Four Epic Twitter Rants in Honor of Kanye West
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When Kanye West tweets, magical things happen. West's high powered account lay dormant for quite sometime after his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album but last night, the floodgates were opened from West's creative mind. What emerged was a sprawling 85 tweet rant that commenced for three hours. In short, Kanye yelled from his giant mountain top "YOU SIT THE FUCK DOWN TWITTER WHALE, I'M TALKING!"
The fullness of West's epic rant last night was this: he wants to create a think tank company envisioned after his mother, his thoughts about school systems, creativity, design and more. Titled DONDA, the 22-division company would exist, in West's words, "with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford." It's ballsy as fuck but we're talking Kanye here, the entire Watch The Throne tour was an example of how zany and awe-inspiring he can be.
When he tweeted out the e-mail account to submit applications to his mythical company, numerous appliers got the "This Inbox Is Full" message. I guess that's another step Kanye has to figure out, an unlimited cache of messages in an e-mail account.
Here are four more epic Twitter rants of recent memory.
RANTER: Louis CK # OF TWITTER FOLLOWERS: 890,000+
CK got hammered on a flight to LA and somehow got a hold of wi-fi. This may be more disgustingly hilarious than the time he had sex with Joan Rivers on Louie. Plus, he did release a comedy album in true Radiohead In Rainbows fashion for $5 and that thing sold like mad.
RANTER: Courtney Love # OF TWITTER FOLLOWERS: None (She Deleted Her Account)
The Hole lead singer may be the first and only person ever to be sued because of Twitter. In 2009 she tweeted things such as this little gem about her former fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir: "[she]'s a "drug-pushing prostitute with a history of assault and battery". Simorangkir brought forth a defamation lawsuit against Love and the singer was ordered to pay $430,000 to the designer - via an installment plan by 2014.RANTER:
Alec Baldwin# OF TWITTER FOLLOWERS:
600,000+ (Before He Deleted It)
Oh Alec, king of Saturday Night Live song and dance. Last December, the 30 Rock star got into a verbal disagreement with American Airlines after he got booted off of a flight for playing Words With Friends. "Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt."
Boom. Baldwin then went on a rampage, asking his followers to unfollow him in protest. Still, his parody of the matter on SNL was even more epic.