Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa Spark Twitter Feud: 'You Let a Stripper Trap You,' Tweets West
Both Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose were mentioned in the war of words
It all started on Tuesday after West, 38, announced that he was changing the name of his upcoming album from Swish to Waves. Soon, Khalifa, 28, began criticizing the album title. “Please don’t take the wave,” he tweeted, following it up with a series of tweets alluding to the album.
But West remained silent until he thought Khalifa had tweeted about his wife Kardashian West. “Hit this kk and become yourself,” wrote Khalifa on Wednesday morning.
Several hours later, West responded: “Like, oh that’s Ye and I can put his wife’s initials on my twitter @Wizkhalifa.”
That’s when Khalifa corrected West and called him a “fool”: “KK is weed fool. Reason’s why [you’re] not wavy. Go [back] to Swish.”
The feud eventually reached a fever pitch, with West seemingly referencing their mutual ex Amber Rose. “You let a stripper trap you,” West tweeted, sandwiched between a list of critiques – and fashion compliments – aimed at Khalifa.
(Rose, 32, has been open about her past as an exotic dancer. “I was a stripper since I was 15 years old,” she told FOX411 in 2011. After her relationship with West ended in 2010, Rose married Khalifa in 2013 but divorced one year later.)
At one point, West mentioned Khalifa and Rose’s son Sebastian, 2½, penning, “You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me,” and “You own waves???? I own your child!!!!”
Khalifa bowed out early, leaving this final tweet: “I been smashed the idea of that album even existing. I got joints to roll @kanyewest.”
West explained that he thought a good outcome could come of the exchange: He wrote, “Thank you for the extra promotion #WAVES available February 11th.”
But he later decided to delete his tweets about Khalifa and offered this explanation: “Ima take these down cause it’s all about positive energy blessings blessings positive energy blessings.”
Kardashian West didn’t get involved, instead sharing a photo of herself with the caption, “PRETTY FRESH,” and a link to a post about her skincare regimen.
Meanwhile, Rose responded to West’s comments with a sexually explicit diss aimed at West.
The “Bound 2” hitmaker didn’t reply, but he offered one last remark about Khalifa: “Man it’s a sad a day… Wiz lost 2 million followers since I tweeted I didn’t mean to either him like that.”
And West explained why the exchange had ultimately been a learning experience, tweeting, “I’m happy that I now know that KK means weed… please excuse the confusion … now back to #WAVES.”