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Keeping up with the chicken fries: Scott Disick spends $205 on Burger King chicken fries

Keeping up with the chicken fries: Scott Disick spends $205 on Burger King chicken fries

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend, bought 45 boxes of 9-piece chicken fries from Burger King and spent $205.
Evan Bleier
Kanye West's new single 'All Day' leaks online

Kanye West's new single 'All Day' leaks online

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) --A low quality version of what appears to be Kanye West's followup to "Yeezus" leaked online Tuesday morning.
Veronica Linares
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West 'trying' for second child

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West 'trying' for second child

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West would like to give daughter North a little brother or sister.
Annie Martin
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West buy $20 million estate

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West buy $20 million estate

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are buying a $20 million home in Hidden Hills.
Veronica Linares
Kanye West disses Britney Spears in paparazzi attack deposition

Kanye West disses Britney Spears in paparazzi attack deposition

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) --A transcript of Kanye West's deposition in the case where he's accused of attacking a photographer was unveiled by TMZ on Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
Kim Kardashian unveils who got too drunk at her wedding

Kim Kardashian unveils who got too drunk at her wedding

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian discussed why she tried to trick the media about the location of her wedding and who almost missed it for being too hungover on "Jimmy Kimmel."
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Kim Kardashian shares photo of North visiting Kanye West at recording studio

Kim Kardashian shares photo of North visiting Kanye West at recording studio

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian took to Instagram Monday to share a photo of the celebrity version of "Bring Your Kid to Work Day."
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Kim Kardashian posts bedroom selfie with passed-out Kanye West

Kim Kardashian posts bedroom selfie with passed-out Kanye West

IBIZA, Spain, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian took a selfie with a passed-out Kanye West after the two partied at their friend's 40th birthday party Friday night.
Aileen Graef
Kanye West wins Coinye lawsuit

Kanye West wins Coinye lawsuit

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) --Kanye West was named the victor in his lawsuit against the creators of a cryptocurrency bearing his name and face, thus ending the run of Coinye West.
Veronica Linares
Kim Kardashian shares photo after North West's first steps

Kim Kardashian shares photo after North West's first steps

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) --Proud momma Kim Kardashian took to Instagram Wednesday to share a photo of her daughter North West after she took her first steps.
Veronica Linares
Kanye West hopes to release a new album this fall

Kanye West hopes to release a new album this fall

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) --Kanye West covers the August issue of GQ, and tells the magazine he hopes to release new music in the next couple weeks, with an album to follow in the fall.
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Brody Jenner walks in on Kim Kardashian during risqué photo shoot

Brody Jenner walks in on Kim Kardashian during risqué photo shoot

BANGKOK, July 21 (UPI) --Brody Jenner walked in on an almost-naked Kim Kardashian during Sunday's episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."
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Kendall Jenner reportedly advised to leave 'Keeping Us With The Kardashians'

Kendall Jenner reportedly advised to leave 'Keeping Us With The Kardashians'

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) --Kendall Jenner has been advised to leave her family's reality show, given that her role in the series could have a negative effect on her modeling career.
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Brody Jenner explains why he attended Kim Kardashian's ex's wedding

Brody Jenner explains why he attended Kim Kardashian's ex's wedding

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) --Brody Jenner told reporters "it was all good" when asked why he decided to attend Kim Kardashian's ex boyfriend Reggie Bush's wedding.
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Kim Kardashian to make a reported $85 million on new app

Kim Kardashian to make a reported $85 million on new app

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian will reportedly triple her earnings from last year thanks to her upcoming video game app, Kim Kardashian Hollywood.
Veronica Linares
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Kanye West and girlfriend Amber arrive for the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 13, 2009. UPI/Laura Cavanaugh
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Kanye Omari West (pronounced /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synth-pop, and classical music.

West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, and his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008. His four albums have received numerous awards, including a cumulative twelve Grammys, and critical acclaim. All have been very commercially successful, with 808s & Heartbreak becoming his third consecutive #1 album in the U.S. upon release. West also runs his own record label GOOD Music, home to artists such John Legend, Common and Kid Cudi. West's mascot and trademark is "Dropout Bear," a teddy bear which has appeared on the covers of three of his five albums as well as various single covers and music videos. About.com ranked Kanye West #8 on their "Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers" list. On May 16, 2008, Kanye West was crowned by MTV as the year's #1 "Hottest MC in the Game."

Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lived with his parents. When he was three years old, his parents divorced, and he and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. His father was Ray West, a former Black Panther who was one of the first black photojournalists at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and is now a Christian counselor. West's mother, Dr. Donda West, was a Professor of English at Clark Atlanta University, and the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University before retiring to serve as West's manager. He was raised in a middle-class background, attending Polaris High School in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois after living in Chicago. West credits his feminine nature to being raised by his mother. When asked about his grades in high school, West replied, "I got A's and B's. And I'm not even frontin'".

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