We can always trust Kanye West's Twitter to give us something to gab about. So far it has entertained us with an Amber Rose drama, his request that Mark Zuckerberg help get him out of debt, and, most recently, the revelation that West might be more like the common folk than we thought.
Tuesday night, the musician tweeted a seemingly innocuous photo of his screen to show that he was listening to some Sufjan Stevens (great taste, Kanye). But people were quick to notice something going on elsewhere in the shot: a tab for the file-sharing site Pirate Bay.If you look closely, you'll see that as well as being on the torrenting site, West was looking at Xfer Records Serum—music software that goes for $189. And in the Pirate Bay tab, there's an "Xfe..." so odds are he was looking up the software only to then search Pirate Bay and get it for free. There's even one of those annoying "MacKeeper"/"Attention!" popups that assault your browser when you're surfing pirate sites.
Tidal, a streaming service that is anything but free. Naturally, hordes of people turned to torrents to get their hands on the album. West was irritated about it and even considered legal action against Pirate Bay. Yet here he is, caught red-handed with an open torrent site tab for all of his Twitter followers to see.
This all comes after West told the world that he was 53 million dollars in personal debt. While he may really be pinching his pennies, the dude should get his personal ethics sorted out—now he just looks like a hypocrite. But what do we really expect from Kanye?
Stars: They're just like us.
Update 12:22pm CT, March 2: Kanye is still the King of Trolls:
Photo via Pieter-Jannick Dijkstra/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) | Remix by Jason Reed