Kanye West's Last 16 Tweets DO NOT Contain A Terrifying Cryptic Message

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  • by: Alan Duke

Making sense of Kanye West's tweets can be a fun challenge, but a trending report that the rapper/designer/philosopher's recent Twitter timeline holds a "terrifying cryptic message" is a false. The report points to a string of 16 tweets purportedly posted by West that "contain a sinister hidden message."

Take the first letter of each tweet and it spells "I AM LORD VOLDEMORT."

We know this is a hoax for these reasons: Kanye West would have to be a Harry Potter fan to know who Lord Voldemort is. We doubt that. Also, while these tweets are real, they were not posted in that exact order.

The real message from the first letters of the 16 tweets is: "I AS MY TAT PIF SOB WW" Lead Stories' researchers have been unable to decide this cryptic message.

Here is the real timeline, followed by the hoax timeline:

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The fake timeline:

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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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