Kanye West-Wiz Khalifa beef: How Twitter reacted
Wednesday’s edition of the Internet was brought to you by Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa. West unleashed more than 30 tweets directed to Khalifa, whom West accused of tweeting a slight against his wife, Kim Kardashian West. (Khalifa’s initial use of “kk” in one of his tweets was about marijuana.)
West ended up deleting most of his tweets before sending more, including an assertion that Khalifa lost two million followers due to the Twitter spat. “Man it’s a sad day,” West wrote. “Wiz lost 2 million followers since I tweeted I didn’t mean to either him like that.”
But did that actually happen — 2 million people clicking unfollow? No. In fact, Khalifa’s Twitter fanatics boomed at the biggest daily rate in nearly a week, according to data from Twitter. He gained more than 60,000 followers during the last 24 hours.
On the other side, West gained more than 63,000 followers Wednesday, and 172,000 in 24 hours.
See a chart on the stats below, provided by Graphiq.
So, no: West did not ether Khalifa’s follower count. He didn’t either it either.
West’s new album, now titled WAVES, is due Feb. 11.