Did Kanye West Take Another Swipe at Taylor Swift? Rapper Rants About 'You Know Who' and Critic's Scathing Review on Twitter
"I made Dark Fantasy and Watch the Throne in one year and wasn't nominated for either and you know who has 2 albums of the year," West tweeted
Although the rapper, 38, didn’t refer to Swift, 26, by name, one tweet was pointed at a certain two-time album of the year Grammy winner he called “you know who.”
West wrote, “I made Dark Fantasy and Watch the Throne in one year and wasn’t nominated for either and you know who has 2 albums of the year.”
West mentioned Swift – with whom he has a renewed rift after taking credit for her fame in his new song “Famous” – while responding to music producer Bob Ezrin’s scathing review of his new album The Life of Pablo.
“Has anybody ever heard of Bob Ezrin???” West began his series of tweets. “What the f— does he know about rap…”
Ezrin, 66 – who was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2004 – is best known for his work with Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Kiss and Pink Floyd, among others. “Unlike other creators in his genre like Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie or even M.C. Hammer for that matter, it’s unlikely that we’ll be quoting too many of Kanye’s songs 20 years from now,” Ezrin wrote in a Lefsetz newsletter.
“[Kanye] didn’t open up new avenues of public discourse like NWA, or introduce the world to a new art form like Grandmaster Flash, or even meaningfully and memorably address social issues through his music like Marshall, Macklemore and Kendrick,” he penned.
The musician continued: “Kanye’s greatest achievements have been in the form of excessive behavior, egomaniacal tantrums and tasteless grandstanding.”
It’s safe to say West did not agree with Ezrin, as he went on to criticize him even more.
“I’m tired of old people that have no connection with anything trying to comment on music!” the 21-time Grammy winner tweeted. “Do something relevant… Please don’t speak on me bro ever again!!!”
Then he brought up rapper Macklemore, writing, “Bro you said Macklemore was more important musically than me… no offense to Macklemore, he’s a nice human being!”
While West’s latest tweets are arguably some of the most apologetic to date (he said sorry three times), the father of two mentioned Ezrin’s children – something he said he would refrain from doing after his Twitter feud with Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose.
“Your kids are ashamed of their dad… Sorry for speaking about kids … but could you imagine if you were Bob Ezrin’s kids,” West wrote. “I’m so sorry for them … I will send them free Yeezys to make up for the embarrassment that you have caused your family!”
Before he signed off, the rapper made it a point to clear the air, saying, “God bless the fools… all positive vibes!”
Hours later, he logged back on to add this: “I really didn’t mean to use the B word tonight … all positive vibes.”