I’m fairly sure that the last thing you expect to hear from Kanye West on Twitter is a tiny rant about in-app purchases for games (particularly those created for kids), but that’s where we are. This is real life. Yeezus has spoken and he’s calling bull on these micro-transactions that are luring in the kids and costing parents their precious dollars.
West let his anger roll, just like the rest of the population, with three posts on Twitter that explode with choice language, eviscerating the game companies, and lamenting his kid’s quick purchasing finger:
That’s right, Kanye, put those rotten companies in their place. How dare they suck the hard working dollars out of your bank account with their devious ploys. It just seems wrong. Then again, as Gawker points out, Kim Kardashian is no stranger to in-app purchases:
This is a frustration that is familiar to Ayelet Waldman, the extremely sensitive and husband-loving novelist who recently had a very similar experience when she let her 11-year-old son play Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, only to find that he’d racked up $120 in in-app purchases.
Gawker notes that the app earned Kardashian and family over $40 million in the third quarter of 2014 alone. It sorta makes this tirade from West look less like greediness and more like paying it forward, right? I can’t say for sure, but I do know that if Kanye West is mad, the problem is real. Now if only we could get him to play Metal Gear Online and tweet about it.