Ariana Grande Apologizes To Kanye West & Shuts Down Their Almost-Feud

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Kanye West's feud with Drake is dead. Long live Kanye West’s feud with...Ariana Grande?
Earlier this week, West, you will likely recall, emerged on Twitter to engage in a seemingly one-sided online argument with Drake, in which West accused Drake of threatening his family (among other things). Well, that’s over. West has since moved on to Ariana Grande.
On Thursday, Ariana Grande posted a tweet in which she wrote that “grown men” (likely West and Drake) were fighting and, instead of paying attention to them, to check out the new singles she and Miley Cyrus were releasing. Early on Saturday morning, West posted a screenshot of the tweet alongside a statement that he dislikes the “slightest level of slight commentary” from his friends. In another tweet, he said he has “love” for Grande, but accused her of using his “moment” to promote her single. This “ foolishness weighed” on his mental health, he said. (West has been open about his struggles with mental health in the past.)
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Grande responded directly to West a few hours later. She balked at the claim that she had used his name to promote her single, writing, “[I] don’t need anyone to promote anything. period,” but apologized for potentially triggering West.
“[R]egardless of how i feel about a situation, i can also care about their mental health,” Grande wrote after a fan told her to “retract” her apology. She also wrote that she isn’t the biggest fan of the internet right now (relatable) — and anyone who weaponizes mental health.
Grande's ex Pete Davidson has weighed in since, seemingly dissing her response by writing in an Instagram, "No one should ever point fingers at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”
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