20 Kanye West Facts That Even Kim Might Not Know

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11. “Through the Wire” is called that for a reason

The title of Kanye’s first hit “Through the Wire” came out of a nearly lethal car crash. After the accident, then, Kanye’s jaw had to be wired up to his face – and it was in that condition that he recorded the track, just two weeks after he first went into the hospital.

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10. He’s not averse to treating himself to ostentatious gifts

After The College Dropout was a multi-platinum worldwide hit, Kanye bought himself something pretty spectacular – a 1700s-era aquarium with 30 koi carp and a gold fountain in the form of a cherub. And his taste for luxury has apparently never gone away; apparently, he and Kim now own a quartet of gold-plated toilets and a fridge smothered in Swarovski crystals.

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