Kanye West’s Twitter Account Getting Huge, Fast


If you’ve been living under a rock or something, you may not have noticed that the one and only Kanye West has opened a Twitter account. He’s only had it for a day, and as of this posting has over 265,000 followers, meaning he’s been garnering about 80 followers a second. How long will it take for ‘Ye to climb to the top of the Twitter follower heap?

West isn’t close to the top 100 in terms of followers yet, but if he keeps going at this rate, it should only be a matter of days. (The current top five are Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres, and Barack Obama).

What’s behind this explosion? Our theory: the general awesomeness of Kanye’s tweets, and the fact that so many people are retweeting the account to within an inch of its life.

Selected Tweets, in Ascending Order of Awesomeness:

Please keep them coming, Kanye. We know you will.