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Is Kanye Serious About Making A Video Game?

Kanye West says he's making a video game based on his single "Only One," a song about his late mother.

By Ben Lawson | February 22, 2015

After selling millions of records, winning some Grammys and designing a line of footwear, you have to wonder what Kanye West's next step will be. Well, apparently, it's video games.

Kanye says he's working on a game based on his single "Only One," a song about his mother who died in 2007. The news came from an interview on talk radio show The Breakfast Club:

"Right now I'm working on a video game for 'Only One.' The idea is, it’s my mother going through the gates of heaven and you have to bring her to the highest gates of heaven by holding her to the light. We've been working on it for like six months," West said.

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Kanye didn't really get into the details, so it's tough to say how serious he is about this. But this actually isn't his first foray into gaming.

In a 2009 interview with Details magazine, Kanye claimed the first beat he ever wrote was for a video game he created — in seventh grade.

That game basically boiled down to a very sexually explicit rip-off of "Super Mario Bros."

Let's also not forget the fan-made game "Kanye Quest 3030." That one had Kanye traveling into the future to battle evil clones of TuPac, Jay-Z and various members of the Wu Tang Clan. Yup, that exists.

Kanye isn't the only rapper to dabble in gaming. Let's not forget the awesomely bad games inspired by rapper 50 Cent. 

"This is the kind of game were you are almost a little bit embarrassed to have this much fun playing the game but you just can't help yourself," said a reporter for IGN.

But maybe Kanye is just following his wife's example. Bloomberg estimated Kim Kardashian's mobile game, "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" could have generated $200 million in revenue last year thanks to in-app purchases.

So who knows? Maybe we will soon get to see Kanye hopping on stage at a game awards show to belittle game developers, instead of pop stars, for a change.

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