Kanye West says Drake is threatening him and his family in explosive Twitter rant
Just when you thought the Drake and Kanye West feud was over, they pull you back in! It all started last summer, when Push called out Drizzy on Infrared for not writing his own songs. Drake responded with Duppy Freestyle, where he claimed Pusha T exaggerated his drug dealing past. Then Push fired back with the The Story Of Adinon, a scathing diss track that exposed Drake's secret son, which he had with Sophie Brussaux, a former adult film star. ("You are hiding a child!")
Drake didn't respond to Push, but he went on to sneak-diss Kanye in several songs. For example, on In My Feelings, he sang about a woman named "Kiki," a possible reference to Yeezy's wife, Kim Kardashian. During an appearance on LeBron James' The Shop, Drake accused Kanye of spilling the tea to Pusha T about his secret child. On Joe Budden's podcast, Pusha said that wasn't true; actually, he got the info from a woman who slept with 40, Drake's longtime producer. (The plot thickens!)
Last month, Pusha T performed in Toronto, Drake's hometown, and a massive brawl broke out in the front row. Concertgoers threw beer on stage, and got in a wild fight, which left one victim in critical condition from multiple stab wounds. Pusha T accused Drake of paying those fans to start the ruckus; a lame move, if true, since Drake chickened out of responding to The Story Of Adinon.
I know, this beef has more twists and turns than Game of Thrones. But now we're all caught up! Considering Kanye apologized to Drake for their year-long feud, it seemed like their beef was over. However, last night Yeezy went on an explosive Twitter rant - and I do mean explosive, over 80 tweets long - claiming Drake is threatening him and his family. (Because there's nothing more scary than Wheelchair Jimmy from DeGrassi: The Next Generation.)
"Drake called me threatening me," tweeted Kanye. "So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect— So cut the tough talk," he added. The 41-year-old rapper then alleged Drake was behind the disturbance at Pusha's T concert in Toronto: "The kid he had run on stage at Pushas concert is in critical condition."
Kanye went on to cite the songs where Drake allegedly sneak-dissed him. "Since the pool line he’s been tryin to poke at me and f—- with me," Kanye tweeted, a reference to Drake's lyrics in Summer Sixteen. On the song, he rapped, "Now I got a house in LA, now I got a bigger pool than Ye/ And look man, Ye’s pool is nice, mine’s just bigger’s what I’m saying."
In addition, Kanye tweeted, "Don’t ever speak on 350s," a reference to Drake's verse on French Montana's No Stylist, where Drake shunned the Yeezy 350 Boost sneakers.
As the tirade continued, Kanye accused Drake of targeting people with mental health issues. "When Cudi was in the hospital he sent shots," Yeezy tweeted, a reference to rapper and collaborator Kid Cudi, who has been open about his battle with mental illness. "If I’m bipolar this kind of sh*t can get me ramped," Ye continued. “You pick on people with mental health issues."
Kanye went on to claim he paved the way for Drake, and deserves credit for his success. "I’m the guy with the pink polo that made a way for him," Kanye tweeted. "There would never be a drake without a Kanye west so never come out your mouth with a threat. ... I’m your oxygen. ... You trying to be a bully. I never been bullied in my life and I never will be. That’s why I made it this far in a pink polo."
Kanye wondered why Drake would text his mother-in-law Kris Jenner, but not speak to him. "Please take the devil up out you bro,” Kanye tweeted. "Trust god bro God sees all Stop the act Cut the program. ... Never threatened [sic] north and saint and Chicago’s daddy bro," a reference to he and Kim Kardashian's three young kids." "Leave me and my family alone bro," he repeated.
Yeezy went on to call out rapper Travis Scott, who's dating Kim Kardashian's younger sister Kylie Jenner. Travis and Drake collaborated on the smash single Sicko Mode, which Kanye found offensive. "How you gone be on Trav’s song coming at me. Trav should have never allowed that. ... F— that sickomode song Family first and always. ... Trav is my family and let this met throw sneak disses at me for clout."
"People sold their souls You gotta a number one record but you got it by letting this dude diss your brother in law,” Yeezy continued, a tweet now-deleted. "I hit Trav earlier today Now he just hit me More threats. ... It’s not about rap It’s about family We have to be close as a family and never let these people infiltrate just for radio spins. ... I actually like sickomode but I don’t like that that is was sneak disses."
Of course, this being Kanye, he also praised Drake during the Twitter meltdown. "I’m Ye bro Remember that I love you I would never intentionally hurt you That’s what I’ve been saying to you," he tweeted. "I will never put negative energy into a song. ... Only positive energy. ... You threatened the safety of me and my family. ... You tried to hurt my pockets."
As of this writing, neither Drake nor Travis Scott have addressed Kanye's accusations. I don't know about you, but this beef is getting exhausting. Enough with the Twitter rants! Either make some diss tracks or quit feuding.