Kanye West tweeted nudes of Kim Kardashian to celebrate her Twitter milestone



Cooper Fleishman


Published Mar 16, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 7:22 am CDT

Kim Kardashian hit 30 million Twitter followers Monday, and her husband, Kanye West, celebrated by tweeting a few nude photos of her.

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It was a big day.


Kanye felt #blessed.


It’s a classic “I love my wife!” shoutout, a level of praise every proud hubby should try to emulate—the 2015 version of Lloyd Dobler’s boombox in Say Anything

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But Kanye added a zesty twist, a little garnish on his tweetstorm: the word “SWISH!!!” 

Kanye West/Twitter

Kanye West/Twitter

Kanye West/Twitter

The term caught on quickly. SWISH!!! became a meme within minutes.

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The parodies swooped in.

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So! What is swish? Where did it come from?

It’s been on Urban Dictionary for 13 years. The most common definition is the sound a basketball makes when it flies through a hoop without touching the rim—nothin’ but net. “Swishy” is also a somewhat derogatory phrase for gay dudes, and “swish” is a slang term in the U.K. that means “cool.”

Kanye’s probably alluding to basketball here. It’s a lovely, triumphant phrase, evoking a clean Stephen Curry three-point shot, accompanied by a fist-pump and a sprint down the court. It’s also a little sexual: a ball plummeting into a net without a bit of interference.

Here’s to SWISH!!! You’ve got about seven days to use it freely until the brands discover it…

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…nope, never mind.

Photos via Kanye West

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*First Published: Mar 16, 2015, 3:10 pm CDT