Kanye West's lone Twitter follow bails, says no thanks to media attention

kanye-westImage Credit: Eric Ryan/Getty ImagesThe Flashing Lights of fame are not for him. When 19-year-old Steven Holmes found out that mega-star rhymer Kanye West was following him on Twitter after asking the extravagant rapper how he cleans his row of diamond teeth, the Nottingham, England native was ecstatic.

“Holy s***, bro,” Holmes tweeted West on July 31. “Thanks for following!” It was even more special because he, a regular college kid, was the only person West picked to follow. Kanye comedically replied to Holmes’ appreciation writing, “You are the chosen one dun dun dun dun.”

But inundated with requests for interviews and constantly probed by jealous peers on Twitter, Holmes’ fun times in the spotlight quickly fizzled. After expressing his displeasure with his 15 minutes in an interview with the Coventry Telegraph, Holmes tweeted, “I won’t be speaking to any more press/journalists.”

Now, about a week since that tweet, it appears that his wild ride on the fame train has come to an end. West, apparently responding to Holmes’ wishes, is no longer following him. No recent dialogue to Holmes appears to exist on West’s page. But seemingly responding to a sincere apology West tweeted him this morning, Holmes replied to West saying, “No problem mate. It was just surreal that’s all. Sorry I haven’t checked my twitter out for a while. Cheers.”

Who do you think West will follow next? Would you be able or even want the attention and fame that comes along with being followed by a star? Let us know.

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  • JC

    Kanye is coming off as pretty cool

  • KanyeISaBABY

    maybe he should follow Taylor Swift?

    seriously, who would want this BABY to follow him/her?

    get a life, people. Kanye is a jerk.

    • Jen

      Yeah, he’s a jerk, but honestly most celebrities are. He just hasn’t managed to keep his egomania behind closed doors. And seriously, I hope Taylor Swift send him a dozen roses every week for the rest of her life; that whole stupid thing was the greatest career boost she could have ever received.

      • Liza5326

        Ah yes, because the millions of albums sold before that incident were not a boost to her career. Suuuuure . . . .

      • u

        She was successful before the incident, but you definitely can’t deny that her popularity and album sales increased after the incident, either. She would’ve never walked away with an Album Of The Year Grammy if Kanye never interrupted her and arouse public sympathy for Taylor.

      • u

        She was successful before the incident, but you definitely can’t deny that her popularity and album sales increased after the incident, either. She would’ve never walked away with an Album Of The Year Grammy if Kanye never interrupted her and arouse public sympathy for Taylor.
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      • wino

        it was great PR for Taylor…she became america’s sweetheart. while Kayne is a big jerk, for the most part, its all bark. plus, like someone mentioned above, a lot of celebs behave this way. they just do it behind closed doors and not in front of the cameras.

      • lefty

        @wino: “Now all I need is y’all to pronounce my name, it’s Kanye but some of my plastics still say Kayne.”

      • righty

        @lefty

        Four years ago I would’ve found that amusing.

  • Pisstaker

    Maybe Kanye should follow a group of lemmings… right off a cliff

    • lefty

      goooooooooodddddd one.

      • righty

        That lemming thing was discredited years ago.

  • Kat

    Gotta say, I really respect this kid for rejecting quick and easy fame like that. I’d probably be uncomfortable too, but I think it would be a hard decision to step back from attention like that, and certainly many people would sell their souls to get international publicity. (Palin Jr’s nasty baby daddy comes to mind.) Impressive, Steven Holmes. Most impressive.

  • Jay

    He’s a gay fish!!!!

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