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Kanye West Posts His Nicest Twitter Rant of All Time

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Kanye West is so mad that his video for his song “Black Skinhead” leaked Monday.

How mad is he?

Kanye is so mad that he actually did not complain via his usual tyrannical Twitter rant method. He actually maintained his composure and addressed the matter in a surprisingly, albeit, professional manner.

“The BLKKK SKKKN HD video that leaked yesterday was not the official version,” Kanye said in a Twitter post at 12:48 pm. PST Tuesday.

In the unauthorized, black and white clip, a shirtless, animated image of the rapper jumps around while performing the song.

“Me and Nick Knight have been working on this video for 5 months and for creatives it’s heartbreaking when something like this happens,” he added.

The new father, who welcomed last month his daughter North West with girlfriend Kim Kardashian, said the final version will be ready next week.

Kanye was arguably most humble in the way he requested that sites stop promoting the unfinished version. “So any websites that may have the unapproved / unfinished ruff. I ask you to please take it down,” he politely asked.

Kanye explained the dedication he and Knight have placed in the work. “Allow me and Nick to give the world what we’ve been losing sleep over,” he wrote.

I’m not sure what is to blame for his fitting correspondence. Did someone on Kanye’s PR team write this on his behalf? Has new found fatherhood (also know to prompt sleep deprivation) calmed him? Or is it simply despair from artistic heartache?

Whatever the cause, I like it. It actually makes me want to comply. Could there be another melancholy, 808’s and Heartbreak-esque project in the works?

Probably not. Old, angry Kanye rears his head for the last line of his otherwise super nice cease and desist order: “And to who ever leaked the video… F-K YOU!” he wrote.

That’s the Kanye we love to hate. But he gets a pass this time.

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