It was a moment of celebration for American rapper Kanye West, who recently turned 47. Of course, there are many things to be grateful for. At 47, he had accomplished so much more than many people can hope to achieve in their lifetimes.
The rapper was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 8 1977, to Ray West and Donda West. His interest in music came early, and he was plucky enough to stick to the calling despite the initial struggles.
Over time, though, he had established himself as one of the top voices in American rap, with several notable numbers to his name, as well as several Grammy Awards to boot. The controversy surrounding his pissing on his Grammy in a moment of indiscretion has since passed.
While the songster got famous via his music, his entrepreneurial spirit – specifically the establishment of his YEEZY brand and partnership with Adidas – was what propelled him to the billionaire’s club. Today, he can look back and just smile at what he’s achieved in less than five decades.
Around the world, his fans are celebrating his birthday and his life and the place he occupies in global entertainment. You can check out some messages from them below.
Happy birthday, Ye!