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Kanye West's 'Donda' Tweets Explained

By Priya Elan

Posted on 05 Jan 12

 
 

As a rapper Kanye’s unstoppable. As a Tweeter he’s unfollowable, in a sort of ‘watching a car crash unfold, slowly’ kind of way. Last night on Twitter he unloaded a 3 hours can of wordy whoop ass on us. 180 minutes of unexpurgated vowels, nouns and crazyballs.

Kanye


Depending on which camp you sit in it was either inspirational in its re-imagining of the way we view the world via a mega thinktank called Donda, or it was like being held at knife point at Speakers' Corner by Charlie Sheen at his most self-obsessed and ‘refreshed’ (ahem).

But what does it all mean? Let us explain. Note: we have illustrated some of Kanye's Tweets for our own amusement.

Kanye


What he wrote:

I am assembling a team of architects, graphic designers, directors, musicians, producers, AnRs, writers, publicist, social media experts…


What he meant:
“I’m reuniting the cast of Home Improvement to re-record ‘We Are The World’, with all proceeds going to my charity KanyeFund, which gives underprivileged children the chance to have major re-constructive surgery to look like me.”



What he wrote:

DONDA will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford...


What he meant:
“I’m launching a range of supersized gloves with a special microchip in each finger so every time you move your hand you’ll hear a child screaming ‘KAN-YE’ in the key of B flat.”

Kanye


What he wrote:

When me and Jay toured... ever night I peered into the audience astonished by the different walks of life that came to support us.


What he meant:
“One night Beyonce came down with Solange.”

Kanye


What he wrote:

I know this is not a very rapper thing to say but I haven't bought a new car or piece of jewelry in about 2 years...


What he meant:
“We didn’t make much money from ’Watch The Throne’, especially after we forgot to clear the sample of ‘I’d Rather Jack’ by The Reynolds Girls. Millions. Gone."

Kanye


 
 
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