This afternoon, Kanye West tweeted a screenshot of a text message he received alleging that Drake was looking to clear “Say What’s Real,” a Kanye-sampling song from 2009’s So Far Gone. It’s unclear why Drake was supposedly seeking the sample clearance. Kanye then wrote a series of tweets demanding an apology from Drake, thus reigniting their feud from earlier this year. In October, Drake claimed in an interview that Kanye was the source behind Pusha-T’s information from the diss track “The Story of Adidon.” Pusha later alleged that he learned about Drake’s son from a friend of Noah “40” Shebib.
In his initial series of tweets, Kanye referenced an apparent diss from Drake that leaked earlier this year and Drake’s supposed role in the incident at Pusha-T’s Toronto show. Shortly after, Kanye tweeted that Drake called, adding, “Mission accomplished.” He added that he will not clear the sample.
Hours later, Kanye ramped up again with what would ultimately amount to dozens of individual tweets aimed at Drake. He claimed that Drake called him to “threaten” him and further alleged Drake had someone run onstage at Pusha’s show (who Kanye alleged is in “critical condition”). “Since the pool line he’s been trying to poke at me and fuck with me,” he tweeted, alluding to Drake’s 2016 single “Summer Sixteen.” He went on to call Drake a “bully” who “[picks] on people with mental health issues.” Kanye also claimed Drake sneak dissed him on Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode.” “Trav should have never allowed that,” he wrote. Later, Ye continued on “Sicko Mode” and alluded to Travis’ album Astroworld. “We have to be close as a family and never let these people infiltrate just for radio spins,” he said. He then claimed Travis hit him with “threats.”
Today’s developments are just the latest in Drake and Kanye’s history with each other this year. On September 20, Kanye posted a series of Instagram videos where he criticized Drake for possibly alluding to Kim Kardashian West on “In My Feelings.” In addition, West called out Drake for an unreleased song that references Kylie and Kendall Jenner—West’s half-sisters-in-law. (The track was previewed on Future’s Snapchat in March 2018.) “Don’t speak on nobody from my family, nothing that could be even mentioned with my wife. Period. We don’t have to talk again, I’m giving no energy to that,” West said.
Earlier in September, West had publicly apologized to Drake on Twitter. In the tweets, he addressed Drake’s beefs with Pusha-T and Kid Cudi, the G.O.O.D. Music album rollout and its proximity to Drake’s Scorpion release date, a collaborative version of Kanye’s “Lift Yourself” that never materialized, and more.
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