Facing violent threats, Katy Perry apologizes to rapper Chief Keef

What do you do when a 17-year-old rapper with a history of violent outbursts threatens to sexually assault you for not liking one of his songs? If you’re Katy Perry, you apologize for voicing your opinion, apparently.

On Tuesday, the 28-year-old pop star expressed on Twitter that she didn’t really care for Chief Keef‘s newest single, “I Hate Being Sober.”

Fair enough.

You would think that Perry’s comment was so inconsequential that nothing would come of it. But this is Chief Keef we’re talking about. This is the same person who threatened to smack fellow rapper Lupe Fiasco for calling him a hoodlum. Earlier this week, he was arrested in Atlanta for disorderly conduct.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was tipped off by Perry’s supposed diss and fired back.

Just mere minutes later, Chief Keef tweeted the following:

Not content with being sexually explicit and threatening Perry with violence, the rapper took it a step further.

As if Cozart’s overreaction wasn’t enough, Perry responded to the rapper, only instead of holding her ground, she apologized for having an opinion.

Sensing that her apology might not be enough, the “Fireworks” songstress even offered the up-and-coming hip-hop artist a compliment.

And then she concluded with this:

The spat between the two appears to be over. Earlier today, Chief Keef retweeted most of Perry’s mea culpa to his 684,529 followers.

It should go without saying that this type of behavior is abhorrent. Threatening someone with violence and degrading them with misogynistic comments for disagreeing with you should not be tolerated.

Unfortunately, Chief Keef not only gets a pass for being a jerk, but he’s endorsed for it. Just look at the retweet count next to each of his statements.

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Fidel Martinez

Fidel Martinez

Fidel Martinez is a web culture and politics reporter. His work for the Daily Dot focused on Reddit and YouTube.