It appears the only person on the planet who can shut down Kanye West and his notoriously well-fed ego is his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose.
Tuesday evening, after West revealed he had changed the name of his upcoming album to Waves (formerly called Swish), fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa tweeted his concerns about the title.
“Please don’t take the wave,” Khalifa tweets. “Max B is the wavy one. He created the wave. There is no wave without him.”
After posting a clip of what “wavy” sounds like, Khalifa clarified, “He’s the reason I sing on all my songs. That’s the wave. If theres nothing wit that sound ITS NOT WAVY.”
Apparently, Yeezy did not take kindly to the other rapper’s attempt to educate his fans on what authentic “wavy” sounds like and responded with his own (now deleted) opinions on the matter.
“Oh n****s must think I’m not petty cause I’m the best that’s ever made music,” West starts off. “Bro first of all you stole your whole s**t from Cudi. Second, your first single was corny as f**k and most there after”
“work hard play hard,” he advises, seeming to drop his proverbial mic.
Yet Khalifa didn’t seem deterred by the personal attack.
In response to West’s accusation that Khalifa “put [Kim Kardashian’s] initials” on his twitter page to spite him, Khalifa explains, “KK is weed fool. Reason’s why your not wavy. Go bacc to Swish.”
After being dismissed as a “fool,” that’s when West lost all his chill and went on to send a series of tweets outlining the 17 reasons Khalifa owes him respect (while somehow throwing in a few backhanded compliments about his pants and overall style).
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 s**t. 10th don’t you ever in your f**king 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. 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 mutherf**king 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
To be fair, West and Kid Cudi did popularize a sound Khalifa is attempting to credit someone else for.
However, the low blows about his child with Amber Rose were enough to make the model chime in with a tweet so savage, we literally can’t post it.
Let’s just say that in under 140 characters she simultaneously told the world about West’s sexual proclivities and shut down any further discussion about her family and offspring.
The non-redacted tweet can be seen here.
While many Twitter followers clutched their pearls in shock, West quickly realized that things had gone left and not only deleted his rant but also posted what very decidedly appeared to be a white flag of surrender.
Despite the considerable clout and star power that both West and his in-laws (the Kardashian/Jenners) have in the media, Rose continues to be the one person who can make them fall back with just a few strokes of her keyboard.
Let’s hope everyone decides to show a bit more discretion moving forward.