The latest chapter in their back-and-forth saga came Thursday as West unleashed a series of tweets seemingly aimed at Drake. The first was a screenshot of a text message from a person identified as Free (presumably a member of West’s producing team) saying Drake had sent over a clearance request for “Say What’s Real,” his 2009 track from the mixtape So Far Gone that sampled West’s “Say You Will,” from 808s & Heartbreak. West captioned the screenshot, “This proves sh— faker than wrestling.”
West went on to tweet a series of grievances toward his fellow rapper, such as Drake’s not apologizing for his verse on French Montana’s “No Stylist” in which he said, “I told her, ‘Don’t wear no 350s round me,’” a reference to West’s Adidas sneaers. Or his texting Kris Jenner behind West’s back. Or his sending purple emojis. Or his apologizing through Scooter Braun or Travis Scott and not to West directly. Or his buying out the first two rows at a Pusha T concert in Toronto, which was ultimately canceled when a fight broke out on stage.
Still need that apology for mentioning the 350s and trying to take food out your idols kids mouths
West also made sure to say that he didn’t tell Pusha T that Drake has a son, an issue that has been speculated about as the start of the rappers’ falling out. After Pusha T revealed that Drake has a child in “The Story of Adidon,” Drake went on Lebron James’ The Shop and accused West of leaking the information to him. Pusha T later denied that West was the one who told him about Drake’s son.
After the dust from West’s initial tweetstorm settled, it seemed he was ready for reconciliation, as he wrote, “I would never intentionally hurt you bro,” and then, “It’s all love bro bro but don’t play with me. You stay too close to be playing all these industry games bro.”
Stop this already bro You getting people hurt out here And over what
It looked like Drake wasn’t feeling the “It’s all love” vibe when he posted an Instagram story with several crying-laughing emojis. But then West, after posting a cryptic Bible verse, followed up by tweeting, “Drake finally called.” And then, “Mission accomplished.”
Did Ye just want Drake to give him a call? Is the beef now squashed? We can’t be sure. But in classic Kanye style, he added one semi-trolling tweet that left the state of their relationship ambiguous: “By the way… not cleared.”