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Posted: September 29, 2018

Kanye West impressed by homeless man's rap skills, takes him into studio

What You Need to Know: Kanye West

By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

NEW YORK —

Kanye West is staying busy before his appearance on "Saturday Night Live."

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West posted a video Saturday morning on Twitter of a man who said his name is Nino Blu. He said he recently became homeless. Blu did an impromptu performance for West, who was impressed and said Blu had good energy.

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West invited Blu into the studio to record. Blu said he felt blessed by the opportunity West offered him.

Related: Formerly known as: Kanye West changes name to Ye

Late Saturday morning, West posted the following on Twitter: "The being formally known as Kanye West I am YE."


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Kanye West onstage at adidas Creates 747 Warehouse St. - an event in basketball culture on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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