The "imagine" singer jokingly tweeted before her latest single dropped, that despite "grown men arguing online rn," it would be nice if people would instead pay attention to her and Miley Cyrus' new songs.
guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y'all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that'd be so sick thank u— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 14, 2018
West has since responded to Grande's tweet, claiming he doesn't like being criticized by people who "love and respect" him.
I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn't mean no harm but I don't like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me pic.twitter.com/T9VXaIj9MX— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
He went on to criticize Grande for using his latest Twitter rant as an opportunity to promote her new single.
All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you're ready to really make sure everyone's ok don't use me or this moment to promote a song— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
It's pretty rich, coming from a guy who literally used naked wax statues of celebrities in his "Famous" video and dropped a controversial line about wanting to have sex with Taylor Swift.
West didn't stop there on Twitter, though. He opened up about his own experiences facing stigma and urged others to help shift the way culture treats people with mental illness.
No one would ever choose to end up in a mental hospital and diagnosed with a mental disorder but god chose me to publicly go through this journey and it is beautiful— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
I am able to experience first hand how people who have mental health issues get written off by society. Don't listen to him cause he's crazy. He's washed cause he's crazy etc...— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
I don't blame people for not knowing how to handle this that said we as a society will learn together— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
It reminds me of when I said stop hip hop homophobia It used to be ok for rappers to bash gay people just listen to certain rap records from the 90s and early 2000s— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
It's like when you see a tv show from the 60s and it's super racist and sexist— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
People try to 'handle you when they think you have a mental problem— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
I've been trying to do a serious interview speaking on mental health but it seems as though all members of press are afraid to speak to someone who has been diagnosed but is still everyone's favorite super hero— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
People said my career was over after TMZ I need to show the world that we so called crazy people will not be just written off— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
I love that we are destigmitizing mental health Gucciman and Quavo have a song Bipolar this is so good for culture— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
West and Drake previously feuded over the shots Drake took at West's collaborator and friend Kid Cudi while he was seeking treatment for mental health.
Grande has since responded, declaring that she hates the internet, but was "sending love" anyway. She followed that by telling her followers to "stop weaponizing mental health."
anyway i hate the internet so much. sending love. but like bye.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 15, 2018
last thing. stop weaponizing mental health. everyone.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 15, 2018
It's a particularly poignant message given the troubling note Grande's ex-fiancé Pete Davidson posted to Instagram later on this morning.