Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Kanye West Joins Twitter

There's an unlikely charm to Kanye West's megalomania and all-too-frequent outbursts, and it's one that translates particularly well to Twitter's 140 characters. After railing against the service (Kanye in 2009: "I DON'T HAVE A F***** TWITTER ... WHY WOULD I USE TWITTER???"), the rapper had an about-face in June, signing up to entertain the world with mini-missives like "This is rock and roll life my people ... you can't stop the truth you can't stop the music and I have to be strong or "they" win!!!!" It's paranoia worthy of Glenn Beck — and that, plus the occasional pictures of private jets, makes it irresistible.