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How Kanye West Once Pitched A Game To Nintendo

Kanye West reportedly once pitched a video game to Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto.

A former IGN journlist, Zachary Ryan, took to his official Twitter account to share one of the "funniest  moments" he has had in the games media industry.

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Talking about an incident that happened at a previous E3 event, Ryan said, "Here's a little story about one of the funniest moments I had in games media.

"In early 2016, I flew to NY to shoot an interview with Miyamoto for Star Fox Zero. It was a totally normal interview and then as we were packing up our gear, someone mentioned Kanye's new record. 'The Life of Pablo' had just dropped and our Nintendo rep knew I was a music nerd and asked if I was listening to it.

"'Kanye!' Miyamoto exclaimed and started emphatically telling a story. His translator sprung into action. Miyamoto was telling a story about the previous E3. He said that Kanye had shown up at the Nintendo booth unannounced and asked for an audience with Miyamoto specifically, right then and there.

"(Miyamoto) went on to say that Kanye showed him the prototype for a video game. In it, you played as Kanye's late mother flying to heaven, set to a soundtrack conducted by Kanye himself. He was shaking his head as he described it, not like he thought it was a bad game but more so in the way that he just sorta couldn't believe that Kanye West was pitching him a video game.

"[Miyamoto] described, incredulously and in great detail what the game looked like and how it played," writes Ryan. "I was laughing because I sorta of couldn't believe it either. At the end of the story, he nodded and said 'it was very interesting.' There was a long pause and he added 'it was very moving.'

"Then he laughed REALLY hard and said 'Kanye West wanted to make a game with Nintendo' and then, in English, 'Wow!' and gave me two thumbs up.

"I f****** lost it. I laughed so hard. What an absurd turn of events. Not only that it happened but that the story was relayed to me in this VERY SPECIFIC way. Kanye announced 'Only One' like two weeks later."

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West's game 'Only One' was announced in February 2016, and followed the same outline as described above, however, there has been no movement on the project since.

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