Kanye West Joins Instagram & It's Only A Matter Of Time Before He Stirs Up Some Trouble — PHOTO
Way back in November 2013, Kanye West tweeted, "I DO NOT HAVE AN INSTAGRAM…" Three years later, he revisited the subject with a more optimistic approach. In March 2016, he wrote, "on another note... I was thinking about getting an Instagram but only on one condition......" That condition? No one can tell him what to post. It's only taken six months, but he finally took the plunge. On Sunday, West officially joined Instagram. By 1 p.m. on that same day, he already had over 450,000 followers. Impressive, but not too surprising for the "Famous" singer, who currently has 26 million followers on Twitter.
So, what did he post on his page: an ode to wife Kim Kardashian? A still from his "Fade" music video? New York Fashion Week photos of his clothing line? Nope, none of the above. Instead, it appears that West posted a shot from Total Recall , a 1990 movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Specially, it's an image of the movie's self-driving car, better known as a Johnny Cab. That's got to be some sort of symbolism, huh? After all, West is the same guy who once tweeted, "no one can ask me or try to tell me what to Instagram... It's my art..." It's indeed artsy, and the recognizable car must hold some sort of significance.
Maybe the self-driving car is a metaphor for the fact that he lets his social media drive itself. He seems to spontaneously post whatever pops into his head. He's not letting anyone else direct him — it's his way or the highway. (Sorry, couldn't resist another car pun!) The same analogy can apply to his career in general. Or possibly the Instagram is a nod to the inspiration for his fashion line. Back in February, several Twitter users compared his Yeezy line to martian clothes from Total Recall . Another possibility? It could just be his favorite film.
Personally, I can't wait to see what he posts next. Knowing his history, West is bound to spark conversation no matter what, and this is one more platform to do that. As of now, he's not following anyone else on the app, nor does he have a profile photo. It's simply a white circle next to his name. Interestingly enough, just a few days prior, West tweeted about getting rid of his phone for creative purposes. This leaves many questions about how he joined Insta then.
It's only a matter of time before Kardashian posts a tweet welcoming her hubby to the app. Until then, I'll anxiously be refreshing my Instagram feed. Welcome aboard, 'Ye!