The rambling began at 11 p.m. and continued until 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 4. Although, West was tweeting from London so that would make the time slot 4-6:30 a.m. Rumor has it that the rapper-turned-fashion-designer has moved to London to work on his line, DW, according to Fashionista.
West apparently wanted to voice an autobiographical monologue -- and his fashion cred -- to Twitter followers, in far more than 140 characters. He discussed everything from interning at Fendi to turning down Versace, grammatical errors to the penitentiary system.
Here is an excerpt of the verbose speech (in case you missed it), in chronological order.
You guys might think I have some type of backing for my line but I don't.
I did the first fashion show out of my own pocket and used the money I made touring to follow my passion.
I've been working at this for 8 years now ...from the first offers to do urban clothing lines that I turned down...
To begging Bape to do my line and never making any real headway...
To having an office in LA that was shut down after the MTV moment along with my tour with GAGA
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 snuck to Giuseppe Zanotti Factory still under contract and learned to design woman's shoes for 2 years before my first show in Paris
After doing the first LV collection I was sure I would get a second shot to create but was never given the opportunity
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...
Early 2011 ... I moved to Paris and opened a small design studio... the language barrier was quite difficult...
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.
In Paris I met many great people in design including the master Azzedine Alaia... Azzedine even came by my studio one day : )))
This was the greatest feeling to stand in his presence in my embarrassingly small Paris studio in a courtyard opposite Collate
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
It's something about making clothing that always brings me back to that point. For the first 16 or 17 years of my life the only thing...
I knew about my woman's clothing was what my Mom would wear. I guess some critics would joke that I still don't know anything LOL
My Mom would wear blue jeans with a fur and an embellished Cosby Show sweater : ) to pick me up from school
... the teachers said I couldn't focus... I used to get kicked out of class for bringing dirty mags and drawing Nikeys in 4th grade
Being a celebrity has afforded me many opportunities but has also boxed me in creatively.
He finished with a contact email, contactDONDA@gmail.com, and some (sort of) inspirational quotes.
West threw a party in London right before New Year's for DW. According to The Sun, he wants to be taken seriously as a designer and believes the UK is the place to be. A source said: He went home for the holidays but was proclaiming that he is now based in the capital and would return in early January.
He's close to the lecturers and students at the Central Saint Martins College and being in London means he can stop by for advice any time. He is supposedly prepping for Paris Fashion Week in March.
Noticeably absent from West's rant was a response to ex-girlfriend Amber Rose claiming that he cheated on her with Kim Kardashian.
In a recent interview with Star magazine, Rose said Kim is one of the main reasons why me and Kanye are not together. She's a homewrecker! Kardashian was dating footballer Reggie Bush at the time, but that did not seem to stop her. She was sending pictures, and I was like, 'Kim, just stop. Don't be that person. I thought at least she'd be woman enough to respond to me. She never responded.