In the midst of a global pandemic, it seems there that there is only one question on everyone’s’ lips — who is Calmye?
American rapper and producer, Kanye West has done some strange things during his career. From storming the MTV stage to proclaiming himself the next messiah. West has now become infamous for his unhinged behaviour.
Recently, the music producer took to Twitter with a stream of unnerving and cryptic tweets! Leaving his followers scared, concerned and confused. Among the tweets, Kanye made reference to an unknown entity named Calmye.
The name drop only helped to further confuse his fans and followers. Leaving many questioning who or what is Calmye? Let’s take a look at Kanye’s most shocking moments and the tweet that left the world scratching its head.
Who is Kanye West?
Kanye West is a forty-three-year-old American rapper. Kanye was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was raised primarily by his mother after his parents divorced. Donda West would be the first to notice her son’s natural musical talent. Encouraging him to pursue his dreams and passions until her death in 2007.
Kanye West began his career at the age of nineteen, primarily creating beats for young and upstarting rap artists. Soon Kanye discovered his own unique sound, which involved speeding up classic soul records. By the time he was twenty, West had produced numerous albums! But his true passion was in the rapping itself.
West initially found it difficult to pursue a career as a rapper. As many people in the industry saw him only as a producer. However, he eventually signed a contract with Roc-A-Fella to write and produce his first album. Since signing the deal, Kanye West has seen both commercial and critical success as a rapper, writer and producer. In his career he has also collaborated with artists such as Jamie Foxx and Jay Z.
But West’s fame would only continue to grow! Especially after he met the woman who would push him further into the mainstream!
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
In 2012, it was announced that Kanye West had begun dating reality star, Kim Kardashian. The two had been close friends for years and had finally given in to their romantic attraction.
By 2013 the couple were engaged and in 2014 they would marry in a private ceremony in Florence, Italy. The event was a lavish affair, with Kim’s dress being designed by Italian fashion designer, Riccardo Tisci. Some of the guests also came to the ceremony in outfits designed by Michael Costello.
Since joining the Kardashian family, Kanye has been pushed further into the public eye. Their relationship has often been a source of scrutiny for the media and public. Makes sense considering how far the Kardashian brand extends, from television to tapestries.
Together the couple has four children – North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm. Even with his career and family, it was clear that Kanye was not entirely normal. And over the years he has seen his fair share of controversy!
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Kanye West’s Most Shocking Moments!
Kanye’s strange behaviour was present from the beginning of his rapping career. In 2004, he released his debut album ‘The College Dropout’. The album went on to sell over two million copies and was received well by critics. Believing his album to be the best of the year, West expected to win ‘best new artist of the year’ at the American Music Awards.
However, he did not! The rapper stated that he had been “robbed” and that he was “the best new artist of the year”. This public outcry from Kanye would only be one of many controversies sparked by the infamous rapper!
In 2005, large parts of America were decimated by Hurricane Katrina. During this time, Kanye appeared on a telethon raising money for victims of the tragedy. Appearing alongside Mike Myers, Kanye went off-script to announce that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”.
The abrupt statement left both Myers and the country in shock! If West had said this in 2020, he may have been praised for openly criticising the systematic racism of the United States. But in 2005, the unprovoked statement proved controversial. And West had to make a public apology following the incident.
Kanye’s Controversial MTV Appearance
In 2006, West appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, dressed in rags and wearing a crown of thorns! The cover received criticism from the Christian community and many saw it as a symbol of West’s growing egotism. Around the same time, the rapper had been known to compare himself to the deity – insinuating that he could be the second coming!
But probably the most controversial moment of his career came in 2009. During the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye stormed the stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech. The pop star had just won the award for ‘Best Female Video’, something West did not agree with. After snatching away the microphone, Kanye announced that Beyonce should have won for her video ‘Single Ladies’. The following exchange was awkward and saw Kanye removed from the ceremony.
The incident was heavily publicised and the backlash saw Kanye’s upcoming tour cancelled. The rapper even took a break from the music industry. And now it seems Kanye is back to his old ways, with his recent Twitter rant!
Who Is Calmye?
So far 2020 has proven an uneventful year for Kanye West. Until the rapper took to Twitter earlier this month to post a string of cryptic tweets. The tweets have subsequently been deleted, but screenshots show that the posts covered everything from Anna Wintour to Kim’s sex tape!
That’s right, it seems that while Kim was making friends with Addison Rae. Her husband was having an emotional breakdown on the social media platform.
However, there was one tweet that had fans worried and confused in equal measure. In the tweet, Kanye seems to be directly addressing his mother-in-law Kris Jenner:
“Kris don’t play with me. You and Calmye are now allowed around my children. Y’all tried to lock me up.”
The tweet immediately had followers wanting to know more! Why had Kris tried to lock up Kanye? When did this happen? And, most of all, who is Calmye? Well, Calmye seems to be a reference to Kris’s boyfriend – Corey Gamble.
The name Calmye seems to be a play on Kanye’s own name. The implication being that Kanye believes Corey to be a low-rent version of himself. And there are definitely similarities between the two! Many people have noticed how the two closely resemble each other, and how both have similar backgrounds.
I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter.
I did not cover her like she has covered https://t.co/A2FwdMu0YU Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.
— ye (@kanyewest) July 25, 2020
Why Did Calmye Try To Lock Kanye Away?
Well, there is no clear answer to that. The other tweets seem to imply that Kris wanted Kanye to see a doctor. Something that many fans agree is the best thing for the rapper! Since the tweets dropped, Kanye’s followers have implored him to seek medical help. With many agreeing that the musician needs to see a doctor concerning his mental well-being.
The whole ordeal has supposedly left Kim heartbroken. With an anonymous source revealing that Kim will always want Kris in her children’s lives. But this does not mean that Kim did not defend her husband!
The Kardashian took to social media to discuss her husband’s mental health, revealing that he suffers from bipolar disorder. However, she also went on to state that he has a kind heart beneath it all.
Since deleting the tweets, Kanye has made a public apology on Twitter to his wife and family. And for now, it seems that everything has returned to normal.
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