Kanye West Says He’s Not Allowed to Speak on Drake or His Family
The second season of David Letterman's Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, returns soon, and Kanye West is one of the handful of high-profile guests who will be making an appearance.
In a preview of the episode obtained by The Daily Beast on Thursday (May 23), Yeezy reveals some interesting details about his past issues with Drake.
“An artist which I will not mention, because I’m not allowed to mention him or any of his family members...Well, we had a little beef last year,” Kanye reportedly says on the episode before revealing that he is referring to Drake. “He has this line that I love that says, ‘I told my story and made history’—like made his story and made history. That’s what we do, we tell our story and then people relate to that story.”
Kanye then noted that people latch onto that story and get mad when it goes in a direction they weren't planning for.
“I have a friend who told me that my power is my influence,” Kanye continues. “And I said my power is my ability to not be influenced.”
Kanye and Drake's issues peaked in 2018, when Ye went on a long-winded rant on Twitter alleging he'd heard a rumor about Drake and his wife, Kim Kardashian. 'Ye demanded an apology (that never came), and in a later rant, claimed that Drake called him and threatened him and his family and that the Toronto rapper had dissed him on Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode."
Since then, however, Kanye cleared his "Say What's Real" sample for Drake to put So Far Gone on streaming services, and Drake thanked him for his influence on the 10-year anniversary of the project. It seems like things could be headed in a better direction. It should be noted that this interview was recorded when Kanye still had his hair dyed blonde, so there's a chance things are even better between the two rappers now.
Check out the trailer for the upcoming season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman below. The episodes will be released on Netflix on Friday (May 31).
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