By Ashley Mateo, SELF magazine
News flash: rapper Kanye West is making a bid for domination of the Twitterverse. With over 800,000 followers in a mere four weeks, it seems he knows a thing or two about what tech-savvy social networkers want to read.
Sometimes outrageous, sometimes inspirational but always entertaining, we've pulled together a list of Kanye's SELFiest maxims (you can check out the gems that didn't make the cut at twitter.com/kanyewest).
Kanye on fitness: "I jog in Lanvin"
While designer apparel is certainly not required for a high-quality workout, we sure are pleased to hear that Kanye is making time for fat-melting, heart-pumping cardio. Aim for at least 30 minutes 5-6 times a week. We're going to go ahead and advise against rocking the Kanye shutter shades as you pound the pavement; nothing spoils a nice jog around the block quite like running into a tree.
Kanye on nutrition: "I ordered the salmon medium instead of medium well I didn't want to ruin the magic"
Ordering fully cooked salmon might, in fact, ruin the magic, but it won't ruin any of the fish's well-documented health benefits. Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which lower your risk for heart disease and some kinds of cancer. We recommend two 6-ounce servings a week (cooked however tickles your fancy).
Kanye on beauty: "oh nooo..it is waaay to bright outside! These sunglasses just saved my life"
As catchphrase queen Rachel Zoe would say: literally. Wearing sunglasses is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself from skin cancer and long-term vision problems--not to mention crow's feet. We also hear they're great to hide behind after you put your foot in your mouth at the VMAs (though we share his love for our September cover girl Beyonce).
Kanye on health: "I hate half empty water bottles so I copped these #goblets to drink out of"
Oh hey, hydration! No surprise that we love us some H20 here at SELF--it's essential for everything from skincare to weight loss (and, you know, life on Earth). Not to mention that Kanye's affinity for goblets likely reduces his carbon footprint. What a poster child for green living.
Kanye on happiness: "I love me"
Right. So. I think this one speaks for itself.
Don't worry, Kanye hasn't limited himself to SELF's content--he's got plenty to say on everything from interior design ("I specifically ordered persian rugs with cherub imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh") to personal finance ("CASH IS KING / but keep good credit / banks take 10 percent and kill you / Make sure your accounts receivable are faster than your accounts payable").
Point is, you can find inspiration in the most unlikely places ("Don't you hate it when you say bye to someone then yall get on the elevator together and it's like, now what?? Awkwaaard / In life... Sometimes you gotta just wait for the next elevator").
Talk about harder, better, faster, stronger.
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