Kanye-West-Speech-MTV-VMAs-2015-VideoWell, the Twitter debate that is. If this doesn’t demonstrate how out of touch people are with the presidential race I don’t know what will.

The Democratic debate faced some tough competition in it’s new Thursday night slot—namely Kanye West.

West hosted a promotional event for his album The Life of Pablohogged Twitter feeds earlier in the day, pushing the Democratic debate to a lower share.

Twitter users using the hashtag #DemDebate sent out some 483,180 tweets while users talking about Kanye and his#YeezySeason3 show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden tweeted nearly 900,000 times during the day, according to Twitter data compiled by Spreadfast. A live stream of West’s show was so popular, according to host platform Tidal, that it was slow for the reported 20 million viewers who tuned in on their computers.

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