When Kanye West returned to Twitter recently, it was only a matter of time before the music producer, rapper, peculiar fashion visionary, odd activist, venture capitalist, Kardashian husband, and emotional rollercoaster personified to be on a roll.
Yeezy has tweeted release dates for his ‘album’ (more like an EP as it would have just seven tracks, but whatever) and those of Nas, Pusha T, Janelle Monáe, Teyana Taylor, and a collaborative effort with Kid Cudi.
He’s also posted screenshots of coming Yeezy Boosts, tweeted that he’s fired his manager because “I can’t be managed” (he let go of his lawyer, too), and hinted at running for president in 2024 (conveniently when Donald Trump possibly would be ending his second term in office).
Kanye’s also tweeted he’s neither a democrat nor a republican, talked about how the concept of fearing God makes no sense since God is love, posted a series of video clips about free thinking and, most of all, triggering anybody ‘triggerable’.
How so? Baba North expressed his love for Candace Owens’s train of thought (she considers Black Lives Matter activist a cluster of wailers), tweeted stuff such as “I leave my emojis in Bart Simpson color”, and called Donald Trump “my brother”, adding both of them share “dragon energy”. Trump thanked Kanye for that and thought it was “very cool”.
All these despite the oldest tweet on his timeline at the moment being a retweet of Russell Simmons tweet about the need for police sensitivity training and an arrest in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
Kanye’s basically gone from “Jesus Walks”, “Diamonds from Sierra Leone”, “Black Excellence”, and “Never Let Me Down” to something of a futurist reborn in the Calabasas bubble and spreading a new gospel for the world to embrace. Will the world accept, though?
His thoughts never cease to seize attention and cause enough commotion. Most of all, he can only be bothered about what anyone outside his circle thinks about his thoughts as much as Lionel Messi is bothered about scoring goals. Never.
There are people who would rather he dropped his album already and skip all the talk on tweet streets, some others are busy being triggered by his tweets, while some are couch potatoes and being entertained by it all.
In the end, however, whatever way it goes, Kanye will always Kanye.