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Kanye West is back at it, philosophising with the world about his particular point of view, and this time he got personal.

The rapper has been known for voicing his theories about society’s organisation and function on social media and in interviews.

His appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday evening brought up discussions of his past, politics, and family.

Amidst the legendary rapper's insightful musings, Kanye opened up about his personal life in a way he never has before.

The Ye rapper got real about growing up in the black community, living with bipolar disorder, and being in the spotlight with controversial political views.

“People said it wouldn’t work out,” he told Jimmy. Each time he proposed another avenue of business, whether it was music, rapping, or clothes design he faced constant adversity.

Two years ago, Kanye was hospitalized for a ‘psychiatric emergency’ after unstable behaviour during his world tour.

According to The New York Times, just before he left the stage, he declared his support for President Donald Trump, saying he wanted to “give y’all the truth.”

On Thursday’s talk show, Kanye talked about his struggle during his recovery since the incident and the backlash he received for his political statement.

After his hospitalisation, he revealed: ‘I had lost my confidence’.

“Everyone around me tried to pick my candidate for me.” He was told that if he voiced his support for Trump, he’d ‘get kicked out of the black community’.

“And it took me a year and a half to have the confidence to stand up and put on the hat. No matter what the consequences were.

“People need to be able to express themselves without fear or judgement,” he urged.

He wanted everyone to know that he could not be bullied into changing his opinion.

Kanye explained that he was no stranger to this type of bullying. His upbringing was full of obstacles as an African-American artist dealing with mental health issues.

When he was a child, Kanye was never able to access proper medication for his bipolar disorder.

“I think it's important for us to have open conversations about mental health—especially with me being black.

“Because we never had therapists in the black community. We never approached taking a medication.”

However, the rapper made it clear that he was happy to grow up without being medicated.

“I think it's good that when I had my first complete blackout at age 5, my mom didn't fully medicate me. Because I might have never been Ye.

“And there's times where at least I'm happy that I know [I'm bipolar.]”

For Kanye, the past two years have been about ‘overcoming fear’ with the help of his family.

He is continuing to gain his self-confidence back while dealing with bipolar disorder and public scrutiny on a daily basis.

We hope Kanye continues to keep his recovered confidence and encourage those struggling with mental health issues to build a supportive community around them.

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Khloe Kardashian has yet to address the cheating scandal which surrounded her relationship during the birth of her first child True Thompson. 

Her partner Tristan Thompson was caught on video kissing another woman in a nightclub, and on a separate occasion filmed leaving a hotel room with another woman. In a third video, he was caught kissing two women at the same time in the smoking area of an event space. 

While Tristan and Khloe have yet to say anything about the cheating, Kanye West has taken to his new album to immortalise the incident in a rap song.

Yeezy launched his new album YE on Thursday, at an exclusive listening party in Wyoming.

One song, titled All Mine, stuck out to listeners thanks to some choice lyrics:

“All these thots on Christian Mingle / That’s what almost got Tristan single / If you don’t ball like him or Kobe / Guarantee that bitch gon’ leave you.'

We're not sure how we would feel if our brother-in-law released a song to the world about our partner cheating, but knowing the well-oiled business behemoth that is the Kardashians, we're sure Khloe (and Kris) gave the lyrics the okay. 

However, it sounds like to us, the rapper is only blaming the other women, or 'thots,' for Tristan's cheating. 

It takes two to tango, Kanye.  

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As Kanye West realigns to focus on his music, instead of hitting headlines for his flurry of tweets, Kim Kardashian admits she didn’t realise how deeply the 2016 Paris robbery had affected her husband.

Appearing on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Friday, the reality TV star shared that she hadn’t been entirely aware of the anxiety her husband was dealing with.

“Not really, because he always is so strong,” she explained.

“Obviously he made a lot of changes with our security detail … but as far as emotionally, he always was really strong, and my rock.”

Addressing her ordeal of being robbed at gunpoint in a Paris hotel room, the mum-of-three said:

“Now I can read the reports of what the people in jail said … they said they had been following me for two years, and that’s crazy,” she added.

“There was a couple dozen people involved, so they definitely were such a machine that they figured out when he wasn’t going to be there.”

The 37-year-old was tied up and robbed by mask men who took two phones and approximately $10 million (€8.3 million) worth of jewelry, including a $4 million (€3.3 million) ring, in October 2016.

Earlier last year, French police charged 10 people in connection with the robbery and arrested another suspect in April.

On the show, Ryan Seacrest, who is also the executive producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, told Kim that she is the rock for her family.

“Thank you. I always said, even with the robbery, when I got all my family members on the phone … I was like, ‘You guys, thank god this wasn’t you. You would be messed up for the rest of your life,'” she said.

“I’m mentally really, really strong and it gets me through so much,” she continued.

Kayne West has been recently making headlines for controversial opinions on Trump, and on slavery that he expressed on Twitter.

The co-host Kelly Ripa remarked that Kim seems “chill” and composed in the face of any crisis.

The Kardashian sister affirmed that she will not lose her cool in front of the cameras.

“People are always like, well what’s Kim doing and how is she handling that?” she said. “At home, I’m very opinionated, but that’s at home and that will stay [there] … those are private family moments.”

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So, in case you didn't know already, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are about to gift the world with another offspring and if that's not an excuse to celebrate, I don't know what is. 

To mark to occasion, Kim Kardashian threw Chrissy the cutest surprise baby shower, complete with a stellar celebrity guest list and some of the most PUN-derful cakes we ever did see. 

Of course, fans were able to catch a glimpse of all the action on social media, with Kim uploading several Snapchats over the course of the festivities. 

One clip in particular made had us drooling at the mouth, when Kim showed her followers the array of gorgeous cakes on offer, all of which were iced with various puns including "A Legend in the making" and "Legendary."

Y'know – just in case there was any confusion over who the father is. 

John Legend and Kanye West also shared a sweet moment when they put there political differences aside and posed for joyful selfie. 

Taking to Twitter, Kanye captioned the snap, "We got love. Agree to disgaree" –  most likely referring to the fact that the pair has been involved in an exchange over differing views on Donald Trump's presidency earlier in the week. 

All in all, it looked like great craic altogether, with Chrissy even showing her silly side by taking a seat on a decorative sheep which Kim claims is a priceless collectors item. 

But hey, it's Chrissy's baby shower so she can do what she wants, right? 

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Kanye West reactivated his Twitter account earlier this month and, as we would expect from the famed rapper, his return to social media has been divisive.

The father-of-three revealed on Twitter that he has parted from his manager, writing, "I can't be managed."

This is believed to be in reference to his manager of the last two-and-a-half years, Scooter Braun, who kick-started Justin Bieber's career. However, this remains unclear. According to People, the Grammy Award winner also recently split from his manager Izvor 'Izzy' Zivkovic.

Besides these professional updates, the outspoken rapper also expressed his 'love' for Donald Trump.

Kanye has received much criticism for his Trump-related tweets, including from fellow celebrities like John Legend and Ice T. As well, some members of the public said they were concerned for the rapper, in light of his decision to end multiple professional relationships.

Kim Kardashian West addressed this backlash in a series of tweets, in which she called for the media not to use the term 'mental health' lightly, as some have claimed Kanye's controversial tweets were the result of mental health issues.

The mum also mentioned the 'sunken place', which Kanye had referenced in a tweet. The 'sunken place' is a term from Jordan Peele's acclaimed film Get Out, and refers to a void where a person feels powerless.

Kanye had clarified earlier in the day, "My wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don't agree with everything Trump does. I don't agree 100% with anyone but myself."

As well, the 'Heartless' rapper professed his appreciation for Hillary Clinton: 

"For people In my life the idea of Trump is pretty much a 50 50 split but I don't tell a Hillary supporter not to support Hillary I love Hillary too."

Well, you certainly can't say the man is boring to follow on Twitter.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third child via surrogate earlier this week and their famous friends, Beyoncé and Jaz Z, have already extended their congratulations in the form of a very generous gift.

According to The Sun Online, the superstar couple gifted the newborn a $15,000 one-of-a-kind Lorraine Schwartz diamond incrusted bracelet.

The enormous act of generosity would suggest that their infamous feud has come to an end, with a source confirming the couples are “famila” once again.

The reconciliation comes after Kanye cancelled 21 dates of his 2016 Saint Pablo tour and launched a verbal attack and slated Beyoncé and Jay-Z while on stage in Sacramento.

“Kanye is over the moon as he has always considered Jay Z his ‘big brother,’ and Beyonce has always been one of his closest friends,” a source told The Sun.

“It’s only a matter of time before the play dates begin.”

Kim and Kanye are said to be delighted at the arrival of their healthy and beautiful baby girl.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star reveal the news on her app on Tuesday writing: “She’s here! We’re so in love.”

“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl.”

“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care.”

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A source came forward last week to tell the world that Kim and Kanye are expecting baby number three.

A source close to the couple told People that the couple will be extending their family via surrogate. 

They told the mag that the surrogate is pregnant and expecting to deliver a new member of the Kardashian-West clan in 2018.

Of course Kim and Kanye have seen the rumours and reports, and while they have not officially released a statement regarding the issue, Kim did comment on the news at New York Fashion Week

'I've definitely seen a lot of things, we've never confirmed anything,' she told E! News last night.

'So, I think when we're ready to talk about it we will, and I think it's super invasive when people are just… So many details out there, and like I've never heard this, I've never heard this.'

'Like whatever. We have not confirmed it, and that's that. I'll let you know when we're ready.'

So that is neaither a denial or a confirmation.

Perhaps the pair are biding their time to make an official announcement.

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Last month, US weekly broke the news that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had hired a surrogate to carry their third child, and assuming the reports are true, the couple will likely welcome baby boy or girl in early 2018.

A source recently revealed to the magazine that a San Diego mother in her late 20's, chosen by the couple after she was referred by an agency, is now three months pregnant.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and rapper wed in 2014 and are already parents to two children under five-years-old – North, four, and Saint, 19 months.

Kim has never been shy about expressing her desire to have a large family. Speaking on the Ellen Show back in 2014 she said: "I have so many siblings and I love it, they're my best friends and I would love that for my kids.” 

However, the reality star was left devastated when she was told another pregnancy could pose serious risks to her health.

She suffers from placenta accreta, a condition where the placenta grows too deeply into the womb during pregnancy.

However, determined not to let her condition stop her from having more children, Kim and Kanye agreed to pay a surrogate $45,000 in 10 monthly instalments of $4,500, according to TMZ.

Should the surrogate become pregnant with multiple children, the couple will pay a additional $5,000 per child – all on top of the huge $68,850 deposit given to the agency.

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Long before his wedding to Kim Kardashian and the arrival of their two children, Kanye West was in a long-term relationship with Amber Rose.

And following the demise of that union in 2010, Kanye chose to degrade his former girlfriend through song lyrics in a move which Amber today admits left her feeling suicidal.

In the same year that the pair parted ways, Kanye released two tracks, Blame Game and Hell of Life which detailed his time with the model and businesswoman.

However, given Amber's relatively low profile when compared to Kanye's, she reveals that his decision to slam her in public had a far-reaching effect.

"At that point, I have no voice at all. I have a couple followers on Twitter, maybe, at that point. That’s an extreme form of bullying as well," she told Complex Magazine's Everyday Struggle.

"To have such a huge voice to put out an album to say whatever the f*ck you want. It’s a great part of history and hip-hop, and I’m happy to be a part of it, but during that time, it was not a great time for me. "

"I’m famous and I’m broke, I don’t have any money, we weren’t married, he didn’t owe me sh*t, and I had to figure out what I was gonna do with the fame and with my life at the time."

Reflecting on the time that followed their split, Amber, who admitted she was utterly heartbroken by the break-up, continued: "If I was going to kill myself, I would have done it during those times."

Amber went on to admit that Kanye's decision to mock Wiz Khalifa, the father of her son Sebastian, in recent years left her reeling, saying: "You don't say nothing about my baby."

"I was quiet for so long. I could have got a reality show just off the fact that I was his girlfriend," she argued.

Refusing to cash in on a relationship which caused her such heartache, Amber insisted: "I could have wrote a book just off the fact that I was his girlfriend. I said, 'You know what? I'm a real a** b***h'.

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If there's one thing Graham Norton is renowned for, it's his ability to get the best out of his guests.

And if his recent interview with Jamie Foxx is anything to go by, it still works an absolute charm.

While appearing alongside Dame Judy Dench, Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell, Jamie Fox was encouraged to share his memory of his first encounter with Kanye West.

In front of a rapt audience, Jamie went the whole nine yards… despite the fact the actor has had to share it countless times before.

And from admitting he initially hadn't a notion who Kanye was to perfectly imitating the rapper's voice, Jamie's story of his dud review of Slow Jamz was perfect 'Big Red Chair' fodder.

We'll let Jamie take it from here…

 

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US reports have claimed that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have hired a surrogate to carry their third child.

Kim suffered a number of complications during her two previous pregnancies and was told by doctors that it was too risky for her to carry another child.

Citing unidentified sources, People Magazine and E! News reported that the couple has chosen their surrogate, while TMZ claimed the couple had agreed to pay the woman more that $113,000 to carry their child.

“Kim and Kanye will use a surrogate to carry their third baby. They are both very excited to give their kids a sibling,” a source told People.

The rumours have been fuelled by a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians in which Kim spoke about the option of surrogacy:

"I think I always knew that surrogacy was an option, but I didn't think it was that realistic of an option, and now I feel like that's my reality." 

The news comes after a difficult year for the couple. Last October Kim was the victim of a robbery in Paris and Kanye was forced to cancel his December tour after he was hospitalised for apparent mental health issues.

Since then, the couple, who are already parents to North (age 4) and Saint (age 1), have taken a much more modest approach to social media, with just the occasional post about family life.

The reports did not reveal whether the supposed surrogate was already pregnant.  

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Kim Kardashian took the opportunity to enjoy some downtime with family this Easter, and posted a series of snaps to Instagram to share the sweet family moments.

Kim, who last year was the victim of a traumatic robbery in Paris, has been focusing on her family since the event. 

The reality TV star, along with husband Kanye West and a number of celeb friends including Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, enjoyed an Easter party at the Kardashian-Wests'. 

Kimye posed with their three-year-old daughter North and one-year-old son Saint, in a snap that has garnered 4.2 million likes.

Kim captioned the image “Easter 2017."

 

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Kim went all out for the family event, donning a gold silk slip dress and strappy high heels.

She also off her new sleek lob hair cut, while the kids opted for a series of princess costumes

However, it was Kanye who went for the most eye-catching ensemble. 

The rapper decided to dress up as the Easter bunny, much to the delight of the kids at the party. 

It looks like the family truly marked the Easter occasion in style. 

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