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Kanye West should have taken a cue from all the Justin Bieber backlash after the teen opened his mouth on abortion.
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updated 2/24/2011 12:22:58 PM ET 2011-02-24T17:22:58

Kanye West should have taken a cue from all the Justin Bieber backlash after the teen opened his mouth on abortion.

But this is Kanye we're talking about, and when it comes to keeping his mouth shut (or his texting thumbs idle), he doesn't. The rapper this week took to Twitter with his own views on the hot-button issue. "An abortion can cost a ballin' n**** up to 50gs maybe a 100...Gold diggin' b****** be getting pregnant on purpose. #STRAPUP my n*****!" Oh, Kanye. Will you ever learn ?

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Needless to say, those remarks pissed off some people, notably Lily Allen, who last fall miscarried her second baby in two years. So what was Lily's response?

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Allen, who has defended the outrageous rapper and his Twitter rants in the past, retweeted Kanye's remarks, then wrote: "Never has a tweet put me in such a bad mood. This is wrong on so many levels."

But Allen's views of the spotlight stealer seemed to have shifted and his words certainly struck home--sadly, she suffered a miscarriage last November while six months pregnant. Two years ago she also had a miscarriage.

Kanye later clarified his abortion rant by tweeting, "It ain't happen to me but I know people."

We expect more to come on the topic as soon as he gets wind of Allen's response. Will he deliver yet another apology ? Keep watching this space.

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  1. Proud papa

    Kanye West joins host Kris Jenner during a taping of her talk show "Kris" on Aug. 19, 2013, in Culver City, Calif. West proclaimed his love for Jenner's daughter, Kim Kardashian, and their daughter North in the interview. (Barry J. Holmes / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Growing family

    West and Kim Kardashian attend the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 6, 2013.

    West proposed to Kardashian on her 33rd birthday on Oct. 21. He rented out an entire baseball stadium in San Francisco for the occasion. (Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Hello, angels

    West and Kardashian attend Gabrielle's Angel Foundation 2012 Angel Ball cancer research benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on Oct. 22, 2012. (Evan Agostini / AP file) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Hey, there we are

    Kardashian and West watch the video board from their courtside seats as the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets during the NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Harry How / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. His spot on the runway

    West performs as a model wears lingerie during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York on Nov. 9, 2011. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Complex attitude

    West was one of the main headliners at The Big Chill Festival 2011 at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Ledbury, United Kingdom, but he used some of his stage time to claim he felt that people looked at him "like Hitler." (Ollie Millington / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Rev up your engines

    West performs on the first night of the F1 motor race meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. The singer is a race car enthusiast, and in 2006, sponsored a car in the Formula BMW World Finals in Spain. The red-and-white painted car showcased his bear mascot. (Nousha Salimi / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. I love a parade

    West rides a float down 7th Avenue in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (Charles Sykes / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Expensive smile

    After tweeting a picture in July 2010 that showed a mouthful of bling, West explained on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that he actually had gold and diamonds inserted to replace his bottom of row of teeth because he "just thought the diamonds were cooler." But it's likely that the device is removable and West still has his own teeth. (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Film director

    West is pictured before a screening of "Runaway," a short film he directed that accompanies his 2010 album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." TheGrio.com described the film as "cinematically beautiful (but) wrought with metaphors that can feel equally forced and confusing." (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Dynamic duo

    Jay-Z and West perform at Yankee Stadium in New York on Sept. 13, 2010. (Kevin Mazur / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. A toast

    West also performed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. He didn't reference the Swift incident directly, but his song "Runaway" did suggest "a toast for the scumbags." (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Forgiven

    At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Swift performed "Innocent," a song that referenced West jumping on stage during her award acceptance at the previous year's ceremony. The lyrics include the line "32 is still growing up now, you're still an innocent." (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Top of the world

    West performs onstage during the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles. He has received seven BET and BET Hip-Hop Awards over the years, including best male hip-hop artist in both 2005 and 2008. (Kevin Mazur / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. "Imma let you finish..."

    West stole the headlines at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he grabbed the microphone from country star Taylor Swift, saying that Beyonce should have won the award for best female video instead of Swift. Later, when Beyonce won for best video of the year, she called Swift up on stage to finish her interrupted speech. West later apologized. (Kevin Mazur / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. On the red carpet

    Rose wore a figure-hugging outfit when she and West attended the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. (Michael Loccisano / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Supporting education

    In 2009, West attends a news conference for a benefit concert encouraging kids to stay in school. West had a middle-class upbringing and reports that his high school grades were "A's and B's. And I'm not even frontin'". He dropped out of college but has spoken to young audiences encouraging them to get a college education. His late mother was the chair of the English department at Chicago State University before retiring to manage her son's career. (Paul Warner / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Always in fashion

    West and model Amber Rose, left, sit next to singer Natasha Bedingfield at the Alexandre Herchcovitch fall fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2009. The high-profile couple dated from 2008 until the summer of 2010. (Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images for IMG) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Lighting up the night

    West led all nominees at the 2008 Grammy Awards with eight. He won four, and performed two songs, including "Hey Mama," a tribute to his late mother. (Michael Caulfield / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Head to head

    In 2007, West and 50 Cent released new LPs in the same week. 50 Cent promised to retire from making solo music should he fail to outsell West. West's album sold 957,000 copies in its first week and beat 50 Cent's "Curtis" (691,000) handily, but 50 Cent didn't retire after all. (Roling Stone) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Sore loser again, in Europe this time

    At the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards in Denmark, West jumped on stage and launched into a profanity-laced tirade arguing that he should have won the best video award that went to Jeremie Rozan and Martial Schmeltz, directors of "We Are Your Friends" by Justice vs Simian. He interrupted the duo's acceptance speech, arguing that his big-budget video for "Touch the Sky" deserved to win because it "cost a million dollars and Pamela Anderson was in it." (Dave Hogan / Getty Images for MTV) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Mother love

    West holds the three Grammys he won in 2006 and poses with his mother, Donda, a college English professor. She died in 2007 of complications of cosmetic surgery at age 59. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger later signed the "Donda West Law," which made it mandatory for patients to show they are medically cleared before undergoing elective cosmetic surgery. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Savior of rap?

    West again caused controversy in 2006, when Rolling Stone put him on its cover wearing a crown of thorns. In the interview, West confessed that he suffered from an addiction to porn that he said began when he was five and saw his father's Playboy magazine. (Rolling Stone via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Strike up the band

    West and Jamie Foxx wore marching-band uniforms to perform West's hit "Gold Digger" during the 2006 Grammys. He won three Grammys that year, and "Gold Digger" won for best rap solo performance. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. That's right, I won

    West won best rap album for "The College Dropout" at the 2005 Grammy Awards. His speech was considered cocky by critics, and included his statement that "A lot of people were wondering what I was going to do if I didn't win anything ... I guess we'll never know" (Wireimage) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Buy one, buy 10

    West poses at Tower Records in New York in 2005, where he signed copies of his CD "Late Registration." (Peter Kramer / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Unlikely angel

    West is seen performing his hit "Jesus Walks" at the 2005 Grammys. That year, he was nominated for 10 awards and won three, including rap album of the year. (Frank Micelotta / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Speaking out

    Mike Myers paired up with West during a benefit concert follwing Hurricane Katrina in 2005, during which West famously deviated from the script to say "George Bush doesn't care about black people." Bush would later call the event "one of the most disgusting moments" of his presidency. West and Myers are seen here reuniting on "Saturday Night Live" in 2005. (NBC via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Sore loser

    West's temper surfaced early. After learning he lost the best new artist award to country singer Gretchen Wilson at the American Music Awards in 2004, he stormed out of the award ceremony. He later tells reporters, "I felt like I was definitely robbed, and I refused to give any politically correct bullsh--ass comment ... I was the best new artist this year." (WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. With Anna Nicole Smith

    Kanye West began his career as a music producer in 1996, but then struggled to earn his own record deal. In 2004, he released his debut album, "The College Dropout." Reality show star and model Anna Nicole Smith appeared in the music video for that album's single, "The New Workout Plan." The song pokes fun at the idea that women are valued only for their shape, men for their money. Smith died in 2007 after a prescription drug overdose. (L. Cohen / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
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