Kanye West really doesn’t give a sh*t. At all. He’s solidified his rock star status by throwing temper tantrums, telling little white girls to shut up, belittling the president and living the life that you only dream of. Straight disrespectful.
So as Ye’ prepares to release his new album Yeezus, his performance on “SNL” solidifies that his music is a direct reflection of his lifestyle. From Aventadors, to Kim K and the Met Gala, this man takes no days off from being the center of attention.
After a long string of clothing lines, sold out tours and movie premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, the life of a pop icon is never easy. The only thing for certain is that he’ll make you wish you had the balls to believe in yourself as much as he does.
With his first born on the way and his career at an all time high, West will continue to push his superstar status with the same level of unpredictability that makes him an icon. Expect the unexpected from Kanye at all times.
When he stormed out of the 2004 American Music Awards after not winning ‘Best New Artist’
Kanye didn’t take losing Best Artist of the Year too lightly at the AMAs in 2004. He stormed right out in the middle of the ceremony and was quoted saying:
“I felt like I was definitely robbed… I was the best new artist this year.”
When he said George Bush doesn’t care about black people
When he melted down after being asked about these comments
When he interned at the Gap
When he got this Fendi haircut
When he rocked this mullet
When he claimed AIDS is a man-made disease
During the 2005 Live 8 concert tour, which raised awareness for poverty and AIDS, Kanye stole the show when claimed that AIDS was a “man-made disease” that was ”placed in Africa just like crack was placed in the black community to break up the Black Panthers.”
When he went crazy behind the scenes at the 2007 VMAs
After being forced to perform his hit single “Stronger,” he vowed never to come to MTV again.
“**** MTV. Y’all heard what the **** I said… Five nominations. I ****in’ lost to Black Eyed Peas last year, man. I’m never coming to MTV. Ya’ll find Britney. Get Britney. Get a real ****in’ artist. Get Britney Spears. I ain’t ****in’ with this pop ****. God****. Give me a ****in’ chance. Give a black man a chance. I’m tryin’ hard. I got the ****in’ #1 record. I’m tryin’ man. I don’t even get a ****in’ chance. They don’t want a ****in’ black man in that position.”
When he told Entertainment Weekly never to come to his show again
After Entertainment Weekly stamped Kanye West’s Glow In The Dark Tour with a B+, they faced the music when he lashed out on the magazine. He wrote this on his blog.
“What’s a B+ mean?” West demanded on his blog. “I’m an extremist, its either pass or fail! A+ or F-! You know what, f___ you and the whole f___ing staff!”
When he had this photo shoot with Amber Rose
When he asked Rihanna what it’s like to turn girls lesbian during an interview
Kanye: How does it feel that you can have any man in the world? Or woman? How does it feel to know you can turn straight woman lesbian?
Rihanna: Is that a real question?
When he violated Taylor Swift
When he had this Rolling Stone cover
When he gave a performance on an airline
When he tried to become a woman’s fashion designer
When he showed up to his Bonaroo performance at 4:30 in the morning
When he broke this paparazzo’s camera
Whenever he goes on a Twitter rant
When he posted a dick pic
When he posted a pic of himself hitting it from the back
When he posted this pic that is clearly Kim
When he stunted in Paris with this white Lambo
When he wore these masks during a performance
When he spazzed out on the paparazzi after he walked into this sign
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