8 Most Controversial Celebrities

5. Kanye West

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Kanye West is a pro at making news headlines with his mouth. Since his earliest days as a brand new rapper under the mentorship of Jay-Z, Kanye West has always spoken his mind. One of his favorite topics of conversation is himself, which is one of the reasons Kanye is such a love-him-or-hate-him kind of a figure in the music biz. He has, at one point or another, referred to himself as “a god”, “a genius”, “the voice of a generation”, and “the next Nelson Mandela”. He certainly has the ego, and his talent can often back it up. West has close to 20 Grammy’s to his name, and millions upon millions of records sold worldwide; reason for his haters to hate him even more.