Its tough keeping up with the world of Kanye West. So let us take the hard work out of it and present to you the highlights of a packed 12 months of megalomania
January: Album notices and Twitter rows( part 1)
After releasing a brand-new track, Facts, on New Years Eve, Kanye followed it up with another new racetrack, No Parties in LA, on 18 January. At that part, his forthcoming album was due to be called Swish( superseding the previous So Help Me God ), and was its creator said the best book of all time. On 26 January, he announced he “wouldve been” premiering it at Madison Square Garden in New York. Never one to shun cross-promotional work, the book launching was to be combined with a reveal for his Yeezy range for Adidas. Oh, and it would be shown in cinema worldwide. Of course.
You would think, with everything that to take care of, West might have better things to do than having sequences on Twitter. You would be wrong. After West announced the new book would now be called Movements rather than Swish, Wiz Khalifa intimated hed pinched the new name from the Harlem rapper Max B. Never one to check bait without taking it, West piled in. Your first single was corny as fuck and most there after No one I know has ever listened to one of your books all the lane through I am your OG and I will be respected as such. All of which elicited a most peculiar response from Khalifas girlfriend( and Wests ex ), Amber Rose: Are u mad Im not around to play in ur asshole anymore? #FingersInTheBootyAssBitch. Its just like the Algonquin round table, I tell you.
The month in a Kanye title : Cant Tell Me Nothing
February: Twitter sequences( segments two and three) and the book launch
Well, having a pop at a fellow rapper can get to feel tamed sometimes. So why not tweet your is supportive of the three men at the centre of a massive sexual-assault scandal instead? On 9 February, West chose to do only that, with the massively unambiguous: BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!! As the Guardians Dave Schilling find: I have a sneaking suspicion Kanye West has a box full of note cards, and on those note cards there are transgressive words written on them. Proclaiming Bill Cosby is innocent of raping 37 wives is probably just one of them. Still, theres no better room to distract attention from that by announcing that your brand-new album has its third new designation in less than a few months. Now it was to be called The Life of Pablo. Half the tracklist had changed from when it was called Swish. Surely that would be it for the saga of So Help Me God/ Swish/ Waves/ The Life of Pablo?