Kanye Has Returned to Twitter, and It’s . . . a lot

Kanye West looking at his phone
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It’s been nearly a year since Kanye West deleted his Twitter account.

That’s one year without the rapper’s signature rants, raves, and non sequiturs, a year without his unique brand of pot-stirring and philosophizing and politicizing. But now, Ye is back online, and, with a flood of Tweets on everything from sneakers to neck tattoos, he seems determined to make up for his long silence.

His first tweet upon returning to the social media platform was a typical Yeezian headscratcher: a retweet of CEO’s founder Jack Dorsey welcoming him back to the site — and linking to another tweet by West, which had been deleted.

Next came a couple of bizarre inside-seeming jokes, like a fake t-shirt commemorating his “Saint Pablo” tour, and a photo of a dancing kid with the instructions “caption this.”

And then, a stream of borderline metaphysical inspirational ideas about creativity and consciousness.

Of course, there were photos of West’s fashion and much-derided shoe designs.

And then were posts about a neck tattoo he was supposedy planning on getting, which, the internet soon discovered, turned out to be just a free font online — and maybe the whole thing was just a joke anyway, but who knows?

And, of course, he’s already courted controversy, tweeting, “I love the way Candace Owens thinks” — Candace Owens being a controversial conservative pundit, known for her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement — and engaging in some mutual back-patting with “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams, a vocal Trump supporter. Naturally, the ensuing roast has been as entertaining as Kanye’s feed itself.

But if you’re into Kanye the musician and not Kanye the provocateur, the only thing you really need to know is that he has announced two upcoming albums, one his own and another a collaboration with Kid Cudi.

The rollercoaster of emotions and sneakers is sure to continue, but for now, we’ll just leave you with a solid piece of advice that it’s hard to believe West himself follows: