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KANYE TWEETS THROUGH HIS TAYLOR SWIFT VMA MELTDOWN

Rapper’s Stream-of Consciousness Candor Is Both Remarkably Refreshing and Emblematic
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While you were off eating backard barbecue vittles, getting loaded on the usual substances and watching college football’s first weekend, not a whole lot happened.

The three-day lull provided Kanye West with a virtual spotlight in which to tweet what amounted to an epic poem in free verse, as he spent Satuurday morning working through his feelings about the colossal misstep he’d made a year ago at the VMAs. To read the whole enchilada, you had to keep scrolling interminably and hit “more” at least three times.

Adding a bizarro touch to Kanye’s screed is that it played out backward—Memento-style—as he laid each tweet on top of the previous one. We considered recreating the text from start to finish so that it could be more easily followed in its digression-filled entirety, but it was just too damn much trouble. Here’s the beginning of it, at any rate:

“Man I love Twitter... I've always been at the mercy of the press but no more... The media tried to demonize me
“They wanted yall to believe I was a monster in real life so you guys wouldn't listen or buy my music anymore
“I feel like they were waiting for the opportunity to go in all the way on me and when it came they beat me to a pulp
“Even now a lot of articles start there first 2 paragraphs about how much of an asshole I am
“Happy B day to sister B ... I gotta dope ass gift for you.
“I accept the idea (ideal) that perception is reality
“When I say perception is reality I mean whatever you think is the truth... is your truth
“Some people's truth is Kanye is racist... It's not my truth but I do believe it's my Karma.... walk with me...
“Even though the NBC telethon was widely praised yall didn't think they was just gone let me get away with that did yall???!!!
“With the help of strong will, a lack of impathy, a lil alcohol and extremely distasteful & bad timing ... I became George Bush over night”

On and on it went for a couple of hours, an endless parade of bite-sized utterances, including comparing himself to American Psycho and the Wicked Witch of the West, and revealing he’d written a song for Taylor. Here are some other highlights:

“I'm ready to get out of my own way. The ego is overdone... it's like hoodies” (6:35:21 AM). “When I woke up from the crazy nightmare I looked in the mirror and said GROW UP KANYE ... I take the responsibility for my actions” (7:00:59 AM). “Beyonce didn't need that. MTV didn't need that and Taylor and her family friends and fans definitely didn't want or need that.” (7:03:30 AM). “These tweets have no manager, no publicist , no grammar checking... this is raw” (7:06:49 AM) “TAYLOR LOVES RAP MUSIC... I LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC (7:26 AM Sep 4th). And finally, at 7:38 on Saturday morning, the payoff… ““I'm sorry Taylor.”

Swift, meanwhile, spent Saturday afternoon at Notre Dame Stadium watching the new-look Irish beat Purdue 23-12 in Coach Brian Kelly’s debut. Taylor’s brother is an ND undergraduate. After the game, she took a second to fire off a tweet: “Had a blast with @rselenagomez watching Notre Dame football game :) goodnight everyone.” Not a weord about Kanye’s epic apology.

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