Kanye West just can’t stop himself from offending people!
West took to Twitter (when does he not "take to Twitter" these days) to comment on his latest single with Jay-Z, H.A.M, trailing at number two behind Britney Spears’ new song, Hold It Against Me.
Poking fun at his speech during the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards where he berated country star Taylor Swift, he tweeted:
“Yo Britney, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you be #1, but me and Jay-Z single is one of the best songs of all time.”
West later included a ‘LOL’ at the end of his sentence to show that he was kidding.
Unfortunately for him, the damage had already been done and West was the only one finding his joke funny.
West received a Twitter hammering from Spears and Avril Lavigne fans, as well as receiving a tweet back from Spears’ manager, Adam Leber, who, tongue firmly in cheek, replied:
“Thanks for ‘letting’ us be #1. Much appreciated,” wrote Leber.
West later removed the tweet from his page and quickly replaced it with another, apologising for his actions.
“On a serious note I’m truly happy for Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears. No hate in 2011…I thought LOL signified a joke….I didn’t get the 2011 LOL doesn’t signify a joke anymore memo.”
You’d think he’d at least have got the memo that offending people makes him quite unpopular.
Perhaps, Kanye, from now on you should just think before you tweet.