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140 characters is apparently nowhere near enough room for Kanye West to express what he's been holding inside for so long. The entertainer/world-dominator had barely tweeted for months, but he went on a Twitter rant last night that included scoops on the financials of his fashion line; his secret breach of contract with Louis Vuitton; his new company DONDA; and a confession that he has not bought a new car in almost two years. Whew. Let it all out, Kanye, let it out.
Our 12 favorite quotes from the hour-long rant, below:
•I know this is not a very rapper thing to say but I haven't bought a new car or piece of jewelry in about 2 years...
•Being a celebrity has afforded me many opportunities but has also boxed me in creatively.
•I designed a sneaker called the YEEZY with Nike. I'm "allowed" to design 1 pair of sneakers every 2 years. I have more ideas...
•I appreciate having the most nominations at the Grammies but I feel so conflicted by the fact that award shows sometimes are completely?illogical.
•I moved to Japan for one month after that and designed every night in my room... I had this opportunity to intern at Fendi and was also offered a position to at Versace wich I could not take due to my contract with LV which was for 2 years. I moved to Rome after I left Japan and worked at Fendi for 4 months under cover ... I was there to give ideas for the men's collection.
•I still don't have a Paris VAT number to this day... I don't know what a VAT but every time I asked why we didn't have fabrics they said it was because of the VAT.
•I remember being 5 years old picking and my mother taking me with her shopping at the discount fur spots. She said I would always point to the most expensive furs even as a child LOL
•What good is fame and prestige if you can't use it to help people... I want to help by doing what I know how to do best .. create
•I have started a new company and I'm so excited about the name.... it's got the best name ever of all companies of all time!!!....The name of the company is DONDA
•Sometimes my grammar is wrong but my thinking is right : ) My mom was an English teacher so I know she sends an SMDH from heaven : )
•The adrenaline is running... I don't know if I can even get to sleep now... From Wall street to the London riots to Chicago murders...I sit everyday and ask what can I do to make a difference...