|Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West|
|The couple with their daughter|
Kanye Omari West has done well for himself despite being a college dropout, something many people frown upon to this day assuming one cannot go on to succeed if they leave education early, although he received really good high school grades. Born in the late 70’s, this man is actually very skilled and capable! Rapper, songwriter, record producer and fashion designer, he has won 21 Grammy awards and has worked with the likes of Alicia Keys and Ludacris. Nowadays though he is known more for being “an outspoken and controversial celebrity” and as a result has had legal issues, been arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal battery. Kanye has spoken out of turn a number of times, shocking people in the process! Some of his statements include:
“George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” (he later apologised)
“I was robbed... I was the best artist this year” (American Music Awards 2004)
“Maybe my skin’s not right” (MTV Video Music Awards 2007)
“Beyonce’s video for ‘Single Ladies’ (‘Put a Ring on It’), nominated for the same award, was one of the best videos of all time” (MTV Video Music awards 2009)
|North dressed up for Halloween!!|
Suffice to say, what with Kim’s changing hair colour, daring outfits and forever growing bottom together with Kanye not being able to refrain from saying or doing certain things, I’m sure we can expect more absurd and outrageous behaviour from Mr and Mrs Controversy for as long as they’re in the public eye!! That, my friends, is the definition of a ‘Kimye’ – Controversial exhibitionists!!
All of the above said, well done them for achieving what most give up trying with after falling at the first hurdle – financial stability for their future!
My one and only Kanye West album is The College Dropout which I love and still play because, with it, at the time, I believe he was putting out a powerful, positive message to the world: embrace who you are instead of trying to fit into one of society’s many boxes. Seems to be something Kanye lives by! Good for him.