Here’s a Complete Timeline of Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa’s Beef
Twitter was on fire this week after Kanye West went on a bewildering tirade against Wiz Khalifa. The entire Twitter rant was confusing and also totally unexpected but was this a brewing beef that finally came to light?
Kanye and his former girlfriend Amber Rose -- whom he dated from 2008 to 2010 after he spotted her in the music video for Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like" -- broke up in 2010 very publicly and it got messy fast. Kanye would go on to send many jabs her way, most notably on the 2010 remix to Chris Brown's colossal hit and hurt guy anthem "Deuces." "Niggas take my old flows and they take my old swag/He just took my old bitch and turn it to his new bitch," he raps. The shot was heard around the globe and some suspected that was a sub at not only Amber but Wiz. However, the Pittsburgh native wasn't dating Amber yet.
The following year, Wiz and Amber are a couple and are very visible in the public eye. A rumored beef between Wiz and 'Ye over Muva Rose began to bubble in 2011. The rumors escalated during Kanye's performance of "Stronger" at the Coachella Festival in April 2011. Yeezy took a swipe at Rose by changing a few words to the song. He altered the line to: "Well, I did anything for a blonde dyke, and she'll do anything for the limelight/and we did anything when the time's right, uh, baby you making it ... harder, better, faster, stronger."
The two reportedly had a confrontation backstage but Wiz later denied reports. Months later in July, Kanye allegedly tweeted, "When he's eating her p****, he's tasting the whole of Hip-Hop. #SuckerForLove," then later deleted the post. It was assumed 'Ye was referring to seeing clips of Wiz and Amber Rose happily in love. However, a year later, Kanye name-dropped Wiz on a song. On a 2012 track titled "Theraflu," Yeezy professed his love for Kim Kardashian, threw a jab at her soon-to-be ex-husband Kris Humphries and later rapped, "The whole industry wanna fuck ya old chick/ Only nigga I got respect for is Wiz." The former XXL Freshman would go on record to say that he has no beef with Kanye and in fact he never met him.
Fast forward to the Twitter Armageddon that kicked off Tuesday night (Jan. 26), and now Kanye and Wiz are enthralled in a full on beef. So what started it all? Wiz -- and a few other rappers plus fans -- felt Kanye was biting Max B's swag. Here's the complete timeline below.
Kanye West changes his forthcoming LP's title from Swish to Waves. Twitter immediately exploded once the rapper shared the news on Twitter. "New album title, WAVES," he tweeted.
Chicago rhymer Mick Jenkins, who dropped his Wave[s] project in August of last year, took Kanye’s announcement as an opportunity to show his comedic side and tweeted “New album title, SWISH.” Singer John Mayer joined in on the fun and tweeted, "Adding “Swish” back to the list of potential titles for my next album," with the hastag
Fader reached out to Wavves frontman Nathan Williams over Gchat to get his reaction about West’s new album title. "Well he forgot to a “v” to be fair. But that’s okay, I’m always spelling shit wrong on twitter too. Nah, but really, I don’t think much about him naming it that. It’s a good name. Glad he gave respect to Max B," he said.
Wiz Khalifa found the album title switch-up offensive and in a string of tweets defends incarcerated Harlem, N.Y. rapper Max B's legacy. The rapper even reveals that his melodic style was deeply influenced by the former BirdGang member.
“Please don’t take the wave,” Wiz wrote, less than hour after Kanye’s initial tweet. “Max B is the wavy one. He created the wave,” Wiz continued. “There is no wave without him.”
Later on in the night, Kanye acknowledged the shared terminology, writing, “All respect to Andre Harrel and Max B #Waves” to which Wiz replied “Yea aight." The Pittsburgh native then tweets out Max B songs that are his favorites such as "Lip Sing," "Never Wanna Go Back" and "Porno Music."
Kanye West didn’t take too kindly to Wiz Khalifa saying that he stole the WAVES title for his album from the incarcerated Max B. In a string of 20-plus tweets, ‘Ye claimed that Wiz stole his whole style from Kid Cudi and that his music is corny.
“Oh niggas think I’m not petty cause I’m the best that’s ever made music,” tweeted Yeezy. The G.O.O.D. Music artist then accused Wiz of using his wife’s initials (KK) in multiple tweets before bashing his style. “Like, oh that’s Ye and I can put his wife’s initials on my twitter @WizKhalifa…Bro first of all you stole your whole shit from Cudi. Second, your first single was corny as fuck and most there after.”
Kanye then got nasty and dragged Amber Rose and her child into the beef by saying that Wiz “let a stripper trap him” and “I know you mad every time you look at your child that this girl got you for 18 years.” He also tweeted some shocking words aimed at Wiz and Amber's son ("I own your child" and "You wouldn't have a child if it wasn't for me").
Wiz would immediately respond by clarifying that “KK” is slang for his strain of weed and that the fact ‘Ye doesn’t know that proves he isn’t “wavy.”
“KK is weed fool. Reason’s why your not wavy. Go bacc to Swish,” tweeted Wiz. “I been smashed the idea of that album even existing. I got joints to roll.”
Amber Rose decided to jump into the beef between her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa and her ex-boyfriend Kanye West via Twitter. She likely responded due to the fact he brought her child into the mix of his Twitter beef as well as referred to her as a stripper. “Awww @kanyewest,” Rose wrote on her Twitter page. "are u mad I’m not around to play in ur asshole anymore?” She added the hashtag “#FingersInTheBootyAssBitch” and an emoji that depicts one outstretched finger.
When West deleted the tweets about Rose, along with much of his words directed at Wiz, she responded again: “#UrGettingBodiedByAStripperNigga.”
She later appeared on a podcast with Matt Weiss Cole and Theo Von to discuss everything that went down. In a portion of the conversation, Amber revealed she wasn’t surprised about Kanye’s antics. “I know him, I know he’s a fucking clown, I know him,” she said.
As Kanye West arrived at the LAX airport in L.A., he was stopped by paparazzi and asked about his Twitter tirade against Wiz Khalifa. The exchange, which was captured on tape (see below), begins when the reporter approaches a luxury car ‘Ye is driving and listening to an undisclosed track from his forthcoming Waves album. When asked “Was that Waves, Kanye?” by the reporter in reference to the song, Kanye acknowledges that it is, responding “Yeah, yeah, that’s some shit that’s gonna be Waves.”
While Kanye seems willing to make small talk on the way to his catch his flight, the conversation gets a bit tense when asked about Wiz Khalifa, The rapper curtly responds with, “I said what I had to say,” before doubling down after being prodded by the reporter. “I said what I had to say and I ain’t saying nothing else to y’all niggas.”
Once inside LAX, the reporter makes a last ditch effort to get a quote from Kanye, asking if ‘Ye thought “it was a bit much bringing the kid in it?” ‘Ye barks back “I told you, I said all I had to say don’t ask me no more questions about it. Thank you,” before continuing the conversation.
While Wiz was performing at a show in Argentina Wednesday night (Jan. 27), he took a shot at Kanye West. Footage was captured of Wiz saying a not so subtle “Fuck Kanye” to the crowd.
After seeing Kanye's Twitter rant, former adult film star Lisa Ann tweeted that Kanye shouldn't belittle Amber Rose or strippers because he sent her unsolicited nude photos in the past and she has proof.
"This recent Kanye implosion is just the worst.. He talks down on strippers yet married the #1 OG Porn Star made Famous by @RayJ SMH," she wrote, in reference to Kim's infamous sex tape with singer Ray J.
Lisa Ann, who is now a SiriusXM radio host on "Lisa Ann Does Fantasy," continued to condemn Kanye for speaking ill on Amber and Wiz's child. She even calls 'Ye out for being a hypocrite. "Kanye says 'You let a Stripper Trap you' I'm sorry, are strippers a new race we don't know about Kanye? You chased them all, me included," she tweeted.
Her biggest revelation was news that Kanye sent her nude photos via email. "I will spend the night organizing old emails from Kanye, including the amazing cock shots he sent unwarranted. All strippers rejoice, LOL," she wrote. Lisa Ann went to say that she will not leak the pictures -- they're for her eyes only.
In an interview with "Morning Men with Evan Cohen & Mike Babchik," Lisa Ann gave more details on how she met Kanye, her connection to the Kardashians and how she got Yeezy's nudes.
After Kanye threw Amber into the beef with Wiz by tweeting him, “you let a stripper trap you,” Amber responded with a haymaker. “Awww @kanyewest are u mad I’m not around to play in ur asshole anymore?#FingersInTheBootyAssBitch," she wrote.
The rapper didn't immediately acknowledge his ex-girlfriend's shocking tweet, which caused the internet to respond in hilarious fashion. It took him a few days, but Kanye finally reacted to Amber’s accusations early Friday morning (Jan. 29). Of course he denied her claim on Twitter. “Exes can be mad but just know I never let them play with my ass…” he wrote, “I don’t do that… I stay away from that area all together.” He followed it up with a second tweet reading, “I’m not into that kind of shit… I like pictures and videos Me and my wife got the kind of love that can turn exes into best friends.”
The Twitter war between Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa produced a number of quotables, a series of hilarious memes, a line of merchandise and a reexamining of Wiz Khalifa's pants collection, but it's the fingers detail revealed by Amber Rose that sparked the latest aftermath gem.
On Friday morning (Jan. 29), Twitter started the hashtag #KanyeAnalPlaylist and proceeded to make fun of the Chicago MC with reckless abandon by selecting the perfect songs to go along with such a list. Some gems: Trey Songz's "Bottoms Up," Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" and Ice Cube's "No Vaseline."
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Just one day after dissing Kanye from a stage in Argentina, Wiz is back at it again, this time from his show in Chile. In footage obtained by TMZ (which can be watched here), the rapper can be seen taunting his famous peer at several points during his set. “We coming for you, Kanye,” he can be heard shouting at one point. “You better run, n—a!” When the camera pans to the crowd, one fan can be seen waving a paper sign insulting Kanye.
Kanye West recently took to social media to make one last statement, sort of apologizing for mentioning Wiz and Amber Rose’s son during his fiery rant.
Last night (Jan. 29), West posted on Twitter, “God’s dream… Never speak on kids again… all love … all blessings….” It appears someone has talked some sense into the rapper who got pretty harsh in his statements about Wiz’s seed during their exchange a few days ago posting tweets like, “You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me,” and “You own waves??? I own your child.”
A rumor has been circulating that Wiz played Kim Kardashian’s sex tape during a performance in South America recently, but his DJ, DJ Bonics squashed the talk.
Bonics denied that anything of the sort had happened in a Twitter post on Monday morning (Feb. 1).
“Wiz did not play a Kim sex tape over the weekend during a concert,” he wrote. “Can’t believe you guys believe this stuff…Lol” Wiz and Kanye West had it out on Twitter last week, with Kanye bringing Wiz’s ex-wife and mother of his son Amber Rose into the fray writing, “you let a stripper trap you.” Kim K made a sex tape with Ray J.