Pop culture wouldn’t be complete without the infamous Kanye West, who has taken social media by storm with his highly-opinionated tweets and rants. He even made headlines with his announcement in February this year about being 53 million dollars in personal debt.
Don’t try to use me for advertisement or to make your proposed trend relevant.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 9, 2016
While music is what introduced us to West’s talent and thought-provoking lyrics, he is more than a musical prodigy. West is also a fashion designer who has recently teamed up with Adidas and released three seasons of his “Yeezy” clothing lines.
Despite his thought transparency, the artist proves to be greatly influential with what he considers words of wisdom. With over 20 million followers on Twitter, West can take 140 characters and make the internet explode with retweets and responses that’ll make him the talk of social media for days.
I’d rather teachers got paid more and books cost less … #2020
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 16, 2016
His attitude towards a variety of topics certainly positions him on a scale between ingeniousness and outrageousness. Some may call him a genius, as he speaks his mind on success and hard work. Others believe the pedestal he places himself on categorizes him as crazy.
Either way, Kanye West doesn’t care. In fact, he’ll so bravely remind you that he loves himself.
I'm not even gon lie to you. I love me so much right now.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016
West isn’t shy to share what he feels. Freedom of speech is so greatly embedded in his character, whether he’s on stage interrupting Taylor Swift as she accepts an award for best music video, or being interviewed and claiming that he’s a close comparison to Jesus. It certainly is inevitable to see where he gets the inspiration to be famously nicknamed, “Yeezus.”
My tweets are a form of contemporary art only compromised by people trying to tell me what to tweet and not to tweet…
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 14, 2016
As the rapper continues to be in the limelight of controversy, there’s no saying where West will take us next as he dominates freedom of expression. One can hate him or love him, but he certainly got your attention.