A few days ago, Katy Perry heard 17-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef‘s song “Hate Bein’ Sober” on the radio. She tweeted concern, saying, “I now have serious doubt for the world.”
Keef, who wasn’t directly mentioned in the tweet, found out on Thursday evening and got pretty salty. “Dat (expletive) Katy Perry Can (expletive),” read one tweet. “Ill Smack The (expletive) out her,” read another. For some reason, Katy Perry decided an apology was owed. From her. To him.
‘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. Actually...’I’m a fan of your “Don’t Like” video tbh. I was really just having a general opinion on our generations desire to be constantly intoxicated.’ – – Katy Perry tweeted.
Perry closed it out classily, saying, “Believe me, I’m a lover not a hater.” If she really felt the need to engage with this kinda puerile nonsense, she should have just said, “Believe me, I’m a firework,” spiked a microphone onto her computer, and never thought about Chief Keef again.