Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa’s bizarre Twitter feud, explained

Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa’s bizarre Twitter feud, explained

First things first: This isn't an explainer, because there is very little use in trying to explain the man wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a $3,250 jacket that is Kanye West.
But as Kanye gears up to release Waves, his eighth studio album (formerly known as Swish), he's been causing a stir on Twitter by teasing his upcoming album in ways both inscrutable and deliberatelyprovocativew.On Wednesday, he channeled some of his infamously prolific energy toward Wiz Khalifa in a rant that continued for more than 30 tweets.
As is typically the case with Kanye, the rapid-fire dispatches were alternately hilarious, poignant, disappointing, and deeply confusing.
So what the hell did it all mean, anyway?

Wiz Khalifa challenged Kanye West's decision to rename his forthcoming album

When Kanye posted that he was changing his album title from Swish toWaves, Wiz tweeted that it would co-opt the "wavy movement" — a more chill, smoother brand of hip-hop with sung hooks — pioneered by rapperMax B.Wiz tweeted that Max B created "the wave," and that "there is no wave without him."
Kanye tweeted, "All respect to [producer] Andre Harrel and Max B."
Wiz, not buying it, replied with a terse, "Yea aight."
And the beat goes on.

But Kanye only went off because he thought Wiz was tweeting about Kim Kardashian. (He wasn't.)

Several hours after tweeting about Kanye ripping off Max B, Wiz tweeted the following:Kanye, fresh off Wiz's recent accusations, assumed Wiz was still talking about him and that "kk" stood for "Kim Kardashian." He responded in kind — and then some.Performing damage control "within the hour" isn't fast enough to make people forget your weirdo tweets, especially when you're Kanye West. You could practically hear the frantic snaps of screenshots being captured (mine included) as people watched the tweets roll out. Etsy might as well go ahead and prepare itself for a sudden flood of needlepointed pillows emblazoned with snippets from the ill-advised rant.
This is the world we live and type in now. So while we're here, we might as well break down what Kanye actually said.

The good great best that's ever been in this world ever of Kanye's Twitter rant

As Kanye went to work dismantling Wiz limb by gangly limb, he still made time to share some truly bizarre tangents that, out of context, are pretty great.
The best, by a mile, was when Kanye paused his anger to compliment Wiz's style, and more specifically, his pants:

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