We're honored by his lateness
Kanye West is a Twitter game changer: Could the entire platform be saved by therap Messiah?
Remember when Kanye West anointed himself the Messiah on the cover of Rolling Stone? He wasn't the first to blasphemously don the thorny crown, but he did stir the pot of controversy the most fervently.
"You want me to be great," Kanye complained to the magazine, "But you don't ever want me to say I'm great?"
With that one fell swoop of arrogance, Kanye resuscitated a waning interest in the ailing stalwart of the music journalism industry.
And now, at the height of online privacy and security woes, and general social media burnout, Hollywood's most notorious college dropout has revved the stalled networking engines of the masses yet again.
Wake up, Twitter. Mr. West is tweeting in your ear.
But Kanye's unadulterated candor and enthusiasm for Twitter — some four years since the hapless platform's official launch — is unparalleled among celebrities currently participating in the Twitterverse.
He's the Kanye the media loves to hate, and the Kanye that he loves to love.
Tweet it, text it, post it. Twitter makes following the foibles of rap's biggest ego better, faster, stronger.