Kanye West’s VMA Finale Sets Twitter Ablaze

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It shouldn’t be too big of a surprise that [artist id=”1230523″]Kanye West[/artist]’s closing Video Music Awards performance, during which he debuted his new song, “Runaway,” got MTV viewers talking on Twitter. West easily topped MTV’s Twitter Tracker, generating more than 4,300 tweets a minute and making it clear his appearance was one of the biggest moments of the night.

Even after the awards show ended, the Nokia Theatre crowd could be heard chanting West’s name.

Gabezacchaeus tweeted, “thank you @kanyewest for making a song about me,” referencing West’s ode to all the jerks in the world.

“Kanye West = genius,” JagneShaw added.

Jay_West_FSG tweeted, “I toast my fellow a–holes in the name of Kanye West,” and JayClarkSOD kept it simple with “Kanye west is da sh– #thatisall.”

West took to his own Twitter account at noon on Sunday (September 12), writing, “I wish my Mom was here but I know she’s looking down. I want to make her so happy today.”

Mj_obsessed_xo responded to that post after Kanye’s performance, tweeting, “You have my heart again . <3." And Joeenco tweeted back to West, "you def did." But not everyone was loving West's closing performance. ParkerOnline tweeted, "IM A HUGGGGGGGE KANYE WEST FAN BUT I CANT EVEN BACK HIM ON THAT PERFORMANCE.. I JUST WASTED 4MINS OF MY LIFE." Cpatterson33 said, "Kanye West is just terrible," while Helene123 said, "Hmm, alrighty then!!! Kanye, what the hell was that???" Then there were the Twitter followers who called West out on his choice of outfit, a bright red with matching shoes. Tonyacrys tweeted, "Kanye's suit was so red I felt the need to dim the tv or adjust the color on my tv. I was like damn Rudolph why your suit so bright?" The Moonmen have all been handed out and the stars have gone home, but there’s plenty of 2010 MTV Video Music Awards news, interviews, behind-the-scenes scoop, party reports and more still to come, so keep it locked on MTVNews.com.