Kanye West vs. Wiz Khalifa Is the Next Great Twitter Beef

Thankfully this one isn't about the shape of the Earth

 

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Kanye West has started Twitter's latest beef, this time with Wiz Khalifa. (Photo: Google Commons)
Kanye West has started Twitter’s latest beef, this time with Wiz Khalifa. (Photo: Google Commons) (Photo: Google Commons)

If you thought the feud between B.o.B. and Neil deGrasse Tyson over whether the Earth was flat was going to be this week’s only weird Twitter battle, think again.

This afternoon Kanye West tweeted a cryptic diss at one of his rap rivals:

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692421786605084673

Wiz Khalifa tweeted back an equally strange response, referencing the often-changing title of Mr. West’s latest album:

Mr. West then took it up a notch, accusing Wiz Khalifa of plagiarizing from another famous hip-hop artist:

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692421878678491137

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692422048933658628

Wiz fired back saying he had better things to do than wait for Mr. West’s new music:

But Mr. West was just getting started, firing off a strange tweetstorm of compliments and insults at Wiz:

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692423693507653634

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692424248103718916

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692424331893293056

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692424444363608069

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692426817903403008

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692427021541101569

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692427064025223169

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692427829108170756

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692427864440967168

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692427947718766592

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692428314833739776

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692428367203819524

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692428502801518593

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692428614185385986

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692428755965333504

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692428825062461444

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692435254431199233

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692435356029997056

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692435575836676097

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692435575836676097

Several more of Mr. West’s tweets were personal attacks about a stripper and child—they were in reference to Amber Rose, the mother of Wiz’s son Sebastian and an ex-girlfriend of both Wiz and Mr. West. Some of the insults were actually lines from Mr. West’s song “Gold Digger”:

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692426891857432580

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692426982273998849

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692428014030864384

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692428207169998848

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692428437496029184

Of course Mr. West threw in some self-promotion:

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692428877608517632

And he ended by vowing to delete the tweets as a goodwill gesture:

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692446402811686913

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/692446531404877827

Even Khloe Kardashian chimed in:

While Ms. Rose posted an epic takedown of Mr. West:

Beyond his early tweets, Wiz has not responded to Mr. West—though he was momentarily pronounced dead on Wikipedia during the tweetstorm.

One thing’s for sure: if any diss tracks come out of this feud, they’ll be better than Dr. Tyson’s.

Kanye West vs. Wiz Khalifa Is the Next Great Twitter Beef