Kanye West stunned an auditorium of screaming Chicago high school students when he announced he was moving back to his hometown with his family. The 41-year-old rapper made the surprise announcement on Monday at Chance the Rapper's Open Mike Night in Chicago.

Kanye said, "I want to thank my brother Chance for bringing me back to Chicago. I wanna let you know I'm moving back to Chicago and never leaving."

His announcement sparked wild cheers and applause from the teenagers in the audience.

Kanye was born in Atlanta to Donda West and Ray West, a former Black Panther. After his parents divorced when he was 3, Donda and Kanye moved to Chicago. His childhood home is on the city's list of historical landmarks.

After gaining fame and fortune as one of hip-hop's most in-demand rap producers, Kanye moved to the West Coast after he met and wooed Kim Kardashian, a reality TV star and Hollywood socialite.

Kanye and Kim eventually married and raised a family, North West, 5, Saint West, 2, and their youngest daughter who was named after the city of Chicago.

Kim hired a surrogate to carry Chicago due to medical reasons. She explained why she named her child after a city.

"My beautiful, little baby girl Chicago is finally here. The name Chicago. Everyone asks me where we came up with that and Kanye's originally from Chicago and the city is really connected to his memory of his mom and, so, we went with Chicago."



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  • Ajay

    I see he’s still trying to “make things right” I seriously doubt Kim K will agree to this

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I doubt this

  • more

    Kim would never leave to live in Chicago lmaooooo he is tripping!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. The whole Kardashian clan has LA as their home base, and that's where they make their money from, being an entertainment & media capital. I can't see mama Kris being cool with this.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Is this right up there with him teaching a class at the Art Institute?? Whatever Kanye, what-the-fu*k-ever... The Koven will not LET you live there unchaperoned and where paps don't really hang out, lol..

  • dontgetblocked

    He may be moving to Chicago but not California girl. He done lost his damn mind.

  • Bashi22

    He's just looking for a shock value because everybody not checking for him musically. Wow plus Kim will never move to the Chi

  • Ni Ni

    Just another gimmick. He's tryna scheme his way back into the hearts of those black fans he lost with his foolishness. The gullible will always fall for his shenanigans.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Him and Kim buying a house there and living there part of the year.., I could see that. But moving to Chicago full time... nah, I cant see it.

  • TriniHarlem
  • WhoYouTalkingAbout

    Does Kris know about this??? I dont see this happening... Are he/Kim separating? Kim is not leaving CA

  • Ajay

    Exactly and we all know Kris calls all the shots regarding the K's

  • Yui
  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Right!!! Cuz didn't they just spend like 50 million in renovations on the home in LA that it took them 5 years to move into?

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    “My beautiful, little baby girl Chicago is finally here. The name Chicago. Everyone asks me where we came up with that..."
    This girl don't have nothing else to say out her mouth! Everybody knows Kanye is from Chicago, and everybody knows where the name came from.
    These heaux, I swear!!

  • Tiff J

    I'd believe it more if he said he was moving to Montana. LOL

  • Trey

    Kanye looking for anything that will stick

  • Naomi

    Exactly. He also said he's teaching course at some Art Institute (which they said he wasn't) and he said Kim is in law school (she's not. She doesn't even have a bachelor's degree). So this is just another one of his random ramblings to gain attention.

  • Dr. P

    Kanye needs to be court ordered to take his meds. He is trying to woo the black people back since he announced slavery is choice. He was speaking from his experiences with Hoedashians. He chooses to be a slave to them.

  • xenaD


  • RaginB

    Yeen slick,you just tryna get back on people's good side.

  • xenaD

    Imagine if Kim Kardashian lived in Chicago ?


    Chicago is beautiful tho. Sheiiit.. I've been there two times and I loved it

  • supastar

    Strategic move but does Kim agree???

  • Guess Who

    He loves making these random announcements in front of concert goers, huh? I wonder if he's still on his meds....as he been making some wacky claims lately. Teaching at a college, Kim going to law school...just...ugh...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Between his "I would have voted for Trump" comment and his "Slavery was a choice" comment... he knows a lot of black people ain't checking for him any more. I've been done with Kanye for a while now.

  • SpillyNillie

    Shidd Kim staying rat in LA with dem babies....

  • millz


  • TMW

    New story line for KUWK? ?

  • Logan Roberts

    I don't believe nothing that comes out of Kanye's mouth. Neither do I care.

  • Music

    Kim is not moving to Chicago full time. ? ....they’ll get a townhome, and visit whenever they need to do business in Chicago.

  • Quitedeliteful


  • sunni_daze

    And Kim is in law school and North is an astronaut. Keep the lies coming

  • sunni_daze

    Or they are getting a divorce.

  • dblogged

    Why is he telling this to a group of children? Should this not be addressed to a crowd more of his age? Goes to show you how they do things

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    raised a family

    Past tense. Those kids are not grown. Nowhere near it.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Everyone asks me where we came up with that and Kanye’s originally from
    Chicago and the city is really connected to his memory of his mom and,
    so, we went with Chicago.”


  • Mrs.Meenie

    Only way Kanye is moving back to Chicago is if Kim and Kanye get a divorce. Kim’s entire family is in Cali, I think this is just another lie to get him back into good graces with the Black Community after his “Slavery” comment and whole supporting Trump debacle.

  • Dasright

    Same here. Kanye is gone, sadly.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I think Kim need to get away from this deranged lunatic

  • Renee26

    What about his compound... That's not in Chicago. I thought he wanted the compound for his whole family to live in... He had people watching a fire burn and horses running around for hours on end.

  • Renee26

    They haven't lived together majority of their fake marriage

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Renee26


  • Kay Gee

    He's probably lying his butt off. He said his wife was going to law school, her publicist said that wasn't true...there is some other thing he said a couple of weeks ago that was also not true.

    I think he likes to hear himself talk...smh.

  • Trace da Ace

    Aint no way in cellulite hell that Kim is moving to Chicago...hell that city would eat her alive...and we KNOW she ain't about that life....so...nice try Kanye...next lie!

  • Jersey Girl

    she and her family is the reason he is they way he is unfortunately

  • Jersey Girl

    Nope he is cancelled!

  • therealashland

    He’s new song got 100 million views and is on the top 10

  • Sara

    Chance is an agent. I don’t trust him.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    He was acting fool long before he got with Kim

  • teather

    Ye ain't goin no where. If he goes, he's going by himself. Chi, no offense, cannot offer Kim what she needs, which is Kris up her as$. GTFOH!

  • Miss Thang

    He looks plum crazy in that pic.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Only thing Kanye gon be moving is his mouf! Smh@his unsubstantiated claims. This is the same Kanye who said he will be teaching at the Art Institute of Chicago? Them folks at the institue said NOWAY? Now he's claiming to be moving back Chicago full time. Will he might be moving(which I doubt)but Kim and his churn will not be leavin Cali for Chi. This is Kanye need for attention.Mental deficiency is real!

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Please lol. KK isn't moving to Chicago...

  • Alextra Ballard

    Nahhh he seriously needs to get away from kim...she cares zero fvcks about his well being

  • cherrypie

    Damn...I was thinking the same thing lol

  • Alextra Ballard

    She's prolly was scared to be alone with him. They were living with Kris seems like forever

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiile neither is kanye

  • Alextra Ballard

    ^^^^^^1000 times.

  • Yvonne79

    Maybe his music will get better (shrugs)

  • Alextra Ballard

    She shol is...she ain followin Krazy Kanye nowhere

  • Kimocha

    Kanye seems to be on some helluva drugs!...Smdh

  • morenYAHdelsur

    My thoughts exactly. That heffa is not leaving the west coast long term.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    They will prob spend summers in Chicago. ????? I mean some time there is better than not time!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Child like an old dementia having man smh.

  • SpiceGirl

    Aint nobody buying it over here.......So you go from Calabasas to Chi- town, yeah right!!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I’d love to go!

    The scenery looks amazing...on tv ? ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Straight up and down!


  • morenYAHdelsur

    WE know. Maybe her followers didn’t.

  • Bashi22

    Views hope it monize as well he seem to be always want more money or never have enough.

  • Li-Wright

    He's mixed up. I live in Chicago and I won't hold my breath waiting.

  • Wreckognize Game

    1. Ye is trying to reclaim the city back because Chance came in and handled biz.
    2. Rhymefest put that steering wheel in their backs and drove Kimye into the city.
    3. Please let Donald Glover continue being a real talented genius and not end up like Con-ye.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I saw a commercial with Kim telling Kylie her pregnancy was the best kept secret ever. I rolled my eyes like bish her secret wasn't better than how they hid Claire Huxtable's stomach on the Cosby show.


    Yea. Best architecture in the country

  • Black4life

    I DON'T CARE !!!! Do you ?

  • Bonita

    Please no! Hopefully he's having a brain malfunction like he was when he said Kim was in Law School. We do not want him here!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    He really shouldnt. Putting a target on his and his family's back. Those hating ass coveting Chicagoans.... not mex

  • Bonita


  • Kim’s Original Face

    Yea okkk kim not moving to Chicago can y’all imagine that those old hips spreading all over Chicago. This may be the beginning to the end of them

    Kris is going to start stirring her tea again.

    I feel like maybe he is starting to wake up maybe just a little bit. But I don’t want to speak to soon

  • Rainbowbelow
  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD
  • Applebootay


  • Applebootay

    Oh don't worry, the gang ridden areas where most of the crime is happening won't be where they'll live.

  • Applebootay

    Fuk You! I'm a Chicagoan, you're just a hater!

  • Applebootay

    Speak for yourself. WE do!

  • Applebootay

    I do too. He'll be downtown on the Goldcoast probably partially and he'll spend his winters in LA once that Hawk hit.

  • Renee26


  • Applebootay

    That's what I just said. I live here and only wish to not being here in the damn winter vortex months...

  • Applebootay

    LOL...leave my man alone...Chicago will get him back together.

  • Applebootay

    LOL...this tickled me...

  • Applebootay

    This too made me laugh...yall on a roll today!

  • hottlanta

    He betta move quickly bcas China putting 60 billion dollars of tarriffs on our azzes starting September 24 of this year. Going 2 get xmas gifts now.

  • Applebootay


  • Applebootay

    I guess that's why I'm here and I can't come back home
    And guess when I heard that when I was back home
    Every interview I'm representing you making you proud
    Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud
    Jump in the crowd, spark your lighters, wave 'em around,
    If you don't know by now, I'm talking about Chi Town,https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c051d50266a6a34633ac67120a55561006c6f9d8f0d3a89a2deb44fa18388cb.jpg https://youtu.be/LQ488QrqGE4


    I don't believe ISH this kneegrow has to say! DON'T SUPPORT KANYE!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yardgirl

    Yep! Plus posting random shit on IG!!

  • Bonita

    YOU do! A lot of Chicagoans commenting on this story via different blogs have expressed that THEY don't, including me.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Sassie

    Oh my God, LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL - then she's gonna start crying and making them ugly ass faces, LOL

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Blame Disqus, hun. The Russians hacked Disqus.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Applebootay

    Hmph! I Wooooonder who dey is? LOL

  • ZZZ

    So, he's moving to either

    Oak Park


    Long Grove
    South Barrington
    Western Springs

  • Eileen

    If his momma was living kardshion would not have gotton 75,000 feet in front of him. Kenya is so lost!

  • missmiami305

    No big deal. Kanye and Kim haven't lived together in ages. Hell have they ever actually lived together lol.

  • R in NYC

    The dosage on his medication will be increased immediately.

  • morenYAHdelsur


  • jay

    From mayberry to Vietnam. Yeah, wait on it. Bodies be dropping to much in the Chi. Shooting for sport to see if they could hit someone. Never ever in my life will I live anywhere near that hell hole.

  • Latisaj

    I'll believe it when I see it. And if so I'm moving because Kim will be to closes for comfort.

  • Latisaj


  • Jethro

    Keep that fake b**** outta my city.

  • Solstice

    Lmao!!! Every time!! This gif takes me out every time!! ???

  • Malcom Flex

    He won't be able to his his male side pieces in Chiraq, that ain't Wyoming.

  • Jersey Girl

    ? I had no idea girl..I know they are manufactured ?but they got kids and everything

  • Jersey Girl

    Too late! Kanye only speaks when he needs to sell something like his music,
    Or homeless chic gear.. after co signing 45 with everything going on...nah stay over there and sink into the floor!?

  • Jersey Girl


  • http://www.blackartshoppe.com Nyla x BlackArtShoppe.com

    He'll still be in L.A. this file next year. ?

  • Queen B

    Damn Kayne was born in Atlanta ? I learn something new every day

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Kanye will always be a Calabasas bit ch..

  • Karen Brady


  • interestingconcept1

    Lol, Really he doesn't know where he is living, where he is going, where he is staying.....just take a break Kanye.

  • Allihave2say

    This was when New York was so cute.

  • Juliaquan C Spain


  • abby500

    Double that!

  • Shamwow

    Manic episode it’ll pass like usual.


    Sooo the Divorce is coming soon and very soon. His Prime is almost over.... This is the time the nons plan has gone into full effect and she can now make moves completely independent of him..

  • What???

    Kanye is moving to try to find a way to get closer to his mom’s spirit because his guilt of her dying under the knife still haunts him.





  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I have not saw one of those sisters ranting and raving and howling at the moon like Kanye have done plenty of times

  • taneka simmons

    They also hacked the election machines in 2016.

  • Mr. Poopybutthole


  • primadutch

    Does Kim know this?

  • Tailor Koko Milk

    With the gang violence and massive shootings daily only a straight retarded person would want to move their whole family there ! The most Disgusting disgraceful place on earth he has damn near lost his brain !