The thrilling rollercoaster of Kanye West's life and career

What would this world be without Yeezy?

Stars Insider

06/06/19 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY kanye west

Kanye West is a force to be reckoned with. The star has been in the game for more than 15 years, though for many it's hard to remember the entertainment industry without him in it. While he's known for his many talents, including his producing and rapping, he's also been in the news increasingly as of late due to his controversial comments and political views.

Let’s break it down.

Professional life

He began his musical career as a producer for Roc-A-Fella records in the early 2000s, which meant producing for names like Jay-Z, Common, Ludacris, and numerous other stars. However, he clearly wanted to break into the scene himself, which he did in 2004 with 'College Dropout.' Since then, he's released eight studio albums, with a ninth on the way this year. Not to mention the numerous albums for other artists he has continued to produce, with Kanye's name sure to draw in some major attention.


Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in 2014. Together they have built an empire, with Kanye getting into a variety of business ventures, as well as appearing on his wife's reality TV show, 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians.' They have also had four children in the meantime, the most recent born via surrogate.

Controversial Commentary

While Kanye may be hailed for his musical success, he has also often been criticized for his controversial statements and behavior. While his comments surrounding current US President Donald Trump's policies may be getting the attention most recently, it's not the first time West has gotten political. He also shocked fans everywhere when he claimed that former President George W. Bush didn't care about black people, this in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. And this is not even mentioning the infamous TMZ slavery interview...

If you want to get to know more about the rapper's ups and downs, as there have assuredly been many, click through the following gallery for a look at the rollercoaster that is Kanye West!


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