For those who think Kanye West isn’t aware that he has an ego, let the record state that the rapper does indeed know that his ego is his worst enemy. After a slew of tweets, the rapper has decided to momentarily come back down to Earth to admit that he’s not perfect.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, West wrote, “A wise man should be humble enough to admit when he’s wrong and change his mind based on new information…there is so much positive energy right now…Let’s stay on this Ultra Light Beam.”
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“My number one enemy has been my ego. There is only one thrown and that’s God’s,” he admitted.
Recently, Kanye has gone on a Twitter spree to talk about everything from his creative aspirations to his financial debt from said creative aspirations. West even took it a step further to tweet to Mark Zuckerberg to help him invest in “Kanye West’s ideas” while at the same time calling himself “this generation’s Disney.” West just wants to “bring dope s**t to the world.” Sounds promising, right?
“Mark, I am publicly asking you for help. I know I can make the world a better place…I have done the impossible…I retook the throne of rap…I beat the fashion game.”
Although some are poking holes in the fact that he’s in debt, fans started up a GoFundMe account with the intention of collecting funds for West and sending it to a point of contact once they’ve hit $53 million, the exact number that the rapper claims he’s in debt for. Funny enough, most of the people who donated so far are doing so just so they can leave comments shaming the rapper.
West’s Twitter spiral started when he hit back at Wiz Khalifa for criticizing the use of West’s album’s name Waves, stating that he wasn’t familiar enough with the style to name his album after the sub-genre in hip hop. After West went after Wiz Khalifa, he decided to change the album’s title again to T.L.O.P. (The Life of Pablo).
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After he had a preview release party at Madison Square Garden, the song “Famous” received a ton of attention due to a line touting that he made Taylor Swift famous, along with a sexual reference that was deemed as misogynistic by Taylor’s camp.
At the time, West defended the song and said that he didn’t diss Taylor Swift. In fact, he said Swift knew about it, and he even came up with the line after Swift joked that he made her famous. Swift’s reps denied this ever happened.
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b***h famous.'”
Then, Swift fired back at Kanye West during her Grammys speech after the singer won an award for her album 1989.
“I want to say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.”
Swift continued: “But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. ”
What do you think of West’s most recent tweets?
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