Kanye didn’t actually lose 9 million Twitter followers. Oh well!

The record-setting Twitter purge unfortunately did not happen.

April 26, 2018

Soon after Kanye West began flaunting his support of Donald Trump on Twitter, rumors began to circulate that he'd lost 9 million followers in a matter of minutes. And while the follower count on Kanye's profile did appear for a time to be cut by 9 million, Twitter confirmed to The FADER that he hadn't actually lost them. "We can confirm that Kanye's follower count is currently at approximately 27M followers," a spokesperson for Twitter wrote in an email. "Any fluctuation that people might be seeing is an inconsistency and should be resolved soon."

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As of writing, Kanye's Twitter account is logging 27.9 million followers. Welp, there's always the next tweet.

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Kanye didn’t actually lose 9 million Twitter followers. Oh well!