August 4th, 2010
04:10 PM ET
Kanye's only Twitter friend doesn't like being followed
Looks like Kanye West and Steven Holmes don’t see eye to eye on the subject of fame.
The prodigious rapper and tweeter randomly selected Holmes as the solo person to follow on Twitter and let’s just say that Holmes is less than flattered by all of the attention.
Initially, Holmes seemed excited by the connection, tweeting , "Holy [expletive] bro thx for following!" But the Brit quickly changed his tune once the full glare of the limelight hit.
Speaking with his local paper, the Coventry Telegraph, The Nottingham University student sounded far from enthused by the global attention he says has led to him turning down interview requests from media outlets around the world.
“I didn’t want to talk to any of them,” Holmes is quoted as saying. “Fame has never appealed to me. It’s vacuous.”
He went on to say that “Before this weekend I thought it would be cool to have a celebrity following me on Twitter but now I think it’s really not worth it.”
Holmes reiterated that stance on his Twitter page when he tweeted “This has been completely surreal and I really have no desire for this attention i'm just a normal person” and later added that he will not be speaking with any other media outlets.
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Kanye is Kanye. He's going to be remember for that incident with Taylor Swift. So, was it really a bad move?
First off if this Nottingham University student DIDN'T want Kanye to follow him then he can block him in 2 seconds by going to his list of followers, clicking Actions and finally select the drop down for Block this follower. With that said if Kanye is still following him its because Steven Holmes wants him too. Period. Further, for all those who want to continue to crucify Kanye for his imprudent comments and/or actions... try moving on. You will have an extensive wait before Kanye goes anywhere. He is extraordinarily successful at his chosen musical career. To date, Mr. West has been nominated for 30 grammys and has won 14. He has sold over 11 million albums in the U.S. and over 20 million worldwide. In addition if he wanted to quit tomorrow and spend the rest of his life doing absolutely nothing then he is wealthy enough to just walk away from music. Kanye doesn't need you. Au contraire. It is you who need him so you have something to complain about while you're working your 9 to 5 and hoping your 401k is going to be enough for you to retire with in umpteen years. All types of people from every demographic appreciate Kanye's musical talents and while he may not or has not always chosen the proper thing to say or do...I for one am not going to judge a man I do not know. I am just going to laugh, sit back and enjoy the musical gifts he bestows and hope that Kanye is somewhere laughing too.
Anyone who listens to rap has serious issues anyways.
You know they used to say that about almost all forms of music. What makes what you listen to so much better???????????
This is newsworthy, how? Slow news day? How about if Kanye (Bush hates black people, you ok for a white girl) just follows his girlfriend with the chemotherapy haircut. I had a bowel movement this morning with more musical talent
In the sound of Eric Prydz – Call on me... Hey Kanye, Follow MEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Regardless of his musical talent, his face has a constant ugly scowl. He should wear a surgical mask when his picture's taken.
West is a raciest and always will be so he does not deserve any attention.
Really? Just because he "apologized" does not make it all better. I'm pretty sure it's the first time in the history of an awards show someone did something like that. He took that mic and said those things because he felt an injustice had been done to another artist and ruined the moment of another. It's an example of self centered egomania. What did he hope to accomplish? Did he think there would be another vote resulting from his pompus attempt to speak out? Lets be real here. If someone had done that to him what ensued would not have been so calm. Sorry, he is a loser in my book, and deserves to fade away.
So? Did Taylor die? Did she get hurt? No, her albums sales actually increased as a result of the incident, and she forgave him long ago, so get off your high horse and get over yourself.
What's up with all the Kanye West Hate? The man already apologize for the Taylor Swift Incident. Please give him a break. Move on People this's 2010, not 09, That's the past. Let the man breath and enjoy his fame.
Oh pleeeze! Gimme a bucket so I can puke in it!
Eduction alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. - Calvin Coolidge 1872 ...
Kanye is just another "I'm black, you owe me" no talent thug. It would be one thing if he actually had any talent, but this whole over the top aggrandizement of himself is just stupid. It's so typical of that culture though, think they are the best of the best when in fact just another loud mouth.
And you're just another ignorant bigot. Go watch Fox News.
Kanye west remains Da Bomb.
why don't shut *** up jack ass
He should be happy and honored that someone of note would want to follow his pathetic, nothing life.
Isn't being followed against the law?
Yo Kanya, Imma let you finish, but Mark Baker is the best to follow on twitter of all time. All time!
isn't kanye a gay fish?
Tweeting is for twits silly Kanye! Anyone who listens to rap has serious issues anyways.
Kanye West rules to bad his only friendon the internet is an idiot.:(
What an idiot.
He's a gay fish.
I wouldn't be happy either if Kanye West added me
Kanye sucks! Remember, he's a gay fish LOL love southpark!
So, it's news that someone doesn't want to be famous? (Not news: Dog bites man. News: Man bites dog.)
kanye's done... I never was a fan and even I'm tired of him and his antics and really surprised people let get away with his crap without telling him to f off. And then he blamed his last outburst onstage at that country chick on his dead Mother?!! What a must have been talented at one time loser.
He could follow me around day and night WITH the media. Free publicity baby coming at you.
Why would I possibly care?
If there was ever anyone who fit the term "n*****," then it's Kanye West – and just so you know, I'm an African American.
Well, CLEARLY since he doesn't want Kanye 'following' him anymore, he must be a racist..........Right Kanye?!?!
as a matter of fact......any person who actually follows me off of this post will get a personal thanks and a welcome to my little tweet world. im in southern california so my tweets are cool. follow me at djmikeinthemix you know how to do it....
its cool....its all good man.......follow me instead....i do have interesting things i tweet about. djmikeinthemix is my name follow me.
Better for him. The next thing he'll know, Kanye will be all over twitter screaming his buddy is better than anyone else's because he gives more one on one! Sad egomaniac.
Kanye's public persona is just an act. I know a few struggling music producers who have met him working studio gigs in Chicago who will swear up and down he is a really nice, really thoughtful person in real life. Seriously. I doubt he even manages his own Twitter account.
kanye its bugs with tim roth
this entire article on all fronts makes me want to jump out my 11th floor window. the kid should block and ban kanye, the end.
ONLY twitter friend? I feel sorry for this "chosen" guy picked at random.
Why all this hate, hey Kanye follow me all you want.
...and just because it hasn't been said enough...GAY FISH!
Still not getting old!!
Someone actually cares?
Kanye West is the man shame on the rest of y'all hating on him just because of the Taylor Swift incident cmon son? really? you still hating him over that? its over go listen to Power Kanye coming back to that Late Registration sound this year!
I can't decide if you are actually Kanye West, or if there is someone else out there who could be as vapid and Kanye-aggrandizing as he is. Whichever it is... go eat some fishsticks. I'm sure you love them.
what its proof of is that all of us want something but dont want 2 deal w/ all that it entails. so when "celebrities" wig out on TMZ camera men or something else, we think how crazy they are. but if it were u or me, we'd prob do the same thing w/ cameras on our lawn or in our face while we waited 2 get on a plane. kanye picked one guy 2 follow and THAT person became famous and so innundated w/ interview requests that he couldnt handle it. imagine what real famous people deal w/ everyday. and the media makes this kid famous for no reason. while the media may pick on kanye, kanye is pretty much laughin at the media that criticize him, by dictating who and what they cover just by following one person on twitter. thats what the real story is
i dont think he has a big enuf brain to create a fiasco from twitter... i could be wrong, anyway think about it, one follower, lol ! a person is following kayne, the complete looser man.
He rich he don't need your money Malfaye.
In case you didnt know, hes a gay fish...
Can't blame the poor guy. Who wants to be followed by a gay fish?
West sit down. You r losing your fame. I will not spend money on any of your music or trash.
Kanye who? Kanye what? Kanye where? No ye Kant.
Kanye West doesn't care about following people.
to Topical- You certainly sound intelligent. Thugs will be thugs. Hurry up and collect your welfare check or start your night shift at McDonalds. Then use the money to buy Kanye music. Moron
ah ahahahahahahaah.....i'm practically laughing my head off hear!!
YO YO YO IMA LET YOU FINISH BUT Y'ALLS LACK OF CURRENT MEME KNOWLEDGE MAKES ME WANT TO THROW UP.
LMAO @ all the gay fish comments. Kanye West loves fish sticks btw.
it wasn't random that kanye followed him... its because holmes asked kanye what kind of toothpaste he used on his diamond teeth
Kanye West is a no talent thug and is living proof that popular culture does not mean class or real talent. No blogs can ever change that fact.
If Kanye West sent me a friend request, I would decline it.
After all, he's a gay fish! (And a MuthaFu**'n lyrical genuis)
I am so sick of "stars" being stuck in our fae endlessly. Maybe more people will take his point and we can some real movies and music from people who actually have talent instead of the industry churn outs like West. What a puke.
Kanye is a done done, has been low life POS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wouldn't want a gay fish following me either.
The gay fish jokes just don't get old.
This guy is welcome to block Kanye, make his tweets private or change his username if the attention bothers him so much.
you just made my day
My only Twitter friend is my mom.
follow me....i follow you.
Wah can't ah say Pwicklepants on teh Intehnetz?
That was funny stuff!!!
I don't blame him. I would never want to be famous. Rich, yes. Famous, hell no! I'm sure Kanye thought this guy would be honored as many would be but some people don't enjoy attention as much as Mr. West!
Is that you Anna? 😛
This guy just loves to see his name in print.
Probably scared Kanye was going to "turn him out" if you know what I mean!!!!
Guess he finally realized that Kanye is WHACK!
He needs to follow me. I tweet once a month. That deserves me to be followed.
I'll never think of Kanye the same way again after the South Park "Fishsticks" episode.
lol.. second that. my thoughts exactly..
...and a mutha-fu**in lyrical genuis!
Best South Park episode EVER.
And thanks...now I have the song stuck in my head.
Maybe he should pick Taylor Swift to be his follower, hahahahahahahaha
and a miss.
LMAO that was classic!
LoL GoOd One
She's so sweet, she'd probably do it...
You can follow us on twitter Mr. West @TheTrapfiles
Kanye is a jerk. Wisk I could catch him in a shpping mall so I could make him buy thongs for himself. He's far from being a man.