20 Things You Didn’t Know About Kanye West

[photogallerylink id=91968 align=left]To celebrate his collaboration with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jay Z[/lastfm] for ‘Watch The Throne’, here are some of the most random yet interesting facts about The Louis Vuitton Don himself, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm]. From his inspiring background to his rise to super stardom: go check it out!

Kanye lived in Nanjing, China for a year with his mother when he was 10 years old.

Kanye’s name means “the only one” in Swahili.

After dropping out of college, Kanye was a telemarketer selling insurance to Montgomery Ward credit card holders.

Kanye has an 18th century aquarium with approximately 30 koi fish and a golden cherub-shaped fountain on a marble base in the center.

Kanye has an online travel company called “Kanye Travel Ventures”.

Kanye is supposedly the only rapper that will admit his love for God.

His nicknames are Ye, The Louis Vuitton Don and Konman.

Kanye was an English major at Chicago State University. He dropped out of school to pursue his music career full-time.

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

Kanye is being sued by daredevil Evel Knievel for trademark infringement over a film clip that depicts Kanye as “Evel Kanyevel” trying to jump over a canyon.

Kanye’s favorite band of all time is Franz Ferdinand.

Kanye has his own record label with the acronym G.O.O.D which stands for Getting Out Our Dreams, a subsidiary of Geffen.

Kanye is not a racist. In fact, he claims he has collaborated with more white people than any other rapper, and that his jeans are the tightest in hip-hop.

Kanye West is parodied in the 2007 film Epic Movie.

Kanye has a metal plate in his chin from near fatal car accident in which he was involved in. He was driving home from a studio session.

Kanye has produced numerous songs for many artists including Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jay-Z, DMX, Alicia Keys, Common, Mos Def, and many others.

Kanye West at one time worked for the Gap. It was the inspiration for his song Spaceship.

Kanye is 5’8″ tall.

Kanye financed the shooting of his “Through The Wire” video out of his own pocket, and submitted the video to BET and MTV himself.

West assured fans that even though he replaced the teeth in his lower jaw line with diamonds, he would not be using jewelry cleaner to brush his teeth. He’ll still use toothpaste.

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