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Kendall Jenner shares photo of baby North West as an angel

Kendall Jenner shares photo of baby North West as an angel

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- Kendall Jenner took to Istagram Wednesday to share an adorable photo of her 10-month-old niece North West.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West check on wedding details in Paris

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West check on wedding details in Paris

PARIS, April 15 (UPI) -- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were spotted around Paris on Monday as they stopped by a potential ceremony location and several boutiques.
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Kanye West raps about Kim Kardashian's derriere in Future's 'I Won'

Kanye West raps about Kim Kardashian's derriere in Future's 'I Won'

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Kanye West raps about his future "trophy wife" Kim Kardashian during his guest appearance in Future's latest singe, "I Won."
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Kanye West postpones Australia tour to focus on new music

Kanye West postpones Australia tour to focus on new music

April 1 (UPI) -- Kanye West fans in Australia will have to wait a little longer to see the rapper in person.
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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian wedding to be catered by Burger King?

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian wedding to be catered by Burger King?

March 30 (UPI) -- Burger King representative can't confirm Kanye West gave Kim Kardashian 10 restaurants, but says the chain wants to cater the superstar couple's wedding.
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Mindy Kaling tells Vogue: 'I don't want to be skinny'

Mindy Kaling tells Vogue: 'I don't want to be skinny'

March 27 (UPI) -- Mindy Kaling talks fashion and speaks out about her weight in her interview for Vogue's April issue.
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Kylie and Kendall Jenner spoof Kimye's Vogue cover

Kylie and Kendall Jenner spoof Kimye's Vogue cover

March 26 (UPI) -- The Jenner girls couldn't resist mocking their half-sister's Vogue triumph.
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Kim Kardashian gets 10 Burger King restaurants as wedding present from Kanye West

Kim Kardashian gets 10 Burger King restaurants as wedding present from Kanye West

March 25 (UPI) -- Kanye West fittingly got Kim Kardashian a kingdom as a wedding gift -- a Burger Kingdom that is.
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Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog parody Kim and Kanye's Vogue cover

Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog parody Kim and Kanye's Vogue cover

March 24 (UPI) -- Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog have posted their own take on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Vogue cover.
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Vogue gets backlash for Kim and Kanye cover

Vogue gets backlash for Kim and Kanye cover

March 22 (UPI) -- Some question judgement of Vogue editor Anna Wintour's judgement after she put reality start Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West on cover of fashion magazine.
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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian suit against videographer gets trial date

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian suit against videographer gets trial date

March 18 (UPI) -- California judge sets trial date of Nov. 17 in lawsuit against YouTube founder who posted video of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's engagement online.
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Kanye West gets 2-year probation after pleading no contest in paparazzo attack

Kanye West gets 2-year probation after pleading no contest in paparazzo attack

March 17 (UPI) -- Kanye West will face no jail time in hisscuffle with a photographer.
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Kanye West, Jay Z reunite for SXSW performance [VIDEO]

Kanye West, Jay Z reunite for SXSW performance [VIDEO]

March 13 (UPI) -- Hova and Yeezy shared the stage in Austin for an impressive reprisal of their "Watch the Throne" tour.
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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West reportedly set wedding date

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West reportedly set wedding date

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will marry May 24 in Paris.
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Kanye West supports Kendall Jenner at Givenchy show

Kanye West supports Kendall Jenner at Givenchy show

PARIS, March 4 (UPI) -- Kanye West was in attendance at the Givenchy fashion show Sunday, where Kendall Jenner was walking the runway for the acclaimed fashion house.
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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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