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Kanye West checks Ariana Grande over her ‘insensitive tweet’


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Kanye West‘s latest string of tweets roped in singer Ariana Grande on Saturday.

Early Saturday morning, the Kids See Ghosts lyricist shared a screenshot of a tweet penned by Grande in which she jokingly chided Kanye in the midst of his Twitter tirade against fellow rapper Drake.

The tweet, sent Thursday and now deleted, read, “Guys, I know there are grown men arguing online [sic] right now. But Miley and I [are] dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight. So, if y’all could please [sic] just behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be so sick. Thank you.”

While most online users took the comment in stride, Kanye was clearly offended by the singer’s sense of humor.

 “I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” Kanye captioned the screenshot.

“All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health…I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song,” Ye added.

Hours after catching wind of Ye’s tweets, however, Grande responded to the rapper on Twitter, “With all due respect, I don’t need to use anyone to promote anything. It was a joke which I understand now was probably insensitive.”

She continued, “I apologize if I was in any way triggering and hope you feel well today.”

Following that exchange, Ariana’s ex-fiance Pete Davidson praised Kanye on Twitter for speaking openly about mental illness.  He then posted a note on Instagram that indicated that he might want to harm himself, and subsequently deleted his entire Instagram account. 

That set off a series of events which ended with the NYPD performing a “wellness check” on Davidson at the SNL studios, Grande showing up there and offering Davidson her support, and apologizing again for her tweets.

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