"Complex" magazine is addressing the decision to publish Wale's heated reaction to not being included on the magazine's list of 50 Best Albums of 2013.
Senior Editor Rob Krenner says that after the rapper called the magazine last week to complain about the snub, editors spent the afternoon debating about whether to publish his words.
While some believed the dispute should be handled behind the scenes, they ultimately decided that it was better to publicly document the phone call, which included threats to "Complex" staff. Kenner says the threats "must be taken seriously and addressed."
He also called Wale's threats a "legitimate story" that warranted coverage.
Even though the magazine decided publish the phone call, Kenner says they still recognize the "value in maintaining a healthy working relationship with [Wale] and the rest of his MMG affiliates."
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