Less than 24 hours after Kanye West playfully dissed Britney Spears over having the top iTunes single, the Grammy-winning rapper has clarified his remarks and promised there was no ill will behind the joke.
Writing on Twitter, Yeezy reminded fans he was actually happy for Spears and was not trying to blast her out of anger.
“On a serious note I’m truly happy for @AvrilLavigne and @BritneySpears… No hate in 2011!,” he tweeted Friday (January 14) night.
“I thought LOL signified a joke… I didn’t get the 2011 LOL doesn’t signify a joke anymore memo… LOL or something else I guess” (Kanye West’s Twitter)
Ye’s misinterpreted tweet made headlines Friday evening.
Oops! He’s done it again! Kanye West took to his Twitter today to interrupt Britney Spears just like he did Taylor Swift at the VMAs. “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” Kanye Tweeted. Glad to see Kanye can joke about it! Just before that he Tweeted, “H*A*M #2 on Itunes…THANK YOU!!!” Britney has taken the top with her new single, “Hold It Against Me,” but it seems like Kanye is still proud of second place since he did say he’d let her finish! (OK! Magazine)
Spears’ manager shared his reaction to Ye’s colorful commentary by responding.
Kanye was referring to the fact that Britney Spears’ single “Hold It Against Me” is #1 on iTunes, and his is second. So Brit’s manager Adam Leber then tweeted back, “@kanyewest Thanks for “letting” us be #1. Much appreciated…. -Adam Leber, Manager.” (Holly Scoop)
Outside of tweeting, Ye’s new My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album is currently on the sales chart.
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy moved down two slots to No. 7 with 33,200. With seven weeks in the books, Yeezy’s comeback LP has shelled out 915,400 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
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