Kanye West, meme, Ye

What’s this? Kanye West has a new, controversial album? People are making jokes about it… on Twitter? You came here for the memes, right? That’s what you want?

One could argue that Kanye’s album covers have been decreasing in quality: Yeezus was a CD cover; The Life of Pablo was migraine-inducing; and now, Ye, which was shot on Kanye’s iPhone on the way to the album release party in Wyoming. Compared to the Yeezy-produced Daytona cover, which cost 85k to make, Ye seems like an afterthought.

Oops from Kanye

But at least it doesn’t look like this.

A few days ago, Kanye tweeted out the link to a “Yenerator,” a tool you can use to make your own Ye-inspired cover art. And just look at what has transpired.

To quote Kim, don’t be fucking rude. But other memers (I’m sorry, but it’s a word now) drew inspiration from pop culture, like Avengers: Infinity War, the NBA playoffs, and even those pesky emails everyone was getting a week back.

Others quoted things that Kanye has sampled in his songs.

Or things that Kanye has tweeted.

Or things that Kanye has, unfortunately, rapped. Oh, who am I kidding. It’s a bop.

Some took inspiration from things Kanye has said about sitting presidents.

And others took inspiration from things sitting presidents have said about Kanye.

Then, there’s always the classic “put a copypasta into a newly established meme form to get some laughs” move. Gotta do it to ‘em, indeed.

One of the best uses so far came from the Seinfeld Current Day Twitter account, which is always a content goldmine.

But Kanye didn’t approve. No soup for you!

Stan Twitter had its say, as per the usual.

Even the New York Stock Exchange joined in on the fun!

And Denny’s tried it. I don’t really know what their deal is, but they tried it.

Dennys, Kanye West, Ye, meme

I mean, at the end of the day, does the cover art really matter? Or is the memes we found along the way?

You’re a mess, Kanye. But you still got it. “It” being the internet’s undying, utmost attention.