On Friday, October 7, Kanye West posted a string of texts from Diddy to his Instagram. Ye, 45, shared a text the legendary musician, 52, had sent him in an attempt to ask to speak with him in person, but Kanye refused. Just trying to communicate with you as a black man. And the reason I’m speaking with you is that this is harming our people. Stop,” wrote Diddy.
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In response, the rapper from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy cut off Diddy and warned that anything he sent would be made public. “I will post anything you text. I cherish you. And you guys are making me so, so sad. I accept your sincere apologies,” wrote Kanye.
The “Runaway” rapper shared a number of texts from Diddy on Instagram, including this one. The owner of Bad Boy Records attempted to set up a face-to-face meeting with Yeezy in one of the messages, but Kanye responded with what appeared to be an antisemitic message. Send me a mailing address. Let’s put an end to this online gaming. Also, don’t feel in danger. You’ll be alright. Just Love,” wrote Diddy.
Kanye responded to Diddy’s request for an address by saying, “F**k you,” and calling him a “fed,” but after Diddy asked again, the rapper sent a more detailed message. This is not a game, I’m going to use you as an example to prove to the Jews who told you to call me that they have no power to intimidate or sway me. I warned you that this was war. Go get you some business now,” wrote Kanye.
Kanye shared his first message to Diddy, which seemed to be in reference to the contentious “White Lives Matter” shirts that he debuted at his Paris Fashion Week show earlier this week. “I didn’t enjoy our discussion. These t-shirts are for sale. Nobody interferes with my ability to get money, he claimed in the texts shared on Instagram. Never call me with such bulls**t again unless you give me the go-ahead. Because I am anyone who purchased that shirt. I’ll keep quiet as Virgil out of respect for everything you’ve meant to me. But now I realize how my threats hurt the people I care about.
Only a few days prior, Diddy had defended Kanye for donning the divisive “White Lives Matter” shirt on Wednesday’s episode of The Breakfast Club. He referred to the shirt as “tone deaf,” but he added that Kanye shouldn’t be “canceled” because of it. He claimed that because of his son’s extreme freedom of thought, many times what he means are misunderstood.
Since Kanye unveiled the “White Lives Matter” sweatshirt, many people, including the Black Lives Matter movement, Gigi Hadid, and others, have criticized the rapper for using the divisive phrase. In an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday, Kanye defended wearing the shirt. I simply direct the energy because it feels right. It relies on intuition, a relationship with God, and pure brilliance,” he said. “I considered the shirt to be humorous. I found the thought of wearing it amusing.