Kanye West tweets as New Yorker cartoons

Über-ostentatious and fabulously future-forward rap icon Kanye West joined Twitter last week, to much fanfare. His early 140s were—how shall we say—boldly unmodest, and unabashedly self- (and brand-) conscious. At left, a Versace cereal bowl which was the subject of one early missive.

They soon became the stuff of parody: Aziz Ansari, Mat Honan, and Budget Kanye West tweeted some real gut-busters in those first few awkward days. Even stodgy old WSJ has an opinion.

But #kanyenewyorkertweets rules them all. Here's the full Twitpic archive. Looks like most of these, certainly the best ones, are by Paul and Storm.

Everyone's a little awkward when they first join Twitter, and I commend him for writing his own material (many celebrities of his stature might hand over the task to, say, an assistant, or some Swedish girls). Kanye, if you're reading this, we love you (and I think your blog is really great). Also, Gray Goose! #ITSAPROCESS.

Update: Mr. West becomes cognizant of this meme.


  1. I’ve never read a New Yorker cartoon with its original caption, and yet, I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything.

  2. I am blown away by that guy…Who knew Kanye was a finicky wealthy old woman trapped in a young hip hop producers body. Great music(at times) but, Christ, what an asshole!

  3. “You have died of dysentery.”

    “…the trail part is cool, the error not so much.”

    These are genre crossing gems.

    1. I shall restore your faith in humanity by pointing out that it is not a cereal bowl. It is a chamber pot. The joke is on Mr. West. ;)

  4. I’m sorry, but Kanye has ruined himself for me. Always have hate his music, now I hate everything he does or is connected to. His actions (and Im not just referring to just one) have tainted me against him totally.

  5. I still fail to find the attraction to any “star’s” twitter, facebook, blog, etc… but then again I dont read People, Us, or any tabloids, so yeah. And btw, “Christ what an asshole” never stops ringing true.

  6. That bowl is NOT Versace, it’s a museum quality piece and not contemporary, surely not owned or touched by the celebrity in question.

    – Ethel

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