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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 Noel Kardashian West (born October 21, 1980) is an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model and actress. West first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton but received wider notice after releasing a 2002 sex tape, Kim Kardashian, Superstar, with her then-boyfriend Ray J in 2007. Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success soon led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.In recent years, West has developed an online and social media presence, including hundreds of millions of followers on... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Jay-Z
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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 (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. Considered among the best rappers of all time, he is regarded as one of the world's most significant cultural icons and has been a global figure in popular culture for over two decades.Born and raised in New York City, Jay-Z first began his musical career after founding the record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995, and subsequently released his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt in 1996. The album was released to widespread critical success, and solidified his standing in the music industry. He has gone onto release... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York

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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 (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups in history. Their hiatus saw the release of her first solo album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and earned her five Grammy Awards. The album also featured the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy". Following the break-up of Destiny's Child in 2006, she released her second... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Rihanna
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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 (born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, record producer, businesswoman, fashion designer, actress and philanthropist. She is known for embracing various musical styles and reinventing her image throughout her career. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, Rihanna moved to the US in 2005, when she signed with Def Jam Recordings to pursue a music career. Rihanna earned significant recognition following the release of her first two studio albums Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006), both of which were influenced by Caribbean music and peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 chart. Rihanna's third studio album,... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 32
    • Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados

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