Ariana Grande’s request for fans to ignore the “grown men arguing online” Thursday night didn’t get much love from Kanye West.
During the rapper’s ongoing Twitter feud with Drake, the “God Is A Woman” singer, 24, hoped fans would focus on the new music dropping that night, her new track “Imagine” and Miley Cyrus’ take on the holiday classic “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)”.
She wrote: “I know there are grown men arguing online right now, but Miley and I are dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y’all could please just behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be so sick, thank you.”
While she didn’t directly mention either West or Drake, West took it as a personal dig.
“Ariana Grande, you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s okay don’t use me or this moment to promote a song,” the “I Love It” rapper, 41, responded on Saturday.
Adding, “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.”
Meanwhile, Grande responded to Kanye on Twitter: “With all due respect, I don’t need to use anyone to promote anything. Period. I was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women. It was a joke which I understand now was probably insensitive. I apologize if I was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today.”
Later on Saturday, Grande’s ex-fiancé Pete Davidson spoke out in support of West on Instagram:
The “Saturday Night Live” star followed up that initial post with a worrisome one, in which he spoke out about his own mental health struggles:
Following the disturbing post – and some concerning comments by Internet trolls directed at the comedian – Davidson has since deleted his Instagram account.
Jon Cryer tweeted that Davidson was at SNL studios in NYC and accounted for.
Many, including Nicki Minaj, are reaching out with messages of love and support for both Davidson and Kanye.
Minaj tweeted: “We can be so insensitive. God bless Kanye & Pete. Being flippant about mental illness speaks more about you than them. Stop saying the word love and live it. Love is an action.”
Later Saturday, Grande apologized for making a “dumb joke” about the Kanye and Drake feud and said she “didn’t mean any harm.” She continued, saying all she wants is for “everyone to be healthy and happy.”
Grande also followed up with a tweet telling Davidson, “I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but I’m here too.”
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