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The Coolest Thing Kanye West Has Ever Done

11/30/2010 10:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West spent 90 minutes gift wrapping presents for foster kids today at a charity event in NYC -- but he didn't do it for the publicity ... he did it because he happened to be in the area and he felt like helping out.

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Sources tell TMZ West was not scheduled to attend the New Yorkers for Children's 8th annual "Wrap to Rap" event at the Ainsworth in NYC this afternoon ... but around 6:00 PM, he strolled right in and asked if he could help out.

We're told some people at the event asked West why he decided to roll in -- and Kanye explained he simply felt compelled to lend a hand because he believed it was a good cause.

Our sources say West cheerfully wrapped some of the 2,000 gifts that were donated by Wal-Mart ... and then quietly slipped out the back.

How's that for holiday spirit?

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76.

joe mac    

@ Kanyefan He still has an ego. He made racist remarks about the president then when he admits he's wrong. Matt Lauer shows The President and what does he do say someone is blowing what he said out of proportion. Tayler Swift didn't deserve what she got from Kanye either but he inserted his drunk ass there as well. She will never get that moment back and why did he do it because he is A RACIST and he wanted to throw in that another RACIST rant that Mtv was somehow fixing it because Beyonce a BLACK artist didn't win. We white people no you blacks hate us we are not stupid thing is we don't care. You can call me a racist because I am just as you are. I am proud of my race it has accomplished more and done more than yours ever will ( True Fact). I am tired of Kanye and his crying we know your a star whooo hhoooo yay for you doesn't make you special. I can say this because I grew up in the Ghetto just like half you and I saw the way things went down. Shooting a Pregnant women because you didn't want to walk home and wanted her car or Shooting up a whole block not aiming and killing two 10 year old boys while they rode their bikes innocently down the road. This is what happens because your jealous of what the other has it's ridiculous that there is an industry driven by this culture that poisons our children. You should all hang your heads in shame because the handful of your race that actually did anything well they were ashamed of you to. So for all you gangstas out their **** Kanye and his poor attempt at making himself look better after last weeks disrespectful racist rant.

1366 days ago
77.

nzmoores    

And the fact that there were nine minicams, a TV blimp and Katie Couric at the center was just coincidence, right? Still, it was in character when Kanye started snatching gifts out of the hands of other wrappers and screaming how Beyonce was the best package wrapper in the world. Why do I expect WikiLeaks to publish a cable showing love notes between Kanye and himself?

1366 days ago
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bob watford    

Kanye is clearly a douche and a racist. REALLY bad hypocritical racist. He hates white people and unless things are slanted unevenly in favor of black people he gets all racist in da house. Douche.

1366 days ago
79.

JLS    

Very nice and kind, Kanye. Nevermind all this immature and mean posts. If you do something unwise in life, it's NOT A LIFE SENTENCE.

Forgiveness is mature.

1366 days ago
80.

B    

Damn. People really hate Kanye West. Who knew a teenage country singer would be the death of his career?

But nah. He was a tool before that.

1366 days ago
81.

Jim in Cali    

You guys forgave Chris Brown. I think the Kanye hate needs to pass, he did something good and right and you guys still can't give him the credit he deserves. I forgive you Kanye, please don't screw up anymore.

Posted at 9:43 PM on Nov 30, 2010 by lindsey


I don't know of anyone that's forgiven woman beater Chris Brown. Does he still have a career?

At least Kanye has a number one album.

1366 days ago
82.

Franny    

A one-time, well-planned, photo-op to help repair an already damaged image/career/soul does not a wonderful person make. He's right in there with the likes of Lindsey, Mel, all Kardashians, Tiger, Kendra,any personality on E, most registered Republicans, possibly Betty White, and the entire Duke basketball team. Someone once said {more or less) "Anyone wrapped up in themselves makes a mighty small present" that's Kanye thru n' thru. Too bad he didn't jump the other day when he had the chance

1366 days ago
83.

bagladey    

That little booing of Kanye at the Macy's Parade sure went a long way, but it will take more than 90 minutes of gift-wrapping to start repairing Kanye's horrible image.

1366 days ago
84.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

GOD BLESS HIS HEART...IT S HOLIDAY TIME AND HIS MOTHER IS NOT HERE....KANYE WROTE MOST OF JAY Z NUMBER ONE HIT RECORDS/CD..KANYE IS A TALENTED WRITER...GIFTED...LONELY ALSO....SO LETS FORGIVE KANYE FOR HIS SPOILED OUTBURST ...KANYE LIVES FOR THE LOVE OF HIS FANS ....WE ARE THE INSPIRATION BEHIND HIS TALENTED LYRICS...WE ARE THE CATALYST ....THE WINGS....BENEATH HIS EMOTIONS...HE DOES MEAN WELL...JUST A LITTLE WELL TRAVELED/SPOILED...

1366 days ago
85.

just me    

his black dumb ass knew there were cameras there... other wise do you think he would of did this ****? Has he ever did this type of **** before.... no!!!! He doesnt have class like Paul Newman or an Elvis Presley ! This kid is a waste of sperm. His mother should of swallowed him!

1366 days ago
86.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

sure he has a carreer,,he is in my front yard holding a lantern..the man needed a job and i felt like giving...

1366 days ago
87.

Really?    

Really?

The tool is just attempting to repair his totally destroyed image.

1366 days ago
88.

lkjhkjl    

s***

1366 days ago
89.

you losers    

if he did it for the cameras all he as Kanye West has to do is call up the local news and tel them he will be at a certain destination wrapping presents and they wold of been there to film lol@ the racism of you people. Jimmy Conners Elvis Presly were way bigger a holes but I uess they get a pass they were like you.

1366 days ago
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Dan Delts    

Dont know when this video was taken, but it wasnt in the last 3 days, as Kanye is in Melbourne, Australia with Jay Z. He is in the studio finishing Jay Zs album and was seen yesterday at Nobu, Crown Casino eating with Jay and Beyonce...

1366 days ago
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