Kanye West And Wiz Khalifa Patch Things Up

Kanye West is known for putting in his two cents, so when a heated Twitter battle started brewing between West and Wiz Khalifa, it got pretty ugly on both sides. Time reports that it all began when Khalifa criticized the name of Kanye West’s new album, Waves, on Twitter. A heated battle soon erupted, and at one point, West included an insult about Khalifa’s son, whom he has with Amber Rose.

“You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me. You own waves???? I own your child!!!!”

This was a reference to the fact that Kanye West used to date Rose, and bringing their child into the argument didn’t sit well with either Khalifa or Rose. Time also reports that Rose spoke about it on the Allegedly podcast, saying how unacceptable it was for him to bring up her child.

“I would never talk about kids in an argument. It just shows the type of person he is. Even him saying stuff about my son, I still didn’t say anything about his kids. I’m not going to. This is ridiculous. They’re innocent babies. You don’t ever, ever talk about a baby, ever.”

Rose said she had originally had no plans to get involved in the argument between Kanye West and Khalifa, not until her son was brought into it.

“That’s their business. I would have kept it cute and just minded my business, but you don’t bring in my baby. That’s so corny.”

Kanye West knew he had gone too far with the argument when he brought up Khalifa’s son and tweeted an apology, in his own way.

West also tweeted that all was good between himself and Khalifa.

Us Weekly reports that Khalifa appeared on Power 105.1 and spoke with Angie Martinez about the feud. A man of few words, Khalifa said that he and Kanye West were cool and that he accepted West’s apology.

“Yes, he apologized, and I accept his apology.”

So what is it about Kayne West’s new album, Waves, that got Khalifa worked up in the first place? According to Entertainment Weekly, West was in need of clarifying what he had originally said about his album, which he referred to as the “best album of all time” last week.

Kayne West’s clarification was humble and apologetic.

“Out of respect for Q-Tip, Puff, Hov, Lauren, Pharcyde, Mary, Stevie, Michael, Hendrix, James, Pete Rock, Pac, Marvin… this new album is ONE of the greatest albums not the greatest just one of… So many musicians touch my life and made me who I am… I want to make something great to honor my idols…”

So, will Kanye West’s album be ONE of the best of all time? According to Rolling Stone, that is questionable. Up until now, West has been daring and had a huge impact in the industry.

“Part of what made the Kanye West solo albums great was how they cut a clear path through expectations — not only poppin’ wheelies on the zeitgeist but sailing clear over it dressed like Evel Knievel. Kanye West albums deliver the impossible: a cinematic banger about conflict diamonds, hipster concerns like French house or krautrockers Can turned into populist monsters, Young Jeezy getting a safe place to ponder his sodium intake, a nine-minute minimalist masterwork with a three-minute vocoder solo, avant-garde digital noiseniks like Arca and Gesaffelstein running rampant.”

Unfortunately, Waves might actually come as a disappointment.

“For the first time ever, West seems a little more concerned with following than leading.”

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