Kanye West is back on Instagram and he’s got an interesting strategy to kick things off. The 40-year-old Yeezus rapper returned on Valentine’s Day (February 14), appropriately kicking things off with a photo of a Valentine’s Day card.
Then, Kanye decided to start posting photos of celebrity couples – and with the exception of a few couples, including Michelle and Barack Obama, most of these couples are no longer together.
It’s been months since we had Kanye West pop up on our Instagram feeds, but he’s gifted us with a comeback on none other than Valentine’s Day. Instead of being stoked for his return, though, the star actually has us confused.
Things started out really sweet with what we’re assuming was a message to his wife, Kim Kardashian West.
The rapper posted a card reading simply,
“Happy Valentine’s Day Babe.”
Then, with no explanation, he proceeded to spam us with a series of ‘grams consisting of high-profile couples, most them relationships that ended very badly.
From Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, who went through a highly publicized divorce the world will never forget, to Kate Moss and Pete Doherty, who physically and verbally abused one another during their relationship, we’re not quite sure what he’s trying to say here.
Thankfully, through all the heartbreak, there was a glimmer of light when West posted an adorable black and white photo of our former president, Barack Obama, and his lovely first lady, Michelle. The artist does have a knack for combining iconic — even if deeply divisive — pop culture moments…right?
Honestly, we wouldn’t be surprised if this is his way of teasing an upcoming song. If anything, we’re actually hoping this social media comeback turns into a musical one. Hey, the day’s not over yet, so perhaps Mr. West probably has more up his sleeve. With thousands of comments flooding each photo, there’s no doubt his fans have a few thoughts.