10 Fast Facts About Kanye West

We know that Kanye West is now hot and heavy with Kim Kardashian and he’s a grammy award winning rapper.  But there are probably some things you didn’t know about him.  Check out some fun facts here.

1. He worked at “Monkey Wards??”

After dropping out of college, West worked as a telemarketer, selling insurance to Montgomery Ward credit card holders. “I was way better than most of the people there,” he told Playboy. “I could sit around and draw pictures, basically do other [things] while I was reading the teleprompter.”

2.  His name means what

The name Kanye means “the only one” in Swahili.

3.  And he’s a GUY!

Kanye West told Entertainment Weekly that he likes finalizing a song’s post-production “more than sex.”  REALLY?

4.  Definitely a world traveller

At age 10, Kanye spent a year in Nanjing, China, where his mother was a visiting professor.

5.  Sentimental son

Kanye broke down at a concert in Paris, a week after the passing of his mother, Dr. Donda West, as he tried to sing the verses of “Hey Mama,” a song he had written earlier on in his career in dedication to her.

6.  Love this quote

Kanye says he realizes, “Nothing is promised in life except for death.”  Ok.  That’s pretty much as accurate as you can get.

7.  Lucky to be alive

West has a metal plate in his chin from a near fatal accident in which he was involved in back in October 2002.  He was driving home from a studio session and fell asleep behind the steering wheel and crashed into another car.

8.  Things are a little fishy

After the success of The College Dropout,  West bought himself an 18th-century aquarium with about 30 koi fish in it. In the middle of the tank is a cherub-shaped gold fountain resting on a marble base.

9.  He did start a college career but good thing he quit

Kanye attended Chicago State University/Columbia College in Chicago.  He dropped out to pursue music which is why he named his 2004 debut album, “The College Dropout.”

10. Would never expect this

West’s favorite band is said to be the Scottish rock group Franz Ferdinand.

Looks like he’s going to be on reality tv.  Now that he’s with Kim, he’s reportedly told sources that he would love to be on the her shows but for obvious reasons, she’s a little leery about having a boyfriend/husband appear on any reality shows! Can’t wait to see how this plays out!

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