Kanye West Finally Just Explained His Water Bottle Tweet on Joe Rogan's Podcast

During rapper Kanye West's nearly three hour-long appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience on Saturday, he appeared to give insight into one of his most infamous tweets: the one where he lamented waking up next to a water bottle.

According to The Washington Post, West tweeted one of his most relatable sentiments in 2010 (although screenshots of the tweet show a 2011 date). "I hate when I'm on a flight and I wake up next to a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle," he wrote.

Unfortunately, music site Your EDM reported that he deleted the tweet (and many more) in 2018. One of the few lingering reminders of the tweet is a reply from comedian Aziz Ansari, where he recommended that he put water bottles in the pouch in front of the seats.

The tweet has stood the test of time, with many fans latching onto it as a favorite. Many have taken to creating unauthorized merch with screenshots of the tweet printed on it, such as coffee mugs or stickers (that you can even put on your own water bottles).

While there has been little discussion into the deeper meaning of the famous tweet, it could've been assumed that he may have meant having a fellow passenger leave an empty water bottle on the seat next to yours, and having to claim responsibility for the bottle yourself.

Among many other topics, West appears to make reference to the tweet (or at least the reasoning he may have had for hating waking up next to a water bottle) during his lengthy interview with comedian Joe Rogan.

After Rogan asked West about healthcare, Yeezy proceeded to give an example of a particular grievance he took with healthcare he received before pivoting to the water bottle. "I had something wrong with my foot three years ago. They asked me: 'Do you wanna take something? Do you wanna pill?' I said, 'No.' Five doctors and nurses asked me if I want a pill," he said before comparing it to a flight attendant offering water.

"This is like worse than when you don't accept water on the plane, and they just keep like, 'Do you want some more water?' I'll take the water already-cause I don't want to be responsible for the water, when the plane takes off, and it goes like this," he said, while leaning the water bottle close to him, seemingly wanting to avoid it spilling on him. "I don't want no water. I don't-even though my masseuse says I should drink more water."

While West didn't directly reference his old tweet, the language is incredibly similar. It appears he didn't want flight attendants delivering water to him while he slept, because he didn't want to have to worry about holding the water while he was on the flight.

Even though West has become known for making confusing, seemingly offbeat and unexplainable statements (see: "Hurry up with my damn croissants"), it seems like the water bottle tweet can finally be put to rest.

West's publicist did not respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment in time for publication.

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Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. Getty/Rich Fury