The story about Kanye West’s start up success might be stretching the truth.
Kanye burst onto the rap scene with his debut single “Through The Wire,” a song he literally performed with his jaw wired shut after being severely injured in a car accident in 2002. The cut was included on his debut album, 2004’s College Dropout.
Twitter did what Twitter does…claiming that the whole story was fake and that Ye’ had actually gotten into a fistfight and that’s how he broke his jaw.
Bruh so Kanye stole the Jesus Walks beat, got his ass beat for doing it, then lied when about it when he dropped Through The Wire?
— bucket hat pk (@skellingtun) September 15, 2016
So y’all mean to tell me Chicago folk knew Kanye wasn’t in no accident but was beat up, yet get upset when Ye doesn’t come back to Chicago?
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) September 15, 2016
“Ye, is it true you got beat down in Chicago in October 2002 and used “Through the Wire” to cover it up?”
— B (@branduhnwalker) September 15, 2016
I mean, I love the song Through The Wire, but it is a little bizarre to only ‘break your jaw’ in a horrific car accident…
— Ceballos (@cedjonesy) September 15, 2016
i told you guys this story back in 2010
the internets have a short memory pic.twitter.com/HRiq8iIibW
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) September 15, 2016
“Through the Wire was a lie! Kanye was never in an accident!”
— Rob Sherrell (@RobJustJokin) September 15, 2016
Me finding out “Through The Wire” was all a big lie pic.twitter.com/2VJHWYz7d6
— Wild Wild Seth (@SpikeReeds) September 15, 2016
Spin Magazine found the lawsuit that was filed against Kanye and others by another man who was reportedly injured in the car crash. Who is telling the truth?