(What is Kanye West’s net worth, has he changed his name to YE)
Rapper Kanye West is in Uganda on a week’s tourism visit, the rapper who apparently sealed off Chobe lodge in Northern Uganda where he is reportedly going to shoot a music Video is the talk of town.
Kanye who came along with his father Raymond West, Wife Kim Kardashian and rapper Big Sean paid a courtesy visit to President Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe where he gave the president an autographed pair of snickers
Who is Kanye West and how much is he worth?
The star rose to fame with his hit albums but has found himself remaining in the headlines thanks to his controversial opinions and he’s caused further fury for his support of Donald Trump. Here’s everything you need to know about his life and career so far…
Kanye Omari West, 41, was born June 8, 1977, and is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, Kanye first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s before becoming an international superstar.
However, Kanye shocked fans in 2016 by making the announcement that he was in a whole load of debt.
He confessed: “I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt… Please pray we overcome… This is my true heart…
However, declaring bankruptcy in the US doesn’t necessarily mean you are completely broke.
Sometimes, it is simply used to manage debt or as an accounting procedure and shouldn’t be interpreted as meaning the debtor has no money.
Many people, including the new US President Donald Trump, have filed for bankruptcy multiple times.
Why did Kanye change his name to Ye?
The rapper stunned fans on September 29, 2018, when he made a dramatic announcement on Twitter.
He said he would be shortening his name – a bit like how wife Kimberly Kardashian calls herself Kim.
“The being formally known as Kanye West,” the Jesus Walks star began. He then dramatically announced: “I am YE.”
He added: “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means ‘You’.
“So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us. It went from Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye – just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, everything.
What are Kanye’s biggest hits?
All of the Lights
In 2013, Kim and Kanye both moved into a £7million mansion, spending over £1.5million on renovations alone.
It was also reported that they purchased a £15.6million pad in Hidden Hills, California, which is still in the re-vamping process.
In October 2018 Yeezy visited The Donald at the White House resplendent in his MAGA hat.
Donald Trump stunned into silence as Kanye West rants in the White House
The rapper and the President chatted in front of reports on a wide range of topics including trade policy and air travel.
According to ABC News, he told reporters witnessing the meeting at the White House: “You are tasting a fine wine” as he knelt in front of Trump’s desk, adding, “it has complex notes to it”.
The topic of West’s potential future presidential career was also raised – with the star suggesting that could happen “only after 2024”.
“Let’s stop worrying about the future, all we have is today. Trump is on his hero’s journey right now. He might not have thought he’d have a crazy motherf***** like [me],” the musician added.