In case you were losing sleep over not knowing who the random guy was in the Kardashian family Thanksgiving photo, have no fear!
Turns out, he's not so random!
The unidentified dude to the far left is Kanye West's childhood pal J. Sakiya Sandifer!
Sandifer and Yeezy grew up together in Chicago, and at this point he has become an honorary member of the Kardashian clan. You know you're close to the family when you're on opposite ends of the photo from the person you came with!
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Sandifer — who was credited on West's song Black Skinhead — co-authored a novel with the world-famous rapper in 2009 called Thank You and You're Welcome. We have a suspicion 'Ye had more to do with the second half of that title than the first! LOLz.
Yeezus' buddy has made a name for himself as founder of We Think LLC and writer of Think Think Think and Think Again.
He's also publicly defended Kim Kardashian West's family on numerous occasions, most recently against Tim Gunn's remarks about Kanye's "dumb" clothing line and not being liked by the reality family:
And to top it off, Sandifer even was paired with Kylie Jenner to walk down the aisle at Kimye's wedding!
He's definitely earned his stripes!
[Image via Instagram.]
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