Like any breaking news moment, many were glued to their Twitter feeds, taking in West’s every tweet — more than 80 of them in about two hours. Coming just a day and a week before West, who has an album dropping soon, is scheduled to once again hit the VMA stage a year after the Swift incident, the tweet explosion couldn’t help but captivate.
As with most of West’s actions, who can truly pinpoint his rhyme and reason? Perhaps Saturday being Beyonce’s birthday got him thinking about the incident. At any rate, he started out innocently enough, tweeting about his latest song “Devil in a New Dress” in the wee hours of the morning as well as retweeting various accolades. Somehow, as the sun beamed in, West’s thoughts changed.
After tweeting “Take in a movie. Have a nice lunch. Smile. Take your kids to the park. Walk your dogs. #LIFEISTHEEVENT …I’ll provide the soundtrack : ),” he followed up with “Man I love Twitter… I’ve always been at the mercy of the press but no more… The media tried to demonize me” and “They wanted yall to believe I was a monster in real life so you guys wouldn’t listen or buy my music anymore[.]”
That’s when he took the kid gloves off and really began his barrage. In between the tweets “Even now a lot of articles start there [sic] first 2 paragraphs about how much of an a**hole I am” and “I accept the idea (ideal) that perception is reality,” he tweets “Happy B day to sister B … I gotta dope a** gift for you” before delivering his real jaw-dropping tweets.
Interestingly, Kanye West addressed his controversial statement “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” which he made five years ago during his appearance on a Hurricane Katrina special broadcast live on NBC.”Even though the NBC telethon was widely praised yall didn’t think they was just gone let me get away with that did yall???!!!” he tweeted.
“With the help of strong will, a lack of impathy, [sic] a lil alcohol and extremely distasteful & bad timing … I became George Bush over night,” he continued. Adding, “How deep is the scar… I bled hard.. cancelled tour with the number one pop star in the world … closed the doors of my clothing office” and “Had to let employees go… for the first time I felt the impact of my brash actions … I felt the recession from an ownership side.”