Kanye West just returned to Instagram with a huge romantic gesture

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    We all know that Kanye West has a strange relationship with social media, renowned for his infamous Twitter rants and strange public musings.

    There was the time he asked Mark Zuckerberg for one billion dollars, the moment he got emotional over fonts (yes, fonts) and we’re still trying to forget his controversial rant about how expensive abortions are, accusing ‘Gold diggin’ bitches’ of getting pregnant on purpose.

    But since he deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts last May, there has been radio silence…until now.

    Yes, as of this week, Kanye is back on social media – and being Kanye, he went overboard.


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    Rather than uploading a simple ‘I’m back’ post to mark his social media return, Kanye really committed, uploading a whopping 55 photos in a row.

    Choosing Valentine’s Day as his comeback date, Kanye turned his Instagram feed into a mood board of romantic couples throughout the ages.

    But who were the couples dubbed by Kanye as worthy to make the list?

    1. Kris and Robert Kardashian
    2. Madonna and Basquiat
    3. Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown
    4. Sex And The City’s Carrie and Big
    5. Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz
    6. Bianca Jagger and Mick Jagger
    7. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
    8. Biggie and Faith Evans
    9. Jackie O and JFK
    10. Iman and David Bowie
    11. Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley
    12. Seal and Tatjana Patitz
    13. Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith
    14. Victoria Beckham and David Beckham
    15. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
    16. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
    17. Seal and Tyra Banks
    18. Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman
    19. Jeff Koons and Ilona Staller
    20. Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson


    Lisa Marie Presley & Michael Jackson

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    21. Claudia Schiffer and David Copperfield
    22. Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
    23. Grace Jones and Dolph Lundgren
    24. SJP and Matthew Broderick
    25. Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio
    26. John F. Kennedy JR. and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
    27. John Lennon and Yoko Ono
    28. Brooke Shields and Michael Jackson
    29. Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant
    30. Sonny and Cher
    31. Madonna and Dennis Rodman
    32. Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain
    33. Paris Hilton and Deryck Whibley
    34. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
    35. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
    36. Pamela Anderson and Bret Michaels
    37. Priscilla Presley and Elvis Presley
    38. Rose McGowan and Marilyn Manson
    39. Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder
    40. Princess Diana and Prince Charles

    Princess Diana & Prince Charles

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    41. Jennifer Lopez and Sean Combs
    42. Kate Moss and Pete Doherty
    43. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
    44. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
    45. Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock
    46. Pamela Anderson again and Tommy Lee
    47. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt
    48. Aaliyah and Tupac
    49. Kate Moss and Johnny Depp
    50. Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere
    51. Michelle Obama and Barack Obama
    52. Madonna and Sean Penn

    Then Kanye ended his strange romantic gesture with two photos of him and Kim, captioning them ‘Kimye’ and adding a post of a virtual Valentine’s card saying ‘Happy Valentine’s Day Babe’.

    Only Kanye would return to social media like this.

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