News: Kanye West Ends Tweet Talk, "I Don't Have A F*cking Twitter"
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:30AM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has addressed rumors claiming he has a Twitter account and explained the reasons he does not utilize the social networking tool.
Speaking via his blog, Yeezy called out the numerous Twitter users whom intentionally create fake accounts in his name.
"(This spaz comes courtesy of losers making fake Kanye West Twitter accounts) I don't have a f*cking Twitter," Ye wrote unmodified. "Why would I use Twitter??? I only blog five 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*cking 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. Repeat. The heads of Twitter knew I didn't have a Twitter and they have to know which accounts have high activity on them. It's a f*cking farce and it makes me question what other so called celebrity Twitters are actually real or fake. Hey Twitter, take the so called Kanye West Twitter down now. Why? Because my caps locks is loud!!!!!!!!" (Kanye West's Blog)
With over 200,000 followers, the person behind 50 Cent's Twitter account, Chris Romero, recently emerged and explained his duties.
On March 1, he shared this insight with the more than 200,000 people who follow him: "My ambition leads me through a tunnel that never ends." Those were 50 Cent's words, but it was not exactly him tweeting. Rather, it was Chris Romero, known as Broadway, the director of the rapper's Web empire, who typed in those words after reading them in an interview. "He doesn't actually use Twitter," Mr. Romero said of 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, "but the energy of it is all him." (New York Times)
Kanye recently revealed the hired staff he uses for his popular blog.
"I might [blog for] two hours in a day, it might be fifteen minutes in a day," Ye said in an interview. "I have two people that I hired and I tell them exactly what I want -- it's just like how a designer would work. I tell them, yo know, Surface Magazine, Wallpaper, Architectural Digest, Hypebeast, Bossip, go to these different blogs and keep on pulling information. And then they send it to me, and I get like 80 e-mails, and I have to check and go through them. And sometimes I'll have my own stuff where I'll just be in a cool place, like if I had my camera right now, I'd like photograph this stuff and go home and be really excited to blog it." (New York Magazine)
He was previously questioned last summer after reports of a ghost blogger emerged.
Sure Kanye wrote that one outburst on his blog, but no, he doesn't find all those neat gadgets or post those videos and photos from the road. Someone else does all that for him. That someone else is Marcus Troy, Kanye's "Ghost Blogger" - a term Marcus coined to describe the service he provides for a few celebrity blogs. If you ask Marcus whether he ghost writes for Kanye, of course he'll deny it. Because that's what ghost writers do: they stay in the cut while giving others the glory. (Sandra Rose)