You may have heard that rapper Kanye West met with President Trump for lunch to discuss the nation and Kanye’s take on what needs to be fixed in America. The meeting was considered by many to be a publicity stunt and complete waste of time, but even if nothing else came out of it, America DID learn some important information about West’s phone passcode.
During the portion of their lunch that was televised, West unlocked his phone while his screen was on camera, revealing his password to be “000000.” Upon seeing this, computer scientists the world over had a small panic attack.
Kanye’s iPhone password is literally “000000” pic.twitter.com/Ya7wIN9eVQ— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) October 11, 2018
lmao Kanye's iPhone password is 000000 pic.twitter.com/mEM5Tjq0po— Del Slappo (@misterjamo) October 11, 2018
The internet began laughing almost immediately.
Sidenote to add to all of this: Those of us watching, just saw Kanye enter his phone password.— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) October 11, 2018
And it looked really uncomplicated.
Kanye: I'm a genius— dabbin' in the woods (@robtrench) October 11, 2018
also Kanye: unlocks his phone with "000000" on live TV
Kanye must not be very worried about phone security…
cant believe kanye uses a case— #1 samir (@samir) October 11, 2018
Kanye vs Taylor Swift pic.twitter.com/9m7eLOmY4l— SwiftOnSecurity (@SwiftOnSecurity) October 11, 2018
“000000” is considered one of the weakest passcodes a person can choose.
Hackers everywhere are just entering password1234 into every one of Kanye's social accounts https://t.co/9faDpfHyyF— Ryan Mac (@RMac18) October 11, 2018
Some saw an unintended layer of meaning to the numbers.
kanye's phone password is the amount of hours he's spent doing research on any of the things he's opening his mouth about— A West (@ayyy_west) October 11, 2018
all these years I’ve been pressing 000000 to get to a customer service representative I could’ve been breaking into Kanye’s phone https://t.co/g3FsZuP0Zj— erik abriss (@AbrissErik) October 11, 2018
Some eagle-eyed observers have noted it’s possible Kanye was simply entering a pin after his FaceID failed, but “000000” is still an incredibly easy-to-hack pin. Especially when you broadcast it live to the world on television.
Other notable moments from the meeting include an extended monologue by Kanye, which Trump lavished with praise:
Just for context, here was Trump once Kanye finished his extended soliloquy pic.twitter.com/gqWD5lt1fX— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) October 11, 2018
There was also this great hug, which made the world collectively cringe.
Kanye West hugs Donald Trump. A sentence that is true in 2018. pic.twitter.com/LsvBdiQVW2— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) October 11, 2018
If Trump and Kanye’s goal was to accomplish anything of value, they may have fallen short. If all they intended to do was generate media attention and shareable moments, well…they may have been the most successful people of all time.
“I put this hat on, it made me feel like Superman” -Kanye West shows enthusiasm for his MAGA hat and President Trump during their White House meeting pic.twitter.com/Nv18spBVxL— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) October 12, 2018
The most bizarre moments from Kanye West's meeting with Donald Trump at the White House pic.twitter.com/OTD3gNGAh6— The Independent (@Independent) October 12, 2018
Media loved #KanyeWest when he chastised George W. Bush's inept performance during #HurricaneKatrina 2005. ("He doesn't care about black people"). Now same media hates Kanye for praising @realDonaldTrump 2018. It's politically incorrect for prominent black man to side w @POTUS.— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) October 12, 2018
Actual picture of Donald Trump and Kanye West today. pic.twitter.com/1NlgP0ToXj— AYE! LIL SHORTY ? (@Tunezturnup_) October 12, 2018
And, just in case you ever need it, remember: Kanye’s password is “000000.”
Well, it's probably 111111 now.— John Deau (@jdeau9) October 11, 2018