Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer
Kanye West is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, record producer and stylist. Frankly and controversially, he became extra celebrity fodder with his marriage to Kim Kardashian.
West showed an affinity with the arts at a young age; he started writing poetry when he was five years old. His mother recalled that she first took notice of West’s passion for drawing and music when he was in third grade. West began rapping in third and making musical compositions in the seventh grade, which he eventually sold to other artists.
On July 4, 2020, West tweeted that he was running for President, “We must now fulfill America’s promise by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for President of the United States.
West and Kim Kardashian got engaged on October 21, 2013 and are getting married on May 24, 2014 in historic Fort di Belvedere in Italy. The couple have three children: daughter North (born June 15, 2013) son Saint (born December 5, 2015) and another daughter (born through a surrogate mother on January 15, 2018). The couple welcomed their fourth child, son Psalm, via surrogate in May 2019.
West and his mother founded the Kanye West Foundation in Chicago in 2003, tasked with combating dropout rates and illiteracy, partnering with community organizations to provide underprivileged youth access to music education.