Whether “you miss the old Kanye” or you have Yeezus in your top three Kanye albums, you have been a fan or you are a fan of Kanye West. Some of your favorite media outlets interview associates of Kanye’s and one of the topics of conversation is always about Kanye. Everyone is looking for that Kanye moment or Kanye story that we haven’t heard or seen before. From the Taylor incident, to the Pusha T album release party there is never a dull moment with Kanye. Here are ten moments over the years Kanye gave us life.
Since the beginning of his career we all know Kanye doesn’t play when it comes to his outfits. Starting fashion trends, redefining trends, are just two things that have always been apart of Ye’s package. Still, it looks like some people have Ye confused.
Real fans…what would you do for a pair of Yeezys? What if I told you, you didn’t have to do a thing. In the extended version of the video above, Kanye gives one lucky fan a pair of free Yeezys. I’m still jealous.
We’ve all had drunk bro moments. Those moments when you’ve had just a little bit too much to drink and you get in your feelings about your bro. In the video below Kanye takes the drunk bro moments to heights only Mr. West could.
Kanye put on his activist hat and spoke for all of America while hosting A Concert for Hurricane Relief. The concert has held as a benefit to raise money as well as awareness for the loss of life and human suffering caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Ye’s first few albums are held in high regard in the rap community. Some think of his first album, The College Dropout, as a classic album. Perhaps the first person to think of The College Dropout as a classic album was Kanye. Here’s his speech as he accepts the grammy for best rap album at the 47th Grammy Awards.
Yeezus era Kanye brought out a side of him fans have never seen. The frustation on things he was dealing with outside of music were hard for him to put into words. When he did find the words however, they made for great soundbites. “YOU AIN’T GOT THE ANSWERS SWAY!”
One of the more recent happy Ye moments took place at his Madison Square Garden Yeezy Season 3 fashion show. During the show Kanye streamed the album that would come to be known as The Life Of Pablo. The huge moment with Kanye was shared with some of his closest friends.
In 2015 Kanye was honored at the VMA’s with the Video Vanguard award. The award honors the artist’s genius as it is seen in their music videos. The honoree has the floor for eleven minutes. Instead of the typical eleven minute medley of hits the honoree does, Ye does one of the many things he’s known for. Rants. #Kanye2020
In what is thought to be his most controversial moment a drunk Kanye keeps it real with Taylor. Of course, there’s a time and place for everything. Yeezy forgot about that time and place. Yes Taylor, Beyoncé did have one of the best videos of all time.
It should come to no surprise that Kanye is a mamas boy. She has her own spot in his discography. Kanye’s second studio album Late Registration to be exact; the song is titled “Hey Mama”. However, on November 10, 2007, his mother, Donda West passed away. At the 2008 Grammy Awards, Kanye performed “Hey Mama”. The moment was powerful.
The fearless yet vulnerable persona is Kanye’s most attractive quality. He says he’s a god but we know he’s human just like the rest of us. “If you’re a fan of Kanye West you’re a fan of yourself”, he says in an interview. He couldn’t be more right. Thank you for everything you gave us in your career thus far Kanye West.
Happy 40th Birthday!!!