Even if you don’t care about Kanye West, you know about Kanye West – probably because the hip-hop star’s not backwards in coming forwards when it comes to the details of his life. Oh, and there are the miles of column inches on his and wife Kim’s every move, to boot. Despite this, though, there remain a few facts about Yeezy that all but his most hardcore fans don’t know – and here are 20 of the best.
20. He once sold insurance
Be careful when you next bad-mouth a telemarketer down the phone; he could turn out to be a future hip-hop star who’s not afraid of speaking his mind. That’s right – before he hit it big, Kanye sold insurance via telephone, and recollected this time to Playboy in typical Kanye style: “I was way better than most of the people there.”
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19. The College Dropout bear was a happy accident
All Kanye fans recognise the downcast-looking bear that graces the front cover of his debut album The College Dropout. But according to the hip-hop star’s A&R Patrick “Plain Pat” Reynolds, that bear wasn’t part of any plan – it just happened to be at the school that Kanye was doing the photoshoot. One snap later, then, and history was made.