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Last night, during his performance with Yo Gotti in L.A., Kanye West spoke to the crowd about a number of things, including his beef with Amber Rose and Taylor Swift.
However, one thing that shocked some fans is when Kanye addressed the crowd, telling them, “Y’all have Blueprint 1 but y’all act like TIDAL wack,” hinting that he’s putting out another album this summer.
If that’s not enough, Kanye West tour dates will be announced “soon,” according to a source that spoke with Entertainment Weekly .
The rapper is set to hit the road to promote his The Life Of Pablo project , which is available for streaming on TIDAL and that he premiered February 11 at the “Yeezy Season 3” fashion show .
“There are serious talks of a tour,” a different industry source says to EW. “Of course there’s demand. He definitely sells tickets.”
West is already scheduled to perform at New York City’s Governor’s Ball June 5.
The rapper-producer’s last major tour was in 2013 to promote his Yeezus album .
47 Bizarre Kanye West Facts That Will Make Your Day
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1. Kanye met No I.D. through Donda West, who worked with No I.D.’s mother as a teacher in Chicago.
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2. Donda convinced the 19-year-old No I.D. to meet 14-year-old Kanye and “teach him how to do music.”
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3. He lived in China for a year in the fifth grade.
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4. Of his time in a Chinese school, Kanye has said “I got A’s and B’s. And I’m not even frontin’.”
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5. Before he was signed, he would jump on tables during label meetings and scream, “I’m the next Michael Jackson!”
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6. He was arrested in 2000 for stealing printers from Office Max in a case of mistaken identity.
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7. At age 13 he wrote a song called “Green Eggs and Ham.”
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8. And he begged his mother to pay $25 per hour for studio time.
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9. He sold his first beat to Chicago rapper Gravity for $8,800.
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10. Then he used the $8,800 to buy Polo clothes and a Jesus Piece.
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11. Kanye claims he has synesthesia, meaning he can see sounds.
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12. Kanye studied English at Chicago State University before dropping out to focus on music.
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13. He once said, “I think I’m gonna move to London. Get a fake-ass British accent like Madonna.”
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14. Kanye personally asked Seth Rogen and James Franco to perform their spoof of “Bound 2” at his wedding to Kim.
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15. But it didn’t happen because they all agreed it was a silly idea.
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16. He once worked as a telemarketer to pay his mother $200 per month in rent, which she demanded.
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17. Kanye opened two Fatburger restaurants in Chicago through his company KW Foods LLC. Both locations have closed.
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18. He has claimed to “TiVo rap videos so I can study them. To learn what steps to take to crush them all.”
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19. He narrowly avoided another infamous rant when Common’s “They Say” was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collab at the Grammy’s over “Heard ‘Em Say” and “Gold Digger.”
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20. But he apologized to Common when “Late Registration” beat “Be” for Best Rap Album that year.
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21. After the Taylor Swift incident, Mos Def visited Kanye’s home and told him to flee the U.S.
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22. Kanye took Mos Def’s advice, escaping to Japan, then Rome, before settling in Hawaii for six months to record “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”
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23. Also after Taylor Swift, “South Park” fried him for two hours in a parody episode titled, “Fishsticks.”
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24. While recording MBDTF, he asked food delivery men for their opinions on the album when they stopped by his studio.
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25. He made Pusha T re-write his verse on “Runaway” four times. Each time, pushing Pusha T to get more angry.
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26. He used his own money to finance the “Glow in the Dark Tour” when Best Buy backed out of sponsoring it.
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27. He made his first beat in the seventh grade.
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28. The beat was for a “sexual video game.” “The main character was, like, a giant penis,” he explained. “It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas.”
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29. The idea was abandoned due to the “labor intensive process.” “It literally took me all night to do a step, ’cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.”
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30. We know he’s from the Chi, but he was actually born in Atlanta.
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31. His father, Ray, was a photojournalist and Christian Counselor in ATL, while his mother was an English professor at Clark Atlanta.
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32. Thanks to hip-hop, we know that Blue Ivy was conceived in Paris, while North West was conceived in Florence. TMI?
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33. Kanye paid $35,000 to shoot the “Through The Wire” music video.
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34. Initially, Chaka Khan refused to clear the sample for “Through The Wire.”
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35. Kanye brought Chaka’s son to a BBQ and played him the “Through The Wire” music video. Two weeks later, Chaka cleared the sample.
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36. Michael Jackson called Kanye to compliment the jacket he wore in the “Stronger” music video.
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37. He’s thought of becoming a male porn star “once or twice.”
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38. He invested two million dollars and over a year of work into creating his sophomore album.
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39. Kanye and Jay Z performed “N*ggas In Paris” 12 times in a row on one night in Paris.
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40. Kanye recorded “The College Dropout” in Los Angeles while recovering from his car accident in 2002.
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41. After the success of “College Dropout,” Kanye bought himself an 18th century aquarium with 30 koi fish.
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42. Kanye once had a blog called KanyeUniverseCity.com.
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43. In 2008, he posted a nude picture of Kim to his blog as he dubbed her his “girl of the week.”
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44. One week later, he posted a picture of Kourtney Kardashian in a bra and made her his “girl of the week.” Awkward?
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45. Before Bey’s digital album, Kanye planned a theatrical release for all of the music videos from “Late Registration.”
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