Kanye West Reacts To Alleged Rihanna/Chris Brown Incident, “It Should Never [Have] Come To That”
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest today (Feb.10), Kanye West weighed in on the alleged domestic violence incident that occurred between R&B couple Rihanna and Chris Brown.
West, who recruited Rihanna for his Glow In The Dark tour last year, said he considers the Bajan singer like family. “I feel like that’s my baby sis and I would do anything and everything to help her in any situation,” he said during “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” on 102.7 KIIS-FM. “I was completely devastated by the concept of what I heard.”
Ye said he first heard about the incident before hitting the Grammy stage on Sunday (Feb. 8). “I was at the beginning of the ‘American Boy’ performance [with Estelle] when I really heard, when it kind of got cleared up, of what might have happened, and I was doing ‘American Boy’ and I was completely devastated during the performance,” he shared.
Yeezy was very adamant about being completely against any violence towards women. “I feel like, just as a person I don’t care how famous she is or even if she just worked at McDonald’s that should never happen, it should never come to that, to that place,” he said.
The rap superstar is a huge fan and supporter of Rihanna. “Rihanna is so important to our culture … to pop music,” he declared. “I feel like she is the most important artist in music and has the most potential. Her taste level and her age … she has the potential to be the greatest artist of all time.”
As XXLmag.com previously reported news broke out about the alleged dispute on Sunday (Feb. 8), after both artists cancelled their scheduled Grammy performances. Brown was charged with a domestic battery the same day and later turned himself into local police. – Elan Mancini