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47 Bizarre Kanye West Facts That Will Make Your Day  was originally published on globalgrind.com

1. Kanye met No I.D. through Donda West, who worked with No I.D.’s mother as a teacher in Chicago.

Kanye met No I.D. through Donda West, who worked with No I.D.’s mother as a teacher in Chicago. Source:false

2. Donda convinced the 19-year-old No I.D. to meet 14-year-old Kanye and “teach him how to do music.”

Donda convinced the 19-year-old No I.D. to meet 14-year-old Kanye and “teach him how to do music.” Source:false

3. He lived in China for a year in the fifth grade.

He lived in China for a year in the fifth grade. Source:false

4. Of his time in a Chinese school, Kanye has said “I got A’s and B’s. And I’m not even frontin’.”

Of his time in a Chinese school, Kanye has said “I got A’s and B’s. And I’m not even frontin’.” Source:false

5. Before he was signed, he would jump on tables during label meetings and scream, “I’m the next Michael Jackson!”

Before he was signed, he would jump on tables during label meetings and scream, “I’m the next Michael Jackson!” Source:false

6. He was arrested in 2000 for stealing printers from Office Max in a case of mistaken identity.

He was arrested in 2000 for stealing printers from Office Max in a case of mistaken identity. Source:false

7. At age 13 he wrote a song called “Green Eggs and Ham.”

At age 13 he wrote a song called “Green Eggs and Ham.” Source:false

8. And he begged his mother to pay $25 per hour for studio time.

And he begged his mother to pay $25 per hour for studio time. Source:false

9. He sold his first beat to Chicago rapper Gravity for $8,800.

He sold his first beat to Chicago rapper Gravity for $8,800. Source:false

10. Then he used the $8,800 to buy Polo clothes and a Jesus Piece.

Then he used the $8,800 to buy Polo clothes and a Jesus Piece. Source:false

11. Kanye claims he has synesthesia, meaning he can see sounds.

Kanye claims he has synesthesia, meaning he can see sounds. Source:false

12. Kanye studied English at Chicago State University before dropping out to focus on music.

Kanye studied English at Chicago State University before dropping out to focus on music. Source:false

13. He once said, “I think I’m gonna move to London. Get a fake-ass British accent like Madonna.”

He once said, “I think I’m gonna move to London. Get a fake-ass British accent like Madonna.” Source:false

14. Kanye personally asked Seth Rogen and James Franco to perform their spoof of “Bound 2” at his wedding to Kim.

Kanye personally asked Seth Rogen and James Franco to perform their spoof of “Bound 2” at his wedding to Kim. Source:false

15. But it didn’t happen because they all agreed it was a silly idea.

But it didn’t happen because they all agreed it was a silly idea. Source:false

16. He once worked as a telemarketer to pay his mother $200 per month in rent, which she demanded.

He once worked as a telemarketer to pay his mother $200 per month in rent, which she demanded. Source:false

17. Kanye opened two Fatburger restaurants in Chicago through his company KW Foods LLC. Both locations have closed.

Kanye opened two Fatburger restaurants in Chicago through his company KW Foods LLC. Both locations have closed. Source:false

18. He has claimed to “TiVo rap videos so I can study them. To learn what steps to take to crush them all.”

He has claimed to “TiVo rap videos so I can study them. To learn what steps to take to crush them all.” Source:false

19. He narrowly avoided another infamous rant when Common’s “They Say” was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collab at the Grammy’s over “Heard ‘Em Say” and “Gold Digger.”

He narrowly avoided another infamous rant when Common’s “They Say” was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collab at the Grammy’s over “Heard ‘Em Say” and “Gold Digger.” Source:false

20. But he apologized to Common when “Late Registration” beat “Be” for Best Rap Album that year.

But he apologized to Common when “Late Registration” beat “Be” for Best Rap Album that year. Source:false

21. After the Taylor Swift incident, Mos Def visited Kanye’s home and told him to flee the U.S.

After the Taylor Swift incident, Mos Def visited Kanye’s home and told him to flee the U.S. Source:false

22. Kanye took Mos Def’s advice, escaping to Japan, then Rome, before settling in Hawaii for six months to record “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”

Kanye took Mos Def’s advice, escaping to Japan, then Rome, before settling in Hawaii for six months to record “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” Source:false

23. Also after Taylor Swift, “South Park” fried him for two hours in a parody episode titled, “Fishsticks.”

Also after Taylor Swift, “South Park” fried him for two hours in a parody episode titled, “Fishsticks.” Source:false

24. While recording MBDTF, he asked food delivery men for their opinions on the album when they stopped by his studio.

While recording MBDTF, he asked food delivery men for their opinions on the album when they stopped by his studio. Source:false

25. He made Pusha T re-write his verse on “Runaway” four times. Each time, pushing Pusha T to get more angry.

He made Pusha T re-write his verse on “Runaway” four times. Each time, pushing Pusha T to get more angry. Source:false

26. He used his own money to finance the “Glow in the Dark Tour” when Best Buy backed out of sponsoring it.

He used his own money to finance the “Glow in the Dark Tour” when Best Buy backed out of sponsoring it. Source:false

27. He made his first beat in the seventh grade.

He made his first beat in the seventh grade. Source:false

28. The beat was for a “sexual video game.” “The main character was, like, a giant penis,” he explained. “It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas.”

The beat was for a “sexual video game.” “The main character was, like, a giant penis,” he explained. “It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas.” Source:false

29. The idea was abandoned due to the “labor intensive process.” “It literally took me all night to do a step, ’cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.”

The idea was abandoned due to the “labor intensive process.” “It literally took me all night to do a step, ’cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.” Source:false

30. We know he’s from the Chi, but he was actually born in Atlanta.

We know he’s from the Chi, but he was actually born in Atlanta. Source:false

31. His father, Ray, was a photojournalist and Christian Counselor in ATL, while his mother was an English professor at Clark Atlanta.

His father, Ray, was a photojournalist and Christian Counselor in ATL, while his mother was an English professor at Clark Atlanta. Source:false

32. Thanks to hip-hop, we know that Blue Ivy was conceived in Paris, while North West was conceived in Florence. TMI?

Thanks to hip-hop, we know that Blue Ivy was conceived in Paris, while North West was conceived in Florence. TMI? Source:false

33. Kanye paid $35,000 to shoot the “Through The Wire” music video.

Kanye paid $35,000 to shoot the “Through The Wire” music video. Source:false

34. Initially, Chaka Khan refused to clear the sample for “Through The Wire.”

Initially, Chaka Khan refused to clear the sample for “Through The Wire.” Source:false

35. Kanye brought Chaka’s son to a BBQ and played him the “Through The Wire” music video. Two weeks later, Chaka cleared the sample.

Kanye brought Chaka’s son to a BBQ and played him the “Through The Wire” music video. Two weeks later, Chaka cleared the sample. Source:false

36. Michael Jackson called Kanye to compliment the jacket he wore in the “Stronger” music video.

Michael Jackson called Kanye to compliment the jacket he wore in the “Stronger” music video. Source:false

37. He’s thought of becoming a male porn star “once or twice.”

He’s thought of becoming a male porn star “once or twice.” Source:false

38. He invested two million dollars and over a year of work into creating his sophomore album.

He invested two million dollars and over a year of work into creating his sophomore album. Source:false

39. Kanye and Jay Z performed “N*ggas In Paris” 12 times in a row on one night in Paris.

Kanye and Jay Z performed “N*ggas In Paris” 12 times in a row on one night in Paris. Source:false

40. He refuses to work with Royce Da 5’9”.

He refuses to work with Royce Da 5’9”. Source:false

41. Kanye recorded “The College Dropout” in Los Angeles while recovering from his car accident in 2002.

Kanye recorded “The College Dropout” in Los Angeles while recovering from his car accident in 2002. Source:false

42. Kanye once had a blog called KanyeUniverseCity.com.

Kanye once had a blog called KanyeUniverseCity.com. Source:false

43. In 2008, he posted a nude picture of Kim to his blog as he dubbed her his “girl of the week.”

In 2008, he posted a nude picture of Kim to his blog as he dubbed her his “girl of the week.” Source:false

44. One week later, he posted a picture of Kourtney Kardashian in a bra and made her his “girl of the week.” Awkward?

One week later, he posted a picture of Kourtney Kardashian in a bra and made her his “girl of the week.” Awkward? Source:false

45. Before Bey’s digital album, Kanye planned a theatrical release for all of the music videos from “Late Registration.”

Before Bey’s digital album, Kanye planned a theatrical release for all of the music videos from “Late Registration.” Source:false