Kanye West

Kanye West 2007 was the year of Kanye. Nothing this guy did went unnoticed by the media -- an album release on Sept. 11, a (sales) feud with 50 Cent, the No. 1-selling album in America (and, boy, did he tell us about it). He came down hard on MTV after the VMAs for not giving him more screen time, and just when he was on top of the world, his mother died after plastic surgery. Celebrities' parents die all the time without our knowing, but this story was front page news.
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