West had just surpassed Michael Jackson‘s amount of total Top 40 hits. Now in tenth place overall, West has 40 hits, beating Jackson’s 39.
Naturally, people were pretty mad about this. How could the outspoken and often obnoxious rapper manage to pass up a pop legend? But one person that’s keeping surprisingly cool is Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris.
A fan with the Instagram handle “cory__young” commented on a photo Paris posted, saying, “I’m f***ing mad screw kayne west for knocking michael off the chart for the most 40hits or whatever if michael was still here God he whould have passed kayne.”
Paris, now 18 years old, took the time to comment back in a slightly more grammatically correct post. “The first time i ever heard kanyes heartbreak album was from my dad, he played it for me all the time. he liked him. he never saw music as a competition or a game, never had a motive to talk sh*t about other artists,” she wrote.
Paris Jackson continued on with her support of Kanye. “It was always about the love and respect and appreciation for music. so if someone breaks a new record, be happy for them. they worked hard for it and they earned it. don’t be angry or jealous or bias,” she posted. “Music is music and if it’s good it deserves recognition.”
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