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West burst on to the music scene back in 2004 with his debut album College Dropout, but before that - back in high school - it looks like he was already pushing boundaries.
Abby Richardson shared a video on TikTok of her dad's high school yearbook, in which Kanye's school photo can be seen.
The video is captioned 'pov your dad's best friend at high school was Kanye West' and it shows what appears to be Ye's handwritten message to Abby's dad.
The message reads: "You better get some p***y this summer."
N'awww, how lovely.
Abby shared the video yesterday (Tuesday 30 November) with the caption 'no joke ask my grandparents' and it has gone viral, racking up 1.8 million views.
Commenting on the video, one person said: "Imagine finding out Kanye West is the cause of your birth."
Another added: "Why am I just now learning Kanye's full name is real and not a stage/changed name like most artists do?"
A third commented: "That autograph gotta be worth so much."
But it seems Abby's dad, Brian, is more interested in his family than muscling in on his old high school buddy's glamorous lifestyle.
Commenting on her video, Abby added: "He was supposed to go to New York with Kanye to meet Jay Z but chose to stay back with my mom instead."
Hmmm, that just seems like poor decision-making if you ask me, Brian.
Speaking to Patch last year, Brian said he hadn't spoken to West in more than a decade, but they were close pals through school and into their 20s.
The pair went to Polaris High School in Illinois and would spend their days playing basketball or freestyle rapping together, and even though they were close, Brian admitted that his old friend has always been prone to attention-seeking.
Speaking last July, he said: "He always had this, 'I'm a baby and things have to be my way' attitude.
"Like when he lashes out in the media now, it sort of fits with who he was (at school). It all makes sense. He's in his 'I need attention' mode right now.
"He's trying to get attention from everyone."
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