Kanye West lashed out at Drake in a series of tweets and denied he told anyone about his son

Dominik Bindl/Getty Images; Dominik Bindl/Getty ImagesKanye West and Drake.


Kanye West lashed out at Drake in a series of tweets Thursday, accusing him of being “fake” and denying he told anyone about Drake’s son.

West accused Drake of pretending to be friendly while hurling stinging insults behind his back. In a series of tweets, West said he’d been trying to meet with Drake for six months. But in that time, West suggested, Drake tried to make songs with Travis Scott and sneak insults about West on them. It’s particularly personal since Scott is in a relationship with Kylie Jenner, the sister of West’s wife Kim Kardashian-West.

Drake also insulted Wests’s 350 Boost shoes on the French Montana song “No Stylist,” for which West demanded an apology.

West and Drake have historically been allies in most rap feuds, and at least treated each other with mutual respect in others. West even produced two of Drake’s albums, and the two have sampled from each others’ work.

But their relationship crumbled in the fallout of Drake’s feud with Pusha T, which culminated when Pusha T released his diss track “The Story of Adidon” in May. The song revealed that Drake had a son he’d never spoken about in public, forcing him to come clean about his child.


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In October, Drake said he confided with West about his son and suggested West betrayed him by telling Pusha T about it. West must have already known about Drake’s accusation, because he denied it in a pair of cryptic tweets in September. Pusha T also denied that West told him about Drake’s son.

In his new series of tweets, West reiterated he didn’t tell Pusha T about Drake’s son. He also said Drake was “playing all these industry games” and suggested he was being an insincere friend by “sending purple emojis” when West was publicly struggling with mental health issues earlier this year.


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The impetus for West’s tweets appeared to be Drake requesting his permission to use “Say What’s Real” in a new project. The song sampled from West’s song “Say You Will,” so Drake requires Drake’s his permission to use the song again.

After a six-minute gap between tweets, West said Drake called him. West said he still hasn’t cleared the rights to use “Say What’s Real.”

Drake responded on Instagram with a string of laughing emojis on a black background.

Champagnepapi drake instagram kanye reaction@champagnepapi/InstagramI hope Drake is OK.

In his tweets, West also appeared to confuse Drake and 50 Cent. He suggested Drake bought the “first two rows” at a Pusha T concert to spite him. In fact, it was 50 Cent who bought up the seats at the front of a Ja Rule concert “so they can be empty.”

Here’s Kanye’s tweetstorm in full:

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