Courtesy Kanye West
Pete Norman
January 03, 2008 11:10 AM

How did Kanye West bring in the new Year Year? Not with fireworks or champagne. West welcomed 2008 while getting whooped by Beyoncé Knowles at Connect Four.

The rapper, who’s up for eight Grammys next month, said he took up the ’70s family game in Europe, where he continued touring after the shocking death of his mother last November.

“I would play this game for hours and hours … It helped me zone out,” West, 30, wrote on his blog Wednesday. “But every now and then people would speak of this legendary Connect 4 champion … BEYONCE!!!”

“I had 2 play her,” he continued, noting that he finally got the chance on New Year’s Eve at Jay-Z’s brand new 40/40 Club in Las Vegas. “[She] beat me 9 times in a row!”

It was not all humiliation for West, who added that the club is “crazy big” and boasts the “best turkey burgers I’ve ever had in my life.” He did beat Knowles at a single game – and posted a photo to prove it.

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