We thought this day would never come, but it’s here in all its glory—Kanye West finally has a verified Instagram account.
Within a few hours, West already has amassed 394,000 followers, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. With each refresh, the numbers continue to shoot up. In typical Kanye fashion, he isn’t yet following anyone, but perhaps we’ll see Kim’s Instagram on that list pretty soon (I mean, she better be the first he follows, right?).
Until now, West has been active only on Twitter, where, earlier in the year, he contemplated joining Instagram in a series of tweets.
on another note... I was thinking about getting an Instagram but only on one condition......— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 14, 2016
no one can ask me or try to tell me what to Instagram... It’s my art...— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 14, 2016
My tweets are a form of contemporary art only compromised by people trying to tell me what to tweet and not to tweet...— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 14, 2016
Non artist trying to grab the paint brush...— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 14, 2016
See below for his first captionless ’gram. So moody, so artistic, so Kanye. It looks like he’s following through on treating this social media channel as another extension of his contemporary art and we love the tones in this beautiful image. What does it all mean?