Kanye West hit twitter last week and made light of his infamous Taylor Swift mic snatching incident in a comical note he sent to Britney Spears last Friday via Twitter.
Last Tuesday, Spears released a new song “Hold It Against Me,” that reached No. 1 on iTunes. Ironically, West and Jay-Z dropped their new track, “H.A.M.,” the same day, and it came in at No. 2.
West graciously acknowledged Spears’ chart victory with the following tweet:
Fans were divided but I thought it was hilarious that Kanye could laugh at himself.
Kanye has since deleted the tweet but his battle with the media rages on. After facing off with NBC’s Matt Lauer last year, the outspoken rapper took to Twitter to defend himself over the tweet.
‘Ye’s comment apparently angered some Britney fans and others who interpreted it as a jab at the pop star. Some even felt that he was being insensitive about the whole Taylor Swift thing…. but Kanye insists it was not an attack on her and hit the tweets to explain:
Just saw that MSNBC said I tried to start a twitter war with Brittany.
This shit takes the air out my lungs sometimes from blogs to news reports… enough already!!! All I do is focus on my work.
There’s a new lie everyday… a new media spin… I never got a watch with my face on it!!! A company tried to give that to me 9 yrs ago!
I’m one of the most considerate people in real life. Maybe over considerate. Over caring. Overly real.
There is no astronaut training for celebrity… even though this whole life is so outer space!
I was actually surprised that a record as raw as H*A*M could make it to #2 on Itunes.
How can u “let” someone be number one??!! That was the whole joke!!! I know intelligent people know this so bear with me.
When I said the comment about Brittney I was giving her props for being #1 not dissing her at all!
But stop making it seem that my aim is to hurt or down people! That’s just not my style!
As pop stars we’re all in this shit together! We on the inside of the TV!
If the media wants to make a story … just say I have atrocious spelling and terrible grammar…
If you don’t give em a story they just make one up. I’m just trying to focus & stay creative! Keep bringing dope shit to the world!
Once again thank you to all my fans who made MBDTF certified platinum!
You all give me the power and I never take it for granted. I am an extension of my listeners.
I won’t always say the right thing but my heart is always in the right place.