Kanye West Has JokesPublished by Dior Noir on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm.
Apparently folks don’t know how to take a joke, as Kanye West has learned in the past week.
Tuesday night the rapper hit NY hot spot 1Oak when a model asked “Are you Kanye West?” He replied with a smile, “No, my name is Louis.” (a nod to his “Louis Vuitton Don” moniker, no doubt). Easily fooled, the lady chuckled, “Damn, you should be an impersonator and work in Vegas. You should be getting paid.” Kanye joked back, “I’ve been to Vegas. And, oh, I get paid.”
It wouldn’t be the first time someone hasn’t gotten Kanye’s humor lately. The media was a buzz with reports that he was trying to start beef with Britney Spears when he Tweeted after realizing his song “H.A.M.” featuring Jay-Z trailed on the charts in the No. 2 spot after the pop star’s song “Hold It Against Me”: ”Yo Britney, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you be #1, but me and Jay-Z’s single is one of the best songs of all time! LOL.”
Shortly after the reports began likening his Tweet (which was obviously tongue-in-cheek) to the Taylor Swift fiasco. Kanye got pissed and went on a Twitter rant for about an hour:
“Just saw that MSNBC said I tried to start a twitter war with Brittany. This s— takes the air out my lungs sometimes from blogs to news reports … enough already!!! All I do is focus on my work… There’s a new lie everyday… a new media spin.”
Kanye, I’mma let you finish but really dude, isn’t it clear by now that the people don’t find you funny? Why not just hush and get the last laugh as those album numbers (and dollar signs) continue to soar.