Kanye West Explains ‘Britney Spears’ Tweet, Lashes Out At MSNBC

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Mikey Fresh / January 18, 2011

It all started with an innocent joke, “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,” tweeted Kanye West late last week after it was announced that Britney’s new single “Hold It Against Me” had taken the number spot on the iTunes singles chart.

Most felt the comic relief in Ye’s digital thought, but after news station MSNBC created an article implicating West as the culprit for attempting to start a “Twitter war” with Spears, the outspoken rapper launched a fury of tweets explaining himself. Here’s what went down:

@Kanyewest wrote:

·  Just saw that MSNBC said I tried to start a twitter war with Brittany. about 12 hours ago via web

 

·  This shit takes the air out my lungs sometimes from blogs to news reports… enough already!!! All I do is focus on my work. about 12 hours ago via web

 

·  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! about 12 hours ago via web

 

·  I’m one of the most considerate people in real life. Maybe over considerate. Over caring. Overly real. about 12 hours ago via web

 

·  There is no astronaut training for celebrity… even though this whole life is so outer space! about 12 hours ago via web

 

·  I was actually surprised that a record as raw as H*A*M could make it to #2 on Itunes. about 12 hours ago via web

 

·  How can u “let” someone be number one??!! That was the whole joke!!! I know intelligent people know this so bear with me. about 12 hours ago via web

 

·  When I said the comment about Brittney I was giving her props for being #1 not dissing her at all! about 12 hours ago via web

 

·  But stop making it seem that my aim is to hurt or down people! That’s just not my style! about 12 hours ago via web

 

·  As pop stars we’re all in this shit together! We on the inside of the TV! about 12 hours ago via web

 

·  If the media wants to make a story … just say I have atrocious spelling and terrible grammar… about 12 hours ago via web

 

·  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! about 11 hours ago via web

 

·  Once again thank you to all my fans who made MBDTF certified platinum! about 11 hours ago via web

 

·  You all give me the power and I never take it for granted. I am an extension of my listeners. about 11 hours ago via web

 

·  I won’t always say the right thing but my heart is always in the right place. about 11 hours ago via web