Kanye West let out a series of searing and since-deleted tweets against Wiz Khalifa on Wednesday afternoon in response to Khalifa’s claims that West ripped off Harlem and “wavy” rapper Max B by changing the title of his long-awaited album from Swish to Waves.
After tweeting out an updated track list for Waves, West began responding to Khalifa’s Tuesday night comments. “Oh niggas must think I’m not petty cause I’m the best that’s ever made music,” West wrote before mentioning Khalifa by name in his next tweet.
From there, West’s lengthy series of scathing comments on Khalifa took multiple turns, beginning with West claiming that the “See You Again” rapper “stole [his] whole shit from [Kid] Cudi” and that Khalifa “let a stripper trap” him, referring to model and author Amber Rose, who dated West before marrying Khalifa. He also added, “You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me.”
Rose responded to the stripper comment not long after. “Aww @kanyewest, are u mad I’m not around to play in ur asshole anymore?” she wrote, before adding “#FingersInTheBootyAssBitch.” Rose had previously been in a Twitter feud with West’s sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian, who had also used Rose’s former job as a stripper as a means to insult her.
West did include a few compliments, specifically his admiration for a pair of Wiz Khalifa’s pants. “I screen grabbed those pants and sent it to my style team,” he wrote, before later saying that Khalifa dresses cool. Towards the end of the series, he noted that he does “love Wiz,” making the feud “sad.”
Khalifa has responded with his own pair of tweets. First, he fact-checked West’s assumption that Khalifa had tweeted out his wife Kim Kardashian’s initials. “KK is weed fool,” Khalifa wrote. “Reason’s why your [sic] not wavy. Go bacc [sic] to Swish.” He then added, “I been smashed the idea of that album even existing. I got joints to roll @kanyewest.”
West’s seventh album, self-described as a “gospel album,” will be out on February 11th. Since last year, he has renamed the LP twice, starting with So Help Me God and later Swish. He announced the album’s track list and some of the collaborators, such as Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, via a handwritten note that he has been updating over the past week. Khalifa will be releasing his own album, titled Khalifa, on February 5th.