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There is no denying that Kanye West is one of the most popular entertainers on the planet. However, his rise to the top has been filled with some zany moments and media displays that border on embarrassing.

In all fairness, Yeezy has been through a lot of ups and downs but it seems like he’s never at peace with the success he’s gained. Couple that with his bombastic persona and suddenly he’s a lot less likeable than in years past.

But nothing could make sense of a recent story where the Chicago native reportedly turned down an offer to appear as a judge on the upcoming American Idol season because it would hurt his reputation and “street cred.” Right, we still haven’t gotten over that one.

HipHopWired takes a look at 15 moments where Kanye West ruined his massive reputation long before TV jobs came calling.

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