Kanye West Just Leaped Over Michael Jackson on Billboard for the Most Top 40 Hits

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Hate it or love it, Kanye is a legend

Say what you want about Kanye West. “Oh, he’s a pompous good for nothing turd!” Well, he might be pompous, but he’s definitely earned that right. With over 21 Grammys sitting comfortable on his mantle, Kanye West isn’t merely a rap artist anymore. To his legion of fans, the venerable artist has reached the level of immortality in the music world. He solidified that standing when he dethroned the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Kanye West at The Fader 20 Pop Life Party

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Kanye is walking on legendary lines