Max B, KK & Cool Pants: A Guide to Kanye West & Wiz Khalifa's Twitter Beef

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Kanye West onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 

Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West became the main event on Twitter on Wednesday (Jan. 27) after the Chicago rapper announced his new album name Waves, a title that didn't sit well with Wiz. What began as Wiz's campaign for Max B -- the incarcerated rapper known for his "wavy" movement -- turned into a full-on roast from Kanye.

In case your Twitter app was deleted, here are five crucial points to understanding their timeline beef.

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Max B

The Harlem rapper -- born Charly Wingate -- landed a hefty 75-year prison sentence alongside his brother over a deadly robbery that took place in a northern New Jersey hotel. The former signee to Jim Jones ByrdGang roster -- who often sang on his rap records -- was the originator of the "wavy" movement, per Wiz Khalifa's tweets against 'Ye. Even rapper Styles P and producer Chase N. Cashe co-signed it.

Wiz also shared the Max B tracks "Why You Do That," "Porno Music," "Never Wanna Go Back" and "Lip Sing" for reference.

Amber Rose

Over his lengthy Twitter tirade, West criticized Wiz's love life by tying in Amber Rose, the former stripper who married then divorced Wiz and also used to date West. Rose is also the mother to Wiz's first son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz.

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Here were some bullet points that have since been erased from 'Ye's account. "4th you let a stripper trap you, 5th I know you mad every time you look at your child that this girl for you for 18 years," he wrote before later adding, "12th You wouldn't have a child if it wasn't for me. 13th You own waves???? I own your child!!!!"

It didn't take long for Rose to speak up.

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After his Waves-inspired stream of consciousness, Khalifa referenced KK -- a marijuana strain known as King's Kush or perhaps, the rapper's own strain Khalifa Kush. Surrounded by the reality TV family whose last name begins with "K" on the regular, West mistook it for the initials of his wife Kim Kardashian.

"Oh n---as must think I'm not petty 'cause I'm the best that's ever made music," said 'Ye in other deleted tweets. "Like, oh that's Ye and I can put his wife's initials on my twitter @Wizkhalifa." 

Khalifa then clarified.

Kanye also apologized for having zero clues about KK after noting how many followers Wiz lost from their back-and-forth.

Kid Cudi

'Ye also took aim at Wiz's catalog by calling the Taylor Gang leader's first single "corny as fuck." West also claimed that Wiz swaggerjacked his frequent collaborator, rapper Kid Cudi, who helped orchestrate the chilling, emo sound of Kanye's fourth studio offering 808s & Heartbreak.

"Bro first of all you stole your whole shit from Cudi. Second, your first single was corny as fuck and most there after," West tweeted before using Wiz's single "Work Hard Play Hard" as a caption for a crying Kimoji (Kim Kardashian's emoji pack).

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The Pants

In a strange turn of events, West visited Wiz's Twitter account and complimented the rapper on his choice of legwear in his profile photo. In now-deleted tweets, Yeezy made a sartorial comment about the white pants: "I went to look at your twitter and you were wearing cool pants," he said. "I screen grabbed those pants and sent it to my style team #Wizwearscoolpants." Kanye then backtracked by spreading love.