Kanye West already has the funniest Twitter feed of all time

In the day since Kanye West joined Twitter, he’s already become arguably the site’s single funniest user. I’m not even kidding. Take the update he posted earlier this afternoon, just one of dozens so far: “I think Twitter was designed specifically with me in mind just my humble opinion hahhhahaaaahaaa humble hahahahhahaahaaaa.” Exactly. His context-free one-liners are Twitter at its best.

Kanye’s most fascinating tweets document the expensive objects around him. He spent a decent stretch of yesterday afternoon cracking wise about an allegedly tiny jet. Today he’s been posting photos of various regal housewares with deadpan captions. “I hate half empty water bottles so I copped these #goblets to drink out of.” “I copped this to eat cereal out of turning the crib real Kingish.” “I’m just saying… what’s your credenza game…#DON’TTALKTOME!!!” My favorite of this subgenre of Kanye tweets is the one pictured at the top of this post. “I specifically ordered persian rugs with cherub imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh.”

Did he even buy any of that stuff, or is it part of the joke? Does it matter? He’s playing with the audience’s perception of him as a wealthy egomaniac while simultaneously being just that. Bragging about himself and satirizing himself, at the same time, all the time, like some sort of Schröedinger’s Rapper. When his pal Aziz Ansari started a gently mocking “#PredictingKanyeTweets” hashtag, Kanye just…retweeted him. You can’t laugh at him for being narcissistic, because he’s already right there laughing at himself. I think.

That’s only one side of what Kanye has done on Twitter to date. He’s also shouted out tons of blogs (including the Music Mix) for covering him, marveled at his follower count (255,000 and counting), and riffed on classical music (“Leonard Bernstein is the s—!!!”) and dating supermodels (“I had to learn to like small dogs and cigarettes”). It adds up to our most direct route yet to what Kanye’s thinking as he’s thinking it — like his blog at its caps-lock-ranting height, but even less filtered and a lot more light-hearted. Maybe this is something like what the show Kanye was developing with Curb Your Enthusiasm/Borat‘s Larry Charles would have been like if HBO hadn’t passed.

What do you think of Kanye West’s tweets so far? Several sites have attempted to round up his best messages, but really, you should just go follow him now and read ‘em all. There’s no telling what he’ll say next.

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

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  • Entertainment2u-Twitter

    Have no interest in this disrespectful loser. We should all INTERRUPT his tweets mid-stream.

    • Hayley

      I agree. I have no intention on following Kanye on twitter.

      • jj

        please KANYE west made that chicks career soar. she need 2 thanking his ass for letting her no singing self get a grammy

      • atown

        sh** that girls already made more money than kanye can dream of. kanye has no talent at all… break out the autotune for another song boys.

      • Matt

        I don’t know for sure, but my guess is that Kanye West has more money than Swift. But more importantly, if you don’t like Kanye, don’t read articles on him. I, along with 255,000 plus, are following him, so clearly he has some love out there. And saying he has no talent? Ha, well, that’s just jealousy.

      • mysty

        The guys got an ego the size of Taylor Swift’s career and the fact that he is an idiot in that sense, cost him. Boo Hoo

    • Chris

      Entertainment2u-Twitter, if you had no interest in kanye west, you wouldn’t have read an article about him…

    • Tai

      It’s been a year, get over it already. Folks act like he battered Taylor Swift.

      • i agree

        thank you!

      • Jennifer

        And folks act like what he said was wrong. Taylor Swift is highly overrated.

      • ThatGuy

        Actually it hasn’t been a year, but nice try.

        And get over it? Since I doubt you’ll ever have a moment like that to get taken away from you, imagine if during your wedding someone runs up in the middle and says “Wow, the girl in the back looks WAAAY better than the bride!”

      • u

        @ThatGuy:
        If I had Taylor Swfit’s success and bank account, then hell yeah I’d get over it. Getting interrupted at some crappy award show is way less of a big deal than having your wedding disrupted. And the latter has happened to many people, drunk relatives with loose lips, jilted grooms/brides, ex-lovers unexpectedly showing up to stop the wedding, etc. But I can assure that even the people who have experienced those things eventually moved on and didn’t spend the rest of their lives harping on about it.

      • Sabrina Davis

        Amen! That MTV VMA 2009 award show was SET UP. People need to do their research.

    • Justin

      Kanye is SO TALENTED. HATERS are like bubble gum: grab one…chew em….get the sweet out…spit em out..and grab another one to do it again (LOL). Kanye will have 500,000 followers by Saturday!!!! 1M in a week? We shall see. :)

      • greg

        People who say “haters” are like high school dropouts. They have no future, no prospects, and no intelligence.

      • Jay

        Greg is white trash. :)

    • Justine

      That joke isn’t even funny anymore. Lames like you ruined it.

  • Tye-Grr

    I love him. Unconditionally.

    • Karate Pants

      I do too. I don’t want to, but I can’t fight it.

      • u

        I learn to separate the music from the man. So I love the music, and although I do occasionally find Kanye funny, most of the time I’d rather that he just shut the hell up.

  • Tye-Grr

    P.S.- I’m not kidding.

  • OnMyWayToHell

    Absolutely love him on twitter. You really never know what’s coming next.

  • Will

    The sad thing is I don’t think he’s kidding…he might just be that narcissistic.

    • ThatGuy

      The sad thing is, he’s not typing it. Celebs have PR reps and publicists who handle that.

  • Cris

    I don’t particularly care for the guy, and I can’t stand Twitter, but there’s no doubt that Kanye and Twitter will go together like peanut butter and jelly.

    • @benmuniz

      Lol:)

  • SHADY>YOU

    Larry Charles?

  • tina

    As long as he stays in his little box and doesnt high jack awards shows. let him ramble. He is just nuts.

  • Amanda

    KANYE ON TWITTER IS THE FUNNIEST THING IN THE WORLD!! OMG I LOVE HIM!! I used to hate his GUTS! But he’s SO LOVABLE OMG!! It’s so cute how he’s so excited to use Twitter, I love him!!! He’s the best!

  • Chappel

    Have you read his latest Tweet? He’s trying to find a live 12″ giraffe like he saw in a TV commercial.

    • MissVampireDiaries

      LOL I knew it wasn’t real!

  • PNK

    He’s the Patrick Bateman of rappahs – minus the serial killing, of course!
    He sounds funny.

  • Graywoof

    Your article is absurd! Why don’t you look for real funny people at favstar.fm. Even twitter’s own funny recommendations are better than this drivel.

  • Vivi

    Twitter is DEFINITELY made for someone like Kanye. No question about it. And he’s using it to his highest advantage. Hopefully, once his album debut, he’ll still be active on Twitter.

  • D Rant

    How much does EW charge to get an article on my tweets published?

  • Cate

    I don’t care about West, but Josh Groban is freakin’ hilarious on Twitter…no kidding, he’s hilarious!!!!

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