Wiz Khalifa Criticizes Kanye West’s New Album Title. Kanye Goes Nuclear

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So much can change in 24 hours. Late last night (January 26), Kanye West announced that his seventh solo album had been re-named. The album known as Swish since mid-2015 suddenly was rechristened to Waves, less than one month away from its February 11 release date.

Upon the announcement, made via Twitter, one critic of the move was fellow MC Wiz Khalifa. The Taylor Gang General apparently urged Kanye to “Please don’t take the wave,” before crediting the slang and music associated with it to incarcerated Byrd Gang MC Max B:

Khalifa then posted a number of Max B video links. In the midst of this, Kanye seemingly responded by crediting Max B as well as Jekyll & Hyde MC-turned-executive Andre Harrell. Khalifa dismissed that clarification as well:

Today (January 27), the conflict’s temperature climbed. Kanye began a Twitter tirade responding to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Rostrum Records artist. To start, West accused Wiz of stealing the style of one of his own proteges, Kid Cudi:

Continuing, Kanye called Wiz’s music “corny,” specifically lampooning 2012 O.N.I.F.C. single “Work Hard Play Hard.” West then called out Wiz’s own album-making, as well as his fashion choices and Twitter page:

Things further erupted, with West bringing Wiz’s former romantic partner Amber Rose into the mix, as well as the couple’s son, Sebastian. Perceiving Wiz mentioning smoking “KK” as a diss to West’s wife Kim Kardashian West, Kanye listed 18 apparent reasons why Khalifa was out of line, including claiming he “owns” the rapper’s child, and that the boy would not exist if not for West—who previously dated Amber Rose in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Notably, Wiz and Amber are also separated. West additionally made fun of the fact that Wiz would be paying alimony to Rose for the next 18 years.

West also pointed out that upon previously meeting Wiz, he was respectful to his Rap peer. Allegedly, Kanye tried to call the Atlantic Records artist by phone in the last 24 hours, but the number had changed.

West referred to Wiz’s criticism as “extra promotion” from Waves.

#BonusBeat: With West’s album title change announcement, came a new, revised tracklist:

Wiz responded, claiming that not only did West misinterpret his comments about “KK,” but that he had not earned the album title:

West would later state that he has love for Khalifa, while leaving the exchange up:

Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa’s Twitter accounts have the exchanges and comments in their entirety.

At the time of this article, Amber Rose, Kid Cudi, or Andre Harrell have not publicly responded.

Related: Kanye West Unveils Swish Tracklist & Says It’s “The Best Album Of All Time”