January 27, 2016


Kanye West to Wiz Khalifa: "You Wouldn’t Have a Child If It Wasn’t for Me"

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Kanye West changed his album title from Swish to WAVES on Tuesday night, which deeply upset Max B superfan Wiz Khalifa. (A selection of Max B mixtapes: Wavie Crockett, A Wave Called Yes, Toothy Wavy.) The "See You Again" rapper—who has a 2-year-old son with Amber Rose, Kanye's ex-girlfriend—tweeted, "Please don't take the wave. Max B is the wavy one. He created the wave. There is no wave without him."

'Ye, who in 2012 rapped the line "only n---a I got respect for is Wiz," quickly wrote that he means no disrespect to Max B with the new album title.

Then, about 12 hours later, right after sharing the third version of his WAVES tracklist, Kanye went in. He deleted his incendiary, uncomfortably misogynist tweets a couple hours after they started showing up ("cause it’s all about positive energy"), but here's the majority of the verbiage, chronologically:

"Oh n---as must think I’m not petty cause I’m the best that’s ever made music. Like, oh that’s Ye and I can put his wife’s initials on my twitter @Wizkhalifa. Bro first of all you stole your whole shit from Cudi. Second, your first single was corny as fuck and most there after. You have distracted from my creative process. I went to look at your twitter and you were wearing cool pants. I screen grabbed those pants and sent it to my style team #Wizwearscoolpants. 3rd no one I know has ever listened to one of your albums all the way through. 4th you let a stripper trap you. 5th I know you mad every time you look at your child that this girl got you for 18 years. 6th don’t ever come out the side of your neck at me. 7th I am your OG and I will be respected as such. 8th I made it so we could wear tight jeans. 9th me and Cudi created this shit. 10th don’t you ever in your fucking life speak sideways about a n---a that’s fighting for us I do this for all of us. 11th I showed you respect as a man when I met you. 12th You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me. 13th You own waves???? I own your child!!!! 14th N---a it’s called creativity #youshouldtryitsomeday. 15th N---a I tried to call you and you changed your number. 16th don’t even hint at mentioning me my family or my wife I am your OG. 17th I think you dress cool I wish I was skinny and tall. maybe I couldn’t be skinny and tall but I’ll settle for being the greatest artist of all time as a consolation. Don’t ever ever ever come out the side of your mutherfucking neck bro or bruh or however you say it Mr. Waves. I’m YE and I ain’t gotta say it the right way I’m Ye I’m Ye I’m Ye I’m Ye I’m Ye I’m Ye I’m Ye. Thank you for the extra promotion #WAVES available February 11th."

The ones that came next, which are still live:

Early on, the only tweets Wiz felt compelled to drop were a clarification that he never tweeted about Kim Kardashian and, again, that he does not appreciate Kanye using the term "waves" as an album title:

'Ye was thankful for the clarification:

And Amber Rose was thankful that Kanye's dick move of bringing her into the petty spat for no reason gave her a new opportunity to burn someone who has publicly treated her terribly for far too long: