The year’s weirdest Twitter beef: Kanye West and Microsoft Excel
Yes, software can have beef.
Kanye West is certainly courting attention on Twitter at the moment.
A series of tweets praising Donald Trump’s “dragon energy”, criticising Barack Obama and showing off pictures of his Make America Great Again hat were the talk of the internet on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
But one of the under-reported subjects of his Twitter musings was stalwart Microsoft Office component Excel.
burn that excel spread sheet 🔥😂— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
It seems that, along with “fake news” and the “thought police”, one thing Kanye can’t stand is Microsoft Excel.
But Kanye, beware: you come at the king of mass market spreadsheet software, you best not miss.
Stepping in to defend Excel? A parody Wu-Tang Clan account, of course.
I HAVE ONE QUEEN AND IT IS @msexcel DONT U DARE SLANDER HER ON THIS PLATFORM— Wu-Tang Financial (@Wu_Tang_Finance) April 25, 2018
And that prompted none other than Microsoft Excel itself to wade in – and with considerable sass as well.
You tell 'em!— Microsoft Excel (@msexcel) April 25, 2018
One of the more unusual Twitter interactions, for sure.
And people were absolutely loving it – even if they were a little baffled.
YASSSS QUEEN!! You beautiful sometimes complicated Queen 👑— Britni (@BritniB714) April 25, 2018
I love this website pic.twitter.com/6VJghnvIVo— Billy Moy (@PFF_Billy) April 25, 2018
What even happened today? pic.twitter.com/OfiiOtca7g— Holly Fletcher (@hollyfletcher) April 25, 2018
A hip hop superstar, a Wu-Tang parody and some spreadsheet software. Just another day on Twitter dot com.