13 Video GIFs That Prove Kanye West Secretly Loves Smiling

andres tardio, mtv.com
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People think Kanye West never smiles, but we created GIFs to debunk that myth.

Sure, he told the world he doesn’t like cheesing for pictures earlier this year. And it’s true that Kobe Bryant can’t even make the 2015 VMA Video Vanguard Award recipient crack a grin.

But we know Kanye secretly loves to smile, so we looked into the MC’s award-winning video vault to find 13 times he actually beamed with joy.

Here’s what we found:

1. He cheesed it up in “Gold Digger.”

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2. He smiled in Beyoncé’s “Ego.”

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3. He was smilin’ (and ballin’) in Dilated Peoples’ “This Way.”

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4. He had that informercial smile down in “New Workout Plan.”

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5. He obviously loved being a dare devil in “Touch The Sky.”

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6. You gotta smile when you’re living the “Good Life.”

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7. His big brother Jay Z got him smiling for “Otis.”

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8. He and Keri Hilson weren’t down at all for “Knock You Down.”

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9. If Estelle brushes dirt off your shoulders, like in “American Boy,” you smile.

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10. He also cheesed it up with Rhymefest for “Brand New.”

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11. Then there was this maniacal smile in “Monster.”

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12. Could you do this and not smile? “Through The Wire” proved Kanye can’t.

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13. And this touching mother-son moment from “Through The Wire” will always make us smile.

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