NEW YORK – Kanye West doesn’t like impostors. And he doesn’t care much for Twitter, either.
In a blog posting, the outspoken rapper railed against the micro-blogging site for allowing users to set up accounts under fake names. West called on the site to take down the user tweeting under his name – and Twitter listened.
The user – named KanyeWest – was suspended Wednesday. The site doesn’t allow impersonation, but does allow parody impersonations clearly meant as a joke.
Fake celebrity Twitter accounts have been a fact of life for the rapidly growing Twitter, but the site says it’s working to combat the problem. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said in an e-mail that Twitter is looking at how best to implement an account verification system.
Either way, West doesn’t plan to join. He said he’s “too busy actually being creative most of the time” and that “everything that Twitter offers I need less of.”