- Hours after he accused Drake of being “fake,” Kanye continued to tweet about apparent issues with Drake.
- In a series of tweets that spanned several hours, Kanye accused Drake of threatening him, but later said he has nothing but love and “positive energy.”
- The two hip-hop icons were embroiled in an feud after Kanye denied he revealed to rapper Pusha T information about a son Drake had never mentioned in public.
- Despite the conflict, Kanye described the rivalry as an “opportunity for growth” and encouraged Drake to reach out for a dialogue.
Kanye West reignited an apparent rap feud hours after he accused Drake of being “fake”, and he launched several insults and accusations in a tweetstorm on Thursday night.
“Drake called trying to threatened me,” Kanye said on Twitter, adding that Drake had “been trying to poke at me and f— with me.”
The two hip-hop icons were embroiled in an feud in May, after Kanye denied he revealed to rapper Pusha T information about a son Drake had never mentioned in public.
Although Kanye and Drake have collaborated to produce albums and have sampled each others music, their relationship frayed after Pusha T revealed in a diss track that Drake had a son. Drake later confirmed he was the father of a son born to adult-film actress Sophie Brussaux.
Drake went on to claim he told Kanye about his son and suggested Kanye had disclosed that information to Pusha T. Kanye and Pusha T have both denied the suggestion.
“I would never mention your (blank),” Kanye tweeted on Thursday. “You’re mad at me for something I didn’t do.”
Kanye in turn accused Drake of hurling subliminal insults behind his back through music. In the French Montana song “No Stylist,” one line appears to refer to Kanye’s sneaker line, the 350 Boosts. The lyrics say, “I told her ‘don’t wear no 350s ’round me.'”
Kanye denied his latest tweetstorm was couched in emotion, and he suggested Drake was attempting to channel the spirit of rap legend Tupac.
“He running around like he pac,” Kanye tweeted, referring to a nickname for Tupac. “I’m the guy with the pink polo that made a way for him. Now he’s so street.”
“Talk tough to real gangsters bro,” Kanye added. “You try to pick targets you think are easy. [Kanye] never been easy. I navigated these waters before you.”
Despite the conflict, Kanye said it was an “opportunity for growth” and encouraged Drake to reach out for a dialogue.
“I’m up for talking,” Kanye continued in his tweets. “We need to show all of these fans that black men [email protected] without someone ending up dead or in jail.”
Kanye’s earlier tweetstorm on Thursday seemed to be related to Drake needing to ask West’s permission to use “Say What’s Real” for a new project, which samples West’s song “Say You Will.”
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