Hollywood is full of bizarre celebrities, but perhaps the most wild and surreal of them all is Kanye West. From his attempt to destroy Taylor Swift on national television, to his publicity-fuelled marriage to Kim Kardashian, few others can match the self-described God of rap's steady stream of tabloid-worthy antics.
When famous people talk about Kanye West, it's almost certain that some crazy story about Kanye will follow. These are a few of the weirdest tales that stars have graced us with during Kanye's reign over the entertainment industry.
“Me and my wife had gotten some dessert and were in the lobby getting plates to bring back to our room… And Kanye was like, ‘What are you guys doing? Want to hear my new album?’ So he takes us to this limo van and starts playing his album – except there's no lyrics only beats. So he raps the whole album and after each song, he stops it, like ‘So what do you think?’ We were in the van for 2 hours!”
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
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Late one night, basketball player Mike Conley was awoken by a random call from Kanye. "It was like 12:30 at night, I was just like, 'hello?' You know, 'who is this?' He was like, 'yeah, this is Ye.' I was like, 'who?' You know, trying to put it together. Long story short, he was like, 'man just come out to LA, whenever you're out in LA we'll get together. I just want to let you know I admire you, I really like what you do, I hate to see that you're underrated.'"
Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America
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While attending a party at Kanye's house, comedian Aziz Ansari found himself forced to perform for thirty guests.
"My favorite part was when every once in a while, somebody would be in the kitchen making a drink and they'd make a little noise, and Kanye would jump up and yell, 'Yo! Shut the f--- up! Homey's over here trying to tell some jokes!' Which is the best thing anybody has ever yelled at a comedy show."
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
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On the set of Anchorman 2, Judd Apatow learned just how difficult Kanye could be. While shooting West's cameo, Apatow was told "Go talk to Kanye, there's an issue with his outfit."
The issue, which ended up costing the production team about two hours, was that Kanye didn't like his jacket. Despite the setback, Apatow was forgiving. "The business needs crazy people to be creative and groundbreaking. You've got to be crazy, and a little bit of an a**hole to be like that."
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