6 Things You’d Never Have Heard Of Without Kanye West
Seriously, never heard of them...
For some people, fame comes from dedicated hard work, talent and luck (usually in that order). For others, it comes directly from self-professed certified genius, Kanye West.
Here, we take a look through the 6 things Kanye made famous, simply by touching them with his golden hit-writing fingers.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b**ch famous”
Before Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs, Taylor Swift was nothing. NOTHING. Well, nothing but the most popular country music singer in the world… Though to be fair to Ye, maybe he became her inspiration? He did look like trouble when he walked on to that stage…
“In a French-ass restaurant / HURRY UP WITH MY DAMN CROISSANTS”
Look into your hearts. How many of you tried a croissant before 'Paris'? That’s right, literally none of you. Bet you were all wasting your time on brioche, cuerno, and doce d'ovo. Without KW, this delicious pastry treat would have stayed on the streets of Paris, doomed to be forgotten by an uncaring world. Thank you, Kanye.
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“Cutie the bomb, met her at a beauty salon With a baby Louis Vuitton under her underarm”
Fashion. It comes and goes. You know who’s never gone? Louis Vuitton. You know why? YEEZY YEEZY YEEZY THAT’S WHY. Now every Gold Digger from here to eternity will crave a LV, perfect for spending that alimony. I mean sure, Louis V had been going for a strong 150 years before Westie namechecked them, but they can’t have really been up to much in that time, right?
“(That s**t cray) Ain't it, Jay?”
When Kanye announced he was releasing an album with then unknown Jay Z, a New York rapper (currently rumoured to be dating Destiny Child’s Beyoncé) with only a handful of Grammys to his name, the world went into shock. But Kanye’s vision paid off, and Jay Z turned out to be a diamond in the rough, going on to become one of the most successful musicians in the world! Shame Kanye didn’t warn him about Tidal.
GEORGE W BUSH
“George Bush doesn't care about black people.”
Did you know that there were two… yes TWO presidents called George Bush? Well George W (the second one) had done little of note before tragedy struck New Orleans. Suddenly he was everywhere, and all thanks to seven little words from the genius lips of Kanye West. Now everyone’s heard of old Dubya!
“They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus”
Sure, old Jesus H Christ is a household name nowadays, but did you know that his fame and following is all down to Kanye West? Before Kanye released ‘Jesus Walks’, there were literally NO references to Jesus, or God, in mainstream music, rap especially. Now there are dozens of songs referencing the Holy Trinity. All it took was one man brave enough to stand up and be heard.
So, all in all, thanks Kanye!