As many tribulations as Yeezy has been through his illustrious career, today is a day that even Kanye West himself cannot deny is reason to celebrate.

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Born to the late Dr. Donda West in Atlanta, Georgia on this date in 1977, the iconic emcee, singer, producer, clothing designer and self-proclaimed “genius” has become a household name over the past two decades. From his role as an in-house producer for the now-defunct Roc-A-Fella Records to the revolutionary ‘Ye who proclaimed “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” to the “KoonYe” as he was called when he famously, yet erroneously proclaimed “Slavery is a choice,” there’s no predictability when it comes “Yeezus”.

Even though Ye is proud of his red hat and his orange friend, he still managed to make a monumental contribution ($2 million) to the legal teams and families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd while simultaneously paying full college tuition for Gianna Floyd, George Floyd’s daughter.