Rapper Kanye West is no stranger to social media, but some may argue that he’s not as familiar with things like “logic” and “common sense.” Kanye West Twitter rants are pretty common, and nobody seems able to stop him once he’s started—not even his wife, Kim Kardashian, who apparently finds his behavior annoying to the point that it has damaged their marriage. Who knew one of the most-followed women on Twitter would hate Twitter drama?
Kanye West’s Twitter rage may be what leads the couple to divorce, because the artist doesn’t look to be stopping any time soon. The man has an opinion on everything and everyone, especially those he thinks have slighted him, and he has no problem sharing his opinions with the world—no matter how funny or weird they are. With that in mind, here are five of the more outlandish things Kanye West has said on Twitter alone (things said in live interviews would need a separate list).
Kanye on First-World Problems
Given the fame and wealth of both himself and his wife, it’s no surprise that Kanye West would want to live a life of luxury—he’s one of the few with the means to do so. This is why it’s unlikely that anyone else on Twitter would ever have a complaint along the lines of “I specifically ordered persian rugs with cherub imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh [sic].” Most people would likely just be happy with the “persian rug” part, never mind the design.
Kanye on His Debt
Earlier this year, West began tweeting about how he was (somehow) $53 million in debt and has been for some time, saying that “For the past 3 years people who knew about the debt tried to use it against me in negotiations [sic],” and that “You can’t control me or use the debt against me no more [sic]”—as if he were Charlie Sheen trying to hide his HIV diagnosis. Despite actually being kinda inspiring (“this country was built off of dreamers … never give up on your dreams, bro”) he still didn’t elaborate and felt the best way to discuss it was via 26 consecutive tweets posted at 3:00 a.m. Maybe that’s why he could “see the clouds separating”?
Kanye on Favors
Speaking of his debt, another one of Kanye West’s Twitter rants saw him reaching out to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for a $1 billion loan, making compelling arguments such as, “Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas/after realizing he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time [sic],” “You love hip hop, you love my art… I am your favorite artist but you watch me barely breathe and still play my album in your house,” and, “I’m this generation’s Disney… I want to bring dope shit to the world.” When he wasn’t getting an answer, Kanye got indignant, saying things like, “All you dudes in San Fran play rap music in your homes but never help the real artists/you’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country”—as if helping unfortunate children was a bad thing. Also, maybe it’s a bad idea to be asking the owner of Facebook for help on a competitor’s site?
Kanye on Wiz Khalifa
Following Wiz Khalifa’s criticism of his next album, titled Waves, Kanye West went off on his fellow rapper in an extended Twitter tirade that included the likes of “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 [sic],” “6th don’t ever come out the side of your neck at me [sic],” “8th I made it so we could wear tight jeans,” and, “I’m YE and I ain’t gotta say it the right way I’m Ye I’m Ye I’m Ye I’m Ye I’m Ye I’m Ye I’m Ye [sic].” He later deleted the tweets claiming, “I love the world bottom line and all I want is peace and positive energy [sic].”
Kanye on Twitter Itself
If there was any wonder why Kanye West shows such a need to be on Twitter, here’s your answer: he thinks it exists because of him. “I think Twitter was designed specifically with me in mind just my humble opinion [sic],” he once wrote, though he apparently showed some self-awareness when he added “hahhhahaaaahaaa humble hahahahhahaahaaa [sic].” Maybe that last bit means he was joking? Oh, who are we kidding? It’s Kanye West—he was probably totally serious!