Celebs Queue Up To Mock Kanye West As ‘Life Of Pablo’ Bombs
Hip-Hop star Kanye West will be needing plenty of his legendary self-belief right now. West is often mocked for his complete belief in himself, and when it comes to Kanye, no one worships him more than Kanye himself. Some may accuse West of arrogance, but the truth seems to be that Kanye truly believes that he is a god. As reported by the Inquisitr, West sees absolutely no irony in using Twitter to ask Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion in him. West sees no irony in claiming to be over $50 million in debt while asking someone to basically hand him $1 billion.
It’s not even that West was asking Zuckerberg to invest in an idea or a product, Kanye simply wants Zuckerberg to invest in Kanye West, the world’s greatest ever artist.
We're still face palming at Kanye West's #PhotoFail earlier this week🙊
— Capital (@CapitalOfficial) March 5, 2016
So great is West’s self-belief that he decided to release his new album, The Life of Pablo, exclusively on Jay-Z’s streaming platform Tidal. By doing so, West undoubtedly believed that he could single-handedly save the troubled service. Seriously, other than West and Jay-Z, who really even knew that Tidal was still a thing. To put it into perspective, in almost a year of operation, Tidal has fewer than one million subscribers. Apple music attracted over 10 million paying subscribers in its first six months.
In effect, this means that virtually no one has heard Kanye’s new offering legally. So invisible has West’s new album been that, according to Forbes, it has failed to trouble chartmakers everywhere with the exception of Denmark. It seems that the world’s greatest artist managed to hit number 13 on the Danish chart but has managed to avoid charting anywhere else in the world.
You have to wonder why, if Kanye is so famous and his album was so “highly anticipated,” has it bombed so badly? Part of the answer is, of course, West’s decision to make the release a Tidal exclusive. Kanye’s decision may have made good business sense for Jay-Z — there has been a modest increase in Tidal subscriptions — but is has been a disaster for West. It may be that Kanye has recognized that he has made a fatal error over The Life of Pablo, because HipHop DX reports that West has blocked Tidal from releasing his figures. This is probably a sure sign that the numbers make grim reading for West.
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— billboard (@billboard) March 5, 2016
Of course, Kanye also has to face the fact that the public loves to see the arrogant handed a huge slice of humble pie, and West is probably choking on his slice right now.
Alongside his legendary self-belief, West is famed for his outbursts on social media. Kanye has got himself involved in so many social media beefs over the last few years that it would take forever to list them all. According to the Mirror, this hasn’t stopped a long line of A-List celebrities from putting a hilarious spin on some of Kanye’s messages during the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Kate Hudson and James Corden lead a list of celeb’s who had more than a little fun at Kanye’s expense. Patrick Stewart, Emily Ratajkowski, JJ Abrams, and Hilary Swank were all more than happy to send a little shade in Kanye’s direction. Kate Hudson just about managed to hold it together as she quoted Kanye’s infamous tweet when West said, “I’m not even gonna lie to you, I love me so much right now.”
James Corden made a mockery of a West tweet from 2010 when Kanye said that “sometimes I get emotional over fonts.” Apparently, even Kanye’s mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, has said that West should not be allowed near social media after a series of recent beefs with Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, and others. It seems that West has an unerring talent for making a fool of himself on social media.
Who knows? Perhaps Kanye West is aiming to add the title of “world’s greatest clown” to his list of self-proclaimed “greatest” titles.
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