How Will Kanye West React to the Leak of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy?

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The day was bound to come. On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Family hit the internet in its entirety, albeit in a clean version, disruptively edited. It arrives 13 days early, while in the interest of some perspective, West's last album, 808s and Heartbreak, appeared online 12 days before its release date. When an artist takes to the internet to complain about an album leak, they tend to not address what they have to lose financially; it's typically a plea along the lines of, We spent so long making this art and it must be heard how and when we intended. To be sure, an edited Kanye West record is not the prettiest thing. Once known for his tantrums, but now seemingly more settled, will West react publicly at all? Will he cancel GOOD Fridays? Scrap the album and start again? (Kidding.) Or will he just type so fucking hard he might break his fucking Mac book Air? There are five possible versions of Kanye West we're likely to see...

OPTION #1: CRAZY CAPS Internet Kanye

West's tempered flared online after he was booed at Bonnaroo way back in 2008. Remember?

THEY TRIED 2 GIVE ME A TIME SLOT WERE IT WAS STILL LIGHT OUTSIDE ... I HAVE A FUCKING LIGHT SHOW DUMB ASS, IT'S NOT CALLED GLOW IN THE DARK FOR NO REASON SQUID BRAINS!...

PEARL JAM ENDED ONE HOUR
LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AT THAT POINT WE'RE RACING AGAINST THE SUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...
I HAVE TO ICE MY KNEES AFTER EVERY SHOW AND THEY HURT WHEN I WALK THROUGH THE AIRPORT... HAVING AN EXPENSIVE STAGE CUTS MY PAYDAY IN HALF... CALL ME WHAT YOU WANT BUT NEVER SAY I DIDN'T GIVE MY ALL!!!

OPTION #2: Keep It Cool Kanye

On the remix for Chris Brown's "Deuces," West paints himself as more mature now, at least when it comes to love. "Jay finally got it through my head not to run my mouth," he raps. "So when you talk 'bout you-know-who, I don't know who you talkin' 'bout." Will the same silence and serenity carry over into the territory of the album leak?

OPTION #3: Public Meltdown Kanye

When West's "Touch the Sky" video lost to Justice and Simian at the European Music Awards, he made his first notable stage crash, interrupting the victory speech to boast that his video "cost a million dollars and Pamela Anderson was in it." Then, he flipped out backstage. Later he blamed it on having a little "sippy sippy."

The following year, West had his first embarrassing MTV VMAs moment, now overshadowed of course, in which he became enraged that he was forced to perform at Palms' Hugh Hefner Sky Villa instead of the main stage. It wasn't pretty and it was caught on tape:

OPTION #4: You're Grounded Kanye

In late September, when unauthorized Twisted Fantasy songs started popping up online, West took to Twitter to complain. "Due to blogs leaking unfinished songs from my actual album I've decided to pass of Good Fridays this week," he wrote. "It would have seemed like since I give free music every week even the lowest form of human being would respect that enough not to leak unfinished songs from my real album."

Now that the whole thing is out there, the free music could stop as quick as it started. Or worse, he could put Big Sean on all of them!

OPTION #5: Real Talk Kanye

He's not mad, he's just saying: "Imma let you finish listening to that clean leak, but the dirty version of my album is one of the best albums of all time. Of all time!"

#kanyeshrug

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