47 Facts About Donda West

1. Donda West is tenth on the list of most Billboard Hot 100 top 40 hits.

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2. In 2015, Donda West became only the second rapper after LL Cool J to be presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for his lifetime contributions to MTV culture through performing arts.

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3. Donda West has the fourth most RIAA singles certificates in history with 68 and is the highest selling rapper in the Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum list's.

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4. On November 10, 2007, West's mother Donda West died at age 58.

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5. Donda West was criticized by various celebrities for the outburst, and by President Barack Obama, who called West a "jackass".

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6. Donda West was removed from the remainder of the show for his actions.

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7. Donda West appeared on several radio stations saying that when he made the song "Stronger" that it was his dream to open the VMAs with it.

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8. On November 7, 2006, Donda West apologized for this outburst publicly during his performance as support act for U2 for their Vertigo concert in Brisbane.

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9. At the American Music Awards of 2004, Donda West stormed out of the auditorium after losing Best New Artist to country singer Gretchen Wilson.

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10. In September 2013, Donda West was widely rebuked by human rights groups for performing in Kazakhstan, which has one of the poorest human rights records in the world, at the wedding of authoritarian President Nursultan Nazarbayev's grandson.

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11. Donda West criticized President George W Bush for not "car[ing] about black people".

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12. In January 2019, Donda West re-affirmed his support for President Trump.

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13. In October 2018, Donda West was reported to have given his support to the Blexit movement, a campaign by Owens to encourage black Americans to abandon the Democratic Party and register as Republicans.

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14. On October 11, 2018, Donda West visited the Oval Office for a meeting with President Trump to discuss a range of issues.

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15. Donda West previously stated he would have voted for Trump had he voted.

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16. In September 2015, Donda West announced that he intended to run for President of the United States in 2020.

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17. In May 2018, Donda West announced he was starting an architecture firm which will act as an arm of his already successful Yeezy fashion label.

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18. Donda West made a cameo appearance in the comedy Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as a MTV News representative in the film's fight scene.

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19. Donda West provided the voice for "Kenny Donda West", a rapper, in the animated sitcom The Cleveland Show.

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20. Donda West made cameo appearances as himself in the films State Property 2 and The Love Guru (2008), and in an episode of the television show Entourage in 2007.

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21. In January 2019, Donda West donated $10 million towards the completion of the Roden Crater by American artist James Turrell.

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22. On January 5, 2012, Donda West announced his establishment of the creative content company DONDA, named after his late mother Donda West.

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23. Donda West founded the record label and production company GOOD Music in 2004, in conjunction with Sony BMG, shortly after releasing his debut album, The College Dropout.

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24. In February 2017, Donda West unveiled the Yeezy Season 5 collection to favorable responses from critics.

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25. In 2015, Donda West unveiled his Yeezy Season clothing line, premiering Season 1 in collaboration with Adidas early in the year.

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26. On March 6, 2012, Donda West premiered a second fashion line at Paris Fashion Week.

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27. In fall 2009, Donda West moved to Rome and did an internship at Italian fashion brand Fendi where he gave ideas for the men's collection.

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28. Donda West has additionally designed shoewear for Bape and Italian shoemaker Giuseppe Zanotti.

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29. Donda West became the first non-athlete to be given a shoe deal with Nike.

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30. In 2009, Donda West collaborated with Nike to release his own shoe, the Air Yeezys, with a second version released in 2012.

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31. Early in his career, Donda West made clear his interest in fashion and desire to work in the clothing design industry.

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32. Donda West incorporates live instruments, manipulated vocal samples and dramatic arrangements to supplement his beats.

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33. In January 2019, Donda West pulled out of headlining the years Coachella festival, after negotiations broke down due to discord regarding stage design.

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34. On September 9, 2018, Donda West announced via Twitter that Watch the Throne 2 would be coming soon.

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35. Donda West stayed hospitalized over the Thanksgiving weekend because of a temporary psychosis stemming from sleep deprivation and extreme dehydration.

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36. The next month, Donda West headlined at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, despite a petition signed by almost 135,000 people against his appearance.

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37. Donda West would premiere the second iteration of his clothing line, Yeezy Season 2, in September 2015 at New York Fashion Week.

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38. In February 2015, Donda West premiered his clothing collaboration with Adidas, entitled Yeezy Season 1, to generally positive reviews.

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39. In September 2013, Kanye Donda West announced he would be headlining his first solo tour in five years, to support Yeezus, with fellow American rapper Kendrick Lamar accompanying him as supporting act.

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40. Donda West raised further controversy in January 2006 when he posed on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing a crown of thorns.

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41. Donda West was withdrawn from the remainder of the show for his actions.

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42. Donda West collaborated with American film score composer Jon Brion, who served as the album's co-executive producer for several tracks.

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43. Donda West got his big break in the year 2000, when he began to produce for artists on Roc-A-Fella Records.

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44. At age thirteen, Donda West wrote a rap song called "Green Eggs and Ham" and persuaded his mother to pay for time in a recording studio.

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45. At the age of 10, Donda West moved with his mother to Nanjing, China, where she was teaching at Nanjing University as part of an exchange program.

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46. Donda West has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist of his generation.

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47. Donda West is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA.

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