Welcome back Mr. West.
Kanye West popped back into the social feeds of fans around the world on Wednesday, sharing a handful of posts on his personal Instagram of his favorite power couples in sync with Valentine's Day. The posts themselves don't offer any real message about Kanye's music, it’s worth noting that they did mark the rapper’s return to Instagram since May of last year, following what was a confusing and unusual end to his The Life of Pablo album campaign in the fall of 2016.
A selection of the barrage of posts shared to Kanye’s Instagram on Wednesday afternoon can be seen below, and feature over 50 pictures of some of America’s most famous and socially powerful couples over the years including Michelle/Barack Obama, Brad Pitt/Gwyneth Paltrow, Tommy Lee/Pamela Anderson, Kid Rock/Pamela Anderson, Bret Michaels/Pamela Anderson, Sonny/Cher, John Lennon/Yoko Ono and P. Diddy/J-Lo to name a few. Oh yeah, and don’t forget about Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big, obviously.
Not surprisingly, Kanye ended his tribute to America’s elite couples with photos of his mother-in-law Kris Jenner and her late ex-husband, Robert Kardashian, in addition to photos of his own famous wife Kim Kardashian-West.
The posts could be considered an official statement from West, who’s remained away from public appearances since cancelling his Saint Pablo North American tour in November of 2016 to take care of his mental well-being. Fans will remember that he also made that strange appearance alongside then President-elect Donald Trump at his New York City headquarters the following month. He would go on to retract his support for Trump a few months later shortly after his Presidential Inaguration.
As for when Kanye could be releasing new music, that timeline remains a mystery for his fans. They can at least sleep well tonight knowing that they aren’t the only ones obsessing over entertainment’s sexiest power couples. We see you, Yeezy!