Kanye West leaving hotel

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Kanye was photographed looking thicc—and it’s already a meme

'Did he eat Kim?'


Kris Seavers

Internet Culture

Published Sep 22, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 4:36 pm CDT

Ooh, Kanye lookin’ thicc.

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User @StreetFashion01 tweeted a photo of Kanye West out and about in Los Angeles yesterday looking, shall we say, soft around the edges.

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The peanut gallery (AKA Twitter) chimed in right away, of course. We’re not body shaming here. We just have some questions, like…


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And that’s really Kanye, right?

One person put forth an interesting theory about what’s really going on here.


Another shared an image of West and Kim Kardashian looking thicc in an alternate reality as totally normal, not famous humans.

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TBH, it could just be a trick of light—or silhouette. We all have that one outfit that makes us look bigger than we are.

The question is: Is thicc Kanye the new Kanye?


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*First Published: Sep 22, 2017, 10:12 am CDT