Kanye West is going to have to learn to keep his opinions to 140 characters or less. The hip-hop superstar has finally joined Twitter with the handle @kanyewest, after initially resisting the social-networking website that counts luminaries such as Oprah and President Barack Obama among its micro-bloggers. And although he’s come to the Twitter game later than many celebs, the star has wasted no time getting his tweet count up.
The hip-hop star made his entry into the Twitterverse on Wednesday (July 28) with a status update about his business dealings: “Up early in the morning taking meetings in Silicone Valley.” The MC later followed up with a cheeky correction to his original tweet, typing, “Lol I spelled Silicon wrong (I guess I was still thinking about the other type of silicone ITS A PROCESS!! : ).”
After his inaugural tweet, the star typed more than a dozen messages in roughly two hours, and revealed that he is switching up the title of his next album, which is scheduled to hit stores in September. “The album is no longer called ‘Good Ass Job,’ ” West tweeted. “I’m bouncing a couple of titles around now.”
West followed up the LP update with a spate of shout-outs to media outlets that recently ran stories on Yeezy, including MTV News, which ran piece about his album preview at Facebook’s headquarters .
The move to Twitter is an about-face for the star who famously took to his blog last year to deny that he was on the site after a rash of fraudulent accounts popped up.
“I don’t have a f—ing Twitter… why would I use twitter??? I only blog 5 percent of what I’m up to in the first place. I’m actually slow delivering content because I’m too busy actually busy being creative most of the time and if I’m not and I’m just laying on a beach i wouldn’t tell the world. Everything that Twitter offers I need less of. The people at Twitter know I don’t have a f—ing Twitter so for them to allow someone to pose as me and accumulate over a million names is irresponsible and deceitful to [their] faithful users,” West blogged in 2009.
Apparently, fans have been waiting for the Louis Vuitton Don to get on Twitter as West, at press time, had scored more than 55,000 followers during his first day on the site.
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