Published Jan 18, 2011You have to wonder if it's tough being Kanye West. Sure, he seems like he loves being in the spotlight, and he does manage to sell millions of records, but every move he makes is closely monitored by the media. His hilarious tweets, for instance, have been the subject of constant mockery. From little kids and grannies acting out scenes based on his tweets to Josh Groban crafting a whole album around Ye's hyperbolic statements, everything he posts seems to get turned into a joke. Everything, that is, except for a recent post allegedly slagging pop tartlet Britney Spears.
West has come under fire from Britney fans around the world over comments he made insinuating that his recent collaboration with Jay Z, "H.A.M." is a much better song than her new No. 1 hit "Hold It Against Me." For the record, "H.A.M." made it to No. 2 on the U.S. iTunes charts.
"Yo Britney, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you be #1, but me and Jay-Z single is one of the best songs of all time! LOL," West posted last week. The message has since been taken down.
Spears's manager Adam Leber hit back with the following tweet: "Thanks for 'letting' us be #1. Much appreciated…."
After the media picked up on the beef, Yeezy played his comments up as a joke.
"How can u 'let' someone be number one??!! That was the whole joke!!! I know intelligent people know this so bear with me," he wrote. "When I said the comment about Brittney I was giving her props for being #1 not dissing her at all! But stop making it seem that my aim is to hurt or down people! That's just not my style!"
More tweets from the hip-hop star find him targeting the media for making up stories. For instance, remember that ridiculous watch we reported on last week? You know, the one with his face covered in jewels? Ye says he's never even worn it.
"There's a new lie everyday... a new media spin... I never got a watch with my face on it!!! A company tried to give that to me 9 yrs ago!"
That could be an anachronism, considering he released his debut The College Dropout came out in 2004, but we'll let it slide.
And just to prove Kanye is really pissed about all this, here are some more recent tweets:
Just saw that MSNBC said I tried to start a twitter war with Brittany.
This shit takes the air out my lungs sometimes from blogs to news reports... enough already!!! All I do is focus on my work.
I'm one of the most considerate people in real life. Maybe over considerate. Over caring. Overly real.
If the media wants to make a story ... just say I have atrocious spelling and terrible grammar...
If you don't give em a story they just make one up. I'm just trying to focus & stay creative! Keep bringing dope shit to the world!
I won't always say the right thing but my heart is always in the right place.