12:25pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
Katy Perry Apologizes to Chief Keef as Twitter Feud Turns Threatening
Katy Perry has offered an olive branch in what quickly escalated from a mindless tweet to a full-blown feud.
The pop star on Tuesday referenced a song by 17-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef, saying that the title “I Hate Being Sober” caused her to “have serious doubt for the world.” The offhand remark caught Keef’s attention several days later, at which point he issued a violent and profanity-filled response.
“Dat bitch Katy Perry Can Suck Skin Off my D---,” he wrote. “I’ll smack The S--- out her.” Keef also revealed plans to release a new song targeting Perry.
The songstress quickly returned to Twitter to apologize for her remarks.
“Mr. Keef! I’m sorry if I offended you. I heard a lot of people guesting on the song & didn’t even know it was you in particular,” she wrote. “I’m a fan of your ‘Don’t Like’ video tbh. I was really just having a general opinion on our generations [sic] desire to be constantly intoxicated.”
Though Keef did not issue a similar apology, he did retweet Perry’s sentiments.
No word on whether we can still expect a Perry-targeted track in the near future, but Keef did later tell the world, “No Lie I Wanna F--- Reggie Bush Baby mama Dat Look Like Kim K.”
Looks like he’s moved on.
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