Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves Kanye West and Twitter.
So yesterday Kanye West goes on a Twitter rant about divorcing his wife influencer Kim Kardashian and how his in-laws were evil people. This comes after his South Carolina rally for president and has cause major controversy for his outburst.
Here is the series of events that led up to Tuesday Nights Twitter rant.
Kanye West delivered a winding and unconventional campaign introduction speech in which he proposed a $1 million payout to each new mother and decried Harriet Tubman for her work on the Underground Railroad.
On Sunday West said before a crowd of several hundred in North Charleston, South Carolina, that Tubman “never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people,” comments that drew shouts of opposition from some in the crowd.
Harriet Tubman, among the most respected figures in American history, escaped slavery, helped enslaved Black men and women travel north to freedom on the Underground Railroad and fought for the Union during the Civil War. She later became a supporter of women’s suffrage.
To make matters even worst, West failed to qualify as a candidate for the South Carolina ballot. According to State Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire, neither West nor a campaign representative handed in 10,000 signatures by noon Monday, as required by state law to appear as a petition candidate.
West missed the deadline to qualify for the ballot in several other states, as well, and it was unclear if he was willing or able to collect enough signatures required to qualify in others.
Speaking without a microphone, West became tearful at one point while talking about his mother, who died following plastic surgery complications in 2007. He also decried the lack of minority representation on corporate boards and in sports team ownership, threatening to end his deal with Adidas and Gap if not named to their corporate boards.
And then On Tuesday, in a series of since deleted Twitter posts, West wrote that he’s been considering divorcing his wife. In another post he called out Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner.
Since these tweets the internet has been on fire with Kris Jenner memes and even a Twitter hashtag #krisjongun and has been the topic of watercooler.
His wife Kim Kardashian has put out a statement on Wendsday asking for empathy and compassion for Kanye on her Instagram stories.