Who is Kanye West? He’s not a Kardashian who got famous for a sex tape. He’s not Danny Bonnaducci who got famous as a child-star, and later doing massive amounts of drugs. He’s also not Levi Johnston, who got famous for impregnating Bristol Palin out of wedlock. Now, Kanye West may be just as controversial as all of these people combined, but Kanye West is, first and foremost, a rapper.