Random Guy Kanye's Following: Leave Me Alone
Steve Holmes not a fan of his instant fame
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2010 8:14 AM CDT
Kanye West arrives at the 9th Annual BET Awards on Sunday, June 28, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

(Newser) – The random woman Conan O’Brien decided to follow on Twitter got a new computer, donations to her cancer walk, and the wedding of her dreams. The random guy Kanye West decided to follow on Twitter just got…annoyed. “Before this weekend I thought it would be cool to have a celebrity following me on Twitter but now I think it’s really not worth it,” 19-year-old Steve Holmes tells the Coventry Telegraph. “It’s crazy. I’m getting messages from people I don’t even know.”

His followers jumped from 60 to more than 6,000 and his iPhone “wouldn’t stop bleeping,” so he deleted the Twitter application from it. “A guy wanted me to look at his film trailer and people have been sending me links to their music demos—as if I have some sort of influence over Kanye West,” Holmes says. He’s turned down interviews with outlets including the BBC and CNN, and recently tweeted that he won’t be speaking to any more press.

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Aug 5, 2010 10:45 AM CDT
This guy is missing out huge in my opinion. He may not be able to help others out by way of being followed by Kanye, but he could certainly help HIMSELF out now that he has 6,000 followers. If this guy had any talent, he could take advantage of the sudden exposure.
Aug 5, 2010 10:29 AM CDT
I find it laughable that people were sending this guy links to their music demos, as if he had some sort of influence with the music industry. Ah, the world is full of morons and they're all on Twitter...
Aug 5, 2010 8:59 AM CDT