12 Craziest Things Kanye West Has Ever Done
Most celebrities nurture a little bit of “wild side” in their personas to enhance their public mystique, and Kanye West is no exception. But his antics over the long Valentine’s Day weekend had many people scratching their heads wondering whether Kanye might be more “crazy” than just “wild.”
With that in mind, let’s take a look back at the weirdest things Kanye West has ever done and try to figure it he’s just a bit wild, or plum crazy.
Dropping Out of University
This perhaps is more a case of being bold rather than crazy. But he must have had a wild hair to disappoint his beloved mother, who taught at the university and had long drilled into his head the idea that a college education was the key to success.
Turned out to be right move, given that it gave him time to make his first album, The College Dropout, which ended up a best seller and was nominated for numerous Grammy Awards.
Singing Through the Wire
After a recording session for that first album, Kanye was involved in a near-fatal automobile accident that shattered his jaw and led to it being wired shut as part of the reconstructive surgery. Wild man that he is, Kanye wasn’t going to let that stop the production, and recorded the song, “Though the Wire,” while his jaw was still wired shut.
Going Off Script
While speaking during a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief on NBC, Kanye went off script to call out the media’s portrayal of hurricane victims and to criticize U.S. President George W. Bush.
“I hate the way they portray us in the media,” he said. “You see a black family, it says, ‘they’re looting.’ You see a white family, it says, ‘they’re looking for food.’”
Later in the broadcast he said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” at which point the producers pulled Kanye from the show.