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Reports that Kanye West is America's wealthiest Black person, with a reported net worth of $6.6 billion, were met with skepticism by Forbes.

The reports of West's massive wealth -- eclipsing Oprah's fortune -- began circulating this week after Bloomberg mentioned Yeezy and Yeezy Gap have a combined value of "potentially" $4.7 billion.

But Forbes, which publishes an annual list of World's Billionaires, disputed the widely reported claims, citing an over-reliance on "theoretical future expectations."

In other words, Forbes is calling BS on the reports that West is the richest Black person in the United States.

In a new report published on Thursday, Forbes' staff writer Madeline Berg said West calculated his net worth by counting bags he hasn't earned yet.

By Berg's estimates, West is worth in the neighborhood of $1.8 billion -- which means he can't sit with Oprah, whose net worth is estimated to be $4.5 billion.

Berg even compared West's ego to former president - and fellow billionaire - Donald Trump.

Berg writes:

"West's wildly optimistic approach to his net worth mirrors the approach used by Donald Trump, who insists the value of his name be included in any net worth estimate."

Still, $1.8 billion puts Kanye in the ultra exclusive club of wealthiest Black people on the planet.

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Rap legend Nas won his first ever trophy for Best Rap Album at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, finally won a Grammy Award for his hard work and dedication to his craft. The 47-year-old rapper took home the Best Rap Album trophy for King's Disease, which dropped in 2020.

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Nas' rap career began in 1991, as a featured artist on Main Source's "Live at the Barbeque". His debut album Illmatic (1994) is still considered one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. He was nominated for a Grammy 14 times.
 

 

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Beyonce made history as the winningest woman in Grammy history after she won the Best R&B Performance award for her much-criticized single "Black Parade."

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The "Crazy in Love" singer picked up four trophies, including Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for her "Savage" collaboration with fellow Texan Megan Thee Stallion, taking her career Grammy wins to 28.

Legendary music producer Jimmy Jam presented the award to Beyonce, stating, "History has just been made. Breaking the all-time record for the most Grammy wins ever by any female artist or any singer, male or female, the Grammy goes to Beyonce."

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The stunned star, pictured with Jay Z, took the mic and said, "As an artist, I believe it's my job - and all of our jobs - to reflect the times. It's been such a difficult time, so I wanted to uplift, encourage and celebrate all of the beautiful black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the whole world.

"This is so overwhelming. I've been working my whole life, since nine years old and I can't believe this happened. It's such a magical night."

Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy, won her first Grammy award for her mother's single "Brown Skin Girl", which was named Best Music Video.
 

Kanye Omari West won his 22nd Grammy Award to tie with Beyonce's husband, Jay Z, for most Grammy Awards won by a rapper.

Kanye, 43, won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Jesus is King, which he released to much fanfare in 2019.

Kanye is just one win away from a setting a record for most Grammys won by a hip-hop artist. The father-of-four, who is in the midst of a divorce from Kim Kardashian, wasn't present to pick up his award.
 

The 2021 Grammy Awards was hosted by Trevor Noah, host of "The Daily Show," who was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The 37-year-old TV personality said he hoped the Grammy Awards could signify "new beginnings" as he joked that the show "celebrated the music that got us through the last 10 years of coronavirus".

He also joked about coronavirus vaccines, saying, the music is "about bringing us all together as only music can. Well, I mean, music and vaccines."

In fact, the "Woke" Grammys was all about diversity, inclusion, coronavirus and vaccines. Celebrities preached about vaccines, social distancing and mask wearing -- although few stars wore masks onstage or behind the scenes.

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The 2021 Grammy Awards was marred by controversy, days before the show aired, as singers The Weeknd and Justin Bieber declined to attend for personal and political reasons.

See the full coverage of the Grammy Awards here.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are no longer on speaking terms after the rapper and music producer cut off communications with his estranged wife.

Sources have confirmed to Page Six that Kim is not preventing Kanye from speaking to his children, North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 22 months.

Kim filed for divorce last month, nearly two years after Kanye packed up and moved to a ranch in Wyoming. The couple only communicate now through their security guards.

Relations have been strained between the couple ever since Kim and her mother, Kris Jenner, committed him to a mental hospital following a mental breakdown in Nov. 2016.

"Even before Kim filed for divorce, Kanye changed his numbers and said, 'You can contact me through my security'. Despite this, she trusts him around the kids. He loves them and is seeing a lot of them," an insider said.

The source addd: "She leaves the house and he arrives and hangs out with the kids. They have an army of nannies so the transition is easy."

Kanye was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2018.

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Kim Kardashian officially filed legal papers to end her 7-year marriage to musician, Kanye West.

The reality TV star's attorney, Laura Wasser, filed divorce documents at a California courthouse this week.

According to TMZ, Kim, 40, is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their four children - daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, who turns 2 in May.

Sources claim the split is amicable, and the pair is committed to co-parenting together. But other reports suggest Kim changed the locks at her Calabasas mansion after Kanye packed up and moved to Wyoming in 2019.

Kanye, 43, was still wearing his wedding band this week. Sources say he is not handling the divorce well.

Kim and Kanye are reportedly prepared to honor their prenuptial agreement, and are already working on a property settlement.

The date of separation has been listed as "to be determined" on the court documents, but the couple's marriage is said to have been on the rocks for some time.

Representatives for the stars have yet to comment on the news.

It's Kim's third failed marriage - she was briefly wed to basketball player Kris Humphries and songwriter Damon Thomas.
 

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Kanye West is being sued in federal court for failing to pay nearly 1,000 members of his Sunday Service revivals.

Kanye faces two class action lawsuits totaling $30 million in penalties for failure to pay members and crew of his Sunday Service revivals, according to multiple reports.

Complicating the rap producer's legal troubles is the fact that he obtained $2 million in federal Covid-19 relief funds in 2020 -- specifically to pay his performers and crew.

According to Page Six, the two cases were filed in Los Angeles separately for 500 performers and over 300 crew members.

Lawyers representing the plaintiffs have asked them to reach out to others who provided services for Kanye, but did not get paid.

"They've got hundreds of people on board already," a source told the UK Sun newspaper. "They're talking to many, many others who want to be a part of it. People are very upset how they were treated, saying it's their worst experience," the source added.

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You may have heard about the video that leaked of Kanye West yelling at Chance The Rapper in a Wyoming studio while recording his upcoming DONDA album.

According to other bloggers, Kanye was upset about Chance's opinion about a song. The video went viral after it was posted to YouTube on Jan. 23.

The leaked video had a "YZY TV" watermark in a corner -- suggesting that it was part of a documentary about the making of the DONDA album, according to London's Daily Mail, which uploaded the video.

In the video, Kanye is seen in a room with a few men. He climbs over a piece of furniture while yelling, "Josh! Where's the bass?"

Later, he is seen whispering in Chance's ear, and in other scene, he goes off on Chance, telling him "Sit yo a** down and listen to the album or leave!"

Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon Dash, who produced the documentary, shared his views about the confrontation between the two Chicago natives.

"You know my thing is just get rid of the people that are triggering, get them out of here and let's just have fun being creative. So, you know, Kanye is finishing his album."

Damon says, despite the blowup in the leaked video, the two artists remain good friends.

"Chance, honestly, because of what he was reading [about Kanye's mental issues], he came through just to check [on] Kanye. You know, again, Kanye deals with his [mental] issues at all times. They got into it, but they worked it out," he said.

"At the end of the day, Chance was there just to be a friend.”

Kanye moved to Wyoming in 2019 to get away from his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, who seemed to be enjoying the gossip surrounding the video leak.

She shared a photo of herself covered in frosting, which she captioned, "Don't be messy."

No one knows if Kim was referring to her estranged husband yelling at Chance, or the fans who are commenting about the video leak.

Chance The Rapper first appeared on Kanye's 2016 hit "Ultralight Beam" off his critically acclaimed album The Life of Pablo.

Many say 2016 was the last year that Kanye released meaningful music.
 


 

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Kanye West just wants to put his divorce behind him as he begins his journey as a single father of four.

The "College Dropout" rapper is reportedly "less than thrilled" that his estranged wife Kim Kardashian plans to air their dirty laundry on the final season of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

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According to Us Weekly, the upcoming final season of the E! reality show, which premiered in 2007, will feature an extensive breakdown of their amicable divorce.

But West, 43, is "less than thrilled" about it, the insider exclusively tells Us Weekly.

A rep for Kim, 40, recently confirmed reports that the couple had separated and were living in two different states.

"She will continue to focus on her business empire," the insider told Us. "Kim has been in individual counseling and is at peace with where her life is headed."

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But another source reported that Kim and Kanye abandoned marriage counseling because it wasn't working out.

Kim began meeting with divorce attorneys in July, but she and Kanye worked hard to stay together for their children, North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 20 months.

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The TikTok personality who spread that rumor about Kanye West (left) dating makeup guru Jeffree Star (right) now admits she made up the whole affair for 'likes' and 'follows'.

TikTok influencer Ava Louise got the ball rolling when she dropped a video claiming she had insider information about Kanye and Jeffree's secret romance.

The rumor went viral because the left-wing blogosphere is hungry for reports about bisexual celebrities hooking up -- particularly Black bisexual stars.

There is an unfounded theory that Black people are more homophobic than any race or ethnicity on earth.

Another reason the rumor circulated so widely is Kim Kardashian, 40, is filing for divorce from Kanye, 43, who checked out of their marriage about 2 years ago and moved to rural Wyoming for good in 2019.

Jeffree, 35, trolled his 14.2 million followers by sharing photos from Wyoming and declaring he was "ready for Sunday Service."

Sunday Service is a hip-hop worship service led by Kanye to promote his projects and political aspirations.

After the rumor was disputed by Kanye's camp and by Jeffree, Louise, 22, returned to TikTok this week, saying:

"I'm not even getting sued, I made this entire scandal up. There's literally not one bit of truth to anything I have said. I just tricked the entire world into talking about me again because I was on a lot of Adderall and bored."

Louise previously earned an invitation to the Dr. Phil show after she recorded herself licking a toilet for the "coronavirus challenge" last year.

She lost followers after she claimed she'd tested positive for the coronavirus.

She added. "We all had fun though didn't we? You're welcome for the memes."

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Now that Kanye West is on the brink of divorce from socialite Kim Kardashian, men are crawling out of the woodwork trying to claim him.

TikTok personality Cole Carrigan, who claimed Kanye arranged a hotel hookup with him, is now backtracking.

Page Six reported on Friday that Cole, a makeup artist by trade with over 350,000 followers, claimed Kanye's former bodyguard, Steve Stanulis, arranged a hotel rendezvous with Kanye at a W Hotel in November.

But Cole backtracked after he received a cease-and-desist from Stanulis's lawyer, who slammed Cole's allegations as "completely and entirely false."

The attorney added that Stanulis, "denies, in the strongest terms, all of these false and defamatory statements," and said Stanulis had never heard of Cole.

On Sunday, Cole posted a video in which he apologized to Kanye and Kim for making up a story about them for 'likes' and 'follows'. He claimed he manufactured the story because Kanye "voted for Trump."

Noting that lawsuits are very expensive to defend, Cole said:

"In order to for me to stay out of court and not get sued, I have to issue an apology to Mr. West and Kim Kardashian West. So hi, Kim, if you're watching this, I am so sorry, I honestly did this for the simple fact that your husband voted for Trump, and we simply can't have that clownery in America, so you're welcome."

He added: "Second of all, I hope this doesn't ruin the chances of me getting on the KKW p.r. list, because I've been dying for those contour sticks."

KKW is Kim's makeup line.

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Jeffree Star addressed the "funny" rumor that he slept with Kanye West and caused the breakup of the troubled rapper's marriage to Kim Kardashian.

In a lengthy YouTube video, Jeffree, 35, said he woke up on January 7 to a plethora of phone calls and text messages that he's "sleeping" with Kanye, 43.

The androgynous beauty guru took to YouTube on Thursday to dismiss the "dumbest sh*t I think I've ever read in my life."

The makeup artist who recently moved from California to Casper, Wyoming, said he's "never hung out with” Kanye, whose Cody, Wyoming ranch is a short 21-minute flight away.

Jeffree blamed Kanye's mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, of orchestrating the whole thing.

"Let me just say this one time for any news outlet, I like very tall men. Me and Kanye have never hung out and this whole thing is really funny," Jeffree said.

"So, I guess if this is the start to my New Year, then Happy New Year. I really can't and if Kris Jenner orchestrated this whole thing, Happy New Year sweetie girl," he said, before adding that "Jeffree Star is single and I've never slept with Kanye."