact: Kanye West is taking on a new role as an American football coach for rapper pal Big Sean's new music video. The Stronger hitmaker was spotted donning a headset and sports gear on the set of Idfwu, which was shot on a football field in Los Angeles on Sunday (19Oct14).

25th September 2014

Quote: "She started to cry when we were walking out the door (of our hotel). And we couldn't leave her. So, it was a spur-of-the-moment thing. It was an amazing fashion show for her to be at for her first show. She loves it!" Kim Kardashian explains to Yahoo.com why she and husband Kanye West decided to take one-year-old daughter North to the Balenciaga presentation during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday (24Sep14).

24th September 2014

Fact: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West treated daughter North to her first fashion show on Wednesday (24Sep14) when they took to tot to the Balenciaga womenswear spring/summer 2015 launch as part of Paris Fashion Week in France. The family sat in the front row and stylish North appeared to be mesmerised by the models on the catwalk.

24th September 2014

Fact: The Miami, Florida pastor who officiated at Kanye West's Italian wedding to Kim Kardashian has landed his own reality show. Rich Wilkerson, Jr. and his wife, DawnChere, will open up about their modern approach to preaching for a new U.S. cable series, titled The Wilkersons.

10th September 2014

Quote: "North is really musical. She hums and sings and taps everything. Loves her dad's music and loves to be in the studio with him... He's really protective. If we're in the studio and the guys are cursing, he makes sure no one says bad words and they don't play certain music. He's really protective like that." Reality Tv star Kim Kardashian West reveals husband Kanye West is careful not to play his more explicit tracks when daughter North is with him in the studio.

8th September 2014

Fact: Chic veteran Nile Rodgers is working on a new track with rapper Kanye West.

5th September 2014

Quote: "My husband Kanye and I have an amazing sex life. So far as the sex tape is concerned, whether or not we've made another... If we have, it's never something I want to go public. I never want to make the same mistake twice." Kim Kardashian hints she has made a sex tape with her husband Kanye West. The reality Tv star initially shot to fame after her previous sex tape with singer Ray J became an Internet sensation.

2nd September 2014

Quote: "I'll tell you what, it's so funny because he did ask to make an appearance on the show in the white Batman suit. I don't think it's going to happen. But he did ask." Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith on her son Jaden's desire to appear on her new U.S. Tv drama Gotham, a prequel to Batman. The teen sported his unique choice of attire at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding in May (14).

1st September 2014

Quote: Jay Z and Beyonce continue to show rumours their marriage is in trouble are untrue - they were snapped cosying up together in a Vip area at the Made in America Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday (31Aug14) as they watched rapper Kanye West's set.

8th August 2014

Fact: Reality Tv star Kim Kardashian is releasing her first photo book - and it's full of 'selfies'. The socialite began taking seductive shots of herself earlier this year (14) with plans to turn it into a special collection for her then-fiance Kanye West while he was on tour, but she has since decided to publish it for fans, too. Selfish will hit stores in April, 2015 and retail at $19.95 (£11.75).

6th August 2014

Fact: Kanye West's wife Kim Kardashian is officially changing her last name. The Hollywood socialite posted a photo of her new passport picture on Instagram.com on Tuesday (05Aug14), along with the caption "#Mrs.West #NameChange". The couple exchanged vows in Florence, Italy in May (14).

5th August 2014

Quote: "We fell in love in Paris, I got pregnant with our daughter in Florence... We wanted to share our love story." Kim Kardashian explains why she and rapper Kanye West decided to host their wedding celebrations in France and Italy in May (14).

27th July 2014

Quote: "The thing for me is I cherish our friendship more than music. I'm grateful for the music we did... but we got a friendship that's stronger than that so if... we never make music again, as long as we brothers, we good (sic)." Rapper Common insists he is still close to his newlywed pal Kanye West, despite not working together on his new album, Nobody's Smiling. Common left West's G.O.O.D. Music label in 2011.

24th July 2014

Tweet: "Our baby girl finished one week of swimming lessons today then took her 1st steps right when she got out of the pool!!!! Mommy & Daddy are so proud of you!!!!" Socialite Kim Kardashian gushes over her one-year-old daughter North West's milestone accomplishment. Kim and husband Kanye West are currently on holiday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

22nd July 2014

Quote: "New Slaves. The second verse. I argue that it's the best rap verse of all time. It's the Coming to America or Anchorman of a verse. You know, it's got the funny s**t. It's got the antagonising. It's got patterns. It's got social and political consciousness. It's got struggle. It's got bravado. It's everything that a rap verse is supposed to be. " Kanye West declares his rap in his track New Slaves to be the best of all time.

21st July 2014

Quote: "It doesn't even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that's all that matters to me. I had to fight for that for seven years... Kim is this girl who f**king turns me on. I love her. This is who I want to be next to and be around." Rapper Kanye West insists he wasn't angered that close friends Jay Z and Beyonce snubbed his Italian wedding to reality star Kim Kardashian in May (14).

21st July 2014

Quote: "I'm not a shark. I'm a blowfish... People have me pinned as a shark or a predator in some way, and in no way am I that. I wouldn't want to hurt anyone. I want to defend people. I want to help people." Outspoken rapper Kanye West insists he doesn't have any temper issues, despite his frequent concert rants and his penchant for lambasting his critics and lashing out at photographers.

17th July 2014

Quote: "When Kanye was 19 years old, he would come to my basement and he would tell me how great he is and outrap me and tell me my friends' pants is whack (sic). So he's the same dude. I love him. He's my brother." Rapper Common praises good friend Kanye West for refusing to let fame change him.

11th July 2014

Quote: "It was not a paid gig... We've been friends for a long time, he signed me to my first record deal so I wasn't going to charge him. I'm charging everybody else though!" R&B star John Legend performed for free at pal Kanye West's May (14) wedding to reality Tv beauty Kim Kardashian.

22nd June 2014

Fact: Rapper Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Dave Chappelle's Radio City Music Hall comedy show in New York on Friday (20Jun14), and performed his tracks New Slaves, Gold Digger and Jesus Walks.

20th June 2014

Quote: "I grew up with a lot of sisters and a brother, so a lot of siblings, so I know what that's like. I don't know if I would really follow in my mom's footsteps and have six - I think that's a little crazy, I don't know how they did it. They were in their twenties and they weren't really thinking right. But I like a big family so I would definitely like one more and see how that goes." Newlywed Kim Kardashian is eager to add at least one sibling for her 12-month-old daughter North, with husband Kanye West.

13th June 2014

Quote: "Kanye gave me that name. Yeah, the other day, we were hanging out... We were listening to records or whatever and he said, 'Black plague'. I said, 'Ooh, can I use that?'"Actor/comedian Chris Rock has revealed rapper Kanye West helped him name his new The Black Plague comedy tour.

10th June 2014

Quote: "There was so much commotion and excitement, I never really gave that a second thought. If you had been there you would have thought that was the last thing on anyone's mind... (I) just assumed they were working." Kim Kardashian's mum Kris Jenner insists Beyonce and Jay Z's no show at her daughter's wedding to rapper Kanye West in Europe last month (May14) was not a big deal. The notoriously-private hip-hop supercouple stayed in the U.S. and instead vacationed in the Hamptons in New York.

9th June 2014

Tweet: "Happy Birthday to my husband and best friend in the entire world! You have changed my life in more ways than you know! The way you look at life inspires me! I love you so much!!!" Kim Kardashian sends a birthday message to her new husband Kanye West, who turned 37 on Sunday (08Jun14). She also shared a photo of the rapper's birthday cake, which spelled out the name of his latest album, Yeezus.

5th June 2014

Quote: "He definitely wants a little Kanye, Jr. He won’t stop until he has one. He’s gotta keep his name going! Kanye has always wanted to be a family guy. There is more than one more kid in the picture for him... and she wants another baby." Kanye West's stepbrother Hal 'Gore' Carmichael is convinced his new sister-in-law Kim Kardashian will be pregnant again soon.

2nd June 2014

Fact: Kim Kardashian returned home to Los Angeles on Sunday (01Jun14) without her new husband Kanye West. The couple married in Italy and enjoyed a honeymoon in Ireland together, but Kardashian was pictured arriving home solo.

30th May 2014

Fact: Newly-wed Kim Kardashian has set a new record on photosharing app Instagram - a snap showing her kissing husband Kanye West at their Saturday (24May14) nuptials has garnered more than 1.9 million 'likes'. The previous record was held by Justin Bieber, whose cosy shot with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez reached more than 1.8 million likes in the past five months.

29th May 2014

Fact: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were reportedly spotted visiting a cinema in Ireland during their honeymoon. Pictures show a man and woman resembling the stars leaving the Odeon theatre in Portlaoise, County Laois on Wednesday afternoon (28May14).

28th May 2014

Fact: Kim Kardashian has adopted her new husband Kanye West's last name for her social networking accounts, rebranding herself as Kim Kardashian West. The couple wed last weekend (24May14) and is currently on its honeymoon in Ireland.

26th May 2014

Fact: Beyonce and Jay Z skipped pal Kanye West's European wedding over the weekend (24-25May14) in favour of a private getaway to the Hamptons in New York. The hip-hop supercouple was noticeably absent from the celebrations in Paris, France and Florence, Italy on Saturday (24May14), when the Stronger hitmaker exchanged vows with reality Tv star Kim Kardashian. However, the Crazy in Love hitmaker sent her best wishes to the newlyweds via Instagram by sharing a photo from the couple's recent Vogue magazine shoot and writing in the caption, "Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family."

20th May 2014

Fact: Kanye West embarrassed a diehard fan during an encounter in Paris, France this week (begs19May14) after alerting the man to the fact that his Nike Air Yeezy II Red Octobers, which the rapper designed, were fakes. The devotee had asked the Stronger hitmaker to autograph the shoes, and despite pointing out they were bogus, he obliged. The $245 (£153) sneakers, West's final design for Nike, sold out immediately upon their release in February (14). West cut ties with Nike last year (13) and has since moved on to work with rival brand Adidas.

24th April 2014

Quote: "I don't need to worry, everything's fine. I know he's not angry, which is all I wanted to hear." Lily Allen has discovered Kanye West is not mad at her for naming her album Sheezus in homage to his album Yeezus.

8th April 2014

Fact: Kanye West and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are set to headline the 2014 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival this summer (14). Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Killers will also serve as headliners for the three-day festival, while Arctic Monkeys, Tiesto, Disclosure, Kacey Musgraves, and The Flaming Lips are among the other performers set to take the stage at the Golden Gate Park event in San Francisco, California, which will take place from 8 to 10 August (14).

1st April 2014

Fact: Reality Tv star Kim Kardashian was given a scare during a family trip to Thailand on Friday (28Mar14) when a baby elephant got a little too close for comfort as Kanye West's fiancee attempted to take a 'selfie' with the animal. Photos of the encounter show Kardashian darting away in a panic as the elephant raises its trunk.

31st March 2014

Quote: "I think that all industries that can be taken advantage of by the Internet now, there is no time for irony, it is like 'What the f**k is going to sell?' That is it. And I bet you it is the biggest selling cover they have had in five years." Lily Allen is convinced Vogue magazine bosses were striving to improve sales by putting reality Tv star Kim Kardashian on the cover of the American edition with her fiance Kanye West.

7th March 2014

Fact: Kanye West and Big Sean joined Rick Ross for a performance of his hit Sanctified on The Arsenio Hall Show in America on Thursday night (06Mar14).

1st March 2014

Quote: "I'm terrified - I thought he'd think it was a diss, but it's totally not a diss." Lily Allen is scared Kanye West will get angry at her for naming her album Sheezus in homage to his album Yeezus.

26th February 2014

Fact: Rapper Kanye West gave fans a glimpse of his recently-wrapped North American tour set on Tuesday (25Feb14) by performing a medley of his hit songs, including Jesus Walks, Touch The Sky, Stronger, Heartless, All of the Lights, Mercy and Black Skinhead, on comedian Seth Meyers' new U.S. late night show.

23rd February 2014

Tweet: "It's an homage, not a p**s take. Sheezus." British pop star Lily Allen defends her decision to name her new album Sheezus after Kanye West's 2013 release, Yeezus.

10th February 2014

Fact: Rapper Kanye West's final sneaker design for sports giant Nike sold out in less than 15 minutes on Sunday (09Feb14). The Air Yeezy II Red Octobers were quietly released online without notice, but word quickly spread on social media and the shoes, priced at $245 (£153), were all snapped up within minutes. West cut ties with Nike last year (13) and has since moved on to work with rival brand Adidas.

3rd January 2014

Fact: A new online currency has been created in honour of rapper Kanye West. The digital money, dubbed 'Coinye West', will be available from 11 January (14).

30th December 2013

Quote: "Kanye is such an awesome dad, and he's so opinionated and passionate. North is only five-and-a-half months old but you can see she has opinions and a strong personality already. I'm kind of nervous to see what she's like when she's older but I think she'll be incredibly confident because Kim and Kanye are." Kim Kardashian's younger sister Khloe Kardashian explains her niece's personality. Kim and fiance Kanye West welcomed their first child in June (13).

29th December 2013

Fact: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's baby daughter North has scored the keys to her first car - a miniature replica of the rapper's black Lamborghini. Kardashian showed off a photo of her little girl's extravagant Christmas gift beside her dad's real set of wheels on Instagram.com on Friday (27Dec13), alongside the caption, "Like father like daughter."

27th December 2013

Fact: Kanye West had a pricey Hermes Birkin handbag customised by risque artist George Condo for his fiancee Kim Kardashian's Christmas present. The tan designer bag was painted with nude women and a male figure with a demon face, in a similar style to the artwork Condo created for the rapper's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album.

27th December 2013

Fact: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been named the least desirable celebrity neighbours in an annual poll. The engaged couple came top of the Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey, with Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga also included in the list. Talk show host Jimmy Fallon was named most desirable celebrity neighbour, beating last year's (12) winners Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.

24th December 2013

Fact: Kanye West was joined by Drake on the last leg of his The Yeezus Tour in Toronto, Canada, on Monday (23Dec13). The pair performed its 2009 collaboration Forever together for the first time, before a rendition of All Me, a track taken from Drake's album Nothing Was The Same.

20th December 2013

Fact: Eclectic R&B star Janelle Monae is set to perform a private concert for bosses at America's National Football League (Nfl) in the run up to the Super Bowl championship game, which will take place in New Jersey on 2 February (14). The singer was hired as the main performer at the Nfl Owners Party for a reported $150,000 (£100,000) after rapper Eminem allegedly tried to charge $2 million (£1.3 million) for the gig. Editors at Tmz.com claim Kanye West was also ruled out by his $1 million (£670,000) fee.

12th December 2013

Quote: "Not that I know of, but he is the kind of random, spur-of-the-moment type of guy, so you never know." Kim Kardashian addresses rumours suggesting she may marry her fiance Kanye West in secret over the holidays.

27th November 2013

Quote: "When we got engaged I made sure the show was there (filming) because I felt like that's something that would make her happy. Regardless of how it was shot, I felt like this is a moment she would like to have and would like to share, and just have that documented. And we could decide later or not if we wanted to air it." Kanye West reveals why he chose to film his elaborate proposal to Kim Kardashian. The couple became engaged last month (Oct13).

26th November 2013

Quote: "Everybody in New York City right now, don't buy any Louis Vuitton until after January." Kanye West instructs his fans to boycott Louis Vuitton during an appearance on 92.3 Now radio station on Monday (25Nov13). The rapper is still upset by the fact Louis Vuitton boss Yves Carcelle refused to meet him the last time he was in Paris, France.

20th November 2013

Fact: Actress Lindsay Lohan, British model Cara Delevingne and Vogue editor Anna Wintour were among the stars who joined Kim Kardashian in the Vip section at the Barclays Center in New York to attend a concert by her rapper fiance Kanye West on Tuesday (19Nov13). The gig was the first of four Big Apple dates on West's Yeezus tour.

20th November 2013

Quote: "I mean, we were just practicing all the time. Practice made perfect." Kanye West jokes he and fiancee Kim Kardashian weren't exactly planning to have a child, but the outcome was ultimately inevitable. Their daughter, North West, was born in June (13).

8th November 2013

Fact: Celebrated illusionist David Blaine will be playing tricks on the likes of Harrison Ford, singer Katy Perry and rapper Kanye West in their own homes for a new Tv special. Real or Magic will also feature comedian Ricky Gervais, retired soccer superstar David Beckham and former U.S. President George W. Bush and will debut in America on 19 November (13).

29th October 2013

Quote: "God has blessed me and has given me a strength and he's given me a focus - family - and to spread the word. And that's the way I want to create. I want to design churches. I want to use everything I did to design (album) Watch the Throne to design new churches... My concern is doing God's work and he'll work everything else out." Kanye West on his new mission to design churches.

29th October 2013

Quote: "I will be very involved. Or I want to pick who is going to be in charge. I'd like to get the people who do the Chanel shows (for the wedding)." Kanye West on his plans for his summer, 2014 wedding ceremony.

28th October 2013

Fact: Rapper Kanye West is set to open a Yeezus tour merchandise store next to Kim Kardashian's Dash boutique in California next month (Nov13). On Monday (28Oct13), Kardashian took to Instagram.com to share a picture of the two stores, captioned, "His & Hers".

22nd October 2013

Fact: Rapper Kanye West proposed to his girlfriend Kim Kardashian with a 15-carat square diamond ring crafted by jewellery designer Lorraine Schwartz. He popped the question to the mother of his baby daughter North in front of family and friends at baseball stadium At&T Park in San Francisco, California on Monday (21Oct13), as the reality Tv star celebrated her 33rd birthday.

21st October 2013

Quote: "I want to dress a little lighter colourwise. I think North looks cute in light colours, and then I want to wear light colours. North doesn't typically wear pink, though. She wears mauve or blush, not, like, typical baby pink." Motherhood has inspired Kim Kardashian to brighten up her wardrobe. The reality Tv star welcomed her daughter with boyfriend Kanye West in June (13).

11th October 2013

Quote: "He is a creative genius, I feel very comfortable saying that because I've been around a lot of people and there's few producers and writers and artists that I've been around that I can truly say are geniuses, and I think he's one of them." R&B star John Legend insists his pal Kanye West really lives up to his own boasts after the rapper declared himself a "creative genius" during a late night Tv interview with U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night (09Oct13).

9th October 2013

Quote: "We have a great and potentially uncomfortable show planned... Kanye and I had a disagreement a couple of weeks ago and it got a little bit out of hand on Twitter and... we're gonna sit down and discuss it like normal people do - on television.... If you've always wanted to see a talk show host get strangled by a pair of leather jogging pants..." Comedian Jimmy Kimmel promotes his much-anticipated Wednesday night (09Oct13) Tv chat with rapper Kanye West.

2nd October 2013

Fact: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will be heading home from Paris Fashion Week with a whole new suitcase of clothes for daughter North after receiving a slew of gifts from designers including Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Celine and Maison Martin Margiela. The new mum showed off the designer duds on her Instagram.com page on Tuesday (01Oct13). The stars jetted off to the French capital over the weekend (28-29Sep13), leaving their baby girl with relatives in Los Angeles.

25th September 2013

Fact: Rapper and new dad Kanye West has had to reduce the price of his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad for the second time after failing to attract a buyer at its original price tag of $3.3 million (£2.2 million) in February (13). The Stronger hitmaker dropped the listing to $3.15 million (£2.1 million) earlier this year (13), before re-advertising the three bedroom home this week (24Sep13) for $2.95 million (£1.97 million).

24th September 2013

Quote: "She gave me everything, she gave me family, she gave me a support system. She was in a powerful enough situation where she could love me without asking me for money, which is really hard for me to find." Rapper Kanye West insists his reality Tv star girlfriend Kim Kardashian doesn't rely on him for financial support.

21st September 2013

Quote: "We the real rock stars (sic) and I'm the biggest of all of them. I'm the No. 1 rock star on the planet... (My album) Dark Fantasy (My Dark Twisted Fantasy) could be considered to be perfect. I know how to make perfect." Rapper Kanye West is convinced he is the number one artist in the world because his music is faultless.

17th September 2013

Fact: Kanye West has enlisted Joy Division and New Order designer Peter Saville to create a new logo for him.

12th September 2013

Quote: "We went to the studio with Kanye. (The song's) about done. It's about there. It sounds crazy too." Producer Mike WiLL Made It confirms to MTV that Kanye West has recruited Miley Cyrus to appear on the remix of his track Black Skinhead.

12th September 2013

Fact: Singer Justin Timberlake made a surprise appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (10Sep13) to perform the Evolution of End Zone Dancing skit, where the Suit & Tie hitmaker and the U.S. Tv host imitated several American football touchdown dances. On Monday (09Sep13), rapper Kanye West also made an unannounced visit to Fallon's show, performing his song Bound 2 along with singer Charlie Wilson and The Roots.

10th September 2013

Fact: Kanye West made a surprise appearance on American Tv talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday (09Sep13). The rapper was not part of the schedule, but he stopped by to perform his new single Bound 2.

6th September 2013

Fact: Kanye West will be spending his first few months as a new father on the road after announcing a major North American tour. The rapper, whose girlfriend Kim Kardashian gave birth to a daughter named North West in June (13), will kick off the dates in Seattle, Washington in October (13) and tour through until December (13).

22nd August 2013

Quote: "I can't endorse what he's saying lyrically, but I will say that in terms of the role of the dangerous entertainer in 2013, nobody is beating him at that game. It feels like he might implode. Even if it is calculated to some degree, it feels rough on the edges in a way that I can appreciate. I'm glad he's out there. He's definitely a talented guy." Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor is a fan of hip-hop star Kanye West.

30th July 2013

Quote: "I have no time for him. He bores me. I said it on the show, he's an average-looking man with an average talent, but he's a great salesman. He should sell cars because they would f**kin' fly out the door. He's his No. 1 fan." Sharon Osbourne is not a fan of rapper Kanye West.

22nd July 2013

Fact: Kanye West released the official animated, interactive video for his single Black Skinhead on Monday (22Jul13), one week after an unfinished version of the promo leaked on the Internet. Viewers are able to speed up or slow down the version debuted on his website.

19th July 2013

Fact: Rapper Kanye West is working on a unisex fashion line which he plans to debut this autumn (13), according to the New York Post. The star is teaming up with top designers, including Nicola Formichetti of Diesel, for the 100-piece collection, although it is not yet known if the range will be for his Dw label or in collaboration with another fashion house.

5th July 2013

Tweet: "I saw a pre-screening of Pacific Rim yesterday and it's easily one of my favorite movies of all time. This is not another 'Robot' movie. Guillermo del Toro is a master." Rapper Kanye West highly recommends the director's new sci-fi epic.

2nd July 2013

Quote: "Kanye is much richer than me so I'm not even going to try (buying a gift for his baby). Kanye has no couth (sic) when it comes to things like that, so when you bring him something, he'd be like, 'What the f**k is this?' You don't want to be that person because he'll make a big scene about that. You don't want that." Rapper T-Pain has decided against buying a gift for Kanye West's baby daughter as the hip-hop star is so picky.

2nd July 2013

Fact: Kim Kardashian had a special present lined up for her boyfriend Kanye West on Father's Day (16Jun13) - an Apple computer mouse signed by the company's late founder Steve Jobs, and another autographed by his colleague Steve Wozniak. She also arranged for the rapper to meet Wozniak for a recent birthday treat.

28th June 2013

Quote: "More than anyone I'd like to work with Kanye West - he's always been ahead of everyone. People are in two minds about his new album, Yeezus, but what more can he do? I have got to admit (2007 record) Graduation was a massive inspiration to me. I felt that was his best. He made that jump into electronic sounding hip-hop, and with so much soul." British rapper Dizzee Rascal is a big fan of Kanye West's music and would love to work with the musician.

21st June 2013

Fact: Kim Kardashian has gone in a new direction with her baby's name - her daughter with Kanye West is called North West, according to a birth certificate from Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai hospital, reports Tmz.com.

21st June 2013

Quote: "She is a natural mother. Kanye is so happy. The energy between them was amazing." Pussycat Dolls founder and choreographer Robin Antin gushes about her pal, new mum Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West. The couple became first-time parents to a daughter last weekend (15Jun13).

18th June 2013

Quote: "He's so cute. He doesn't leave the room. He's, like, in love with the baby. It's so cute." Kanye West hasn't left his newborn daughter's side since girlfriend Kim Kardashian gave birth on Saturday (15Jun13), according to the reality Tv star's pal, Larsa Pippen.

17th June 2013

Quote: "Congratulations Kim & Kanye. Enjoy this beautiful moment together." R&B superstar Beyonce sends her best wishes to new parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West following the birth of their daughter on Saturday (15Jun13).

17th June 2013

Tweet: "I can not even begin 2 describe the miracle that is now apart of our family (sic). Mommy/baby are healthy &resting. We appreciate all of the love. More info will come when the time is right! Thank you all for understanding! We love you all dearly! Overwhelmed with love right now". Reality Tv star Khloe Kardashian thanks fans for their congratulatory messages after her sister Kim and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West became parents to a baby girl in the early hours of Saturday (15Jun13).

13th June 2013

Quote: "I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it's like when Biggie passed and Jay Z was allowed to become Jay Z." Rapper Kanye West compares himself to late Apple boss Steve Jobs.

13th June 2013

Quote: "This one Corbusier lamp was like, my greatest inspiration." Rapper Kanye West credits a lamp designed by famed French architect Le Corbusier with inspiring his new album Yeezus.

12th June 2013

Quote: "I'm the type of rock star that likes to have a girlfriend, you know? I'm the type of soul that likes to be in love and likes to be able to focus. And that inspires me." Kanye West credits his pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian with making him happy.

12th June 2013

Quote: "It's only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It's only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That's all it is... I don't have one regret." Kanye West has no regrets over his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

9th June 2013

Fact: While in New York City ahead of his performance at the Governors Ball on Sunday (09Jun13), rapper Kanye West celebrated his 36th birthday at Ms. Lily's on Saturday night (08Jun13) with his celebrity pals Jay Z, Beyonce and Nas. Noticeably absent was the Stronger hitmaker's girlfriend, mum-to-be Kim Kardashian, who is in Los Angeles and unable to fly due to her pregnancy.

7th June 2013

Quote: "He was great, and he was funny. He came up with a couple good lines on his own." Director Adam McKay praises Kanye West for his guest appearance in the new movie comedy Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

3rd June 2013

Fact: The street sign Kanye West famously smacked his head on during a house hunting trip in Beverly Hills last month (May13) has been re-positioned at a higher point to prevent pedestrians from following in the rapper's clumsy footsteps.

20th May 2013

Fact: Kanye West unveiled the music video for his new track New Slaves across the world on Friday (17May13) by having the black and white promo projected onto buildings in cities including New York, London, Paris, Berlin and Toronto, Canada. He also had the footage beamed onto the side of baseball arena Wrigley Field in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.

9th May 2013

Fact: Kanye West will reportedly have a cameo role in the Anchorman sequel after the rapper was spotted on the movie set in Atlanta, Georgia. If the rumours are true, he'll join Liam Neeson, Will Smith, Nicole Kidman and Jim Carrey among the big name stars making cameos in the comedy, which is set to open in America on 20 December (13).

7th May 2013

Fact: Pregnant Kim Kardashian and her rapper beau Kanye West enjoyed an intimate dinner date with fashion icon Anna Wintour at the Vogue editor's New York home on Sunday (05May13), on the eve of the high-profile Met Gala on Monday (06May13).

7th April 2013

Fact: Reality Tv star Kim Kardashian has shared a photo of her bare baby belly with fans on Instagram.com. The socialite, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Kanye West, sent out the snap of her bulging stomach on Saturday (06Apr13) alongside the caption, "baby love".

5th April 2013

Quote: "I think that women should support each other especially through pregnancy. It's a difficult time and I think Kim Kardashian looks absolutely beautiful. And we're supposed to gain weight when pregnant, that's how God intended it." Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow defends Kim Kardashian over her weight gain since falling pregnant with her boyfriend Kanye West's baby.

2nd March 2013

Fact: Kanye West has placed his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad on the market for $3.3 million (£2 million) amid reports he's set to move into a sprawling new Bel Air mansion with pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian. It's the second time the house has been on the market - West tried to sell it in 2010 for more than $4 million (£2.5 million), according to Tmz.com.

15th February 2013

Fact: Kanye West bought pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian a Cartier Panthere bracelet for Valentine's Day. The bling set him back over $68,000 (Gbp42,500).

14th February 2013

Fact: Pregnant Kim Kardashian was treated to an early morning St. Valentine's gift on Thursday (14Feb13) - and it wasn't from her boyfriend and baby daddy Kanye West. The reality Tv star was presented with a bunch of red roses by an amorous paparazzo as she headed for a workout in Los Angeles. She graciously accepted the bouquet before making her way to the gym.

7th February 2013

Fact: GUNS N' ROSES have been added to the bill at the 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival in New York alongside Kanye West and Kings Of Leon. The summer event will take place over three days from 7 to 9 June (13).

31st January 2013

Fact: Lil Wayne has hired creative experts from fellow rapper Kanye West's design company Donda to design the artwork for his upcoming album, I Am Not A Human Being Ii. The cover features a butterfly in red light against a black background. The two parties previously joined forces to come up with the black and red image for Wayne's recent single, Love Me.

23rd January 2013

Fact: Kanye West and Kings Of Leon are set to headline the 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival in New York. Nas, Animal Collective, Feist, The Avett Brothers, Grizzly Bear and The xx have also joined the line-up for the summer event, which will now take place over three days from 7 to 9 June (13). A third major act is set to be announced in the coming weeks.

21st January 2013

Fact: Rap superstar Kanye West has signed electronic/hip-hop Dj and producer Hudson Mohawke to his G.O.O.D. Music label's Very G.O.O.D. Beats department. The Scottish artist, one half of music duo TNGHT, previously worked with West on his Cruel Summer compilation.

17th January 2013

Tweet: "So funny when you see magazines & photos online of this new home that's supposedly mine but its the wrong house! Lol". Pregnant reality star Kim Kardashian insists images floating around on the internet are not of the new pad she recently purchased with her rapper boyfriend Kanye West. The pair is currently renovating an $11 million (£6.88 million) love nest together in Bel Air, California.

31st December 2012

Tweet: "So happy for you KimKardashian... Love you So much and I'm so excited to babysit!! Miss you girly... Once again... So happy for you!!!" Demi Lovato sends her best wishes to pal Kim Kardashian following the news she is pregnant with boyfriend Kanye West's baby.

30th December 2012

Fact: Rapper Kanye West left fans baffled with his choice of outfit for his show in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Friday night (28Dec12) - he stepped onstage in a fluffy white Yeti costume, and later sported a diamond-encrusted face mask.

6th November 2012

Fact: Leonardo Dicaprio, Bradley Cooper, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were among the stars who helped billionare businessman Jho Low celebrate his 31st birthday at the Wynn Las Vegas on Saturday (03Nov12). Pop star Britney Spears sang a short rendition of Happy Birthday, while other guests included Robert De Niro, Zoe Saldana, Paris Hilton, Swizz Beatz, Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes, and South Korean rapper Psy.

6th November 2012

Fact: Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Questlove and will.i.am all voiced themselves in a hip-hop themed episode of irreverent cartoon series The Cleveland Show, which aired in America on Sunday (04Nov12).

2nd November 2012

Fact: Rapper Kanye West and his girlfriend Kim Kardashian donned matching his-and-hers costumes for Halloween on Wednesday (31Oct12) by dressing up as Batman and Catwoman for a costume party at the Liv nightclub in Miami, Florida.

28th October 2012

Fact: Kim Kardashian got into the Halloween spirit on Saturday (27Oct12) by dressing up as Daryl Hannah's blonde mermaid character in 1984 fantasy film Splash. The reality Tv star was hosting a party for liquor brand Midori in New York and was accompanied to the bash by her rapper boyfriend Kanye West, who wore a naval-inspired outfit to play her captain.

22nd October 2012

Tweet: "Whisked away for a birthday surprise! Italy is so beautiful! Best Birthday ever!!!" Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was ecstatic after her rapper boyfriend Kanye West took her to Rome and Venice in Italy over the weekend (20-21Oct12) to celebrate her 32nd birthday on Sunday (21Oct12).

19th October 2012

Fact: Rapper Kanye West has whisked his girlfriend Kim Kardashian off to Rome, Italy in celebration of the reality TV star's 32nd birthday, which she will mark on Sunday (21Oct12).

27th September 2012

Quote: "She's a cool person all around. I think her and Ye, they really make each other happy. So it's tight. I've never seen him so happy. I can't even remember the last time I've seen him so happy." Rapper Big Sean is convinced his pal Kanye West is happier than ever with new girlfriend Kim Kardashian.

17th September 2012

Fact: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has adopted a fluffy white kitten and named it Mercy - in tribute to her boyfriend Kanye West. The cuddly cat shares its name with the lead single off the rapper's new album Cruel Summer.

10th September 2012

Fact: Kanye West has been confirmed as the headliner for the inaugural Ur1 Festival in Miami Beach, Florida in December (12). He'll join a bill that includes The Offspring, Keane, Lou Reed and fun.

6th September 2012

Quote: "I say hi when I see him. It's been great having him involved, because he is Brooklyn." Kim Kardashian's estranged husband Kris Humphries is on friendly terms with rapper Jay Z, who co-owns the basketball ace's team, the Brooklyn Nets, and is coincidentally best pals with his soon-to-be ex-wife's new boyfriend Kanye West.

7th August 2012

Tweet: "I wrote the song Perfect B**ch about Kim". Kanye West confirms speculation his new song is about his reality star girlfriend Kim Kardashian. The rapper debuted the track at a New York club on Saturday (04Aug12).

1st August 2012

Fact: Kanye West and 50 Cent were among the celebrities in attendance at the first Broadway performance of Mike Tyson's new one-man show Undisputed Truth on Tuesday night (31Jul12).

2nd July 2012

Tweet: "I'm so happy for my baby tonight! Dope performance & won some Bet Awards!" Kim Kardashian is overjoyed about boyfriend Kanye West's wins at the Bet Awards on Sunday (01Jul12). The rapper's The Throne collaboration with Jay Z won them Best Group and Video of the Year honours.

1st June 2012

Tweet: "Sickest video ever!!! NoChurchInTheWild .... Proud girlfriend tweet". Kim Kardashian helps to spread the word about her boyfriend Kanye West and Jay Z's new video for No Church In The Wild. Director Romain Gavras' promo features dramatic footage of unrest between an angry mob and police.

18th May 2012

Fact: Kanye West will debut his latest short film, Cruel Summer, at the Cannes Film Festival next week (23May12). Announcing the screening on Friday (18May12), the rapper revealed the new venture is "a fusion of short film and art installation". West has previously directed long-form music videos for his tracks, including the ambitious Runaway.

30th April 2012

Fact: Kanye West suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction on Friday (27Apr12) while on a date with Kim Kardashian - his leather-look pants slipped down and exposed his bare thigh. The incident happened after the rumoured new couple stepped out of a chauffeured car and made its way to the rapper's New York apartment

24th April 2012

Fact: Rapper Kanye West and his rumoured girlfriend Kim Kardashian have shown their affection for one another by holding hands in public for the first time. The new celebrity couple, which allegedly began dating last month (Mar12), joined the rest of the reality TV star's family in New York on Monday night (23Apr12) for the launch of a new restaurant co-owned by sister Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend Scott Disick.

19th March 2012

Fact: Pop star Katy Perry showed off her rap skills by covering Kanye West and Jay Z's track N**gas In Paris while performing live on Bbc Radio 1 on Monday (19Mar12).

12th March 2012

Fact: Taylor Swift showed she has put her differences with Kanye West aside by wearing a top designed by the rapper in a photoshoot for the Australian edition of Harper's Bazaar. West famously interrupted the singer's acceptance speech at the 2009 Mtv Video Music Awards.

22nd February 2012

Fact: Rap superstar Jay Z is heading out on his first tour since becoming a father in January (12). The hip-hop icon will hit the road with Kanye West in Europe in May (12) in support of their hit collaborative album, Watch The Throne.

5th January 2012

Tweet: "I know this is not a very rapper thing to say but I haven't bought a new car or piece of jewelry (sic) in about 2 years..." Hip-hop star Kanye West has curbed his spending.

25th November 2011

Quote: "I think he just can't help himself. He puts so much into everything, and he's like, 'You have to treat it like I treat it.' It drives you crazy sometimes - like when you've put 75 versions of a snare (drum) on one song and he's like, 'No!' and you're like, 'Come on, man.'" Rap mogul Jay Z admits Kanye West's drive for perfection can be annoying at times.

24th November 2011

Fact: Kanye West's former girlfriend Amber Rose has been picked as the face of Smirnoff's new whipped cream flavoured vodka. The bald stunner, who is currently dating Wiz Khalifa, squirts whipped cream suggestively into the mouth of a fellow model in a provocative new ad.

28th October 2011

Quote: "I haven't heard the album. I'll probably never hear the album." Lil Wayne has no interest in listening to his rap rivals Jay Z and Kanye West's collaborative album Watch The Throne.

20th September 2011

Fact: Kanye West has enlisted Kim Kardashian to star in the pilot episode of his new puppet show TV project called Alligator Boots. Photos from the set show the socialite dressed as Star Wars character Princess Leia.

15th September 2011

Fact: Rapper Kanye West will launch his new women's fashion line at Paris Fashion Week next month (Oct11). He'll unveil his latest style creations, co-designed by Louise Goldin, on the French catwalks on 1 October (11).

3rd September 2011

Fact: Rapper Kanye West is set to perform a special set at the first ever Call of Duty XP convention in Los Angeles. The two-day event, designed for die hard fans of the first person shooter video game, kicked off on Friday (02Sep11).

16th August 2011

Fact: Rap superstars Jay Z and Kanye West gifted producers who worked on their collaborative album Watch The Throne with custom commemorative watches to thank them for their efforts. Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip and The Neptunes all contributed beats to the hit project.

12th August 2011

Quote: "He was superinviting. He put me up at his place in Hawaii, and we recorded music 18 hours a day for three weeks. Sometimes we'd skip out of the studio to play basketball. I'm like, 6'3" and can score my points!" Singer Bon Iver enjoyed working with Kanye West when they teamed up for the rapper's critically-acclaimed album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

3rd August 2011

Tweet: "New York!!!! Feels good to get this love @ home! U guys have NO idea how honored I am. Thanks to @kanyewest 4 cmng (coming) out & shutting it DOWN!" Rapper Nicki Minaj thrilled concertgoers attending Tuesday's (02Aug11) Big Apple stop on her Femme Fatale tour with Britney Spears by bringing out special guest Kanye West to perform their hit song Monster.

25th July 2011

Quote: "I love music that just really, really, really pushes, f**ks people up! Like make them extremely mad (that) they attempted (to make) music!" Rap superstar Kanye West on what inspires him to strive to be the best.

22nd July 2011

Fact: Kanye West's model ex Amber Rose has changed her Twitter.com name to AmberLovesRoses.

4th July 2011

Fact: Jay Z and Kanye West's joint album Watch The Throne will feature a special golden cover designed by Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci.

8th June 2011

Fact: Rap superstars Kanye West and Jay Z turned out to support Chris Rock by joining the audience of his Broadway show, The Motherf**ker With the Hat, over the weekend (04-05Jun11).

24th May 2011

Fact: Kanye West arrived at Saturday's (21May11) amFar Cinema Against Aids event in Cannes, France in speedy style - he showed up in a brand new $1.7 million (£1.1 million) MCLaren Mercedes Slr Stirling Moss sports car. The car is one of 75 made.

16th May 2011

Fact: Rap superstar Kanye West delighted fans at a party during the Cannes Film Festival in France on Saturday night (14May11) when he introduced Jamie Foxx to the stage to perform their hit single Gold Digger.

10th May 2011

Fact: Drake stepped in for Kanye West at a bar mitzvah in New York over the weekend (07-08May11) when price became an issue for a big shot executive. The New York Post reports former NBC Universal Ceo Jeff Zucker asked West to perform at his son's coming-of-age party - but the rapper's $1 million (£625,000) fee was a tad too high, and the executive turned to Drake instead.

22nd April 2011

Fact: Rapper Kanye West will perform a benefit concert at the Museum of Modern Art's annual Party In The Garden in New York on 10 May (11). The Stronger hitmaker, who performed at California's Coachella Music and Arts Festival earlier this month (Apr11), will help raise funds for the organisation's educational programmes and exhibits.

14th April 2011

Quote: "I want to get with Kanye on this album. See if we can come up with something." Rapper 50 Cent has put any bitter feelings towards Kanye West behind him after the Stronger hitmaker beat him to the top of the U.S. albums chart in 2007. West's Graduation trumped 50's Curtis project when they were released on the same day.

17th March 2011

Fact: Breakout hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa has gone public with his romance with Kanye West's ex Amber Rose. The new couple was inseparable at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Wednesday (16Mar11) when the Black & Yellow hitmaker picked up his Woodie of the Year award. West was also honoured at the college music awards - he landed the Left Field Woodie award.

8th February 2011

Quote: "He's such a cool guy, and he's just really laid back and just nice, and at the end of the day, he's just a nice person. It's funny, because he doesn't even use a phone; he just sends e-mail. It's so crazy. I'm like, 'How can you not use a phone?'" Justin Bieber can't understand how Kanye West gets by without a cell phone.

18th January 2011

Tweet: "You know you a workaholic if you get a massage and the whole time you thinking about what you need to be working on (sic)." Rapper Kanye West is always planning his next career move.

29th December 2010

Fact: Kim Kardashian has scored a couple of big names for her new video - Kanye West will appear in the unnamed promo and in-demand filmmaker Hype Williams will direct it.

20th December 2010

Fact: Kanye West is getting into the festive spirit - the rapper has released a seasonal track entitled CHRISTMAS IN HARLEM just in time for the holidays.

17th December 2010

Fact: Lady GaGa has been named MTV's Woman of the Year for the second year running, while Kanye West took the 2010 male title.

9th December 2010

Fact: Kanye West's new album MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY has been named record of the year by Rolling Stone magazine.

29th November 2010

Quote: "We're good friends. We're always talking about fashion. We love clothes." R&B singer Teyana Taylor bonded with rap superstar Kanye West over their love of style.

28th November 2010

Quote: "He brought all my hard work to life. I thank Kanye every single day." Singer Teyana Taylor will be eternally grateful to rapper Kanye West for giving her her big break by inviting her to contribute vocals to his new album MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY.

25th November 2010

Fact: Jessica Simpson, Kanye West and Kylie Minogue helped New Yorkers ring in the holidays on Thursday (25Nov10) when they performed on floats in the annual MACy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They were joined by the casts of the Broadway musicals Memphis and Elf, comedian Jimmy Fallon with The Roots, folk singer Arlo Guthrie and R&B star Keri Hilson, who performed on the My Princess Academy float.

24th November 2010

Fact: Kanye West has expanded his fast food empire just in time for America's Thanksgiving holiday - he has bought another 10 Fatburger diners in his native Chicago, Illinois. The rapper already owns two Fatburger chains and now he has opted to buy the rights to 10 more locations through his KW Foods LLC holding company.

23rd November 2010

Quote: "He's just a rapper. There's no comparison. I'm not putting him down or making a judgement or anything, but we come from two different sides of the planet. I spent 28 years learning my first skill. I don't rap. It's not the same thing... No comparison. None." Veteran record producer Quincy Jones fires back at comparisons to controversial rapper/music producer Kanye West.

15th November 2010

Quote: "It was bad timing, but it was absolutely an honest emotion. We all felt like that. We didn't feel like Katrina was a natural disaster. We felt like it was an attack on black people." JAY-Z stands by Kanye West over his criticism of former U.S. President George W. Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina during a telethon in 2005. Bush recently branded the moment West publicly declared "George Bush doesn't care about black people" the "most disgusting" period of his eight years in office.

2nd November 2010

Fact: Kanye West, Jessica Simpson and Gladys Knight are set to make New York's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade a star-studded affair after signing on to perform on floats at the street spectacle later this month (Nov10). The 84th annual MACy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on 25 November (10) will also feature performances by India Arie, folk singer Arlo Guthrie, teen sensations Big Time Rush and the casts of several Broadway shows.

25th October 2010

Quote: "I can't say that I'm the number one in any particular field for anything I do, except for I'm like, hands down clearly the number one best dressed rapper. I'm definitely top three in every field. I do have a goal in this lifetime to be the greatest artist of all time, and it's very difficult because I can't dance and I can't sing." Rapper Kanye West strives to be the best of the best.

19th October 2010

Quote: "I feel like in some ways I'm a solider of culture. I realise that no one wants that to be my job and I'll never go on stage again. I'll never sit in an award show again. Will I feel convicted about things that really meant stuff to culture that constantly get denied for years and years? I'm sorry I will. I cannot lie about it to sell records." Rapper Kanye West insists he'll never sit in the audience at an awards show again after his antics at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he stormed the stage to protest Taylor Swift's Best Female Video win.

8th October 2010

Quote: "With the passing of Michael Jackson, I feel a responsibility to bring things to our generation that can inspire and bring real culture to pop culture. I don't sleep anymore thinking how we are going to fill this gap and create something to inspire on the level he did." Kanye West has high hopes for the future of the music industry.

8th October 2010

Fact: Kanye West appears on the remix of La Roux's In For The Kill and also shows up in the video accompanying the track. To return the favour La Roux leader Elle Jackson will appear on a track on West's new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

7th October 2010

Quote: "I don't think anybody is f**king with what we - me and Kanye - got. Creatively, there's nobody." Rapper Kid Cudi is convinced his collaborative work with Kanye West is a step ahead of everyone else in the hip-hop industry.

5th October 2010

Tweet: "The official album title is and always was... MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY." Rapper Kanye West clears up rumours about the name of his forthcoming release. It had been reported the disc, due in November (10), would be called Lost In The World.

13th September 2010

Tweet: "I wish my mom was here but I know she's looking down. I want to make her so happy today." Rapper Kanye West hopes he made his late mother proud with his performance during the finale of Sunday's (12Sep10) MTV Video Music Awards by showing remorse at his bad behaviour for storming the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at last year's (09) event.

12th September 2010

Quote: "I don't really have advice that anyone would take seriously, but they're going to have to do something so people stop talking about it and take the air out of it." MTV Video Music Awards host Chelsea Handler hopes Kanye West and Taylor Swift poke fun at their unfortunate encounter at the event a year ago (09).

8th September 2010

Quote: "I've just been blessed to be on a song with two living legends. In my book, Jay and Kanye are icons, and I never in a billion years would have thought I would be on a song with one of them, let alone both of them... It just feels exciting to be a part of that collab. Seriously." Rap newcomer Nicki Minaj was starstruck recording MONSTER with hip-hop heavyweights JAY-Z and Kanye West.

20th August 2010

Tweet: "I gotta testify… God has worked his magic 10 fold in my life since I dropped the ego and opened my heart... My blessings have compiled daily…he guides every footstep… amazingly talented people, positive energy and bright futures... At a certain point we realize, we're all in this together!" Rapper Kanye West insists his new, less arrogant outlook is serving him well.

19th August 2010

Tweet: "Me and Mos Def had a push up contest at Nobu last night... Suits on... I did keep on my shoes though lol (laugh out loud)!" Rappers Kanye West and MOS DEF went head-to-head in the sporting challenge in the middle of the Las Vegas branch of the swanky Japanese restaurant.

14th August 2010

Tweet: "Listening to 'Fancy'... This is a big statement but Swizz Beats (sic) may be the best rap producer of all time... f**k that... he is." Rap superstar Kanye West hails producer Swizz Beatz after listening to the popular Drake track.

13th August 2010

Tweet: "Just met with MTV and it's about to go down! VMA's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...brainstorming the performance now." Kanye West confirms reports he will take to the stage at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, a year after he invaded the stage and ruined Taylor Swift's acceptance speech.

12th August 2010

Quote: "Turning famous sometimes sets you back 10 years as a person. You don't even have to wash the dishes!" Rap superstar Kanye West.

12th August 2010

Quote: "I don't have a (cell) phone to this date. I have a home phone, and I get so bothered when people call my home phone! I'll be answering like, 'What?! Email me and I will call you!' I'm old school, like '80s. When I leave the crib, I be (sic) writing numbers on a sheet of paper, numbers that I might have to call when I'm out!" Kanye West prefers to pick and choose who he has to talk to.

12th August 2010

Quote: "Genius is not a person but is something that you can have at a point. Multiple, multiple moments of genius... I don't think there's such a thing as a person being a genius... I feel like I've had moments, a lot of moments!" Rapper Kanye West thinks highly of his work.

12th August 2010

Quote: "There was this thing on Twitter which said I'd died and people were like, 'Good! I'm happy he died!' It's like, 'Whoa, you happy he died?!' You've taken it too far." Kanye West admits he was shocked by some of the harsh comments posted online after a sick rumour claimed he had passed away following his MTV Video Music Awards disaster last year (09).

12th August 2010

Quote: "I've been working on this song for two years and it finally gelled last night. It's not slated to be the single or nothing (sic) but I was like, 'People need this, this summer, right now!'" Rapper Kanye West is delighted to have finally finished the rough cut of his new song I Know You See Me, featuring Charlie Wilson and Beyonce. He debuted the track, from his upcoming album, during a radio interview with New York's DJ Angie Martinez on Wednesday (11Aug10).

12th August 2010

Quote: "The scariest artist in the game right now is definitely Nicki Minaj and I think she has the most potential out of everyone to be the number two rapper of all time. Nobody's gonna be bigger than Eminem. Eminem's the number one rapper of all time." Kanye West tips Lil Wayne's protegee for superstardom.

7th August 2010

Tweet: "I don't own a cell phone... No seriously, I don't own a cell phone!" Rap superstar Kanye West.

4th August 2010

Tweet: "Sometimes I push the door close button on people running towards the elevator. I just need my own elevator sometimes, my 7 floor sanctuary." Kanye West has a selfish side.

29th July 2010

Tweet: "The album is no longer called Good A** Job. I'm bouncing a couple of titles around now." Kanye West is in need of a new name for his next record.

29th July 2010

Fact: Rapper Kanye West joined the celebrity ranks on Twitter.com on Wednesday (28Jul10) when he set up an account on the social networking site and began tweeting for the first time.

28th July 2010

Tweet: "The album is no longer called 'Good A** Job' I'm bouncing a couple of titles around now" Rapper Kanye West is changing the name of his forthcoming release.

9th June 2010

Fact: Kanye West will make his first awards show appearance since he stormed the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to protest Taylor Swift's Best Female Video win when he performs at the BET Awards on 27 June (10)

13th May 2010

Quote: "He is one of the best people I've met in life. He is a goodhearted guy who tries to help out a lot of people... He wants to do well by people, but he still has his own confidence and his own flaws like we all do. Kanye's definitely a good guy, that's why I can say that he's my friend." Rapper Common insists his pal Kanye West always has the best intentions at heart.

27th February 2010

Fact: Kanye West has launched a new blog - and his first post online is a near-nude photo of his model girlfriend Amber Rose. The controversial rapper announced in January (10) he would be switching the address of his KanyeUniverseCity.com/Blog and he's now set up a new official blog at KanyeWest.com.

3rd February 2010

Fact: Paul Weller, KT Tunstall and Kanye West's protege Mr Hudson are among the stars teaming up for a Haiti fundraising concert in London. All money raised through ticket sales will benefit the Action Aid and Doctors Without Borders charities, which are helping the relief effort following last month's (Jan10) earthquake. The concert will take place at the Camden Roundhouse on 25 February (10).

14th January 2010

Quote: "He believed 'Single Ladies' was a better video. I believed that. I think a lot of people believed that." JAY-Z insists he understood why pal Kanye West stormed the stage to protest in support of Beyonce at last year's (Sep09) MTV Music Video Awards.

7th January 2010

Fact: The 2010 Brit Awards will have a new category to mark their 30th anniversary - the Most Memorable Brits Performance. Contenders include The Who, Michael Jackson, the Spice Girls and Kanye West. The annual ceremony will take place in London on 16 February.

10th December 2009

Quote: "It's fantastic! I love it! How many rappers have the courage to sing? All the best rappers always sound like they're threatening to burst into song, but Kanye actually did it." British rocker Ian Brown is a big fan of Kanye West.

12th November 2009

Quote: "I wanna thank every single person in this room tonight for not running up onto this stage." Taylor Swift poked fun at her MTV Video Music Awards onstage encounter with Kanye West as she accepted her Female Vocalist of the Year honour at the Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (11Nov09).

6th October 2009

Quote: "He is disrespectful. He needs to get that ego of his under control or it will be his undoing." Singer Chaka Khan offers some advice to rapper Kanye West.

1st October 2009

Quote: "He's a bit impulsive... He needs to put a lid on it. I do think he's very talented, but he gets a bit confused." Madonna on Kanye West's outburst at the MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper took to the stage at the event to protest Taylor Swift winning the Best Female Video prize over his pal Beyonce.

23rd September 2009

Fact: Hip-hop heavyweights Eminem, Kanye West and Lil Wayne have joined forces to record a tribute track to basketball player Lebron James. The tune, Forever, will feature in the upcoming James documentary More Than A Game.

22nd September 2009

Quote: "I've been alive for 19 and a half years, and I've experienced a few different kinds of apologies, and that one was sincere." Taylor Swift believed Kanye West when he apologised for ruining her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month (13Sep09).

20th September 2009

Quote: "Once he called me to say we were going shopping. He drove us around all his favourite shops and spent £10,000 on clothes. It was as if I was his stylist. I didn't buy anything." Mika struck up an unlikely friendship with Kanye West over their shared love of fashion.

9th September 2009

Quote: "I can't understand why everyone sounds like they're singing into a saucepan all the time. T-Pain is singing into a saucepan. Kanye West is always (singing into) a pan as well." British actress Kate Beckinsale on the popularity of Auto-Tune effects in hip-hop music.

2nd September 2009

Quote: "It's nice that we can roll with the big dogs. I think JAY-Z would be happy for us and we will earn him money, too. If you are beating Jay-Z and Rihanna it can't be bad." British girl group Sugababes are celebrating after their new single GET SEXY scored a higher mid-week chart position than their record label boss JAY-Z and his new track RUN THIS TOWN featuring Kanye West and Rihanna.

16th August 2009

Quote: "We're just like Brad and Angelina when we're together." Kanye West's girlfriend Amber Rose is convinced they are the perfect celebrity couple.

13th August 2009

Fact: Hip-hop legend JAY-Z has teamed up with quirky electronic duo Empire of the Sun for his latest album THE BLUEPRINT 3. He is reportedly set to release the duet with singer LUKE STEELE, WHAT WE TALKING ABOUT, as the next single from the highly-anticipated record, after the Rihanna and Kanye West collaboration RUN THIS TOWN.

6th August 2009

Fact: Superstars JAY-Z, Kanye West and Rihanna will ensure U.S. TV host Jay Leno's new talk show kicks off with a big bang this September (14Sep09) - the trio will perform their new song RUN THIS TOWN on the premiere of THE JAY LENO SHOW.

13th July 2009

Quote: "Kanye’s a far-out character - very confident - but he also has an undercurrent of being a very sensitive soul... For a hip-hop artist, he’s made a very soulful and sensitive record full of raw feelings about splitting up with his partner. That’s a very interesting thing." Keane frontman Tom Chaplin dismisses Kanye West's arrogant image.

7th July 2009

Quote: "I don't want to hang out with celebrities or go to fancy parties. Most are quite delusional and self-obsessed. Every so often I meet one who is down to earth - Kanye West is one - but there aren't many." Lady GaGa has found a friend in the STRONGER rapper.

30th June 2009

Quote: "Kanye can't cope with rain. If it drizzles he would be calling it a thunderstorm and be like: 'Man, it's so cold.' It's quite funny." Kanye West hates the rain, according to his British protegee Mr Hudson.

29th June 2009

Fact: L. LONDELL MCMILLAN, the lawyer hired to represent Michael Jackson's parents over the weekend (27-28Jun09), previously advised JAY-Z, Spike Lee and Kanye West among others.

16th June 2009

Fact: Rap superstar Kanye West has stepped behind the camera to direct the video for hip-hop newcomer DRAKE's new single BEST I EVER HAD. The promo, which was recently shot in Brooklyn, New York, is rumoured to feature cameos from Drake's mentor Lil Wayne, Common, Fabolous and JAY-Z.

11th June 2009

Quote: "I won't be getting a pair - they're way too pricey!" Singer Mr Hudson can't afford a pair of $1,500 (£1,000) Louis Vuitton shoes his mentor Kanye West named after him.

3rd June 2009

Quote: "As far as rapping goes, how can I say this? (MICHAEL) JORDAN, Michael Jackson - it's what I do." Kanye West compares himself to the greats of the sporting and entertainment worlds.

21st May 2009

Fact: Kanye West has recruited pal Rihanna as his leading lady in the video for his new single PARANOID. The UMBRELLA hitmaker writhes around on a bed and strikes a number of poses in the edgy black and white promo.

21st April 2009

Quote: "I would love to do a one-off with someone like Kanye West. I really like Kanye and if he sampled some of my opera on one of his tracks, that would be amazing." Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins is desperate to broaden her style.

18th April 2009

Fact: Oasis, Kanye West, Coldplay, Pet Shop Boys, Lily Allen, Nine Inch Nails and Lil Wayne will be among the highlights at the 39th annual Roskilde Festival in Denmark this summer (02-05Jul09).

17th April 2009

Fact: Rapper Kanye West's model girlfriend AMBER ROSE has stripped down for a naked photoshoot with her beau for a Louis Vuitton advertisement promoting his new line of sneakers with the high-end designer label.

15th April 2009

Fact: Kanye West's AMAZING has been picked as the soundtrack for the upcoming NBA basketball play-offs in America.

6th April 2009

Fact: Kanye West, Common and Kid Cudi have jumped on Lady GaGa's hit single POKER FACE to record an acoustic remix of the song.

6th April 2009

Fact: Kanye West, Common and Kid Cudi have jumped on Lady GaGa's hit single POKER FACE to record an acoustic remix of the song.

23rd March 2009

Fact: Kanye West officially thanked bosses of U.S. magazine Fader for giving him his first cover by performing in their tent at the South by Southwest festival in Texas on Saturday night (21Mar09).

3rd March 2009

Quote: "My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live." Kanye West wishes he could attend one of his own concerts.

26th February 2009

Quote: "There is nothing more to be said about music. I'm the f**king end-all, be-all of music. I am one of the greatest rappers in the world. I have, like, nuclear power, like a superhero, like Cyclops when he puts his glasses on." Outspoken star Kanye West is confident in his own abilities.

22nd February 2009

Quote: "Everyone had the respect of rap god Hova (Jay-Z), the greatest living rapper." Kanye West admits he and fellow hip-hop stars T.I. and Lil Wayne stepped their games up being in the presence of living rap legend JAY-Z when they performed their hit collaboration SWAGGA LIKE US at the Grammy Awards (08Feb09).

22nd February 2009

Quote: "I used to wear clip ons but I was so inspired by the bow tie that I sat and learned how to do the bow tie myself." Kanye West has perfected the art of tying the bow tie.

21st February 2009

Quote: "I've been doing this since I was five years old. Leave me alone. Let me just do me. I wanna inspire other people out there to be the greatest you can be. I'm the greatest I can be... I provide a service to the world by being me. My presence is a present." Rap superstar Kanye West wishes people would stop criticising him.

19th February 2009

Quote: "I'll give it to my mum. She has all the awards. If it's in front of my face, I won't try as hard - I'll think I've already won one and get content." R&B singer Estelle on her plans for her Grammy Award trophy. The star won gold at the 8 February (09) ceremony for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for her hit single AMERICAN BOY featuring Kanye West.

18th February 2009

Quote: "Best International Male? That means that in every nation I'm the best. So if you go to a club with the girl and you see me - you see the best." Kanye West isn't modest about his Brit Award win.

18th February 2009

Quote: "People ask me a lot about my drive. I think it comes from, like, having a sexual addiction at a really young age. Look at the drive that people have to get sex - to dress like this and get a haircut and be in the club in the freezing cold at 3am, the places they go to pick up a girl. If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic" Kanye West.

18th February 2009

Fact: Stylist rap star Kanye West's two New York lofts were revamped by Armani store designer Claudio Silvestrin.

17th February 2009

Quote: "Anna Nicole Smith (and) Pamela Anderson - they made me a man." Kanye West on his favourite pin-ups when growing up.

11th February 2009

Quote: "I thought 10 was the perfect number and now it's all messed up - I've got 12." Kanye West on his Grammy Awards haul.

9th February 2009

Quote: "I said to him, 'I'm a big fan of yours, but I really want to meet John Legend.'" British singer Estelle on first meeting Kanye West, five years before the pair recorded their hit single AMERICAN BOY.

6th February 2009

Quote: "I mean, you know, we all are considerably busy. We all have different things going on. You can't really get Kanye out of Paris. You can't get Jay off a boat. And you can't get Wayne off that bus." Rap superstar T.I. explains the difficulties of gathering his SWAGGA LIKE US collaborators JAY-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne together to perform the track. The foursome will come together to play the song at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb09).

29th January 2009

Quote: "I hire someone specially to take care of my shoes. They clean them, box them and take a Polaroid so it's easier to find them." Kanye West reveals his obsession with footwear.

26th January 2009

Quote: "I couldn't recite any rap. I can barely recite (Lil Wayne's) A MILLI and I've heard that a lot..." Hip-hop superstar Kanye West can never remember the lyrics to any songs but his own.

10th January 2009

Quote: "I didn't have to drop an album. What I do now is a gift and people are complaining about their gift." Rapper Kanye West thinks his fans are being ungrateful after following criticism of his latest album 808s + HEARTBREAK.

21st December 2008

Quote: "I picked my own outfit out in kindergarten. I was drawing and designing stuff for the longest... Actually, I went to art school but dropped out to do music." Kanye West had a love of fashion long before embarking on his own line, Pastelle.

14th December 2008

Quote: "I would definitely like to be cool with the president. I would just like to hoop with him." Kanye West is hoping to make a pal out of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.

4th December 2008

Fact: Rap icon NOTORIOUS B.I.G.'s 12-years-old son CHRISTOPHER WALLACE has recorded a remix of ONE MORE CHANCE for the soundtrack to his late father's upcoming biopic, NOTORIOUS. The soundtrack will also feature a collaboration between Kanye West, JAY-Z and newcomer Santogold, called BROOKLYN GO HARD.

3rd December 2008

Quote: "Now I just make music for me. It's like my house, because it's where I have to live. It's what I have to perform, 100 shows a year. So people may comment on it to their friends, but when they try and make a suggestion to me, it's like suggesting I change the couch in my living room - 'F**k you, it's my couch.' I'm just allowing people in my home... if you don't like it, you can leave." Hip-hop star Kanye West no longer worries about what fans will think of his music.

3rd December 2008

Quote: "I would definitely like to be cool with the president. I would just like to hoop (play basketball) with him. Everything else we can talk about on the court." Kanye West would love to get to know U.S. President-elect Barack Obama one-to-one.

3rd December 2008

Fact: After his concerts in London last month (Nov08), Kanye West unwound by playing a game of Connect 4 with Gorillaz creator and Blur frontman Damon Albarn.

3rd December 2008

Quote: "If you don't like Britney Spears, then you're just wrong." Rapper Kanye West is a big fan of the pop superstar.

1st December 2008

Quote: "Kanye West is the best thing happening in pop music right now... Kanye's the maverick. Kanye is like 'highway to the danger zone'." Fall Out Boy star Patrick Stump is a big fan of rapper West.

26th November 2008

Quote: "I was inspired by some shades (sunglasses) from the '80s; I wanted to bring them back. That was an exciting moment for me when I saw them penetrate culture like that (and) get bootlegged. That was the closest (thing) to a Michael Jackson moment." Fashion-forward rapper Kanye West had his own iconic moment, re-popularising shutter shade sunglasses.

26th November 2008

Quote: "My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in. I have to be in a way more grimy environment to turn any rap music on." Kanye West refuses to contaminate his home with dirty beats.

22nd November 2008

Fact: Kanye West and The Killers have posted their new albums online - days before their official release dates on Monday (24Nov08). West's 808S + HEARTBREAK LP went on the internet on Friday (21Nov08), while the rock band's third offering, DAY AND AGE, was made available on Saturday (22Nov08).

20th November 2008

Fact: Pop star Christina Aguilera will join Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Mariah Carey as a performer at the American Music Awards on 23 November (08). Aguilera will reportedly open the show with a seven-minute medley of her greatest hits including Genie in a Bottle, Fighter, Beautiful, Keeps Gettin' Better and Dirrty.

12th November 2008

Fact: Kanye West, Ludacris and The Killers will release their new albums a day earlier than planned (24Nov08) to capitalise on the Thanksgiving shopping weekend (28/29Nov08).

6th November 2008

Quote: "We were on a plane and they said it in German at first and I said, 'What did they say...?' and the dude next to me said, 'OBAMA won!' I heard a whole bunch of clapping back in coach and then I started clapping... There was a lot of clapping." Kanye West learned about Barack Obama's election night win in America on a flight to Britain.

16th October 2008

Fact: Kanye West, Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy, Nelly, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Wyclef Jean are among the musicians performing in a forthcoming televised series of pop concerts in a special news show spotlighting U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave is scheduled to air next week (24Oct08).

7th October 2008

Fact: Rapper Kanye West has unveiled a new release date for his forthcoming album 808s + Heartbreak - the disc will drop on 25 November (08), three weeks earlier than originally planned (16Dec08).

30th September 2008

Fact: The charity set up by Kanye West in memory of his late mother DONDA will team up with the Live To Give Campaign to stage a hip-hop benefit gig. The Dr. Donda West Foundation will help organise the Give Back Concert on 4 November (08) in Washington D.C. to encourage young people to vote in the upcoming presidential elections.

10th September 2008

Quote: "LOVE LOCKDOWN.... wrote a week and a half ago, it's my favourite song 2 date!! Go where your heart takes you..." Kanye West reveals the track he sang at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (07Sep08) is a newly-penned number.

29th August 2008

Quote: "It's an incredible time to be around. I wish my momma could have seen this day." Rapper Kanye West remembers his mum DONDA, who died in November (08), as he celebrates Barack Obama's nomination as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate. African-American Obama accepted the nomination on Thursday night (28Aug08) on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr's iconic `I have a dream' speech.

12th August 2008

Fact: Iconic music magazine ROLLING STONE, which has featured controversial covers of John Lennon, Britney Spears and Kanye West, is set to change its signature magazine size. The publication will adopt industry standard measurements for its October (08) issue.

8th August 2008

Fact: Beyonce Knowles has displayed her wedding band in public for the first time - four months after she married SHAWN 'JAY-Z ' CARTER. The singer let her guard slip at a Kanye West gig in New York on Wednesday (06Aug08).

7th August 2008

Quote: "How is Soulja Boy killing hip-hop? He had one of the biggest songs of the summer. If anything, he's helping keep it alive. You don't have to be Lil Wayne in order for people to say your s**t is fresh." Rapper Kanye West defends critics of the CRANK THAT (SOULJA BOY) hitmaker.

7th August 2008

Fact: Hip-hop superstar JAY-Z gave concertgoers at pal Kanye West's New York gig on Wednesday (06Aug08) night a special treat - he previewed a new track from his forthcoming BLUEPRINT 3 album, much to fans' delight.

26th June 2008

Fact: Kanye West, MARY J. BLIGE, Rihanna and Chris Brown will be kicking off America's Independence Day celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana next weekend (04-06Jul08) when they take to the stage at the 14th annual Essence Music Festival.

17th June 2008

Fact: Radiohead, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Gnarls Barkley have been named among the top acts to appear at this year's Lollapalooza festival, which will take place at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois over the weekend beginning 1 August (08).

19th May 2008

Quote: "He reached out to me and was like, 'You're going to be the only lady on tour.' Kanye always gets what he wants." Pop-princess Rihanna couldn't say no to Kanye West when the hip-hop star requested her presence on his ongoing GLOW IN THE DARK tour.

22nd April 2008

Fact: Kanye West's Glow In The Dark Tour has attracted a huge celebrity following - stars including Ashlee Simpson and her fiance Pete Wentz, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Foxx, and pregnant Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale, were all in attendance at the rapper's Los Angeles concert on Monday night (21Apr08). West is headlining the tour with support from N.E.R.D, Lupe Fiasco and Rihanna.

24th March 2008

Fact: Kanye West joined fellow rap superstar JAY-Z and hip-hop/soul queen MARY J. BLIGE on stage in Miami, Florida on Saturday (22Mar08) to help the duo kick off their Heart Of The City Tour.

12th March 2008

Quote: "They're both hot! They're both crazy and if I was allowed to marry two guys, I'd probably marry them both!" British singer/rapper Estelle loved working with R+B star John Legend and rapper Kanye West for her new album SHINE.

19th February 2008

Quote: "I didn't like Kanye West at first but I'm a fan of his now. I didn't like his ego but that was because of the way the media portrayed him. I got a chance to meet him and discovered he's a great musician and ahead of his time. He's a genius." Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg has been won over by the STRONGER hitmaker's lyrical prowess.

13th February 2008

Fact: Kanye West's new FLASHING LIGHTS video is co-directed by the rapper and acclaimed filmmaker SPIKE JONZE.

11th February 2008

Quote: "I'm so glad KANYE won everything because you know how cranky he gets when he loses." Country star PATTI AUSTIN, after it was revealed Kanye West had won three Grammys in the non-televised part of the awards show.

11th February 2008

Quote: "I'm so glad KANYE won everything because you know how cranky he gets when he loses." Country star PATTI AUSTIN, after it was revealed Kanye West had won three Grammys in the non-televised part of the awards show.

19th January 2008

Quote: "I'm a pop enigma. I live and breathe every element in life... As a tastemaker, I find the best of everything." Rapper Kanye West believes in himself.

4th December 2007

Fact: A 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's THRILLER album will be re-released with reworked versions of songs by Kanye West, Akon and WILL.I.AM. The reissue is slated for release in February next year (08).

3rd December 2007

Fact: Rapper Kanye West was joined onstage by his pal JAY-Z for a surprise performance at the GOLD DIGGER star's concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday night (02Dec07).

23rd November 2007

Quote: "In all the years I've been in broadcasting, that was as weird as it gets." CNN anchorman Larry King on the first walk-out on his show LARRY KING LIVE - cosmetic surgeon DR. JAN ADAMS spent just 91 seconds on the newsman's show on Tuesday (20Nov07) before announcing he'd honour the wishes of Kanye West's family, who asked him not to appear on the show. Dr. Adams performed surgery on West's mother a day before she died on 10 November (07).

22nd November 2007

Quote: "I can't say it as a fact, but I feel that I am the number one human being in music - and, if I go into the studio, I feel I'm gong to make the most amazing song that you've ever heard. Graduation is nowhere near as good as I can do, but it's the best thing this year in music." Kanye West is convinced music needs him.

21st November 2007

Quote: "I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not." Kanye West reveals his next tattoo.

21st November 2007

Quote: "That p**sed me off so bad. That made me so mad. Because who wants to hang out with a guy with an eight-foot picture of an angel of himself?" Kanye West is angry about reports a giant painting of an angel that hangs in his house - is of him.

12th November 2007

Fact: Rapper Kanye West has posted on his blog drawings of costumes he will wear for his upcoming tour, including a black PVC dominatrix/Batman suit.

26th October 2007

Fact: RAY star Kerry Washington only agreed to play rapper Common's love interest in his new video I WANT YOU if she could co-direct the promo. The video features cameos from Kanye West, WILL.I.AM and tennis ace SERENA WILLIAMS.

15th October 2007

Fact: The 2007 Bang! Music Festival at Miami, Florida's Bayfront Park Amphitheatre has been postponed, according to the festival's website. The two-day November (07) even was to have featured Kanye West and Smashing Pumpkins.

21st September 2007

Fact: 50 Cent has refuted reports he is to retire from the music industry - he's just rescheduled his cancelled British tour for November (07). The In Da Club rapper initially pulled out of a number of planned promotional gigs after his chart defeat by rival Kanye West in the U.S. and U.K. album charts.

20th September 2007

Quote: "To be a champion, you've got to take out a champion." Rapper Kanye West praises rival 50 Cent for his career success. The GOLD DIGGER star beat 50 CENT to the top of the charts after the pair went head-to-head by releasing their albums, GRADUATION and CURTIS respectively, on the same day (11Sep07).

20th September 2007

Fact: Rapper Kanye West celebrated his chart victory over rival 50 Cent at GQ magazine's 50th anniversary party on Tuesday night (18Sep07), partying with Beyonce, SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER and Sean Combs. West's new album Graduation beat 50 Cent's Curtis to the top of the U.S. and U.K. charts after they were released on the same day (11Sep07).

18th September 2007

Quote: "I haven't tried coke. I've never even had the urge to. It scares me." Rapper Kanye West.

17th September 2007

Quote: "I wish I was that other guy in the video with JUSTIN (TIMBERLAKE). That video hurt me." Kanye West is impressed with rap rival 50 Cent's AYO TECHNOLOGY collaboration with Timberlake.

17th September 2007

Quote: "When we went to Prague (Czech Republic), I couldn't afford the statues and, plus, they wouldn't let you take them. I was able to have a piece of them in the video. I knew I couldn't afford it." Rapper Kanye West seriously thought about buying statues he saw in Prague while shooting his DIAMONDS video.

15th September 2007

Quote: "He's scared to death. He's terrified. He was on a box too because he's smaller than me." 50 Cent on his Rolling Stone magazine cover face-off with rap rival Kanye West.

15th September 2007

Fact: 50 Cent performed a cover version of rap rival Kanye West's GOLD DIGGER as part of the first of five New York concerts at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan on Thursday night (13Sep07). The rapper will perform five shows in each of the Big Apple's five boroughs to promote his new album CURTIS.

14th September 2007

Quote: "Hypothetically, if I came in under Kanye West, I would release a new album every time Def Jam had a priority. I would release a record verses every one of their top priorities." 50 Cent plans to mount a continuous rap rivalry if he is beaten to the top of the charts by the Gold Digger star. 50 and West both released their new albums, Curtis and Graduation respectively, in the U.S. on Tuesday (11Sep07).

13th September 2007

Quote: "I just don't like Kanye West to the end of this week. After I'm number one we can be friends again." 50 Cent on his week-long 'rivalry' with West. Both rappers released new albums on Tuesday (11Sep07).

12th September 2007

Quote: "MTV doesn't need him... I don't think he can (boycott MTV)." 50 Cent fears rap rival Kanye West's threat to boycott MTV is a mistake.

12th September 2007

Quote: "I sell way more records than Kanye West, and I generate way more interest than Kanye West. They think they can match us up, but they'll find out when that week goes by and the sales come back. This is no rivalry." 50 Cent remains confident he'll beat rap rival West to the top of the album charts when the pair's new albums are released on Tuesday (11Sep07).

10th September 2007

Quote: "That's two years in a row, man… give a black man a chance. I'm trying hard man, I have the number one record, man." Rapper Kanye West can't believe he lost out on all five of the categories he was nominated for at Sunday's (09Sep07) MTV Video Music Awards.

5th September 2007

Quote: "I'm King Kong. Kanye is human. Humans run when they see King Kong, because they're scared." 50 Cent is convinced he'll win the upcoming rap chart battle with Kanye West. Both release new albums next Tuesday (11Sep07).

5th September 2007

Quote: "When I saw it... the next day, it looks like I went into an orphanage and bit a baby's head off." Kanye West on the repercussions of his actions at last year's (06) MTV European Music Awards when he stormed the stage to protest his Best Video award snub.

30th August 2007

Quote: "Rappers are like the modern-day preachers of our time. Songs are like proverbs." Kanye West holds his musical vocation in high regard.

28th August 2007

Fact: TAKASHI MURAKAMI, the man behind Kanye West's cover art for new album GRADUATION, designed the famous rainbow print for the rapper's favourite fashion house Louis Vuitton.

28th August 2007

Quote: "I get a really bad rap of being arrogant when I'm really one of the nicer people that I know." Rapper Kanye West insists he doesn't fit the profile the media has given him.

27th August 2007

Fact: Enterprising rapper Kanye West has designed a line of Casio watches that all feature a new 'Graduation Blue' colour he has created for his upcoming album GRADUATION.

23rd August 2007

Quote: "We're the f**king JIM MORRISONs, we're the f**king KURT COBAINs of this." Rapper Kanye West claims he and 50 Cent are already as legendary as the late The Doors and Nirvana frontmen.

22nd August 2007

Quote: "He should be terrified. What do I do? Do I send flowers? Do I send my condolences?" 50 Cent is certain his album will outsell Kanye West's LP in a chart showdown next month (Sept07).

22nd August 2007

Quote: "I'd rather be hated for what I am than loved for what I'm not." Kanye West insists he'll remain outspoken.

19th August 2007

Fact: Kanye West covered Amy Winehouse's hit REHAB at England's V Festival on Saturday (18Aug07), wishing the troubled star a speedy recovery from her hospitalisation earlier this month (Aug07).

9th August 2007

Fact: Rapper/producer Kanye West mixed the beat for his latest single STRONGER no less than 17 times before he was happy with the final product.

7th August 2007

Quote: "With 50's album dropping, and my album dropping on the same day - everybody wins because you get a lot of good music at the same time." Kanye West insists there's no rivalry between him and 50 Cent, even though the rappers are releasing their new albums on the same day next month (Sep07).

31st July 2007

Quote: "I think it's great, I think it's a fantastic day for hip-hop, especially retail. I know they're loving it. You're driving people to the store. We love it, we think it's a fantastic thing." JAY-Z is looking forward to 11 September (07), when Kanye West and 50 Cent release new albums on the same day.

1st July 2007

Fact: British Airways flew in international artists like Kanye West, Nelly Furtado and Orson, and actor Kiefer Sutherland free of charge for the Concert For Diana at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday (01Jul07). The airline has sponsored the tribute gig in a deal worth an estimated GBP200,000 ($400,000).

1st July 2007

Fact: British Airways flew in international artists like Kanye West, Nelly Furtado and Orson, and actor Kiefer Sutherland free of charge for the Concert For Diana at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday (01Jul07). The airline has sponsored the tribute gig in a deal worth an estimated GBP200,000 ($400,000).

12th June 2007

Fact: Rapper Kanye West - the self-proclaimed 'Louis Vuitton Don' - was presented with a $7,150 (GBP3,575) Damier Azur suitcase last week (08Jun07) by his favourite designer label as a birthday present.

11th June 2007

Fact: Rapper Kanye West was forced to endure a little teasing by his celebrity pals Sean Combs and JAY-Z as he celebrated his 30th birthday in New York last week (07Jun07) - his birthday cake read: 'Happy Birthday Kayne', according to TMZ.com.

14th April 2007

Quote: "Isn't Sienna Miller available now? That's a white girl I would take to the mosque." Rapper Kanye West reveals his current crush.

17th February 2007

Quote: "Sean Lennon used to be my best friend. He lived just down the road from me. We'd go and visit Michael Jackson together all the time." Producer Mark Ronson, who has worked with Kanye West, Robbie Williams and Amy Winehouse, had an interesting childhood.

14th December 2006

Fact: Rapper Kanye West is such a fan of fashion house Fendi he had their logo shaved into his cropped hair for the label's party in Tokyo, Japan at the end of last month (NOV06).

22nd November 2006

Quote: "Award winners are allowed no more than 45 seconds to give their speeches and then Kanye West will be allowed 45 seconds for his rebuttal." American Music Awards host Jimmy Kimmel urges winners to keep their speeches short and make allowances for outspoken West.

15th November 2006

Quote: "I don't rap - that's the kiss of death. I saw K-FED rapping on TV, and he's certainly no Kanye West." Michael J Fox recently jammed on guitar with rocker Sheryl Crow at a charity event, but knows his limits when it comes to his talent.

1st September 2006

Quote: "It didn't get any nominations, but it's one of the most memorable videos of the year for me." Kanye West is surprised his TOUCH THE SKY video wasn't even nominated for a Best Video at the MTV Video Music Awards.

1st September 2006

Quote: "It didn't get any nominations, but it's one of the most memorable videos of the year for me." Kanye West is surprised his TOUCH THE SKY video wasn't even nominated for a Best Video at the MTV Video Music Awards.

11th July 2006

Fact: SIR Elton John will kick off this year's (06) New York Fashion Week with a benefit for his AIDS Foundation charity. The rock legend is set to perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on 7 September (06). He will be joined by celebrities including Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Kanye West and NELLY FURTADO.

16th February 2006

Fact: <p>GOLD DIGGER hitmaker Kanye West brought along an entourage of 30 people to last night's Brit Awards (15FEB06) - beating out Paris Hilton who turned up with 12 and pop icon Madonna whose posse numbered just four. </p>

13th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I had a platinum plaque when I was 19... I was making $60,000 or $75,000-a-year by the age of 20 or 21." Kanye West was a businessman from a young age. </p>

10th February 2006

Quote: <p>"When I got braces, the orthodontist had to remove eight teeth. And I've got a big mouth. So imagine how big my teeth were." Rapper Kanye West on his teenage teething troubles. </p>

10th February 2006

Quote: <p>"That's one of the best things that can happen to a rapper - to almost die. Tupac, 50 CENT and now me." Kanye West remembers how a near-fatal car crash helped launch his career. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Start the five second delay now." Cocky rapper Kanye West introduces his quirky marching band-fuelled GOLD DIGGER duet with Jamie Foxx at the Grammy Awards. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"The only people I would accept defeating me for album of the year would be System Of A Down, and they didn't get nominated... I'm not trying to dis people, but there weren't that many really, really good albums." Rapper Kanye West insists he should have won the Best Album prize at last night's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards. He lost out to U2. </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Best pals Kanye West, John Legend and Common teamed up to host their own post-Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles last night (08FEB06). </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I almost wish I could not be me for a day, just so I could be entertained by the s**t I say." Kanye West. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"We're thinking about sending him to sort of like MA, which is like a Meglomaniacs Anonymous meeting - we can bring other people in, sit down: 'When did you first start having thoughts of world domination?'" U2 star Bono on cocky Grammy Awards rival and touring partner Kanye West. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Start the five second delay now." Cocky rapper Kanye West introduces his quirky marching band-fuelled GOLD DIGGER duet with Jamie Foxx at the Grammy Awards. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I almost wish I could not be me for a day, just so I could be entertained by the s**t I say." Kanye West. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"The only people I would accept defeating me for album of the year would be System Of A Down, and they didn't get nominated... I'm not trying to dis people, but there weren't that many really, really good albums." Rapper Kanye West insists he should have won the Best Album prize at last night's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards. He lost out to U2. </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Best pals Kanye West, John Legend and Common teamed up to host their own post-Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles last night (08FEB06). </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"We're thinking about sending him to sort of like MA, which is like a Meglomaniacs Anonymous meeting - we can bring other people in, sit down: `When did you first start having thoughts of world domination?'" U2 star Bono on cocky Grammy Awards rival and touring partner Kanye West. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I always wanted to make raps that could be respected in the barbershop but that an old white lady could also understand. So I'm Jadakiss meets Will Smith." Rapper Kanye West on his ideal appeal. </p>

8th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I called my business manager and said, 'Yo, what's the most I can give?' And that's what we gave." Rapper Kanye West refuses to disclose how much money he donated to the New Orleans Hurricane Katrina relief effort. </p>

31st January 2006

Fact: <p>Pamela Anderson is to co-star in Kanye West's new video. </p>

15th December 2005

Quote: <p>"Clothes are not a superficial thing with me. I look at them like paints. I put together outfits like I'd put together a painting." Rapper Kanye West takes dressing in the morning seriously. </p>

13th December 2005

Fact: <p>Rapper Kanye West will end an amazing year by teaming up with Shakira and MAROON 5's Adam Levine for MTV's 14th annual New Year's Eve broadcast. Common, All-American Rejects, Fall Out Boy and Young Jeezy are also scheduled to perform. </p>

7th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm breaking into film, which is my new love. I actually had a meeting with Quentin Tarantino." Kanye West plans to expand his horizons. </p>

30th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I want to take over the world. I want 100 million billion dollars." American rapper Kanye West divulges his ultimate ambition. </p>

24th November 2005

Fact: <p>Teenage rapper Chris Brown is still on top form - the 16-year-old's hit RUN IT! has notched up a second straight week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart after toppling Kanye West's GOLD DIGGER last week (17NOV05). </p>

22nd November 2005

Fact: <p>Kanye West is releasing two videos to accompany his new single HEARD 'EM SAY - one, he directed himself, and a second, to be released next month (DEC05), which has been directed by cult film-maker Michel Gondry. </p>

12th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I still can't understand what the guy's saying, yet my kids they know every word." Actor Tony Danza on rapper Kanye West. </p>

12th October 2005

Fact: <p>Hip-hop star Common has quit pal Kanye West's TOUCH THE SKY tour after landing a movie role. The singer/songwriter will be replaced by AMERICAN IDOL star Fantasia Barrino. </p>

11th September 2005

Quote: <p>"Almost dying is the best thing that can ever happen to a rapper." Kanye West insists his near-death 2003 car crash experience helped to make him what he is today. </p>

10th September 2005

Quote: <p>"George Bush hates midgets." Comedian Chris Rock offered a moment of humour amid last night's (09SEP05) sombre US hurricane-relief telethon by poking fun at Kanye West's claims that President Bush hated black people - made during a similar telethon a week ago (02SEP05). </p>

9th September 2005

Quote: <p>"I read the teleprompter properly, like, in the practice run and then it started and then it was actually Tim Mcgraw, the first song he sang, it really touched me... I did start crying." Rapper Kanye West was inspired to make his controversial comments at last week's (02SEP05) Hurricane Katrina telethon by country singer Tim McGraw. </p>

8th September 2005

Quote: <p>"He's a hero in the black community... Saying what a lot of poor people think is not a crime. We have freedom of speech... I think it's important that rappers say what poor people don't get to say." Rap mogul Russell Simmons applauds Kanye West for his controversial racial comments made during a live telethon held to raise cash for the victims of Hurricane Katrina last week (02SEP05). </p>

3rd September 2005

Quote: <p>"I would suggest that when you pop it in your CD player, you just pull to the side of the road so you don't accidentally hit anybody." Car crash survivor Kanye West insists his new album Late Registration will have a great effect on drivers. </p>

31st August 2005

Quote: <p>"It's hard trying to find something I'm not good at." Producer-turned-rapper Kanye West isn't modest about his talents. </p>

31st August 2005

Quote: <p>"I think I'm gonna move to London. Get a fake-a*s British accent like Madonna." Rapper Kanye West plans a life in England. </p>

29th August 2005

Fact: <p>During last night's (28AUG05) MTV Video Music Awards Kanye West refused to do interviews with media outlets wanting to talk with him about rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight's recent shooting at his party. </p>

29th August 2005

Quote: <p>"I guess they said we're gonna give him his award early, so we ain't gotta worry about nothing." Kanye West is happy to pick up Best Male Video for JESUS WALKS right at the beginning of last night's (28AUG05) show after leaving empty handed and upset a year ago (04). </p>

29th August 2005

Quote: <p>"I guess they said we're gonna give him his award early, so we ain't gotta worry about nothing." Kanye West is happy to pick up Best Male Video for JESUS WALKS right at the beginning of last night's (28AUG05) show after leaving empty handed and upset a year ago (04). </p>

23rd August 2005

Fact: <p>Kanye West has become the first male hip-hop artist to grace the cover of Time magazine. </p>

23rd August 2005

Fact: <p>Kanye West and Melissa Etheridge are among the stars who have signed up to appear on a new show on MTV's college-only cable network uMTV, in which they'll make impromptu appearances at colleges to teach classes. </p>

22nd August 2005

Quote: <p>"I like to educate people. I like to be the one that can reach people who don't like to pick up a book. I like to say something that might change someone's life." Rapper Kanye West. </p>

9th August 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm the closest that hip-hop is getting to God. In some situations I'm like ghetto Pope." R+B star Kanye West hasn't let fame go to his head. </p>

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