Kanye West gains 671k followers after joining Instagram

Kanye West joined Instagram over the weekend. Photo / AP
Kanye West joined Instagram over the weekend. Photo / AP

Kanye West has joined Instagram.

The 39-year-old rapper set up an account on the picture-sharing app over the weekend and has uploaded just one picture so far.

A photo posted by Kanye West (@kanyewest) on

In March Kanye revealed in a series of tweets that he was considering joining Instagram.

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He wrote: "My tweets are a form of contemporary art only compromised by people trying to tell me what to tweet and not to tweet...

"on another note... I was thinking about getting an Instagram but only on one condition....

"no one can ask me or try to tell me what to Instagram... It's my art... (sic)."

It's unclear how he will be posting his pictures though as Kanye recently admitted he had gotten rid of his phone as it hinders his creativity.

He tweeted: "I got rid of my phone so I can have air to create."

Kanye amassed 671,000 followers in the hours after he joined Instagram but he has a long way to go before he reaches his wife Kim Kardashian West, with over 82 million fans.

Kim, 35, often posts selfies on the app and has many to choose from as she recently took 6,000 selfies on a holiday in Mexico.

Bathroom selfie right before Pablo hits the stage

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

The television personality was never without her phone during her four-day holiday in the resort of Punta Mita last month, and she has revealed that she used the device to take a staggering 1,500 snaps of herself every day.

The mum-of-two - whose daughter North, three, and nine-month-old son Saint joined her on her trip - made the announcement of her excessive picture taking on her half-sister Kendall Jenner's app KendallJ.com in a post called: "Kim-Digits: The Breakdown of My Mexico Vacation".

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star also revealed that she wore nine different bikinis on her holiday, but didn't spend much time in the sun as she was "busy doing photo shoots" or it was "overcast".

She did, however, reveal that she managed to spend four hours on the beach with her two children and drank 10 watermelon smoothies with her daughter.

- Bang! Showbiz

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