The most recent of Kanye West’s odd Twitter ramblings is a challenge to say ‘I love you’ to someone you’ve had an argument with, hate, and haven’t spoken to in years.
Since the 40-year-old self-proclaimed God posed the challenge to his disciples, he’s received a barrage of tongue-in-cheek gratitude following brutal responses to the love declarations.
One in particular, from Raheem Santos to an ex-love, was met with fiery hate and some some cutting words.
In response to his ‘I love you’, his ex-girlfriend wrote:
Are you f*cking serious? How are we even still friends on here I thought I blocked you?????
I swear to f*cking god on my grandmothers grave I hope you die in your sleep. You are sick in the head.
I've got a new challenge for everyone today. Pick somebody that you had an argument with that you think you hate maybe even someone you haven't spoken to in years and contact that person and tell them I love you.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 28, 2018
Speaking to UNILAD, Raheem explained their love story:
Me and this girl were dating for about a year and a half. We were in love. Her birthday came up and I thought I’d do something nice for her because she did a lot for me.
I purchased her a Yorkie puppy off of Craigslist. She was a beautiful and very smart dog.
Then one night she was sleeping and music was playing through the speakers from her phone and I wanted to hear a different song so I unlocked her phone, and notice it was on do not disturb mode.
I took it off and this number kept texting her things like ‘wake up’, ‘Is he asleep yet’, ‘I’m about to just come get you’. So I woke her up and asked her who it was and she just started crying.
This was the girl’s brutal response…
After finding out she’d cheated, Raheem decided she didn’t deserve the puppy anymore so snuck into her house and gave it to another family.
It was his next action though which was the real nail in the coffin.
I told her to get out. She left and was crying buckets of tears. Two days later I waited until like 3 am and used the house key she gave me and went to steal the dog back.
I posted the dog on Facebook and a family came to get it the same day. I cheated back a few days later with this girl I met at a college party.
The girl happened to be her cousin. That’s really why she’s mad.
After that messy ending to the relationship, she was naturally the first person to come to Raheem’s mind when he saw Kanye’s tweet.
The 21-year-old from Pennsylvania hoped him ‘saying ‘I love you’ would maybe get us to be friends again because we were friends before we started dating’.
After her response, he couldn’t responsd because she blocked him, and he ‘was disappointed but not surprised’.
Despite the brutal response, Raheem’s glad he sent the message because it acted as closure, saying ‘she finally let me go so I’m going to do the same’.
As for lessons learned, he said ‘two wrongs do not make a right and you just gotta let karma do her thing sometimes’.
As a message to Kanye, Raheem said:
I’m glad he posted that advice because it let me hear what I needed to hear, I wouldn’t recommend anyone else to do it though unless they’re ready to receive the same type of response that I did.
I’m hoping for a response from the big man himself.