Kanye West has turned his attention from Drake to Ariana Grande.
And now we have a feud on our hands between two of the biggest solo artists on the planet.
It all started on Thursday night when Kanye went after Drake on Twitter, accusing his fellow artist of threatening members of his family.
This renewed rivalry got off to a strange start, after West revealed that Drake had asked for clearance to sample one of his tracks.
Kanye used this request as an opening to simply attack Drake close to 80 times on social media, writing at one point that Drake needs to stay away from Kris Jenner:
"Been trying to meet with you for 6 months bro. You sneak dissing on trav records and texting Kris talking bout how’s the family."
It was an especially chaotic few hours on Twitter, even for Kanye West.
Drake didn't really response to any Kanye's taunts of insults...
... but Grande actually did.
You see, Ariana and Miley Cyrus both released new tracks on Thursday and Grande joked that West and Drake's beef was taking away attention from these single drops.
In a practically perfect Tweet, the singer wrote:
"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."
Not exactly, Kanye now argues.
The 41-year old rapper took exception to Grande butting into his business in this manner, accusing the superstar of exploiting both his fame and even his mental illness in order to promote her music.
"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,” he Tweeted, adding:
"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."
West has claimed in the past that he's bipolar.
In response to Kanye's remarks, Ariana didn't entirely back down.
She stood up for herself and her career, but also issued a mea culpa.
“with all due respect, i don’t need to use anyone to promote anything. period. i was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women," she wrote, concluding:
"it was a joke which i understand now was probably insensitive. i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today.”
Again: Ariana handled this perfectly.
It's very clear at this point of her career that she doesn't need to rely on anyone else to push her songs, yet she was a big enough person to recognize the sensitivity of mental illness and to acknowledge how perhaps she should have thought of that before Tweeting.
Grande is very good at social media.
Kanye is very bad.
Perhaps he should take another break from the medium.
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