Kanye West Shares Story Behind Kim Kardashian West and Amber Rose's 'Real' Selfie and How He 'Squashed' Feud with Wiz Khalifa
"It was great to have closure – to just talk and build," West says in a new interview
brightcove.createExperiences(); Kanye West is sharing the secrets to his diplomacy.
“My brother Malik Yusef got us on the phone. He’s very close with Wiz. He’s also very close with me,” said West. “We chopped it up, squashed it.”
At the center of the squabble last week: Khalifa’s tweet featuring “KK” – an abbreviation for Khalifa Kush, the rapper’s marijuana strain – which West thought was a reference to his wife Kim Kardashian West, 35. That’s why, explained West, he tweeted a series of now-deleted insults aimed at Khalifa; their mutual ex Amber Rose, 32; and the former couple’s son Sebastian, 2½.
“For people who felt a way about the kid comment, I didn’t mean it in a harmful way,” West said on the show. “I just saw my wife’s initials and reacted because that’s my family. People [think] because my wife’s on TV or because she’s been in an SNL skit … that’s open season or something. Like it’s okay – it’s in a meme.”
The musician added: “No, that’s the mother of my kid. And I’m Ye … I’m gonna hold my wife down. I’m gonna hold my family down.”
The conversation soon turned to Rose, who criticized the hitmaker for mentioning her son and shared explicit tweets about West’s sexual preferences. (He later denied her claims on Twitter, writing “I’m not into that kind of s—.”)
“Yes, it is – that is a real picture,” West said of the unlikely duo’s photo. “They were at Kris [Jenner]’s house.”
West noted that he was “glad” everyone is now on the same page, adding: “It was great to have closure – to just talk and build.”
During an interview Thursday afternoon on Ebro’s Beats 1 show, Khalifa confirmed any bad blood is in the past.
“It’s all good,” he said. “We talked on the phone man-to-man.”
Before any drama, “I’d say we were cool because we didn’t have any problems,” he added. “I’m pretty anti-social. I’m not even going to lie. I kind of stay to myself in my own little circle of people, and he knows a lot of the people around me.”