by Brittany Marriott
It looks like a feud between Drake and Kanye West is finally over…at least for now.
Supposedly the two buried the hatchet when visiting Drake’s hometown of Toronto, Canada. It was a Monday night when Kanye posted a picture on social media standing next to Drake, including J Prince, making it a group photo.
This was shocking to the world, considering these past couple of months of Ye and Drizzy having beef with each other.
So, what caused this feud between the two? Well, just to be clear, Drake looked up to Kanye as an influencer when transitioning into the music industry. They started building a friendship, but, over time, a lot of jealousy and competition started creeping in. These two rappers started bashing each other through their music. Drake would mention in some of his songs how he is more successful than Kanye. In one of Drake’s songs, “Summer Sixteen,” he compares himself to Kanye by saying, “Now I got a house in L.A., now I got a bigger pool than Ye/ and look man, Ye’s pool is nice, mine’s just bigger, what I’m saying.” Then Kanye, seemingly amused by this line, responded in an interview with the Neighborhood, mentioning, “I have three pools.”
Drake isn’t the only one to spit fire in his songs. On Kanye’s album “Ye,” one of his songs, “No Mistakes,” mentions, “Too bold to type you, too rich to fight you/ calm down, you light skin,” talking down on Drizzy.
Also, the two decided to drop their albums in 2021, making it a competition for whose single has the most hits. Ye released his album, “Donda, “on August 29, and Drizzy released his album, “Certified Lover Boy,” a month after.
These two legendary albums boiled a lot of tension with fans too. Fans were choosing sides on who was the better artist to come out with the best album. Both artists are trying to attract more listeners, making it a competition. During these past couple of months, the fight for listeners for each album is what pushed both albums to have such high numbers. Donda’s initial release day streams were 95 million, but Certified Lover Boy’s hit 153 million. These two albums were great hits, and numbers continued to grow. Fans around the world were streaming songs from both albums on social media
There’s a lot more history than bashing each other through music that can be mentioned, but after years of competition and feuding, it looks like the two decided to get past the present and focus on the future.
Kanye linked up with J. Prince and requested to Drake to put their beef behind them. “This is Ye and J.Prince. I’m making this video to address an ongoing back-and-forth between myself and Drake. Both me and Drake have taken shots at each other, and it’s time to put it to rest. I’m asking Drake to join me onstage on Dec. 7 as a special guest to share the two biggest albums of the year. Live in Los Angeles, with the ultimate purpose being to free Larry Hoover.”
Later, Larry Hoover Jr. asked Drizzy to come forward and connect with Ye again for his father. “Drake, you a leader, and leaders make decisions that people follow…. this is like Michael Jackson and Prince… the one we never seen. It’s going to have a ripple effect. We need peace and togetherness in Hip-Hop community…Come together, put whatever y’all differences are down, and I know you’re working at it, and I know it’s hard. Egos cause problems. So, come on, let’s do this. Let’s be bigger than that.” So that led to Ye and Drizzy putting their differences behind them.
These two are beginning to be on good terms, not only for themselves but for their fans and the ones that they affected. New chapters and new beginnings will be shown by these two artists. Who knows? They might even make a new album together. That’s if they can continue being civil with each other.
Categories: Fall 2021