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Facing violent threats, Katy Perry apologizes to rapper Chief Keef

The pop star apparently wasn't a fan of Chief Keef's new single, "I Hate Being Sober."


Fidel Martinez


Posted on May 24, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 2:56 pm CDT

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.”

Just heard a new song on the radio called “I hate being sober” I now have serious doubt for the world.

— Katy Perry (@katyperry) May 21, 2013

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.

Dat bitch Katy Perry Can Suck Skin Off Of my Dick

— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) May 23, 2013

Just mere minutes later, Chief Keef tweeted the following:

Ill Smack The Shit out her ?

— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) May 23, 2013

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

New Song Katy Perry Coming Soon

— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) May 23, 2013

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.

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…

— Katy Perry (@katyperry) May 24, 2013

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

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 (@katyperry) May 24, 2013

And then she concluded with this:

Believe me, I’m a lover not a hater. x

— Katy Perry (@katyperry) May 24, 2013

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.

Photo via Swimfinfan/Flickr

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*First Published: May 24, 2013, 4:37 pm CDT