Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash.
CATFIGHT! DUDEFIGHT! WHATEVER! THIS IS WHY "TWITTER LITTER" WAS CREATED! Kanye West (@kanyewest) has a huge beef with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel). West recently gave a BBC Radio 1 interview in which he called himself the biggest rock star in the world. Kimmel naturally thought this was hilarious, so he had kids reenact the interview:
But West didn't like being the butt of Kimmel's joke, so he Hulked out -- on Twitter. West went on an all-caps tirade insulting Kimmel's comedic chops, his bromance with Ben Affleck and his ability to get pu... uh... lady sleeping partners. #ALLDISRESPECTTOJIMMYKIMMEL, people! Kimmel began responding to Kanye's tweets, because OF COURSE he did:
apparently @KanyeWest is VERY VERY ANGRY with me....— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 27, 2013
I like you too! Glad we cleared this up. RT @kanyewest I LIKE YOU, YOU KNOW ME, I WENT TO YOUR FAMILY'S WEDDING— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 27, 2013
At one point, Josh Groban (@joshgroban) asked if he could help alleviate the friction with West, and Kimmel kindly reminded us of this gem:
Kimmel addressed his new "rap battle" with West on his show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (video here), and all was well... or so it seemed. Just after that, West committed a social media faux pas -- HE DELETED HIS TWEETS! Not all of them, of course; just the ones about Kimmel. Entertainment sites are speculating that West's wife Kim Kardashian forced Yeezus' hand because of all the bad publicity he generated. That, and because the whole thing is effing ridiculous.
Can you handle page two after that epicness?
The Wavves (@wavves) dudes were up to some wacky hijinks in a church:
They also pondered a question as old as time:
Just came up with great idea for @mcdonalds seasonal nuggets. Cant choose between Mcpumpkin or Pumpnugget tho :/— WAVVES (@wavves) October 2, 2013
Pumpnugget seems to b the clear victor. Im still drunk.— WAVVES (@wavves) October 2, 2013
Glad that's settled.
Tef Poe (@tefpoe), one of St. Louis' best rappers and an RFT Music contributor, was thrilled when hometown guy James Irwin (also known as Rubix) wowed the judges on this week's episode of "The Voice." But Poe's not too pleased about how some local musicians are reacting to the news:
Rubix murdered The Voice lastnight ..witnessed this man grinding in the underground for years...Literally known him for years.— Tef Poe/FootKlan (@TefPoe) October 2, 2013
Buuuuut it's amazing how many new friends you get when ppl see that you're about to be on TV or possibly blow— Tef Poe/FootKlan (@TefPoe) October 2, 2013
I'm not even talking about "new" fans that wonderful...but new musicians attaching themselves to you for a look is lame as hell..— Tef Poe/FootKlan (@TefPoe) October 2, 2013
this man was in the underground was for 10 years..where was all these rap ninjas at his BlueBerry hill show this summer?— Tef Poe/FootKlan (@TefPoe) October 2, 2013
He's got some wise words for those bandwagon musicians:
really bothers my soul man...genuinely support the local scene unselfishly and not just because you want something when someone's popping— Tef Poe/FootKlan (@TefPoe) October 2, 2013
Word. But this doesn't mean we have to like Adam Levine now, right?
Our hometown hero Murphy Lee (@murphylee) supports local musicians. Murph hasn't forgotten the guy who helped launched his career:
But, man, you'd better not compromise his food:
If yo shirt dirty from yesterday um today...I kinda don't want u fixing my food...musty ass human— MURPHY LEE (@murphylee) October 2, 2013
Aw yea waffle house has no mercy for nonswine eaters...dey will rake dat swine rite over into yo hashbrowns...fuck yo lifestyle— MURPHY LEE (@murphylee) October 2, 2013
Hey, Murph, our Veggielante has a few vegetarian suggestions for our favorite tweeter!
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