Kanye West Turns 36: 5 Reasons He Shouldn’t Be So Grumpy

June 8, 2013 3:00 am

Happy birthday, Kanye West!

The rapper turns 36 on June 8, and although no one really enjoys growing older, we’d imagine Kanye — who frowns so much, he’s inspired a Sad Kanye blog — is probably not blowing out those candles with glee.

Still, he has so much to be happy about … and as a gift to him, we want to point out five reasons Kanye really should turn that frown upside down.

He’s About to Become a Daddy!
Next month, Kanye and Kim Kardashian will welcome their first child into the world … and it’s going to be a little girl! In the premiere episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the reality star revealed that her beau was especially excited about their daughter because “that’s what Kanye has always wanted.” Kim is reportedly due in mid-July, so Kanye will get to dote on Baby Kimye in just a matter of weeks.

Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

His New Album Is Coming Out in 10 Days!
Kanye has another baby on the way … his sixth album, Yeezus, which is set to drop on June 18. And anticipation for it is at a fever pitch. Last month, he projected the video for the song “New Slaves” on 66 buildings all over the world, and fans came out in droves to hear the new music.

And he’s going to have a lot of big-name collaborations on it if the rumors are to believed. Daft Punk, Skrillex, Pusha T, and Frank Ocean are just some of the artists who may make appearances on Yeezus.

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He Has a Cameo in Anchorman 2!
If acting alongside Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate, and Paul Rudd doesn’t put you in a good mood, then what can? In early May, Kanye (in a ’70s-style afro wig) was photographed on the set of the Anchorman sequel kicking butt … with a hockey stick.

“He was great and he was funny,” director Adam McKay tells MTV News. “He came up with a couple good lines on his own … He even showed up for an extra quarter of a day where he had no speaking lines. He was just kind of in the group fight sequence, and he was having so much fun that he came back to do that.”

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He and Kim Bought an $11 Million Dream House!
Move over, Will Smith … Kanye will soon be the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! In February, he and Kim bought a massive mansion in a gated community just outside Beverly Hills and it’s what dreams are made of.

In the premiere episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim proudly showed off the manse to Khloe as it was undergoing renovations to become even bigger and better. According to reports, they’re adding an extra 4,000 square-feet of luxury to the 10,000-square-foot Italian-style villa, which will include a gym, movie theater, full hair and makeup salon, bowling alley, and both indoor and outdoor pools.

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And Finally … He’s Going to Get an Incredible Birthday Present!
Last year, for his 35th birthday, Kanye received a $750,000 Lamborghini from Kim … and they had only been dating for a few months. So you can only imagine what he’s going to get this year!