Kanye West is in the news after appearing on The Ellen Show. Their conversation on the morning talk show focused on West’s social media behavior. Host Ellen DeGeneres mentioned that West’s wife Kim Kardashian suggested that he have a board of people review his tweets before he unleashes them to the Twittersphere. She brings up West tweeting Mark Zuckerberg and asking for $53 million. (The Facebook founder doesn’t use Twitter.) The conversation prompts a rant from West about his pursuit of happiness. West is known for ranting but what’s especially curious about this rant was his lack of eye contact with the host.
He turned to the audience/camera, and said, “I feel that if I had more resources, I could help more people.” Maybe he should have tried to connect more with DeGeneres, who is worth about $330 million and has more financial resources than anyone in the audience including West, who is reportedly worth less than $1o0 million.