In the weeks leading up to the highly-anticipated seventh solo studio album by Kanye West, Twitter was taken by storm. West, an occasional Twitter user in the past, was the talk of Twitter because of his rants, album title changes and, of course, he is “Yeezus.”
West has gone through a plethora of title names, ranging from “So Help Me God” to “The Life of Pablo.” As West was in the midst of indecisiveness, changing the title from “Swish” to “Waves,” rapper Wiz Khalifa took offense to album title because West was not paying homage to Max B, the innovator of “the wave.”
Khalifa posted a tweet with the initials “KK,” which brought West’s insecurities to the forefront as he attacked Khalifa.
“Maybe I couldn’t be skinny and tall but I’ll settle for being the greatest artist of all time as a consolation,” West tweeted.
In the following days, Khalifa seemed to continue throwing shots West’s way, but they ended up squashing the beef.
West continued to keep the Internet buzzing after announcing his Yeezy Season 3 Collection will be shown at a listening party of his new album at Madison Square Garden. When tickets went on sale, they were sold out in 10 minutes.
“Thank you so much guys we sold Madison Square Garden out in 10 minutes,” West tweeted.
All-in-all, this feat is extraordinary and shows West’s relevancy in our culture.
On the eve of the album’s release date of Feb. 13, West tweeted prior to his performance on Saturday Night Live announcing he is $53 million in debt.
“Mark Zuckerberg invest $1 billion into Kanye West ideas,” West tweeted the morning of his album release.
He opened himself up to help from anyone who was willing to help. West did not go into specifics on why he is where he is at financially, but he stated his dreams and ideas played a part.
People always want something to talk about on social media and West has provided that. Twitter and West may not make much sense together, but you will be entertained by his irrational, unpredictable tweets.