Kanye West never fails to hit the headlines for something outrageous, controversial, or all-out eyebrow-raising. In fact, he may be famous for his chart-topping music and marriage to Kim Kardashian, but the star seems to stir up more attention because of anything except for his music career.
And this time, the part-time musician has made himself a new enemy in the form of Forbes Magazine after they decided to include him in their coveted "Billionaires 2020" list. After a heated argument, the publication decided to reveal the text messages they received from West... and let me tell you, they were brutal.
Keep scrolling to see them...
If you haven't heard of Kanye West by now, where have you been?
via: Getty ImagesSince the early 2000s, the rapper has become one of the biggest names in the music industry.
Kanye was born in Atlanta in 1977...
via: Getty ImagesAnd after being raised in Chicago, he kicked off his career by working as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, producing singles for artists such as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.
Though he was always intent on pursuing a solo career...
via: Getty ImagesHe began experimenting with a variety of musical genres on subsequent acclaimed studio albums, including Late Registration in 2005 and Graduation in 2007.
The rapper has gone on to release numerous albums...
via: Getty ImagesThese include My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010, Yeezus in 2013, The Life of Pablo in 2016, Ye in 2018, and Jesus is King in 2019.
Kanye's music isn't the only reason he's so famous...
via: Getty ImagesKanye met Kim Kardashian back in 2003, but they didn't rekindle until October of 2011 - a mere few weeks after Kim divorced Kris Humphries after a seventy-two-day marriage.
But it seems that Kim and Kanye are the real thing...The couple got married in Italy in 2014 and they have since had 4 children together - North, Chicago, Saint, and Psalm.
Kanye is now also a fashion designer.
via: Getty ImagesHe has been working on fashion lines since 2006, and now Kanye's Yeezy collections are sold-out worldwide - despite waves of criticisms surrounding them (read all about the latest brutal trolling at the end).
The Kardashian-Wests are probably the most stylish family ever...
via: InstagramBut being a family man doesn't seem to have settled down Kanye, who is also very well known for his outspoken and often irrational personality.
Where do we start when it comes to Kanye's behavior?
via: Getty ImagesKanye isn't afraid of letting his opinion be known and he enjoys going to extreme lengths to do so. Keep scrolling to see what he had to say to Forbes in order to secure his spot on their "Billionaires 2020" list.
He completely ruined Taylor Swift's acceptance of an MTV Video Music Award in 2009...Instead of allowing Swift to happily accept her award - that she won - he interrupted her on stage saying that Beyonce deserved to win more than she did.
Kanye's rude and arrogant behavior didn't stop there...
via: Getty ImagesHe has made claims in the past that he is, in fact, a God, which didn't go down well with Christian communities around the world.
He is also an active Trump supporter.While wearing a red “Make America Great Again" hat, the musician sat down with Donald Trump in the Oval Office last year, where he proclaimed his support for the polarizing president and declared Trump a “hero" in a rambling televised monologue that spawned myriad parodies.
Kanye announced that he converted to Christianity this year...He also announced that he had been battling with his mental health over the last few years, but he has found his saving grace through religion.
Kanye seems to be pretty serious about his newfound faith...Over the past year, Kanye’s hosted his Sunday Service every week almost without fail. While it initially seemed like a gimmick to propel his fledgling music career, it’s clearly part of a personal journey for the rapper.
His faith has impacted his career.
via: Getty ImagesKanye's new album, Jesus is King, takes on a gospel direction that stays in line with the music at his Sunday Service.
Kanye treated the production of his Christian-themed album very seriously...
via: Getty ImagesSo seriously, in fact, that he told his team working on the production of Jesus is King that they were to not take part in pre-marital sex.
It was to keep faith in his work..."There were times where I was asking people not to have pre-marital sex while they were working on the album," West told Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio.
He really enjoys telling people what to do...
via: Getty ImagesBut he may have bitten off a bit more than he could chew when he decided to take on Forbes Magazine after they finally featured the singer on their coveted "Billionaires 2020" list.
On Friday, the publication announced that they were adding West to the list.
Kanye West is now officially a billionaire—and he really wants the world to know https://t.co/2v5cOV8ymg by @zogblog https://t.co/HkIrgCI1LH— Forbes (@Forbes)1587762064.0
And West let them know how he felt about it...
After months of requests, the hip-hop superstar shared his financial records, revealing details about his wildly po… https://t.co/roi1Od8Ub0— Forbes (@Forbes)1587763972.0
Forbes revealed his texts claiming he said this:
via: Getty Images"It's not a billion, it's $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count," even though he had claimed that he was "not a numbers guy" himself.
Previously, the singer had also reached out to them when he wasn't featured on last year's list:
@Forbes @KimKardashian @zogblog Is THIS what cancelled looks like?!?! 🐐🐐— KKWStyle2017 (@KKWStyle2017)1587773929.0
The journalist, Zack O'Malley Greenburg explained the reasoning behind Forbes' decision.
via: Getty Images"Without sufficient documentation on his unusual stake, versus just his word and industry guesstimates, we didn't call him a billionaire [last year]."
But the latest list required a lot of digging, as Forbes also revealed they looked into all of his assets...
But now, after reviewing these newly-provided documents, Forbes can share more details about Yeezy than ever before… https://t.co/cZNhcNly12— Forbes (@Forbes)1587764441.0
In forty years, only 2 other people have questioned their value...
via: Getty ImagesPrince Alwaleed bin Talal and President Donald Trump. Shocker... Not. And now West has joined that not-so-coveted-list of egomaniacs. I really wouldn't be surprised if you never saw Kanye West's name on that list ever again. If you're in the mood to read more about a "self-made billionaire", then keep scrolling.