Just what Kanye needs – another ego boost.
TIME, forever trying to crown influential people in the hope that they’ll be considered influential again, has released it’s second annual list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” Number one on that list? None other than Kanye West.
TIME doesn’t explain their methodology outside of saying it’s because of their “global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.” The latter metric is… well, you’re reading an article about Kanye making the top of the list, so it’s probably on point. Ye has been all over the news recently for his repeated, lengthy outbursts on Twitter, as well as the massive and rabid following from his music.
The list is an eclectic one, featuring graphic designers, YouTube stars, activists, authors, a motivational DJ and more. Kanye was not the only member of the Kardashian clan on the list, as both Caitlyn Jenner and Kim Kardashian West made the cut (Caitlyn beat out Kim, which hopefully won’t cause any friction). The only other rapper to make the list was Drake.
What did you expect? Check out the entire 30 person list and let us know if they missed anyone key.