Newry Spud has learnt that US Hip-Hop Star Kanye West was born Cathal Ó Thiar in Daisy Hill in 1977 and adopted to an American family we can reveal.

West best known for his singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer found out the revelations after he filmed an episode of the BBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are’.

A BBC spokesman told Newry Spud:

“We were digging into Kanye’s birth records and the trail took us to some dark little ghetto called Derrybeg in Newry. Kanye was so shocked and disappointed to learn he was from this place that he immediately pulled out of filming the show and was eventually pulled out of Newry Canal.”

Self-appointed Derrybeg Mayor Stephen Murney told us:

“We knew that a local woman had a baby boy back in 1977 with a black man and he just ‘disappeared’. It has since transpired this child is now Kanye fucking West. We are looking to see will he sponsor the local community centre, maybe something good will come out of this mess.”