Like the uptight female lead in a romantic comedy about librarians, Kanye West may have taken a while to come around to Twitter-- but it seems the two were made for each other after all. Famously dismissive of the social networking site, after joining Twitter all of five days ago the hip-hop mogul sent out an average of roughly forty tweets a day, and even claimed (via Twitter) that "Twitter was made specifically with me in mind."
Indeed, the notoriously narcissistic rapper seems almost a poster boy (he's amassed close of 400,000 followers, and he's following one -- some random kid from England) for the compulsive self-expression the site offers. As our colleague Thorin Klosowski noted in Backbeat on Friday, West's sudden and heavy tweeting started out clumsy, but soon after, not letting up on output even a bit, West seemed to hit his stride with a series of tweets that played up his outsized, narcissistic persona while wryly parodying it at the same time. He's deft, clever and often even a little insightful -- and we hope he keeps going. Here are our ten favorites from over the weekend:
She said she can jog in those heels ... I said, those heels must be Lanvin! Friday, July 30, 2010 2:27:20 PM via web
Beginning with a joke that's s probably only possible to get if you're mega-rich, but yet somehow is still funny, West soon moves on to more accessible material:
Avatar on the 13 foot screen ....wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut!!!!! Friday, July 30, 2010 11:21:16 PM via web
And then, not one minute later:
Nigga my screen is 13 feeeeeet #DONTTALKTOME!!!! Friday, July 30, 2010 11:22:13 PM via web
About two minutes after that:
HEADED TO THE CLUB..... these tweets were made of real bits of panther!!!! Friday, July 30, 2010 11:24:30 PM via web
The frequency drops off for a while, but Saturday morning, he's back at it:
No seriously ... I said my teeth are real diamonds... these are not fronts... I replaced my bottom row of teeth with diamonds Saturday, July 31, 2010 11:04:32 AM via web
Just in case you doubted him, this comes about an hour and a half later:
Diamond Teeth http://twitpic.com/2afcoa Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:28:57 PM via Twitpic
And a half hour after that, we've moved on:
Office clothes are the shit Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:58:34 PM via web
And while we're on the topic of "things that are the shit," this comes two hours later:
Palace of Versailles is the shit http://twitpic.com/2agiif Saturday, July 31, 2010 2:51:48 PM via Twitpic
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Just for a little context, "goblets" have been a continuing theme for much of the week. It's worth looking at the pic. Really:
wuuuuuuuuuut I need this goblet in my life!!! This is the best one yet http://twitpic.com/2al7ni Saturday, July 31, 2010 9:11:00 PM via Twitpic
In case you were wondering:
Fur pillows are hard to actually sleep on Sunday, August 1, 2010 10:20:00 via web