Kanye West gets kanyewest off Twitter
14th May 2009 | 15:22
"MY CAPS LOCK KEY IS LOUD!", says star
Kanye West took to his blog yesterday to complain about an impostor who's been accumulating followers on Twitter.
In an angry post (the capitalisation is Kanye's own), West said: "I DON'T HAVE A FUCKING TWITTER... WHY WOULD I USE TWITTER??? I ONLY BLOG 5 PERCENT OF WHAT I'M UP TO IN THE FIRST PLACE. I'M ACTUALLY SLOW DELIVERING CONTENT BECAUSE I'M TOO BUSY ACTUALLY BUSY BEING CREATIVE MOST OF THE TIME AND IF I'M NOT AND I'M JUST LAYING ON A BEACH I WOULDN'T TELL THE WORLD. EVERYTHING THAT TWITTER OFFERS I NEED LESS OF."
West's position is in stark contrast to some other artists who have actually gone so far as to hire ghost Twitterers to Tweet for them. However, West claims that the proprietors of the social networking site know that kanyewest isn't him.
"FOR THEM TO ALLOW SOMEONE TO POSE AS ME AND ACCUMULATE OVER A MILLION NAMES IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND DECEITFUL TO THERE [sic] FAITHFUL USERS," he continues, before signing off by saying: "HEY TWITTER, TAKE THE SO CALLED KANYE WEST TWITTER DOWN NOW .... WHY? ... BECAUSE MY CAPS LOCK KEY IS LOUD!!!!!!!!!"
The rant seems to have done the trick, as kanyewest's Twitter account has now been suspended. However, there are fake Kanyes on the site, so we assume the real one's Caps Lock key will be aimed at them next.