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Kanye West's lone Twitter follow bails, says no thanks to media attention


kanye-westImage Credit: Eric Ryan/Getty ImagesThe Flashing Lights of fame are not for him. When 19-year-old Steven Holmes found out that mega-star rhymer Kanye West was following him on Twitter after asking the extravagant rapper how he cleans his row of diamond teeth, the Nottingham, England native was ecstatic.

“Holy s***, bro,” Holmes tweeted West on July 31. “Thanks for following!” It was even more special because he, a regular college kid, was the only person West picked to follow. Kanye comedically replied to Holmes’ appreciation writing, “You are the chosen one dun dun dun dun.”

But inundated with requests for interviews and constantly probed by jealous peers on Twitter, Holmes’ fun times in the spotlight quickly fizzled. After expressing his displeasure with his 15 minutes in an interview with the Coventry Telegraph, Holmes tweeted, “I won’t be speaking to any more press/journalists.”

Now, about a week since that tweet, it appears that his wild ride on the fame train has come to an end. West, apparently responding to Holmes’ wishes, is no longer following him. No recent dialogue to Holmes appears to exist on West’s page. But seemingly responding to a sincere apology West tweeted him this morning, Holmes replied to West saying, “No problem mate. It was just surreal that’s all. Sorry I haven’t checked my twitter out for a while. Cheers.”

Who do you think West will follow next? Would you be able or even want the attention and fame that comes along with being followed by a star? Let us know.

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