The artist releases You Don’t Know My Name, featuring West, from The Diary Of Alicia Keys. Keys:
It was the first time that I ever worked with at the time a kind of relatively unknown guy named Kanye West. He was this really excited guy. He had this song out called Through The Wire.He’s always been a super passionate guy.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
West is a Grammy nominee for Best Rap Album for Yeezus.
Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list. But only gets two nominations from the Grammys. What are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice? Do they think that, someway, I don’t have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment?’….
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
Beyonce and Jay-Z do not attend the wedding of long time friends Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, which is held in Florence, Italy. Instead they make a trip to the Hampton’s in New York for the Memorial Day holiday.
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.
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