It's been 12 years since the release of Kanye West's debut album 'The College Dropout' and in that decade he had become a staple of hip-hop, which can mainly be attributed to these 18 career defining moments of his.
Yeezy has opened up.
Kanye West has defended his controversial lyric about Taylor Swift on his recent song 'Famous' - claiming that it helped him overcome his writer's block.
Yeezy, who was performing the track for the first time at The Paradise International Music Festival in the Philippines, revealed that people tried to stop him from including the lyric.
"It’s something I wanted to say so bad that they told me I couldn’t say," he said.
The rapper initially faced a backlash when the song was first released for including the lyrics: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that b**ch famous."
Kanye West then elaborated on his infamous incident with Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs.
"That night when I went on stage was the beginning of the end of my life," he announced to the crowd at The Paradise International Music Festival in the Philippines.
"Lady GaGa cancelled the tour the next day. You know what night I'm talking about."
Watch his speech below:
He also performed a new freestyle called 'I Don't Want To Be Liked' while on stage.
"Most artists are appreciated in their own time, so the more I'm disliked the better I must be doing," he sang.
Meanwhile, Kanye West recently made his album ‘The Life Of Pablo’ available to stream on various platforms , after initially promising to keep it exclusively on TIDAL.