Ariana Grande might have thought she was being cute when she trolled Kanye West’s on-going Twitter beef with Drake the other day. Unfortunately, Kanye did not.
Today, Kanye responded directly to Ariana on Twitter. “I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm,” Kanye wrote, “but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me.”
Kanye then went on to link his rant against Drake not just because of personal animosity, but also because of his perception that Drake disses him and others for issues related to mental illness. In his next tweet, Kanye wrote, “People will no longer take mental health for a joke,” and followed that with “Drake verbally attacked Cudi when he was in the hospital and went at me,” before continuing to tweet about mental health phobias for the next hour.
Kanye’s tweets must have struck a chord, because Ariana issued an apology … of sorts. “With all due respect, I don’t need to use anyone to promote anything. Period,” she tweeted. “I was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women. 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.”
So maybe Ariana meant her statement to be a full apology, as she does acknowledge that her making “a joke” about the Kanye’s beef with Drake was “probably insensitive.” But it seems like she was really apologizing not so much for the joke, as she was or “triggering” someone with a mental health issue and adds a little ambiguous statement about hoping Kanye feels “well today.”
That could be construed as suggesting the only reason Kanye’s tweeting is because he is not “well today.”
Whether or not Ariana’s intention was really to promote her new single by joking about the Kanye-Drake beef, her actions certainly didn’t hurt sales of her new single, “Imagine.” It debuted at No. 1 on iTunes worldwide downloads chart …
We have some of Kanye and Ariana’s tweets below.
(Image source: Kanye West and Billboard Instagram accounts)
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