Drake and Kanye have squashed their much-publicized beef and put to rest all enmity between them, with the former set to feature on the latter’s concert in Los Angeles as a special guest.
Both artists posted a poster of the upcoming concert onto their Instagram, announcing the show that will be held at the LA Coliseum – tickets for the show go on sale on Monday.
Drake and Kanye make amends
Drake and Kanye made amends with each other officially, with both sides sharing photos and videos that they took together on 16 November, showing both rappers inside what appears to be a club.
Kanye reached out to Drake to invite the latter to join him on stage at his show, saying:
“I’m making this video to address the ongoing back and forth between myself and Drake,” West explained at the time. “Both me and Drake have taken shots at each other and it’s time to put it to rest. I’m asking Drake on December 9 to join me on stage as a special guest to share the two biggest albums of the year, live in Los Angeles, with the ultimate purpose to free Larry Hoover.”
Kanye said in a statement announcing his “Free Larry Hoover” concert: “I believe this event will not only bring awareness to our cause but prove to people everywhere how much more we can accomplish when we lay our pride aside and come together.”
Comedian Dave Chapelle also weighed in on the apparent demise of the beef, saying: “Make some noise for Kanye and Drake. And make some noise for our reconciliation!”
How the beef started
Back in 2018, Pusha T released his track “Infrared” and reignited an otherwise dormant beef with Drake, which was littered with jabs at the latter – the song was actually produced by Kanye West.
He had made references on the track to Drake’s alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller, questioning his lyrical and abilities.
Drake then responded with Duppy Freestyle, and the back and forth between the two rappers culminated in Pusha T dropping one of the most shocking diss tracks that I personally have ever heard – The Story of Adidon.
The Story of Adidon revealed to listeners that Drake had a son that he was hiding from the world, and Drake thought that Kanye was the one who told Pusha about his secret son.
Drake had apparently been having trouble with his son’s mother and had a conversation about it with West – but the next day he wakes up and finds “all these dates are out”, implying that he thought Kanye leaked his secret to Pusha T.
Kanye denies allegations
Kanye has since vehemently denied being the one who leaked Drake’s secret to Pusha T, and he called Drake out on Twitter claiming that he had trying to reach out to Drake for 6 months.
West Tweeted: “I told you I ain’t tell Pusha about your son. It’s all love bro but don’t play with me. You stay too close to be playing all these industry games bro.”
West then added: “I need my apologies now’ before calling him out again for following his wife Kim Kardashian on Instagram.
Drake then revealed in 2019 that he had no desire to reconcile with neither Kanye nor Pusha T, he said that he could never turn his back on the things that he’s said about him (Kanye) in a positive light and that he still feels the same things.
Drake then seemingly went after Kanye in Certified Lover Boy back in September this year, but it seems that the flames of war have since died down – it’s all good between the two now.
Meanwhile, Drake is facing lawsuits after appearing as a guest performer alongside Travis Scott at the Astroworld music festival that ended in tragedy (with the death toll increasing) – he was mentioned in the lawsuit as allegedly inciting the crowd by appearing alongside Scott.