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List of famous people who are friends with Kanye West, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Every person on this list has either been seen in public with Kanye West, or is known to be acquaintances or best friends with Kanye West. From the people who have had a falling out with Kanye West to Kanye West's current best friends and buddies, these are the people that Kanye West has or had a relationship with at some point. If you notice that any of Kanye West's celebrity bros are missing from the list, you can add them below and make this list of Kanye West's friends that much better. Friends include everything from Jared Leto to Jonah Hill.This list answers the questions, "Who are Kanye West's friends?" and "Which celebrities is Kanye West friends with?"

Kim Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Friends of Kanye West
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were friends long before they said, "I do."

Kimberly "Kim" Kardashian West is an American television and social media personality, socialite, and model. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kardashian first gained media attention through her friendship with Paris Hilton, but she received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur Model, + more

Credits: Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney & Kim Take New York, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, Kim Kardashian: Fit in Your Jeans by Friday - Amazing Abs Body Sculpt

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Friends of Kanye West
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Jay-Z and Kanye West have been friends since West first started producing tracks for Roc-A-Fella Records in 2000.

Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2014, Forbes estimated Jay Z's net worth at nearly $520 million. He is one of the world's ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur Film Producer, + more

Credits: The Great Gatsby, The Hangover Part II, Men in Black 3, Rush Hour

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#80 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

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#69 on The Best Young Rappers / New School Rappers

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Friends of Kanye West
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Kanye West infamously stood up for his buddy Beyonce by interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs.

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father Mathew ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer Musician, + more

Credits: Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Great Gatsby, Dreamgirls, Epic

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#2 on The Best Current Female Singers

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Friends of Kanye West
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Rihanna appeared on her friend Kanye West's track "All of the Lights" and West returned the favor by remixing her hit "Diamonds."

Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003 through mutual friends; she recorded demo tapes with his guidance. Her tape was sent to ...more

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Age: 29

Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados

Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Actor, Music artist Singer

Credits: The Hangover, Wreck-It Ralph, 21, I Love You Man

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#9 on The Best Current Female Singers

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#94 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Friends of Kanye West
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Kanye West and Nicki Minaj are friends. They collaborated on the 2010 track "Monster."

Onika Tanya Maraj, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian rapper, singer and songwriter. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York, Minaj earned public attention after releasing three mixtapes between 2007–2009. She signed a recording ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago

Profession: Rapper, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor Composer, + more

Credits: Ice Age: Continental Drift, Despicable Me 2, The Hangover Part II, Pitch Perfect

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#45 on The Best Current Female Singers

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Friends of Kanye West
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Serena Williams flew out to Italy to attend the wedding of her pals Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and regained this ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Tennis player, Fashion designer, Businessperson, Actor Athlete, + more

Credits: Hair Show, Charity Jam, Wimbledon 2009 Official Film, Venus & Serena: For Real

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Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Friends of Kanye West
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Lana Del Rey performed for her friends Kanye West and Kim Kardasian during their 2014 wedding reception.

Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known by her stage name Lana Del Rey and former stage name "Lizzy Grant", is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started songwriting at the age of 18 and signed her first recording contract with 5 Points Records in 2007, releasing her first digital album Lana Del Ray in ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion Model, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Credits: The Great Gatsby, Mommy, Maleficent, Big Eyes

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#18 on The Best Current Female Singers

#11 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#69 on The Celebrities You Most Want To See Play Survivor

#78 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Friends of Kanye West
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Kanye West has collaborated with his bro Jamie Foxx on several tracks including "Slow Jamz" and "Gold Digger."

Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, and producer. As an actor, his work in the 2004 Ray Charles biographical film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Terrell, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Pianist, Television producer, Musician Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray, Law Abiding Citizen

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#88 on The Best Actors Working Today

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