Kanye West Assumes Full Responsibility for 'Tight Jeans' in Ongoing Twitter Rant

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Kanye West at London Fashion Week in February 2015. Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Kanye West at London Fashion Week in February 2015. Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

On Wednesday afternoon from approximately 12:59 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. EST, Kanye West — rapper, fashion designer, aspiring legal pad artist — engaged in an enthralling Twitter rant. Over his 30-odd tweets, many of which have since been deleted, West attempted to rip his peer Wiz Khalifa a new asshole for putting his upcoming album title, "Waves," on blast. In response, West did what he does best: gave himself a bunch of weird compliments — several involving his pioneering efforts in pant trends — leaving the Internet lost, yet entertained, in his tracks. 

First, West complimented Khalifa's "cool pants." Harmless, right? 

Screenshot: Spin

Screenshot: Spin

He owned up to screenshotting them, which is more than most of us can say about our own social media-related exploits.

Screenshot: Spin

Screenshot: Spin

Here's what we believe to be the "cool pants" in question. They're cool! We get it!

Then, things took a turn for the worse. One of West's more memorable comebacks, originally tweeted at 1:23 p.m. EST, is that he made it acceptable for men to wear "tight jeans," a sartorial staple for which Khalifa is often applauded. 

Screenshot: Spin

Screenshot: Spin

West then paid Khalifa a second compliment, followed by a personal confession. (Same, though!)

Screenshot: Spin

Screenshot: Spin

What came next was perhaps the most Kanye West Tweet of all the Kanye West Tweets. Are you ready? 

Screenshot: Spin

Screenshot: Spin

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Inexplicably, this is somehow not the first time West has assumed responsibility for a pants-related trend on Twitter. In 2013, he sent out a series of tweets against Jimmy Kimmel, who spoofed West's signature leather jogging pants on his late-night talk show. (Editor's note: This is the tirade that begat the now-iconic hashtags, "#NODISRESPECTOBENAFFLECK" and "ALLDISRESPECTTOJIMMYKIMMEL.")

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