All over the internet yesterday there were mentions of Kanye West tweeting the above in reaction to Britney Spears new single “Hold It Against Me” holding the #1 spot on the pop charts this week.
OK … now most normal people, regardless of their opinion of Kanye West (I think he is arrogant, self-important, self-absorbed and with way too high an opinion of his skills) should recognize this as a joke based on his now infamous rude upstaging of Taylor Swift at some generic awards show I can’t recall.
Yet all over the place folks are getting their knickers in a twist over it, as reported here:
Britney Spears’ latest single “Hold It Against Me” has held the number one spot on iTunes since its midnight debut on Tuesday, and Kanye West made it clear that he wasn’t thrilled about it, tweeting, “Yo Britney, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you be #1, but me and Jay-Z’s single [“H.A.M.”] is one of the best songs of all time! LOL.” LOL? Not so much.
West later removed the tweet and apologized, saying, “On a serious note I’m truly happy for Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears. No hate in 2011…I thought LOL signified a joke.” Still, Spears’ manager Adam Leber sarcastically quipped, “Thanks for ‘letting’ us be #1. Much appreciated.”
As you know, this isn’t the first time the unpredictable rapper has caused drama with the pop princess — back in 2007 he reportedly had a meltdown backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards when Brit Brit replaced him as the show’s opening performer.
Um … seriously?
What do you think – was this West showing his inner spoiled child once more, or just making a joke at his own expense?