News: Kanye West's Tweets Draw Comical Response From Literary Mag
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010 3:50PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's recent Twitter remarks have inspired a column of cartoons by The New Yorker.
Using his tweets as captions, the publication has begun illustrating cartoons to complement his statements.
Even if you wanted to ignore Kanye's stuntastic, ridiculous and hilarious Tweets, it'd be nearly impossible. 9 times out of 10 my timeline is filled with something Kanye has said or done on Twitter; from letting Swedish models take control of his computer to bragging about watching Avatar on a 13 foot screen - this man has the worlds attention. The New Yorker obviously took notice as they've created a slew of cartoons to bring Ye's Tweets to life. They've created over 20 of them, but DOS sent over some choice shots. Check them out below or head to the New Yorker for more. (Fake Shore Drive)
Last week, West visited the headquarters of social networking giants to perform new music.
Kanye West's tour of Silicon Valley continued. After meeting withFacebook on Tuesday, the newest celebrity to join Twitter stopped by the micro-blogging service's headquarters for a visit that included him rapping new material from his as-yet-untitled album. "I admit my first watch was a Fossil, now I'm in the Louvre looking for fossils." "Lyrically can't none of ya'll murder 'Ye 'cause y'all raps ain't got no vertebrae/ And we all know the beats is like a mix between Fergie and Jesus." (Rap-Up)
Since joining Twitter in late July, the rapper's followers has grown to nearly 500,000.
Of course, the social networking wizards at Twitter tweeted about 'Ye's performance, typing, "Welcome to Twitter, @kanyewest, and thanks for the visit today." Several photos of the hip-hop's star's visit were also posted on the website's Flickr page showing the Louis Vuitton Don posing for pics and gettin' it in on the mic. It's been a big Twitter day for West in general. At press time, the star netted more than 130,000 followers during his first day on the site and spent much of his first few hours on Twitter micro-blogging about the rapid growth of followers. (MTV)
In May 2009, West publicly denounced Twitter and said he was unimpressed by the social network.
"(This spaz comes courtesy of losers making fake Kanye WestTwitter 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 celebrityTwitters 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)
Check out some new footage of Kanye West below: