Kanye and Drake Re-ignite their Decade-old Beef!
Kanye and Drake used to be friendly, back in 2008 when Drake used to freestyle over several Kanye bars while proclaiming their love for the other rapper.
Listen To Drizzy Freestyle Over Kanye's "Barry Bonds."
They even shared the same manager Cortez Bryant whose business partner Gee Roberson (at the time) managed Kanye.
Later in 2009, during an interview with MTV in New York, Drake even praised Ye!
During the fall of 2010, Drake was spotted with Kanye's ex, Amber Rose, marking the start of the rumors, claiming Drizzy and Rose were an item. A year after this, the rappers were no longer freestyling each other's bars nor being an inspiration for each other but instead started seeing each other as rivals!
Ignoring rumors and some cooldown time later, Drake and Kanye were back on better terms where Kanye even made a surprise entrance at Drake's OVO Festival in Toronto.
This too, was short-lived when both rappers had the beef ready again within no time. In 2015, Kanye had discussed plans to drop an album with Drake, and with no signs of that joint record happening, Drake released 'Summer Sixteen' on which he had a dig about his "pool" being bigger than Kanye, to which West responded: "I have three pools!"
In 2016, Kanye appeared to tease the by now long-awaited joint release. A few weeks later, a billboard featuring the OVO and G.O.O.D. Music logo appeared all over LA.
Later in May 2018, Ye's friend and colleague Pusha T released his album "Daytona", which Kanye produced entirely, where the closing song "Infrared" had dissed on Drake's lyrical abilities, which led Drizzy to fire shots back by stating he had ghostwritten for Kanye himself! Pusha followed this by immediately releasing the track "The Story of Adidon," which accused Drake of fathering a son and keeping his existence secret. There were rumours firing up that Kanye had told Pusha-T about drake's son to which Ye denied and tweeted!
This truce was short lived as they soon had tweets and shots against each other back up in no time. West also criticised Travis Scott for "allowing" Drake to "sneak diss" him on "Sicko Mode" and tweeted!
Even Kim Kardashian West joined in the tweet storm, directly tweeting to Drake.
This war of words began anew on Friday when rapper Trippie Redd released his album "Trip At Knight," which features a collaboration with Drake titled "Betrayal." On this track, he seems to take shots at West and Pusha T which re-ignited their decade old Beef. West to his Instagram account immediately posted and then quickly deleted a screenshot of a group chat with eight other people. Given the close timing, the addition of Pusha to the conversation, the bubble in the contact bar at the top of the text beginning with the letter "D" and the deletion of the screenshot soon after posting led fans to speculate that this was a direct response to Drake!
The Yeezy designer didn't stop there. West followed that up early Monday morning with another since-deleted Instagram post of a screenshot of a map taken from his iPhone photo locations that appear to show Drake's home address in Toronto.
Drizzy was quick to share a video of himself laughing hysterically just hours after Kanye's post!
While many fans pointed out that this was essentially doxing, others argued that it was readily available information just a google search away.
This happened right in time as Kanye and Drake were releasing their Albums "Donda" and "Certified Lover Boy" respectively, so some fans even speculate that both Drake and Kanye are purposefully feuding again in anticipation of the release!
Listen To "Donda" On Apple Music
Listen To "Certified Lover Boy" On Apple Music
Regardless of the drama, The albums are a massive hit, tuning in massive streams for both and having the potential to become the two best albums of 2021!