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By admin
17 October 2013

Here’s more on the college dropout who’s bank balance stands at R1 billion!

NOW YOU KNOW

  • Kanye was five when he started writing poetry and was rapping by age eight.
  • Kanye and his mom lived in China for a year when he was 10. During his stay he charged Chinese kids sheep kebabs to see him breakdance.
  • He sold his first beat to local Chicago rapper Gravity for R88 000. He used the money to buy a Jesus Piece chain and Polo clothes.
  • Drake was the first artist who pressured him to step up his rhyme game.
  • He doesn’t keep any awards in his house.
  • His most recent album, Yeezus, debuted at number one in 31 countries and is his sixth consecutive number one album.
  • After dropping out of school, Kanye worked as a telemarketer to pay rent to his mom. He also considered becoming a porn star.
  • He was engaged to designer Alexis Phifer in 2002. The engagement lasted 18 months and inspired his 2008 album 808’s & Heartbreaks.
  • Kanye says he has struggled  to be taken seriously as a fashion designer because the industry doesn’t supported him as a black designer. “T-shirts, that’s the most we can make.”
  • He’s not a fan of books. “Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I’m not a fan of books.”
  • He believes he is God’s chosen one. “I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”

SOURCES: BBC.CO.UK, COMPLEX, KAN-YEEZI.TUMBLR.COM, NME.COM, DAILYMAIL.CO.UK, BUSINESSINSIDER.COM

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