Shocking news this week everyone….this just in. Kanye West went on a Twitter rant. What a complete and utter surprise. How very out of character indeed…said nobody.
Yes, it’s happened again ladies and gentlemen. Entertainer and self-proclaimed musical genius
Mr. Kim Kardashian Kanye West has taken to Twitter to have one if his epic grade-school-playground-level temper tantrums. This particular fist pounding, chest-beating session appears to have started with nothing more than an innocent misunderstanding (not that something like that would stop Yeezus himself from giving the benefit of the doubt).
It all started in the wake of the massive hype that the West camp has been piling-on in anticipation of his newest album, which is scheduled to drop in the very near future. West has been referring to the album as “Swish” for months now (see above instagram post), and like everything else that Kanye West does, he proclaims it is going to me the most epic, life-affirming thing to come to the civilised world since the industrial revolution, air travel, and invention of penicillin combined.
Wow, “album of the life” – that is big. In fact, apparently West’s “album of the life” is going to be so big, that he is having a difficult time deciding on a name (because apparently “Titanic”, “The Greatest Show on Earth”, and “God” were already taken). Even though West has been referring to the album as “Swish” for the better part of the lead-up to the launch, on Wednesday, he decided that “Swish” just did not do the album’s promise of a golden tomorrow justice, and decided to change the name to the equally-insipid title “Waves” instead.
Upon hearing that West had decided on this name change, fellow artist Wiz Khalifa, West’s erstwhile “friend” and baby-daddy to West’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose, took to Twitter to give his opinion on the new name.
Please don’t take the wave
And then just a short time later, he added this.
Hit this kk and become yourself
Unbeknownst to Kanye (and to me, if I’m honest), Khalifa’s reference to “kk” was actually a reference to a particular strain of marijuana called “kk”. I’ll give West a little credit here for not making that association either, because being a new dad and father of two, he probably shouldn’t be smoking-up to the extent that he has a favourite “brand” of pot. West however, assumed (again, not completely out of the blue) that the “kk” reference was a jab at his wife, Kim Kardashian. However, instead of pausing for a moment of clarification, which is always a good idea before taking to social media with an audience of…well, everyone, West went right in for the DEFCON 5, THREATCON DELTA-ORANGE, Twitter rant.
Now, West is certainly no stranger to a Twitter rant, but this one was particularly good. He really went for it. The rant contained claims that everything that Khalifa and those he knows or is associated with was invented by West himself, that West was the deity-like figure who bestowed upon him kindness in his time of obscurity, that’s “creative process” had been stilted by the tweet (!?), and on and on and on. Oh, and that he liked the way that Khalifa dresses and that he wears “cool pants” (take THAT Wiz Khalifa!) West even went way off-piste and went for Khalifa’s former partner Amber Rose. Although West has since deleted many of the posts, as we all know, the internet is forever, and the entire diatribe lives-on in screen shots and gossip columns. Here are some of the highlights of the Twitter rant, with offerings ranging from delightfully wacky to just downright mean.
Like, oh that’s Ye and I can put his wife’s initials on my twitter @Wizkhalifa
Bro first of all you stole your whole sh– from Cudi
Second, your first single was corny as f— and most there after.
no one I know has ever listened to one of your albums all the way through
you let a stripper trap you
I know you mad every time you look at your child that this girl got you for 18 years
I made it so we could wear tight jeans
I showed you respect as a man when I met you
You have distracted from my creative process
I went to look at your twitter and you were wearing cool pants
I screen grabbed those pants and sent it to my style team #Wizwearscoolpants
You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me
You own waves???? I own your child!!!!
don’t even hint at mentioning me my family or my wife I am your OG
I think you dress cool I wish I was skinny and tall
Maybe I couldn’t be skinny and tall but I’ll settle for being the greatest artist of all time as a consolation
Thank you for the extra promotion #WAVES available February 11th.
Ima take these down cause it’s all about positive energy blessings blessings positive energy blessings.
That’s right Kanye. Positive energy. Positive energy. Positive energy…