Kanye West

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7 Sep, 2005

‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people’

Accusation

West goes off the script while speaking at the Hurricane for Relief telethon to say that Bush doesn’t care about black people. Standing next to Mike Myers, West vents his frustrations about Bush’s slow response to the hurricane in New Orleans. He also says that America is slow to help the poor, blacks, and the less well off.

I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says they’re looting. See a white family, it says they’re looking for food.

George Bush Hates Black People

8 Feb, 2006

Wins Grammy

Grammy

West wins the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance for Gold Digger and Best Rap Album for Late Registration.

10 Nov, 2007

Donda West dies age 58

Death

West’s mother dies as the result of complications from a cosmetic surgical procedure after liposuction and a breast reduction. After the surgery, West is able to go home and takes Vicodin to help with the pain. The next day, she experiences a sore throat, pain and tightening in her chest, before collapsing in the early evening. A friend at the house calls 911 and West is taken to the hospital, where she is pronounced dead in the emergency room. West dies at 58 years old at the Centinela Freeman hospital. Her doctor:

She was interested in some cosmetic procedures and we had discussed that in order for her to go through with the procedures, which she was a good candidate for, she needed what’s called a medical clearance, which just about anybody over the age of 40 is required to have. Because of Donda’s age, she was required to get some cardiac clearance to make sure her heart is in good shape to go through for the surgery.

Kanye West’s rep:

Kanye West, his family and friends would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and kind words that have come in from across the country since the death of his mother

10 Feb, 2008

Wins Grammy

Grammy

West wins the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance for Stronger, Best Rap Song for Good Life, and Best Rap Album for Graduation.

11 Sep, 2008

Smashes papparazi cameras

West and his manager are arrested after violently destroying a paparazzi’s camera at the American Airlines terminal in Los Angeles International Airport.

I’m gonna ask you as a man to leave me alone.

Kanye West Attacks Photographer/Paparazzi

24 Nov, 2008

Releases 808s & Heartbreak

Album Release

West releases his fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak. An electropop and R&B album, 808s & Heartbreak sounds nothing like his previous works. The album, which West describes as “minimal but functional”, is primarily sung rather than rapped and contains extensive use of the Auto-Tune voice processor. The album features themes of love, loneliness, and heartache.

It’s a little bit of autotune and a whole lot of f*cked up life. This album was therapeutic- its lonely at the top.

13 Sep, 2009

Interrupts Swift during VMAs

Makes Statement

During the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, West interrupts Swift’s speech. Swift, who wins the award for Best Female Video (You Belong With Me), is beginning her acceptance speech when West storms the stage and takes the microphone from her.

Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!

West is referring to Beyonce’s video for Single Ladies. Swift:

I was standing onstage, and I was really excited because I’d just won the award, and then I was really excited because Kanye West was onstage. And then I wasn’t excited anymore after that.

Taylor Swift: Kanye West: VMA Awards 2009 - Imma Let You Finish

15 Sep, 2009

Apologizes to Swift

Apology

West calls Swift and apologizes for interrupting her speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Kanye did call me and he was very sincere in his apology. And I accepted that apology

23 Oct, 2009

Gets community service

Sentence

West and road manager, Don Crowley, must complete 50 hours of community service for the American Red Cross in exchange for the dismissal of charges stemming from the paparazzi Los Angeles airport camera attack. West’s lawyer, Blair Berk:

I am very pleased the court granted dismissal of all charges.

10 Nov, 2010

Apologizes to Bush

ApologyInterview

In an interview with Lauer on The Today Show, West apologizes to Bush for saying he doesn’t care about black people

I would tell George Bush in my moment of frustration, I didn’t have the grounds to call him a racist. I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that we as human beings don’t always choose the right words.

Kanye West Today Show Interview Matt Lauer George Bush Video FULL!

11 Nov, 2010

Reacts to West apology

Bush says he is glad to hear that West has had a change of heart after calling him racist. Bush say many Americans perceived him as uncaring and apparently detached from the disaster, and that hurt him deeply.

I appreciate that. It wasn’t just Kanye West who was talking like that during Katrina. I am not a hater. I don’t hate Kanye West. I was talking about an environment in which people were willing to say things that hurt. Nobody wants to be called a racist, if in your heart you believe in equality of race.

22 Nov, 2010

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Album Release

West releases his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The album incorporates many different types of musical components, including electro, soul, and symphonic. A large number and variety of artists and producers participated in the album’s recording sessions, including Jay-Z, Rihanna, Eminem, John Legend, and Elton John. West:

People with that intangible sound, the people that everybody copy. You know, the originators. That’s what my thing is, it’s quality. What is the best of the best.

12 Feb, 2012

Wins Grammy

Grammy

Jay-Z and West win Grammys for Best Rap Performance for Otis. Both Jay-Z and West were not present to accept the award.

19 Jul, 2013

Attacks paparazzi

Fight

West assaults a photographer at LAX airport and tries to steal his camera. The victim is taken to the hospital after the attack.

What you are trying to do is get me in trouble so that I will slip up and pay you like $250,000.

CRAZY Kanye West Attacks Paparazzi 19th July 2013

25 Jul, 2013

Expects to settle lawsuit

The injured paparazzi victim wants to press charges against West after the LAX airport incident. West faces felony attempted robbery charges and expects to settle the paparazzi dispute out of court. TMZ:

The routine is to go after the suspect for the most serious charge.

22 Oct, 2013

West, Kardashian engaged

Engagement

Kardashian says yes to West’s proposal of marriage at AT&T Park in San Francisco. West proposes on the field accompanied by roman candles and a full orchestra as Kardashian’s friends and family watch from the dugout of the park. All friends and family present help celebrate the engagement with Kardashian during a dual engagement and birthday party afterward.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Engagement – THE PROPOSAL VIDEO

29 Oct, 2013

Kanye West interview

Interview

Seacrest interviews West during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his engagement to Kim Kardashian.

The ring was 4-hours-old from when I put it on her finger. I had to pick it up in L.A. (before). I was working on it for awhile. I was working on it with four different jewelers. I just put it in my bag.

30 Dec, 2013

Confirms pregnancy

Pregnancy

Kardashian confirms she is expecting a child with boyfriend Kanye West. According to the Huffington Post, West announced the pregnancy during a show in Atlantic City to a crowd of 5,000 fans and Kardashian who was in the audience. Kardashian and West originally agreed to make the announcement when Kardashian began showing a baby bump, but West decided to make the announcement in the moment.

Kim Kardashian Pregnant: Kanye West, Kardashian Announce First Baby Together

25 May, 2014

Kardashian, West marry

Marriage

Kardashian says and West are married at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. Although Kardashian’s third marriage, the couple uses traditional vows during the ceremony and a pastor from Miami officiates. Kardashian wears a white Givenchy Haute Couture lace dress and West a custom Givenchy tuxedo for West. According to E! news were serenaded with All of Me by John Legend for their first dance at the reception and family members Kris and Bruce Jenner gave speeches.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West's Italian Wedding Spectacular

6 Aug, 2014

West, Kardashian buy home

West and Kardashian purchase a home for 20 million dollars in HiddenHills, Los Angeles. The estate has 3.5 acres of land, two swimming pools, two spas, and a vineyard. Source:

They wanted more land than the Bel-Air home, so they are flipping that and will have the two homes now. But they will sell that and move into Hidden Hills.

10 Sep, 2014

Rushed to hospital

While on tour, West is rushed to a Melbourne emergency room with a severe throbbing headache. Doctors examine West and determine that his condition isn’t serious. Source:

Kanye is fine and didn’t have a major health scare or seizure. He just suffered a migraine and went to the hospital simply as a precaution.

12 Sep, 2014

Demands disabled fans stand up

Music Performance

West demands his fans to get out of their seats at his Qantas Credit Union Arena concert in Sydney, Australia. Two disabled fans remain seated and West asks the audience to confirm that they cannot not get up.

I can’t do this show until everybody stand up. Unless you got a handicap pass, and you get special parking and s--t.

Kanye West Sydney wheelchair misunderstanding

22 Sep, 2014

Teaches college class

Ye_2West is teaching a fashion class at Los Angeles Trade and Technical College for 250 hours as part of his mandated community service from his 2013 paparazzi mishap. LATTC student:

West seemed to be passionate about what he was teaching.

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