Kanye West is an American musician, producer, and fashion designer. He rose to fame in the hip-hop industry with his album The College Dropout.
And the rest is history! Kanye is one of the most talked-about people on social media and news websites. His tweets and controversial statements have earned him a lot of attention from the world at large.
Here’s everything you need to know about Kanye West, from his age to where he was born. He became famous as a producer on singles like “Through the Wire” by Jay-Z, “Jesus Walks” by Kanye West, and others. In addition to that, he has designed brands like Yeezy sneakers and clothing lines.
Biography, Early Life, Age and Parents
Kanye Omari West was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta and grew up in Chicago. Therefore, at present, he is 44 years old. His father left when he was eight years old due to Jay-Z’s record contract preventing him from being close with his son; however, Kanye didn’t see this as bad.
He says it made him love his dad even more because he hadn’t suffered through childbirth or the impact of divorce like most children at the time.
Kanye West has been a lifelong advocate for the abolition of slavery, prison reform, and inner-city development programs.
Kanye never met his biological father, Dr Robert Chase West, until he was 22 years old in 2007; however, Jay-Z introduced him to other fathers from different backgrounds who had not come up through a traditional education system or achieved monetary success as their child did upon becoming famous which made him want to change the inner city for their kids.
Kanye contributed to the Chicago area radio station, Hot 97 which helped him get a record deal with Roc-A-Fella in 2004, then founded by Jay Z and Damon Dash. In 2005, Kanye released his first studio album “The College Dropout” on Roc-A-Fella Records and received widespread critical acclaim in the music industry.
Kanye West described himself as “my mother’s only son with five brothers” who was raised in a single-parent household.
His mother is Donda West, and she gave him up to her own parents when he was very young; they also privately cared for him. Kanye said despite his lack of a father figure, he always looked to family and friends at home as an example.
In 2007, after seven years with Roc-A-Fella records under the name “Kanye West,” West began recording music using pseudonyms in protest against what he sees as artistic stagnation in hip hop. He also released them on David Banner’s album “CRWNED.”
Height, Children, and Divorce
Kanye West is 5’8″ and 172.7 cm, which makes him tall for a celebrity. With high awareness and fashion, Kanye has been able to maintain his height and well-being for over 20 years in the spotlight.
He had four children with Kim Kardashian: North in June 2013 (birth weight of 7 pounds), Saint in 2015, Psalm in 2019 and Chicago who was born via surrogate on January 15, 2018, at four months old she weighed 2 lbs 1 oz.
Both girls were born in California, but each has different legal guardians. The children were conceived naturally with no assistance from surrogate mothers or IVF, which is ironic for a father defined by reckless womanizing and decadence.
While he was married to Kim Kardashian, with whom he shares four children, the early reports made them out to be: Kanye engaged in multiple relationships, including one that lasted over three years with singer and actress Amber Rose, bore his daughters.
Kanye has also been implicated in the BDSM fetishizing and beating of his ex-girlfriends Raynna Morgan and Amber Rose.
West was married to Kim Kardashian for four years before their divorce on June 15, 2018, which cost both parties around $16 million each in their settlement agreement, stating that all images of them from digital platforms must be destroyed immediately or they will sue at no charge.