Kanye West Gets Rid of Phone, Needs More Air "To Create"

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While it's a fantastic idea to unplug from our mobile devices, not many of us tweet it out thinking others will care.

Unless your name is Kanye West.

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In order for him to reach his true artistic potential, West has announced that he's parting ways with his phone.

"I got rid of my phone so I can have air to create," he tweeted on September 14th.

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It's never not a weird time for West to get rid of a phone, and he might not have any particular reason for getting rid of it now,

However, perhaps the criticism from his Yeezy Season 4 show prompted West to put the phone down.  


It wasn't a total wash, though.  Without a phone he wouldn't have been able to antagonize his future wife over her romantic choices.

West said that the first time he got a phone was in 2011, when he learned that his longtime crush was marrying Kris Humphries (the couple wed in August, but separated 72 days later).

“I got a phone because somebody decided they wanted to marry Kris Humphries,” West joked on an episode of Kocktails with Khloe back in April.

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"I wasn't up to anything, and I looked on the internet, and there was Kim Kardashian with some extremely tall person, and I was like, 'I need to call her or something.’”

Oddly enough, this relinquishing of the phone could have proved useful to West during his Twitter rants back in February.

“Pitchfork, the album is a 30 out of 10," West tweeted in response to the outlet rating his album, The Life of Pablo.


"To Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and any other white publication. Please do not comment on black music anymore."

Aaaaand this.

"I love love love white people but you don't understand what it means to be the great grandson of ex slaves and make it this far."

The latest rant from Kanye?  More of a response to Kid Cudi than a rant, but it was highly entertaining to watch.

So, now that West is without a phone, will he be using pay phones? Rotary phones?  Land lines with cords?!

Coming soon: Yeezy Season Five From a Phone Booth.  

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