MSNBC reported that the Louis Vuitton Don was trying to start a Twitter war after “H.A.M.,” his new single with Jay-Z, landed second behind Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” on the charts. ‘Ye even spoofed his Taylor Swift controversy in the tweet.
“Yo Britney, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you be #1, but me and Jay-Z’s single is one of the best songs of all time! LOL,” he tweeted.
Though West followed up by saying, “On a serious note I’m truly happy for @AvrilLavigne and @BritneySpears…… No hate in 2011,” MSNBC accused him of trying to get a rise out of Spears. Kanye then took to Twitter to address MSNBC and denied reports that he recently purchased a watch with his face on it.
“Just saw that MSNBC said I tried to start a twitter war with Brittany,” he wrote. “This s**t 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!
“When I said the comment about Brittney I was giving her props for being #1 not dissing her at all,” he added. “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 s**t 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.”