The Years of Ye

Two decades defined by Kanye’s Captivation, Controversory, and Charisma
The Years of Ye

24 time Grammy award winner and world-renowned rapper Ye (formerly Kanye West) has had the attention of the masses. Releasing 10 studio albums and multiple collaborations over that time he has solidified himself as the face of rap.  This is a comprehensive timeline of the events that have defined his life and career in the last two decades. 

2003– Kanye West performs his unreleased song “Gold Digger” months before his first album is released with a young John Legend on keyboard. 

2004–  West Releases his debut album College Dropout which has since sold 4 million copies worldwide 

2005– West Receives his first Grammy award for “Best Rap Album”,2005%2C%20in%20Los%20Angeles.) 

2006–  In a controversial move, Kanye poses as Jesus in a crown of thorns for a Rolling Stones cover to saying the media “crucified” him like they did Christ 

2007– Donda West, Ye’s mother, passes away just two months after his third album Graduation is released 

2008– Kanye is arrested at LA Airport on vandalism charges for assaulting a TMZ cameraman and damaging equipment 

2009– West interrupts Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the Video Music Awards to say the now infamous line, “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’mma let you finish, nut Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!” 

2010– Kanye solidifies his comeback to rap with his fifth album My Dark Twisted Fantasy which eventually amassed over 8 million sales worldwide. 

2011– West buys his first cell phone to convince Kim Kardashian to dump her current boyfriend 

2012– The Kimye couple (Kim-Kanye) debut their love at Paris Fashion Week.,couple%20revealed%20at%20the%20time

2013– Kanye proposes to Kim 

2014– Kanye is a battery suspect after attacking someone who called Kim Kardashian a racial slur,Kanye%20West%20Is%20a%20Battery%20Suspect%20After%20’Shaken’%20Kim%20Kardashian,was%20called%20a%20racial%20slur.&text=Jan.,of%20her%20fiance%2C%20Kanye%20West.

2015– Kanye is awarded an honorary Doctorate for his contributions in culture, fashion, and music,to%20allow%20it%20to%20stand.

2016– Kanye is hospitalized in Los Angeles from over-stress and exhaustion

2017- Kanye starts the Wyoming sessions by collaborating with many artist such as Pusha T, Nas, and Kid Cudi’s%20so%2Dcalled,duo%20of%20Kids%20See%20Ghosts.

2018– Kanye changes his name to Ye and talks to TMZ about slavery and Trump

2019– In October, Ye shows his yearlong focus on religion with his 10th studio album Jesus is King,units%2C%20according%20to%20Nielsen%20Music.

2020- Ye runs for president and is shown crying after his divorce with Kim Kardashian

2021– Ye launched his YEEZY GAP collection after many rumors,pre%2Dorder%20in%20early%20June.

2022– Ye’s anti-sematic and hate speech causes him to lose many sponsors including GAP and  Adidas

2023- Ye secretly ties the knot with his Yeezy designer and model Bianca Censori on December 20

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