Pictures of a thicker Kanye West emerged Friday on Twitter to the shock of fans. The “Gold Digger” rapper’s sudden weight gain elicited mixed responses from Twitter users. Some Twitter users have nicknamed West’s thicker alter ego “Fat Kanye.”
West, 40, was pictured wearing his typical wardrobe staples of a black t-shirt, jeans and sneakers during an outing in Los Angeles. He was accompanied by wife Kim Kardashian, 36, and children North, 4, and Saint, 1. The rapper’s outfit, however, packed in more weight than normal.
The hip-hop artist appeared content as he smiled in the paparazzi shots, but West was quickly targeted by Twitter users with fat-shaming comments.
Kanye West spotted in LA Yesterday.._ pic.twitter.com/FthJskFbTe
— Outlander (@StreetFashion01) September 22, 2017
Several users quickly turned his songs titles into weight-gain puns, including a reimagined version of West’s song “I Love Kanye” from his “The Life of Pablo” album. The user wrote, “I miss the old Kanye, the not-quite-as-rolled Kanye.”
I miss the old Kanye / the not-quite-as-rolled Kanye / eats his veggies when told Kanye / the calorically controlled Kanye https://t.co/xsEgSUGNyH
— Paul Hagan (@thepaulhagan) September 22, 2017
F.O.O.D. Music pic.twitter.com/F8X567bs5Z
— Hip Bitch Grill (@HollyGoNightly1) September 22, 2017
Laaaaaaaaaaa, laaa, la-la, wait till I fill up my appetite. pic.twitter.com/bjJVUqus7W
— Persian Papi (@ThatPersianGuy) September 22, 2017
People Saying Kanye West Is Too Fat _ Bruhhh I’m Just Happy To See The Dude Smiling For A Change pic.twitter.com/sbiGx0Q5Mc
— R A P H A E L (@TheDothrakian) September 22, 2017
Others went as far to blame the Kardashian-Jenner clan for his weight gain.
What is Kim feeding Kanye West _ pic.twitter.com/rsyqnk2dlv
— Mikey Mashila (@MikeyMashila) September 22, 2017
kanye getting fat from all that takeout cause we know kim can’t cook
— shelly t _ (@dearFCKNmishell) September 22, 2017
The Kardashians are harvesting Kanye for fat transfer now, I’m guessing Rob has run of fat https://t.co/W2sHLmGwUt
— Cameron Giles__ (@Jay_SaidIt) September 22, 2017
Some users, however, claimed West’s fuller frame may be a positive change because he looks “happy.”
People are roasting & fat shaming Kanye West, but y’all missing the bigger picture. This is the most we’ve seen Kanye West smile in years.
— NUFF (@nuffsaidNY) September 22, 2017
Maybe a fat Kanye West is a good thing, I’ve never seen him this happy https://t.co/uAt1oahrZ1