Kanye West still feels remorse over Wiz Khalifa jab
Kanye West "deeply" regrets dragging Wiz Khalifa's son into the rappers' recent online dispute, because he has nothing but respect for his fellow parents.
The two stars clashed on Twitter.com in January (16) after Wiz urged Kanye to rethink his plans to change the name of his new album from Swish to Waves.
The Stronger hitmaker did not respond directly, but a day later, one of Wiz's tweets caught his eye after the marijuana aficionado posted, "Hit this kk and become yourself" - a reference to his own strain of weed, called Khalifa Kush.
Kanye thought Wiz was taking a shot at his reality star wife Kim Kardashian, and her infamous sex tape, and he launched into a foul-mouthed rant, during which he branded his chart rival's music "corny as f**k", and then took aim at his ex-girlfriend, former stripper Amber Rose, who went on to marry Wiz and give birth to his son, Sebastian, before they split in 2014.
He even went as far as to blast Wiz and Amber's boy by exclaiming, "I own your child!!!!", a remark which Kanye has since lived to regret.
The two musicians eventually cleared the air in a brief phone call, while Kim and Amber proved they had no hard feelings by meeting up and posing for a 'selfie' together.
Kanye recently insisted he thought the line was just a "really funny joke" at the time, but he now admits the comment still haunts him, as he would never want anyone to criticise his two kids, daughter North and son Saint.
During a phone interview on U.S. radio's The Steve Harvey Morning Show on Tuesday (03May16), Kanye admitted he reacted on impulse.
"You know how you would feel if someone was talking about your wife?" he explained. "Did I take it too far...?"
"I've talked to Wiz," he continued. "I mean, Amber's talked to Kim, but I really wanna really stress the amount of respect that I have for parents and that there is no concept of anyone - anyone - being able to own someone else's child or that type of concept, so everyday I actually feel more deeply, deeply, deeply apologetic about that concept because I only want to put out positive, positive, positive concepts."
Kanye also used the interview to confirm he is planning to head out on a big tour in September (16) to promote his latest album, which he eventually titled, The Life of Pablo.
"You know my tour game is strong. My tour game is unprecedented," he boasted. "So we gone (sic) go out in September, I believe, and we're just working on some of the ideas right now."
The roadshow will be his first full trek since 2013's Yeezus shows.
Kanye will also perform at the Governors Ball Festival in New York in June (16) - his only U.S. festival date for 2016.
- Cover Media