Following Kanye West

Following Kanye West
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 04, 2010

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Kanye West looked dapper as usual in a shearling peacoat at the 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade rehearsal in New York City. Reviews, across the board, have been positive for his fifth album, “My Beautiful, Dark Twisted Fantasy.”

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Considering the fact that he released a critically acclaimed album this week, Kanye has stayed relatively quiet since the his dispute with Matt Lauer on “The Today Show.” Last week, West made a special guest appearance with rock band 30 Seconds to Mars at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Spain.

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Ye appeared on the Today Show on November 10, and felt “misunderstood” afterwards, tweeting: “I don’t mess with Matt Lauer or the Today Show … and that’s a very nice way for me to put it!”

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West won the Stylemaker of the Year awards at the annual ACE Awards in New York City. We can’t say we’re surprised!

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West made his directorial debut with a short film called “Runaway” which was simultaneously aired on MTV and BET on October 23.

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West arrived for the Australian premiere of his new 35-minute short film “Runaway” in October.

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West and Gwen Stefani talked style at the L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 fashion show after-party at New York Fashion Week in September.

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West seemed to be everywhere during New York City Fashion Week. He admitted to interning at Fendi in Rome after the Taylor Swift incident last year.

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West was decked out in a chic black tuxedo for a charitable ball on September 21, 2010 in New York City.

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His date for the evening was supermodel Selita Ebanks, fueling the rumors of a secret relationship. Come to find out Ebanks was the star of “Runaway.”

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West and Nicki Minaj made colorful guest appearances for Jay-Z’s Yankee Stadium concert on September 13.

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West debuted “Runaway” at the 2010 MTV VMAs in September 12.

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West debuted “Runaway” at the 2010 MTV VMAs in September 12.

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Kanye West at the 14th annual Ace Awards in New York City.

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West arrived at Madison Square Garden for Rihanna’s concert in New York City donning a slick black suit. He calls his new style, “Rosewood.”

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Kanye West performs onstage during the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

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Reminiscent of his "Glow in the Dark tour, Kanye shined onstage in Singapore for Singfest 2010.

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For a few weeks this summer, West wore nothing but slim suits. Here, he was spotted arriving at LAX.

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The Grammy-winning rapper producer was spotted on his way to Los Angeles for the BET Awards. Standing on top of a volcano, he performed “Power,” the first new music we’ve heard from him in a year.

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New couple alert? Kanye West and Selita Ebanks at the 2010 U.S, Open in New York. A very fashionable couple, or so we thought. Ebanks maintains that they are just friends.

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West dined with his mentor, Jay-Z, at Wedine in Soho, perhaps planning their upcoming collabo album “Watch the Throne.”

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Leave it to Kanye West to outshine the man of the hour — at Lebron’s “The Decision” TV special in July.

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EMF headliner Kanye West performs at the 2011 MoMA Party In The Garden Benefit Honoring Patricia Phelps De Cisneros, Mimi Haas, Jill Kraus And Sharon Percy Rockefeller at The Museum of Modern Art on May 10, 2011 in New York City.

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Kanye West at the Rodarte Fall 2011 fashion show in New York City.

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Kanye West attends the Los Angles Lakers vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 11, 2011 in New York City.

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Kanye West arrives at the Balmain Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 in Paris, France.

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Kanye West meets with Jay Z on April 23, 2011 in Paris, France.

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Kanye West on his way to the CHANEL fashion show in Paris.

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Kanye West at the Eden Roc near Cannes during the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

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ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Kanye West attends amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala after party during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Antibes, France.

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Kanye West drives to the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS event driving a $1.7 million dollar limited edition Mercedes, during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.

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Kanye West attends amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France

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Kanye West performs during the 10th edition of the Mawazine international music festival ‘World Rhythms’ in Rabat.

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Kanye West at the 2011 CFDA Awards in New York City.

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