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Kanye West Deleted His Twitter, but These Tweets Will Live On

Sarah Aswell is a freelance humor writer who lives in Missoula, Montana, with her husband and two kids. Her words have appeared in places like The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Hairpin, and more.

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday

Do you feel that feeling? That kind of tingling feeling? That's the feeling everyone in the universe gets on the anniversary of Kanye West's birthday. And this year, it's a big one: the self-proclaimed best rapper ever is turning 40 today.

We weren't sure how to celebrate. Should we write a long, confusing political rant in which no one can tell which party we belong to? Should we dance on a floating stage? Reflect on his genius? No, we decided. The best way to celebrate the man and the artist is to listen to his entire discography in order while compiling the 40 weirdest tweets he's ever posted.

West deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts last month, and nobody's quite sure why. But we can still reflect on the greatness that was and hope for a Kanye West-tweet-filled future. Ready?

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1. Maybe we all need this horse — maybe horses aren't just for music royalty

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 2. Wait, what is like hoodies? And how?

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 3. If there's one thing you should know about West, it's that he stays away from his own ass and asks that you also stay away

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 4. We will never forget the time West kind of asked the world out for a drink — we waited for him at the Spotted Pig all night

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 5. You know, now that I think about it, very few people give Santa anything much else besides cookies and milk — how thoughtless

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 6. We hope and assume he is referring to a rap song here

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 7. Hey, we all have our soft spots

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 8. OK, now we really believe you: You are super into fonts

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 9. Who knew Kanye West was such a Wicked fan?

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 10. Another way of saying: You can't have it all... even Kanye West

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 11. Kanye West might have a bit of a self-esteem problem, but, like, the opposite kind of self-esteem problem that most people have

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 12. This is why spell check exists: because of geniuses

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 13. We were planning to save some of our biggest tasks for our next life when we are reincarnated as an elephant and have more free time

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 14. Tweets like these are why you have shit-loads of followers, Kanye

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 15. This isn't just one of West's best tweets; it's one of the best tweets ever overall

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 16. And this one is a close runner-up (that you will never hear coming)

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 17. Kanye is just like us with wine. On every. Single. Night.

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 18. This is just plain paradoxical

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 19. We never thought we were that traditional until just now

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 20. We just don't even know where to start with this one

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 21. When his caps lock and exclamation games are on point

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 22. Wait, what?

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 23. What a wonderful trait — we'd bet the decision was to wait until later to purchase a bike

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24. A true glimpse into the world of an internationally celebrated rapper

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday

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 25. OK, an even better glimpse into the world of an internationally celebrated rapper

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26. We'd pay to find out if Mark Zuckerberg picked up the phone or not

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 27. Sometimes you sound crazy, but honestly this time we think you might be right

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 28. What kind of possibilities? New shelving for your closet or starting a furniture empire?

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 29. So humble — even after so many years of fame

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 30. OK, this is just amazing

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 31. Are you sure your single greatest quality is not humility?

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 32. How do we get this kind of confidence?

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 33. Sometimes you have to hurt others in order to fit in your self-care

There's really only one way to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday
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 34. Yeah, this is probably the fastest way you could offend Kanye West

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 35. Kanye West is usually a master of wordplay, but — this isn't very good

Kanye West on why he won't do stand-up comedy
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 36. West shares his special thoughts about clapping in closed areas

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37. Rap god issues

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38. ...Sorry?

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39. This is the first time we've gotten this complaint

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 40. Kanye West is 40 years old, but apparently, we know almost nothing about him

Kanye West might have everyone fooled
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OK, that's it! A full 40 weird tweets to celebrate Kanye West's 40th birthday. And we got him a present: that glorious horse from the first tweet. We hope he can tame it.

Did we miss your favorite Kanye West tweet? Quote it in the comments.

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