Kanye West is no doubt among the most popular artists in hip-hop, and in the past few weeks, he has had a lot to deal with. However, he chose to deal with his issues by endlessly ranting on Twitter – an aspect that doesn’t seem to sit well with the Kardashian family. Kris Jenner in particular is said to be uncomfortable with this habit as it ruins the family brand. This is as reported by US Magazine.
Having spent many years building it, she fears Kanye West may be degrading it by revealing some disturbing aspects about his life and getting into unnecessary feuds. For example, he recently stated on Twitter that he was $53 million in debt and reached out to a number of influential people to fund his endeavors, including Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to put up a billion dollars to help fund his creative ideas. This was on February 13. The following were his tweets related to this.
KANYE WEST @kanyewest Feb 14
I know y’all tired of music controlled by money and perception. I’m proud of every dime of debt I got.
KANYE WEST @kanyewest Feb 14
Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas
That said, he had earlier on gotten into an altercation with Amber Rose after he included her child in a Twitter exchange with her ex, Wiz Khalifa. The exchange between the rappers started after Kanye announced on Twitter that his upcoming album, now titled The Life Of Pablo, would be called Waves. This didn’t sit well with Wiz Khalifa, who highlighted that the Wave is an element in hip-hop credited to Max B, as he is the one who started it. However, it was the following tweet by Wiz Khalifa, which really incensed Kanye West.
Hit this kk and become yourself.
4:12 PM – 27 Jan 2016
What Wiz Khalifa meant by KK was Khalifa Kush — his marijuana brand, but Kanye misunderstood it to mean Kim Kardashian and went berserk on him in a series of tweets. In one of them, he stated that Wiz had allowed a stripper (Amber Rose) to trap him with a kid, and that’s when Amber Rose responded by tweeting the following message.
Awww @kanyewest are u mad I’m not around to play in ur as***** anymore?
12:34 PM – 27 Jan 2016
Although Kanye West apologized for the tweet, the damage had already been done. And it seems that he hasn’t gotten over the moment as on Tuesday, he revealed during an appearance at 1Oak, that “that b***h never stuck no fingers in my ass… I don’t play like that.” This was as revealed in a video released by the Mirror. He also explained that he had contacted Taylor Swift prior to using her name in one of his songs in the new album stating, “I called Taylor. I played her [it]. I told her, look, I said, ‘Taylor, I talked to my wife [Kim Kardashian] about it. And I said, ‘How you feel about this line?’ I was like, Taylor, ‘I think you and me still might have sex.” Her reply was “Oh, Kanye, I like that line,” but went on to deny it through her spokesperson.
This is as reported by US Magazine.
Taylor Swift indirectly addressed the issue in her acceptance speech at the 58th Grammy Awards. The following was her statement as reported by USA Today.
“As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame… But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll know it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
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