Famous Friends of Kanye West

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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?"

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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 former ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Model, + more
    • Credits: Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Disaster Movie, Dancing with the Stars, K and K Take, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, + more
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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: age 46
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Paid in Full, Annie, State Property, Streets Is Watching, The Love We Make, + more
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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: age 34
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: Goldmember, Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther, Epic, The Fighting Temptations, + more
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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: age 27
    • Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Actor, Music artist, Singer
    • Credits: Battleship, Home, Styled to Rock, Styled to Rock
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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 contract ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago
    • Profession: Rapper, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, + more
    • Credits: Ice Age: Continental Drift, American Idol, The Other Woman, Nicki Minaj: My Truth
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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: age 34
    • 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 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: age 30
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion Model, Musician, Singer-songwriter
    • Credits: Beautiful, Tropico, Poolside
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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: age 48
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Terrell
    • Profession: Television director, Pianist, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Any Given Sunday, Ray, Horrible Bosses, + more
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    In 2009, Kanye West shared a photo of himself hanging out in the studio with his bros Jared Leto and Brandon Flowers.

    Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life. He made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt and ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: USA, Bossier City, Louisiana
    • Profession: Painter, Businessperson, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Fight Club, American Psycho, Requiem for a Dream, The Thin Red Line, My So-Called Life, + more
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    Aziz Ansari has talked about hanging out with his famous friends Jay-Z and Kanye West in his stand-up routine.

    Aziz Ishmael Ansari is an American actor and comedian. He starred as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation. Ansari began his career performing standup comedy in New York City during the summer of 2000 while attending New York University. In 2007, he created and starred in the critically ...more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Parks and Recreation, This Is the End, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Funny People, I Love You, + more
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    Will.i.am is a winner of the 2013 Honorary Clio Award.more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Musician, + more
    • Credits: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Rio, Freedom Writers, Be Cool, + more
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    Jonah Hill Feldstein, better known as Jonah Hill, is an American actor, filmmaker, and comedian. He is a two-time Academy Award nominee, for his performances in the films Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street. He is also known for his roles in Accepted, Superbad, Knocked Up, Funny People, Get Him to the ...more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Django Unchained, Superbad, How to Train Your Dragon, The Wolf of Wall Street, 21 Jump Street, + more
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    Pharrell Williams, also known simply as Pharrell, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo the Neptunes, producing soul, hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock, funk, and hip ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Virginia Beach, USA, Virginia
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Voice, Get Him to the Greek, + more
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    John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe and one Academy Award. In 2007, Legend received the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Prior to the release of Legend's ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Soul Men, Duets, Soundtrack for a Revolution, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!, + more
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    Tauheed Epps is a composer.more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: College Park, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Rapper, Composer, Music artist
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    Brandon Richard Flowers is an American musician, singer, songwriter and lyricist. He is a principal songwriter and lead singer of the Las Vegas-based rock band the Killers. Due to his prolific nature, Flowers launched a solo career, releasing Flamingo and forthcoming The Desired Effect. He has topped ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Nevada, Clark County, Henderson, United States of America, United States, + more
    • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Lyricist, Singer, + more
    • Credits: The Killers: Leaving Las Vegas, The Killers: Thin White Dukes
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    Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon under his real name.more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Musician, + more
    • Credits: All Access: DVD Magazine: Vol. 13, The Underground Show
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    William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper. In 2009, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap, Teflon Don, God Forgives, I Don't, Mastermind and Hood Billionaire. Ross was also the first ...more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: USA, Mississippi
    • Profession: Songwriter, Rapper, Actor
    • Credits: Freaknik: The Musical, The Next Hit, Days of Wrath, Rap Hustlin': Grind or Die, Hip Hop Life, + more
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    Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, best known as Valentino, is an Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino SpA brand and company. His main lines include Valentino, Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma and R.E.D. Valentino.more

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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: Voghera, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer
    • Credits: The Devil Wears Prada, Valentino: The Last Emperor
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    Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008, and Roc Nation in 2014. After releasing a number of mixtapes, Sean released his debut album, Finally Famous, in ...more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Singer
    • Credits: Cruel Summer, Off the Hook: Get Crunk'd: Vol. 2
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