Kanye West cares about you. And about Justin Bieber’s music. And the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers.
That was the gist of the rapper and entrepreneur’s busy Saturday on Twitter, along with his plans to inundate the world with new fashion lines and albums.
“No more fashion calendar,” tweeted West, the head of the fashion company Yeezy, referring to the tradition of seasonal lines. “I’m going Mad Max . . . 6 [fashion] collections a year . . . 3 albums a year,” he continued. West, 38, debuted both his fashion collection and his new album, “The Life of Pablo,” on Feb. 11 at Madison Square Garden.
A few hours after that tweet, he shared that “What Do You Mean?” by Justin Bieber “was my favorite song of 2015.”
Afterward, West declared that, “I have discovered my single greatest quality. I care. Everyone can say anything they want about me but they could never say that I didn’t care. I care about people. I care about our future. I care about truth. I care about quality. I think human beings can create a Utopia. I believe in us.”
Less than an hour later, he tweeted to the former Microsoft CEO who now owns the L.A. Clippers, “Steve Ballmer can I please redesign the Clippers mascot.” The team introduced Chuck the Condor, a blue-beaked, pink-faced California state bird with a Clippers jersey over a black bodysuit, and yellow legs with blue kneepads and big red sneakers, on Feb. 29. The Clippers had been one of four NBA teams without a mascot, having years ago retired Sam Dunk, its mascot during the franchise’s San Diego years. Ballmer has not responded on Twitter.
Neither has Bieber — one of whose merchandising partners, TMZ.com reports, missed seeing that the official T-shirt for the singer’s “Purpose” tour misspells the word as “purose” in an uncredited, slightly edited version of the Proverbs 19:21 quote on the back. A Bieber representative told TMZ.com that fans can exchange the shirts for corrected ones.
The shirt reads, “Many Are The Plans In A Person’s Heart, But It Is God’s Purose that Prevails.” The closest Biblical quote is in the New International Version: “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” The standard King James version reads, “There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.”