Toronto’s Globe and Mail is asking the question that’s on everybody’s mind (sarcasm): Does rapper Kanye West have a “ghost blogger?”
While the concept of ghost writing is hardly new (celebs have been relying on professional writers to create content that is officially credited to them forever), it looks like ghost blogging is blipping onto the radar.
Kanye West’s blog was called out by Montreal-based blogger Marcus Troy.
“How the Hell does Kanye have time to update his blog with 10 new post a day? while touring, making beats, sexing, looking at porn, shopping, creating vodka commercials, attending fashion shows and whatever else a dude of his caliber is doing? The only way I see it happening is with a “Ghost Blogger”. I know by some of his post it seems like he is the one finding all the cool stuff and writing all those post, But we don’t believe you, you need more people.”
Kanye, (or his ghost writer’s response):
“I DON’T KNOW WHO THE HELL THIS IS… BUT I COVERED HIS NAME AND FACE SO HE WOULDN’T GET THE PUB HE WAS OBVIOUSLY LOOKIN’ 4!”
West then went on to post several images of himself typing away on an in-studio laptop.
I always go on the assumption that artists are relying on blogging pros to power their blogs. And if they really are writing, it’s just gravy.
What do you think? Are most celebs really blogging?