Its tough kept pace with the world of Kanye West. So let us take the hard work out of it and present to you the highlights of a jam-packed 12 months of megalomania
January: Album announcements and Twitter rows( part 1)
After releasing a brand-new racetrack, Facts, on New Years Eve, Kanye followed it up with another brand-new way, No Parties in LA, on 18 January. At that quality, his forthcoming album was due to be called Hiss( replacing the previous So Help Me God ), and was its producer 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 act, the album open was to be combined with a demo for his Yeezy range for Adidas. Oh, and it would be shown in cinemas 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 Motions rather than Swish, Wiz Khalifa intimated hed pinched the brand-new refer from the Harlem rapper Max B. Never one to assure bait without taking it, West piled in. Your first single was corny as fucking and most there after No one I know has ever listened to one of your albums all the course through I am your OG and I will be respected as such. All of which prompted 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 rows( parts 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 support for the man 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 Champion Dave Schilling observed: I have a sneaking suspicion Kanye West has a container full of note cards, and on those note cards there are transgressive statements written on them. Proclaiming Bill Cosby is innocent of abusing 37 women 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 brand-new entitlement 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 story of So Help Me God/ Swish/ Waves/ The Life of Pablo?