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You know it’s going to be a long day whenever Kanye West decides to take to Twitter and wax poetic about himself, his family, politics, music and whatever else happens to be on his mind at the moment. But even we have to admit that we’re exhausted after following the personality’s latest tirade.

In case you missed it, it all started when West decided to let the masses know that he and his manager Scooter Braun had parted ways. He then launched into the success of his Yeezy brand, shared some love for U.S. President Donald Trump, broke his and Kim Kardashian’s rule about never sharing photos of their private home and then wrapped it all up by sharing some love for King James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

It was like speed dating with a goldfish, whose memory reset every three seconds. And it honestly has us wondering what the heck is up.

The big tweet, or at least the one that’s been getting the most attention, is the one in which West openly supported the current POTUS.


Naturally, with the love for Trump also came the criticism of Barack Obama, whom West said never got anything done while in the Oval.

 

That’s all well and good, and of course everyone is entitled to their opinion, but the messages didn’t exactly come across like West was just trying to spread the love or break “mental prisons.” If anything a lot of people felt antagonized, particularly the celebrity friends who unfollowed West in droves. To date, we know that Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, BTS and Kendrick Lamar are just some of the people who chose to tune their friend out by permanently unfollowing him.Given the negative backlash, it didn’t take long for West to try and clarify his remarks (apparently at the request of his wife), but whether he actually did a good job of that is up for debate.


It makes you want to just take a deep breath, doesn’t it? On one hand that’s lovely that West wants to live in a world where everyone gets along and little old things like racism, sexism and prejudice don’t exist, but on the other hand that’s so far from reality. Even if you’re a celeb who is granted certain privileges that others are not. John Legend had the perfect take on it all, in fact.


Even Kim had to get in on the action to clarify her own stance, first bashing media outlets that were quick to pigeonhole these actions in the “mental health” category and then going on to tackle the Trump debate.


Kim’s good intentions didn’t stop Donald Trump and his son from congratulating themselves, of course. They were both probably floored that a celeb was actually speaking on their family’s behalf, for a change, and wanted to let the world know it.


We won’t go into much more of the back and forth, but West’s tweets continued well throughout the day and are continuing today. It’s a serious rabbit hole, if we ever saw one, so be sure to set aside potentially hours to scroll through it all.


Obviously the timing of this all is suspect and it’s clear the comments are probably a part of a publicity stunt for the new music he has coming out. But at the same time isn’t it a little irresponsible, as a public figure, to tweet whatever the hell you want like this without any context? Apparently West doesn’t care, at least not from what he had to say to New York radio personality Ebro Darden about it all.

“Look, I was going to tweet and give some context, but I thought… let me just take this heat right now, and maybe people will understand when I put the music out.”

Maybe, maybe not. All we know is that this is exactly why an outlet like Twitter can be such a dangerous one, and that we’re almost scared to see where West takes things next.

Stay tuned, we suppose…