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Memes: Kanye West
Describe Kanye West's memes he

Yo, TV Tropes! I'm real happy for you, I'mma let you finish, but I just wanted to—

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Please add entries in the following format:
  • Meme name: description of meme and how it's used.
    • Source of meme and fandom it relates to.
    • Famous instances (such as the Rick Roll during the Thanksgiving parade).
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.


  • Interrupting Kanye: Used to interrupt something, typically another meme, in the form "Yo, [X], I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but [Y] had one of the best [Z] of all time!"
    • Original source was West's interruption of Taylor Swift's speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards; she had just won "Best Female Video", and West claimed that Beyonce had one of the best music videos of all time. Overnight, this was all over the internet, thanks to Twitter. Beyonce went on to win Best Video, and allowed Swift to return to the stage and finish her speech.
    • Most famous instance: The original (Kanye enters at 0:26). The meme is literally his entire interruption.
      • The verse "where the fuck is Kanye when you need him?" was used in the Eminem song No Love along with "bitch, imma let you finish".
  • "George Bush does not care about black people!" - "George Bush" and "black" are often replaced by other words.
    • Original source was a celebrity telethon to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
    • George W. Bush described it as being the worst moment in his presidency. No, seriously!
  • Kanye's tweets have been a great outlet for memes, one being matching his tweets with New Yorker cartoons.
    "Liz Lemon, I'm reaaaally sorry that I messed up your Twitter stream. Just so excited about Runaway! And beautiful people! I am better now."
  • http://iskanyewestadouchebag.com
  • Kanye complaining in all caps: Several quotes from his blog in which he ranted in all caps, including "AT THAT POINT WE’RE RACING AGAINST THE SUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and "WHY WON'T YOU LET ME BE GREAT!"
    • Source: After his massively delayed performance at the Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, Kanye wrote an angry blog post (which has since been taken down, but excerpts can be found here. The fallout made it to fandom wank.
  • With the release of his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, a whole miniature subculture of memes have grown based around the 35 minute movie Runaway, the interchangeable album covers, and lyrics.
  • Kanye's elementary school picture has become the latest meme and has been coupled to make childish takes on some of his lyrics
  • His lyrics have also been paired with screencaps from Saved by the Bell.
  • Kanye Memes entered a new age with Watch the Throne, especially "Niggas in Paris". DAT SHIT CRAY.
    • WHAT SHE ORDER? FISH FILET?!
    • ...get married at the MAAAAAAAAAALL...
    • Going back to "Flour", a new era of lyric changes were made to be about "SNACKS ON SNACKS ON SNACKS".
    • Human beings in a mob. What's a mob to a king? What's a king to a god? What's a god to a non-believer?
  • "Niggas in Paris" has the amusing verse: "Don't let me into my zone, don't let me into my zone, don't let me into my zone, I'm definitely in my zone..." This led to a creation of a web game, where the player must keep Kanye from getting into his zone.
  • Further lyrical memes have sprouted from the album Yeezus. Kanye wrote half of the album's lyrics in two hours before getting on a plane to Milan two days before the album was due to the label. It definitely shows.
    • IN A FRENCH-ASS RESTAURANT / HURRY UP WITH MY DAMN CROISSANTS!
    • B-B-B-B-BOUNDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD TO FALL IIIIN LOOOOOOOOOVE / UH HUH HONEY
    • JEROME'S IN THE HOUSE. WATCH YA MOUTH.
      • HAVE YOU EVER ASKED YOUR CHICK FOR MORE CHICKENS
    • PUT MY FIST IN HER LIKE A CIVIL RIGHTS SIGN
    • EATIN' ASIAN PUSSY ALL I NEED IS SWEET N SOUR SAUCE
    • KEEP IT THREE HUNDRED / LIKE THE ROMANS
  • Since the release of Yeezus, Kanye became much more active in interviews and the media, for better or for worse.
    • EVERYTHING IS PUSHA T. EVERYTHING IS PUSHA T
    • YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS SWAY. YOU AIN'T GOT THE ANSWERS
    • The music video for "Bound 2" became completely ripe for parodying, most notably from Seth Rogen and James Franco.

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