When it comes to that infamous Twitter feud with Wiz Khlaifa, Kanye West is expressing his apologies, again.
During a recent appearance on Steve Harvey’s morning radio show, the controversial rapper admitted he was dead wrong for bringing Khalifa’s 3-year-old son, Sebastian – whom he shares with his ex, model Amber Rose – into the social media scuffle.
“I really want to stress the amount of respect that I have for parents,” the father of two children, North and Saint, told Harvey. “There is no concept of anyone beating up on someone else’s child or that type of concept. So everyday I feel more deeply, deeply, deeply apologetic about that concept, because I only want to put out positive, positive, positive concepts.”
As you may recall, during a Twitter rant in January, West made a messy move of mentioning Khalifa and Rose’s son, writing, “You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me,” and “You own waves???? I own your child!!!!”
In true West fashion, he didn’t stop there. “You let a stripper trap you,” West said of Rose before issuing his initial apology.
“You know how you would feel if someone was talking about your wife?” West asked Harvey. “Did I take it too far? You know what? I’m from 79th Street Chicago. I can’t say that if someone says, ‘F you,’ I can’t say I’m not gonna say the exact same thing back.”
Minutes later, the 38-year-old appeared to have a change of heart as he decided to delete the series of tweets, writing, “Ima take these down cause it’s all about positive energy blessings blessings positive energy blessings.” He later added, “God’s dream… Never speak on kids again… all love … all blessings….”
Meanwhile, it seems West hasn’t quite worked through the emotions tied to that time in 2009, when he bum-rushed the stage and interrupted Taylor Swift’s big VMA speech. “It’s not about Kanye West. It’s not about Taylor Swift,” West said. “There’s a lot of people in America that feel like they don’t have the platform to stand up and express their closet racism. Before they had that platform, one really easy way to express it was to say, ‘Eff Kanye West.’”
He went on to blame Britney Spears’ 2007 meltdown for T. Swift’s reign, adding, “As soon as Britney shaved her head and they saw that money going down, they had already marked what that award was going to be that night. They ain’t expect no activist that had just lost his mama a year later, sitting there with a bottle of Hennessy,” he added. “The only reason I drank the Hennessy in the first place is because I said, ‘Imma just have to get drunk to deal with all the lies I’m about to see.’”
Although West later apologized to Swift for the incident and she presented him with the VMA Video Vanguard Award in 2015, West’s recent account hints that there’s still some bad blood between the superstars. What are your thoughts on West apologizing to Khalifa and Rose once again? Or his conspiracy theory behind Swift’s rise to fame? Sound off in the comment section below.