.

Kanye West Joins Twitter, Debuts New Song

MC premieres verse at Twitter offices the day after his surprise visit to Facebook

July 30, 2010 8:16 AM ET

Kanye West's tour of social network headquarters continued yesterday. The rapper, who just launched a verified new Twitter account, visited the site's offices in California to debut another verse a cappella from his upcoming, still-untitled album, Rap Radar reports. "Lyrically, can't none of y'all murder 'Ye, cuz y'all raps ain't got no vertebrae," West rhymes on this swaggering new verse. As Rolling Stone reported yesterday, Kanye visited Facebook's headquarters Tuesday and premiered verses from three new tracks and one poem while standing on a folding table.

Check out backstage photos of Kanye on his Glow in the Dark Tour.

Kanye racked up more than 200,000 Twitter followers in less than 24 hours. While West is still getting the hang of Twitter's strict 140-character count ("up! ran out of characters! somehow I knew that was gonna happen lol," he tweeted), Kanye has already become a prolific tweeter. Highlights include random dating advice ("Dating models I had to learn to like small dogs and cigarettes"), the appropriate apparel for working out ("I jog in Lanvin," a quip that quickly became a Trending Topic) and the news that West's next album will not be called Good Ass Job as previously rumored. West also took time to give @rollingstone a shout out for writing about his Facebook visit.

West is already a favorite among Twitter users, even inspiring the hash tag #PredictKanyesTweets. (Aziz Ansari's "THESE SHOES I GOT ON ARE DOPE AS FUCK!" was the winner according to Kanye.) Despite his many tweets, West has yet to divulge any more concrete info about his next album or confirm the rumored release date of September 14th.

Keep up with Rolling Stone's hottest photos in Random Notes.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com