Since emerging from the sunken place this summer, Kanye West has shared public praise and admiration for numerous controversial individuals. 

The latest is A$AP Bari, a close friend who Yeezy explained via Twitter on September 26 he unjustly distanced himself from following sexual assault allegations, which cost Bari — among other things — a deal with Nike.

“I was scared to say he was my friend just like I did with XXX … that was some pussy shit on my part,” he explained, noting that as a friend, Bari challenged him creatively. 

“I let the perception and the robots control me …that’s the true sunken place. I appreciate your perspective and vision,” he says, adding that true “Jedis” shouldn’t allow perception in what he describes as “cancel culture” get between them.

“There’s no way I would have the number 1 record in the world without this man here,” ‘Ye said, tweeting posting a photo of himself FaceTime chatting with Bari.

“He broke me out of my pretentious rich nigga shell.”

Though he remained a member of A$AP Mob, many in the industry appeared to distance themselves from the VLONE co-founder following the controversy. Bari has since launched a countersuit against his accuser.

Much to the chagrin of some core fans, ‘Ye has also been working with rapper Tekashi69, who himself is no stranger to sexual controversy.