Kanye West is an outspoken guy. Sometimes it feels like nothing can stop him from getting his point across. We’re talking about a rapper who recorded a classic song with his jaw wired shut!

But it turns out that there is a kryptonite to Yeezy’s mouth: the media. In recent years, Kanye has refused red carpet and official interviews since his tense sit-down with Matt Lauer, where The Today Show host played footage of Ye's infamous VMA meltdown while Kanye was talking.

We always loved it when Kanye went off on a rant, but nowadays he's opting more and more for the silent treatment. And judging from his recent 106 & Park appearance alongside 2 Chainz—which was literally just that, an appearance—it’s starting to seem like he prefers to show up at places and say nothing at all. So we decided to take a quick look back at A (Brief) History of Kanye West’s Silent Moments...

Written by Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin) & Lauren Nostro (@LAURENcynthia)