Today was a mess. You all saw it. Kanye went IN on Wiz Khalifa on Twitter. During the online assault, Kanye tweeted that Wiz lost two million followers due to the whole ordeal. We reached out to Twitter to confirm, and found that it isn’t true—Wiz actually gained 61,000 new followers over the past 24 hours. In that same timespan, Kanye gained 172,000 followers. Amber Rose, for her small but important role, gained 45,600 followers.
Twitter also hooked us up with this visualization of mentions on Twitter. Scroll over to see mentions throughout the ordeal. At the peak of the conversation, “Kanye West” was mentioned in 88,000 tweets PER MINUTE. Pretty incredible.
But despite all this attention, none of these tweets were Kanye’s most popular. His most popular (according to retweets) are as follows:
Kanye West’s Top Tweets:
Please: Do everything you possibly can in one lifetime.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 23, 2015
not smiling makes me smile
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 11, 2014
This is not album of the year. This is album of the life.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 26, 2016
Swish February 11 16
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 9, 2016
Sometimes I feel like just saying I love you isn’t strong enough to express how much I love you…
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 22, 2014
So happy to be finished with the best album of all time pic.twitter.com/JBWa8OWvqw
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 25, 2016
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) October 17, 2013
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 27, 2014
KENDRICK IS AN INSPIRATION. THANK YOU FOR THE VIBRATIONS AND THE SPIRIT. YOUR MEANING, MESSAGE AND EXECUTION ARE GIFTS TO THE WORLD.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 17, 2015
Kim, I’m so happy to be married to the girl of my dreams… I love you and Nori so much!!! I would find you in any lifetime.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 26, 2015