We are all worried about Kanye. We worry about his alleged $53m of personal debt, about his plea for $1bn from Facebook inventor Mark Zuckerberg and, in essence, we worry about all the other mad stuff he’s been up to lately. Tweeting “BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!” Really? Hiring out Madison Square Garden in New York and charging $90 for punters to watch you play The Life of Pablo off your laptop? C’mon now, ‘Ye. Sorry, just one more – does anyone know what’s going on with The Life Of Pablo? Because – and this may be our imaginations – it feels like the cover art and track titles keep subtly changing on Tidal; we blinked and ‘Silver Surfer Intermission’ changed to ‘Siiiiiiiiilver Surffffeeeeer Intermission’. Has Jay-Z given Kanye a log-in and is the inventor of the leather jogging pant sat at home, tinkering about with the Tidal version? This should not seem likely… and yet it does.
So, yes, Kanye’s been acting up lately. We’d love to know what’s going on in that head of his. Is there a doctor in the house? Well, there was one on James Corden’s Late Late Show this weekend, and his name was Dr Phil, the host of an American television show, which also happens to be called Dr Phil. What, Corden longed to know, is going on in Kanye West’s head? Not much, according to human walrus Phil, who categorised ‘Ye’s tweets as publicity stunts.
“You can’t be wrong that many times in a row unless you’re working at it,” the doctor said, before decrying social media over-sharing as a whole, like an old man shaking his first at a cloud. “You used to be able to stupid and get away with it,” he added, sounding stupid but not getting away with it.