Kanye West defends Kim Kardashian, rants about Drake, Nick Cannon and Tyson Beckford
Kanye West is back in his adopted hometown of Chicago. Reportedly he's working on an album with Chance the Rapper called Good-Ass Job, plus his next solo album, Yandhi. You know, Yeezy plus Ghandi? Like how Yeezus was Yeezy plus Yeezus? Maybe he'll call his next album Yeenu - Yeezy plus Xenu, from Scientology.
Anyway, Kanye took a break from speeding up soul samples and crooning in Autotune to rant about three men: Nick Cannon, Drake and Tyson Beckford. Apparently, they disrespected his wife, Kim Kardashian, a lady of great honor, who got famous from a sex tape. In a four-part Instagram video, he explains what's "not sitting right with my spirit," while walking underneath the elevated train tracks. Great choice, Kanye! It's such a quiet location.
"First of all I want to address Nick Cannon," says Mr. West. "I understand that you used to date my wife, but you know, you get into an interview, don’t mention my wife." (In an interview with Complex, Nick said he didn't think it was "far off of a concept" that Drake and Kim hooked up in the past.) "If someone brings my wife up, say, ‘I respect that man, I’m not speaking on that.’ Don’t be making no suggestions — like nobody f*cked my wife."
Next, Kanye moves on Drake. "Now if I wasn’t in a medicated state I might have thought and had the wherewithal to say, 'Hey Pusha, don’t diss Drake on my beat' and I spoke about that and took accountability for that." (Kanye produced the song Infrared, where Pusha T fired shots at Drake, kicking off their whole beef.)
Kanye moved on to address another issue: When rumors flew that Drake hooked up with Kim, the Toronto rapper didn't squash them. He stayed silent "People making rumors or thinking you f— my wife and you’re not saying nothing…that don’t sit well with my spirit," said Kanye.
The rumors were fueled by Drake's track, In My Feelings, where he sings about a woman named "KiKi." Fans believed this referred to Kim Kardashian. "You know, if I had a girlfriend from Chicago, her name was Renita, and you was married to Rihanna, I wouldn’t make no song called Riri," said Kanye. "So when you’re like, ‘Ahhh I don’t know where it come from,’ you too smart for that bro. "You know where that come from. Don’t make no record with nothing that can be confused."
Kanye adds that he didn't spill any dirt about Drake to Pusha T: "Now I told ya, I didn’t tell Pusha no information about your baby, baby mama, nothing, that don’t come from me." (In Pusha T's diss track, The Story Of Adinon, he reveals Drake had a secret baby with a French porn star.)
Kanye goes on, saying Drake shouldn't have mentioned Kylie Jenner's name in his lyrics, without clearing it with Travis Scott. For example, in XTCY, Kanye raps that he wants to sleep with all four of his sister-in-laws, and Travis Scott approved it first. “Don’t speak on nobody from our family nothing that can even be mentioned with my wife period.”
And finally, Kanye comments on the feud between his wife and Tyson Beckford. Tyson wrote a snarky comment body-shaming Kim. Kim clapped back, with a comment some called "homophobic." Earlier this month, a reporter asked about the beef, and Kanye stormed off the red carpet.
"As far as Tyson Beckford goes, don’t speak on my wife, bro," said Kanye. "Like none of y’all speak on my wife period. What are you talking about? I’m married. We’re in love, we’re a family. All three of y’all, come talk to me. We’ll work it out."
Well, thanks for the message, Kanye. We're glad you're "up out the sunken place." Wait, does this mean the feud with Drake is still over? Or is it rekindled? Guess we'll wait for Yandhi.