Kanye West has backed down is his bid to become a rap god, insisting he was wrong to state he was taking "the throne of rap".

The outspoken 38-year-old has been keeping the social media world amused and bemused in equal measure with his Twitter ramblings ever since Valentine's Day (14Feb16), when he asked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for financial help after claiming he was $53 million in debt.

As part of his plea he stated he had done "the impossible" and "retook the throne of rap" but days later, the star has taken the unusual step of apologising for his comments.

"Man, I was thinking about when I commented on the idea of ‘taking the rap throne’," he began. "That statement hasn’t been sitting well with me. That’s a dated mentality. I’m not on that. Every rapper is somebody’s favorite. A wise man should be humble enough to admit when he’s wrong and change his mind based on new information (sic)."

The father-of-two added some rappers make their mark on the street, while others achieve success on the radio or in the clubs, but at the end of the day, everyone has something they do best.

While Kanye has always been his own number one fan - even comparing himself to God in the past - he admitted his constant boasting is a personality trait, which he battles with at times.

"In rap we have been developing a brotherhood," he added. "My number one enemy has been my ego… there is only one thrown and that’s God's...(sic)."

His latest 12-tweet run of messages comes after it was claimed his wife Kim Kardashian hates his penchant for ranting on social media.

"Kim can't stand it," a source told People magazine. "She is all for self-promotion, but doesn't approve of Twitter drama."

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