Celebs Who Can't Stand Kanye West

It's safe to say that Kanye "Ye" West has been a polarizing figure since the start of his career. Think about it. Even before the series of anti-Semitic statements West made in 2022, he's angered a whole lot of people. West famously interrupted Taylor Swift's speech after she won Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009. "I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!" declared the rapper, seconds before he was pelted with boos from the crowd. Who could ever forget that? Then, on the following day, he was slammed by Swift's fans and celebrities from just about every realm of entertainment.

The Chicago raised-artist apologized soon after, but that would just be the start of him angering people, whether it was after he called himself a genius several times or making disparaging remarks about American abolitionist Harriet Tubman. And while many of West's fans have seemed to forgive him for his actions and words, others can't stand him. Who are they? Let's highlight some of the folks who simply do not care for the GOOD Music founder.

Shirley Manson expressed her disgust at Ye in a letter

Rude, a bully, and someone who's completely out of touch. That's what Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson called Kanye "Ye" West after he said that Beck shouldn't have won Album of the Year at the 2015 Grammys for his "Morning Phase" LP, and it should have been Beyoncé's self-titled album instead. First, when Beck's name was called to accept the award, West began climbing to the stage before heading back down, mimicking what he did to Taylor Swift in 2009 at the VMAs. Based on the crowd's laughter, it was apparent that they thought West was clowning around, but that wasn't the case. In a post-Grammy interview with E! News, he said that Beck should "respect artistry" and give Beyoncé his award. Manson's letter appeared on her Facebook page soon after, and if she held back while blasting West, it didn't look that way.

"Dear Kanye West, it is YOU who is so busy disrespecting artistry," she wrote in a since-deleted post, per The Guardian. "You disrespect your own remarkable talents and more importantly you disrespect the talent, hard work and tenacity of all artists when you go so rudely and savagely after such an accomplished and humble artist like BECK. You make yourself look small and petty and spoilt." The singer and her band Garbage also responded to West's anti-Semitic comments, tweeting they oppose all forms of hate.

Chris Brown said Ye was on a 'path of destruction'

Trying to tally Kanye "Ye" West's controversial statements through the years is like trying to count the number of snowflakes in a snowman. But the rapper will probably always be criticized for what he said in 2018 at TMZ Live. "When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... For 400 years? That sounds like a choice," he said about Black slavery in the U.S. "You were there for 400 years and it's all of y'all? It's like we're mentally imprisoned."

The word "backlash" simply won't do to describe the responses that West received after his words, because celebrities, historians, news pundits, and everyday people alike reacted more than passionately. Chris Brown was one of those folks and he called West a clown in a since-deleted Instagram post. Brown also told people not to follow the rapper down his negative path, per USA Today. Plus, in August 2021, the "Deuces" singer insulted West for leaving his verse off "New Again," which lives on the "Donda" album.

Evan Rachel Wood got radical against Ye and Marilyn Manson

When Marilyn Manson showed up on stage at a listening event for Kanye "Ye" West's "Donda" album in August 2021, actor Evan Rachel Wood expressed her disgust via a classic song. Manson and Wood were a couple from 2007 to 2010. And with a now-deleted statement on Instagram posted in February 2021, Wood accused the veteran rocker of grooming, brainwashing, and manipulating for years. It's a claim that Manson denied.

Two days after he was seen at West's event, Wood hopped onstage at the Bourbon Room in Hollywood, California, and sang the New Radicals' "You Get What You Give." "I've been saving this but it seems like an appropriate time," she told the audience before the guitarist began. She then posted the performance on her Instagram page before deleting it. "For my fellow survivors who got slapped in the face this week. I love you. Don't give up," Wood captioned the video then. 

Yes, it's true that she didn't mention Manson or West in her performance or in the caption, but it's easy to assume that her cover was meant for both of them. Plus, some might recall that New Radicals' lead singer, Gregg Alexander, takes a dig at Manson in "You Get What You Give," which probably gave Wood even more incentive to direct the song toward her ex.

Drake accused Kanye West of exposing his big secret

This is a tale of two superstar rappers who went from friends to archenemies. One of them is named Drake — you might have heard of him — and the other is Kanye "Ye" West. In fact, there was a time when Drake spoke highly of West, telling MTV in 2013 that he highly respected and admired him.

Then, some time afterward, there would be much discussion of the two men having a beef with each other, but those rumors turned into fact in May 2018. That has something to do with Virginia rapper Pusha T, who's signed to West's GOOD Music label, releasing a Drake diss song called "The Story of Adidon." In the cut, Pusha revealed that Drake had a secret son, and the Canadian rapper believed that West helped leak the news to Pusha.

In a 2019 chat with "Rap Radar," Drake admitted that beyond their issues, he still considers West one of his favorite artists. However, he also accused him of lying in his public statements of affection toward him. Then, more drama was heaped on their conflict in 2021. West released his "Donda" album on Sunday, August 29, and five days later Drake dropped his "Certified Lover Boy" LP. Both rappers dissed each other on songs made for their albums, while their respective fans debated online who would sell the most units. Ultimately, West and Drake had somewhat of a truce in 2021.

Nick Wechsler refuses to root for Ye

Sometimes, art will imitate the heck out of life. Actor Nick Wechsler starred in the show "Revenge" from 2011 to 2015, and it seems he wanted to get some revenge on Kanye "Ye" West for the rapper's antics and polarizing personality. In 2014, Wechsler threw a verbal jab at West, and if it was a real blow, West probably would've had a nice-sized shiner. Bleu magazine asked the actor if he would consider himself a Kanye type or Jay-Z on the duo's track, "Watch the Throne." Wechsler answered, "I'm not either in particular, but I will say this: Kanye counts himself out. If the choice is between Kanye and anyone else, I'm picking the other guy," the actor admitted.

Even though West was in between albums in the year that Wechsler gave that interview, he was still in the news plenty since he married Kim Kardashian in 2014, and it's possible that all the press surrounding the wedding annoyed Wechsler. Or, it could be that Wechsler has always disliked the famed producer, and something in the air on the day of his interview made him express that.

Jennifer Aniston hated the Kanye West-for-president idea

A beef between Kanye "Ye" West and Drake makes sense since they're arguably two of the biggest rappers in the world, and rap is super competitive. And West beefing with the Democrats? Yup, that also probably didn't surprise many people after he began embracing far-right views and ideology. But a beef between West and Jennifer Aniston? Not even the most ambitious screenwriter would've thought of that storyline. But yes, it actually happened, and the "Friends" star found herself in a virtual boxing ring with West. It all had to do with his 2020 presidential run.

Based on her wording, Aniston believed that West had no business running for the highest office in the land, and she discouraged anyone from casting a ballot for him. "It's not funny to vote for Kanye. I don't know how else to say it. Please be responsible," wrote Aniston on Instagram. So how did West respond? He went for the obvious insult by tweeting that "Friends" wasn't funny (via Harper's Bazaar). But the rapper eventually deleted the tweet, so maybe he remembered an episode of the '90s sitcom that humored him. 

Ray J went for the ultra low blow

In hip-hop, there's old school rap and new school rap, but there should be a category called "middle school rap." Why? Because oftentimes, rappers will bicker with each other like two eighth graders at recess, which was the case between Kanye "Ye" West and singer Ray J in 2013. Some may recall that Ray J previously dated West's ex, Kim Kardashian, and he was in that much talked-about sex tape with her in 2007. So to throw a major insult at the Chicago-raised musician, Ray J released a song called "I Hit It First," where he delivered some ultra sexual lyrics about Kardashian.

West responded by changing some of the lyrics to his song "Bound 2" when he stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" a few months after "I Hit It First" was released. "Brandy's little sister lame, man he know it now/When a real brother hold you down, you supposed to drown," rapped West, bringing up Ray J's older and (often considered) way more famous sibling. Then, in 2016, Ray J devoted another song to West, "Famous," after West depicted Ray J in a video for his own song with the same name. In Ray J's cut, which features Chris Brown, he implied that Kardashian and West were only a famous couple because of that infamous sex tape.

Taylor Swift wanted Ye to just leave her alone

Some might have been surprised to learn that Kanye "Ye" West and Taylor Swift patched things up after the rapper-producer interrupted her speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. The artists became friendly and started going to dinner together. Swift also presented West with a Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 VMAs, so it appeared they had gotten over whatever hump existed. But in 2016, Kim Kardashian leaked a phone call between her then-husband and Swift after the pop star denied approving the lyrics to West's song, "Famous," where he references her. Swift talked about that phone call in a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone and said she was tired of her contentious relationship with West.

"The world didn't understand the context and the events that led up to it," said Swift about the leaked call. "Because nothing ever just happens like that without some lead-up. Some events took place to cause me to be pissed off when [West] called me a b*tch '[in Famous].' That was not just a singular event. Basically, I got really sick of the dynamic between he and I. And that wasn't just based on what happened on that phone call and with that song — it was kind of a chain reaction of things." At this point, no one should be surprised if Swift and West never speak again.

Soulja Boy felt like Ye wasted his time

Kanye "Ye" West is known for many things, and one of them is delaying the release of his albums. It's often because he makes last-minute changes before putting them out, often removing the vocals that other artists recorded for features. It happened to Soulja Boy, who was set to appear on a song called "Remote Control" for West's 2021 "Donda" album, only to find out that his contribution was nowhere to be found.

Soulja reacted on social media and was understandably frustrated that West wasn't straightforward with him. While speaking to TMZ, the "Crank That" rapper noted that West's actions were cowardly, suggesting that West used his label as a scapegoat and blamed it for Soulja's exclusion — and only after Soulja became vocal about his frustration. He tweeted a message about being with West's ex, Kim Kardashian, first while challenging West to a fight. Maybe Soulja shouldn't have expected to be on "Donda" until he actually heard his vocals on the finished product, considering West's track record.

Amy Winehouse used one of her songs to diss the rapper

In 2008, Amy Winehouse decided to let the crowd at the U.K. Glastonbury Festival know just how she felt about Kanye "Ye" West, and let's just say, she didn't offer up any praise. Instead, the late singer used the same smoky voice that catapulted her into fame to call him a pretty nasty word while singing "Some Unholy War." She then turned to her bandmates and cracked a smile.

It was never really known why Winehouse made such a comment, seeing as how she and West never had any spats that spilled into the public. One theory involves Jay-Z headlining Glastonbury that year, which caused a heap of controversy in the United Kingdom, because the festival typically hosted rock bands, not rap acts. So, it's possible that Winehouse was saying she'd rather open for Jay instead of the "Jesus Walks" rapper.

Soon after her diss, West responded on his now-defunct blog, but he didn't seem to be taken aback. "This just in... Amy Winehouse hates me!!! Now I've really made it," he wrote, per NME.

J. Cole felt like Ye used him 'as a pawn'

It could easily be said that J. Cole's relationship with Kanye "Ye" West is a mystery. Although the two haven't gotten into a flat-out argument that the public knows about, it always seemed like Cole wasn't all that fond of his fellow rapper. On Cole's 2016 single, "False Prophet," he slammed West and his music, but in 2018 it looked like the two men settled their differences over the phone. West eventually shared a screenshot of the call in a since-deleted tweet and wrote in the caption, "We got love," according to Billboard. But Cole didn't appreciate the move, which he discussed with radio host Angie Martinez that same year.

"He called me, but I would have never posted that or, like, tell him to post that. ... That made me feel a certain type of way. I told him that. ... He apologized, for the record," Cole explained. "I told him, 'It felt like you just used my name in that very quick conversation for social media and ... to keep your thing going, whatever you were doing. It felt like it wasn't sincere because of that." J. Cole ultimately felt as though West used him "as a pawn." West never explained why he posted a screenshot of the call, but it appeared that the two became at least civil with each other, sitting together at the NBA All-Star game in 2020.

Team Taylor formed against Kanye West after the 2009 VMAs

When Kanye "Ye" West interrupted Taylor Swift's speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, it seemed like shock was the first thing people expressed, but that eventually gave way to anger. And it wasn't only Swift's fans who went after West; it was a ton of other celebrities, including Nathan Followill from the band Kings of Leon, who wanted to fight him right there and then. Kelly Clarkson also ripped the "Late Registration" rapper in a letter from her blog, asking if he was hugged enough as a child. She also wondered what possessed him to make a talented artist, let alone a teenager, feel so bad.

Meanwhile, Katy Perry, who wound up in an infamous beef with Swift, tweeted some choice words at West, comparing his act to "[stepping] on a kitten." Per MTV, Eminem told Spin that West never should've done that to Swift, especially because she was so young at the time. Plus, the Gothamist reported that Pink tried to approach West at the VMA ceremony, but security held her back.

Michael Jackson's dad, Joe Jackson said the Yeezy designer should be blackballed from show business for interrupting Swift," according to The Guardian. Even Donald Trump weighed in and wanted West boycotted. The Chicago artist apologized for the move more than once, but it didn't seem to diminish people's anger much.

Barack Obama refused to hold his tongue

You know you really messed up when your heavily criticized actions land on the President of the United States' radar. In 2009, after Kanye "Ye" West infamously yanked the microphone from Taylor Swift, Barack Obama reacted, according to a tweet from an ABC reporter named Terry Moran, later shared by MTV News. But the former President didn't give his take on West during a press conference or an interview; his words were captured while he was speaking off-record, calling West a "jackass."

The reporter's tweet eventually made its way around the Internet and landed in multiple headlines. In fact, so much was made of Obama's comment that a White House spokesperson addressed it, saying it was truly off the record and wrong for ABC to send the tweet. But three years later, the two-term president spoke about West interrupting Swift's speech, and this time what he said was very much on record. Obama's words came after a reporter from The Atlantic asked him to choose West or Jay-Z. Obama chose Jay-Z but said he liked West, calling him a Chicago guy who's smart. When pressed about the 2009 jackass comment, Obama said he was one but talented.

Howard Stern slammed Ye on his radio show

Being branded as the "shock jock" for much of his career, Howard Stern knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of heavy criticism. But in October 2022, it was his turn to show condemnation after Kanye "Ye" West made disparaging remarks about the Jewish Community. Stern, who's Jewish, let West have it on his SiriusXM show while saying the rapper is using his diagnosed bipolar disorder as an excuse to express hate (via Yahoo! Entertainment).

"I'm really tired of people excusing his behavior by saying, 'Well, he's just mentally ill,'" said Stern in part, per TMZ. "Kanye was on the Chris Cuomo show, and good lord, you gotta hear the sh*t this guy's into, and f**k this mental illness, self-defense thing that he's into ... If he's so mentally ill, why don't they appoint a conservator over his money like they did with the poor Britney Spears?"

The radio host played a portion of West's interview with NewsNation's Chris Cuomo as well and took issue that he complained about the media not referring to him as a billionaire. "If a newspaper article doesn't point out the fact that you're some sort of designer or genius, maybe that's not because they're Jewish, but maybe because you just don't put that much thought into who the f**k you are and what your business is," added Stern.

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Jamie Lee Curtis broke into tears

When Kanye "Ye" West sent a racist tweet about those in the Jewish faith on October 9, 2022, Jamie Lee Curtis was one of the many people who responded. "The holiest day in Judaism was last week. Words matter. A threat to Jewish people ended once in a genocide. Your words hurt and incite violence. You are a father. Please stop," she tweeted. As of this writing, her response has racked up nearly 25,000 likes and over three thousand retweets.

Curtis then stopped by the "Today" Show the following day to promote her film "Halloween Ends" and spoke about West again. She was clearly emotional while addressing his tweet, which showed that her emotions were still raw.

"I woke up and burst into tears. 'Defcon three on Jewish people?' What are you doing?" she said, referring to some of the words that West used in his now-deleted tweet. "It's bad enough that fascism is on the rise around the world. But on Twitter, on a portal, to pour that in? As if Jewish people haven't had it hard enough?" Curtis' paternal grandparents were Hungarian-Jewish and the "True Lies" star said she thought of them after seeing West's tweet. Her father is the late actor Tony Curtis.

Big Sean took Ye's words personally

Like many famous rappers, people have often approached Kanye "Ye" West and rapped for him, hoping they'd score a record deal. Most times, however, nothing seems to come from the impromptu audition. But that wasn't the case with Big Sean. He approached West in 2005 and rapped for him while the "Gold Digger" artist left the 102.7 FM radio station, as Billboard lays out. By 2007, Sean was signed to his GOOD Music record label.

From outside appearances, the Detroit rapper has remained loyal to West since he hasn't criticized his polarizing speech. So Sean was probably shocked when West dissed him in November 2021 on the show "Drink Champs." "The worst thing I've ever done was sign Big Sean," said West. "I know this man mama, bro. I changed this man's family." West went on to say that he didn't appreciate Sean not publicly supporting him when he ran for president in 2020. But Sean had his own "Drink Champs" interview that was released the following month and responded.

"At first I thought it was hilarious .... Then I took it personal," he said about West's words. "I'm the only [artist] who put out back to back to back No. 1s, platinum albums, double platinum albums [on GOOD Music]." Elsewhere in the chat, Sean claimed that GOOD Music owes him about $6 million, which he found out after hiring an auditor. Ouch!

Van Lathan confronted Kanye West at work

Celebrity news reporter Van Lathan probably won't be palling around with Kanye "Ye" West anytime soon. Some might recall Lathan's former job at TMZ and ripping the controversial artist in 2018 when he visited. It all had to do West's comment about Black people choosing to be slaves in the United States, which angered and offended many. But most of those bothered responded on social media. Not Lathan, though. He blasted West right there and then.

"I think what you're doing right now is actually the absence of thought," said Lathan. "Frankly, I'm disappointed, I'm appalled and, brother, I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something, to me, that's not real."

Now, fast-forward to October 2022, and Lathan claimed that West made more controversial statements during that same TMZ visit but it was never aired. The former TMZ reporter spoke about West on the "Higher Learning" podcast after the racist statements he made about the Jewish community in 2022. "I already heard him say that stuff before," Lathan revealed. "At TMZ ... He said that stuff and they took it out of the interview ... He said something like, 'I love Hitler,' 'I love Nazis,' something to that effect." Lathan then said he didn't agree with the decision to remove that part of West's visit.

David Crosby doesn't think that Ye is talented

Some people who can't stand Kanye "Ye" West have taken issue with the way he expresses his unfiltered and seemingly uninformed opinions. Even before he began going on racist rants, he's been called mean and a bully. But singer David Crosby's issue with him has to do with music, which he's communicated more than once. Like in 2016 when he stopped by "Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen."

"[He] can neither sing, nor write, nor play," said Crosby. "The thing that bugs me about him is the 'I'm the world's greatest living rock star.' Somebody needs to drive him over to Stevie Wonder's house right now so he understands what a real one is. Secondly, they should send him all of Ray Charles' catalog so he can learn how to sing."

The Byrds singer used social media to share his feelings on West as well. In 2015, he hopped on Twitter and called him a talentless poser, and two years later, he pretty much tweeted the same thing. As they usually do, some of West's fans defended him along the way. One person, for example, responded to Crosby's 2017 tweet by stating that someone who's talentless doesn't get to work with folks like Paul McCartney, which West has. It's possible, though, that Crosby uses a different metric to measure musical talent.

John Legend and Ye's friendship crumbled over politics

At one time Kanye "Ye" West and John Legend weren't only close musical collaborators, they seemed like lifelong pals. But opposing political views and West's 2020 presidential run have all but ruined their relationship. The first sign of problems came in 2015 when Legend took issue with West saying Beck isn't a true artist after the rock singer won a Grammy Award. Then in 2018, after West tweeted support for Donald Trump, the "All of Me" singer texted him and asked him to reconsider. But West decided to share their private messages on Twitter before deleting them, something that Legend probably hated.

He spoke about "The Life of Pablo" rapper again in 2020 with UK's The Sunday Times and admitted to not being all that close to him. But Legend chalked up their diminishing friendship to regular life stuff, like both of them raising families. The singer and pianist had a different take on their relationship in 2022, however, while speaking on "The Axe Files" podcast. "We aren't friends as much as we used to be because, I honestly think because we publicly disagreed on his running for office [and] his supporting Trump. I think it became too much for us to sustain our friendship, honestly," said Legend.

Kid Cudi refuses to work with Ye

Are you sensing a pattern here? That Kanye "Ye" West has angered many of his former friends and collaborators? He and John Legend are no longer close, and his relationship with Big Sean has seen better days. Kid Cudi can also be thrown into that category because he was one of West's buddies and music partners at one time. Yes, it's true their relationship has a rocky past. In 2016, for example, Cudi accused the "808s & Heartbreak" maker of using ghostwriters to create his music.

But things would hit rock bottom for the men in 2022 after West slammed Cudi for still being friends with Pete Davidson when the former "SNL" cast member was dating West's estranged wife Kim Kardashian. Afterward, Cudi let it be known that rapper Pusha T's song "Rock n Roll" would be the last time people would hear him on a song with West.

"Hey! So I know some of you heard about the song I got w Pusha. I did this song a year ago when I was still cool w Kanye," tweeted Cudi. "I am not cool w that man. He's not my friend and I only cleared the song for Pusha cuz thats my guy. This is the last song u will hear me on w Kanye." The word "troubled" wouldn't even begin to explain the ups and downs between these two.

Pete Davidson was harassed by the rapper

Surely, whoever dates Kim Kardashian, knows they'll have to put up with paparazzi and a ton of public scrutiny. But Pete Davidson, who dated her for nine months before they parted ways in 2022, had to also deal with Kanye "Ye" West. That's because the rapper didn't take the news of him being with Kardashian well at all. It was clear based on the words he used in rapper The Game's song "Eazy," where he threatened to beat up Davidson. There were two videos for the cut as well. One, which was in claymation, showed a Davidson character being kidnapped and buried alive by West. The second showed a skinless and very angry monkey beating the comedian to a pulp.

Of course, West used social media to blast Davidson on top of that, sharing memes, including a "Captain America: Civil War" post that had Davidson's face on it — plus, the other people West had issues with, like Drake and Kid Cudi. West's messages about Davidson got so intense at one point, the comedian hired security. Mainly, this was because he was concerned about West's fans harming him. Now, Davidson never said that he can't stand the Grammy award winner but one doesn't have to have mind-reading skills to figure that out.

Meek Mill had something to say about Ye's shirt

Kanye "Ye" West introduced his "YZY SZN 9" collection during Paris Fashion Week in October 2022 but there was very little talk about most of the designs. One piece, however, got a lot of attention. It was a shirt that read "White Lives Matter," a phrase The Anti-Defamation League says was originated by white supremacists "in early 2015 as a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement."

West was immediately criticized for wearing the shirt by people like the mother of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old Black man who was killed by father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael, both white men, while jogging in Glynn County, Georgia. Another person who came down on West was Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, who said he used to be a big fan.

"I used to listen to ye every night and jail for motivation on god!" wrote Mill on Instagram Stories, later captured by Complex. "It hurts my heart to even know some of y'all this crazy and lame ... What you be doing for fame driving you crazy." West later responded to Mill on his now-removed "Drink Champs" interview by implying he was working with the feds of all things, while also calling him a fake tough guy. To add, Mill probably didn't forget that West accused him of bedding Kim Kardashian in 2020 while the former couple was still together. 

Talib Kweli was hit by the verbal shrapnel

New York rapper Talib Kweli is another artist who had a friendship with Kanye "Ye" West before things went south. Besides being chums, West can be credited with giving Kweli a hit single, "Get By," which West produced. But cracks started to show in their relationship after West began showing his love for Donald Trump in 2016, something that Kweli criticized on Twitter before his account was suspended. Two years later, Kweli told Esquire that he didn't like that West was palling around with Candace Owens.

"When Candace Owens came after me and I dismissed her, I was attacked on Twitter by racist Candace Owens fans," Kweli explained. "When Kanye said, 'I like how Candace Owens thinks,' I texted him and explained to him who she was and how she comes after his friends. And his response to me was, 'You know I love Donald Trump.'"

But the biggest proof that West and Kweli's relationship changed came in West's 2021 "Drink Champs" interview where he ripped Kweli for criticizing his Trump support. "If I'd be like you, Kweli, I'd be where you at. Now if you take the average 99 percent of people, say, 'Do you wanna be Kweli, or do you wanna be Ye,' more people gonna want to be Ye!'" West exclaimed. Kweli took the insult in stride, though, and told "Drink Champs" he was contacted so much about it, it felt like he had a new successful album released again.

Justin Bieber cut off his friendship with Ye

When Kanye "Ye" West was going through a rough patch in 2020 and sending vicious tweets about Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner, Justin Bieber flew to his ranch in Cody, Wyoming, to be a supportive friend. So Justin was probably taken aback when West insulted his wife, model Hailey Bieber. It happened after the rapper showcased his "White Lives Matter" shirt at his "YZY SZN 9" show and it was criticized by Vogue's global contributing editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. In short, Johnson called the shirt dangerous and violent on Instagram Stories, writing that it has nothing to do with fashion (via ET).

West posted a now-deleted photo of Johnson in his response where he criticized her outfit and called her a non-fashion person, per Insider. Hailey then defended Johnson on social media by expressing how much she respects her. It was a message that West didn't care for, and he told Justin to speak to Hailey before he gets upset. West also accused Hailey of getting a nose job. Per TMZ, it was all too much for Justin to take so he cut off his friendship with the rapper and producer. But at least the pop singer will save money on private jet fuel by no longer flying to West's side, right?