Kanye West tweet-ranted until Drake finally called him: ‘Mission accomplished’

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West look bundled up for the cold NYC weather

I don’t know how long Drake and Kanye West’s beef has been happening. I feel like it’s been simmering – for the most part – for much of 2018. I tend to believe Ye and Drake weren’t on the best terms previously, but the Pusha T issue really caused things to boil over. Pusha T and Kanye are frequent collaborators, and Pusha was actually promoting an album he did with Kanye (Daytona) when Pusha completely burned Drake in May. There was some conversation that Drake blamed Kanye for the whole thing with Pusha, and that Drake thought Kanye was the one to tell Pusha about his hidden child Adonis. Kanye always maintained that he wasn’t out there, gossiping about Drake’s personal sh-t, and he just wanted love and harmony. Later, when Kanye went off his meds, he did say that Drake owed him an apology for everything that went down with Pusha, and more. I still believe that there was an added layer to Drake and Kanye’s simmering beef: the rumor that Kim Kardashian and Drake were hooking up on the DL at some point.

Anyway, that’s all part of the rich backstory-tapestry. I’d honestly forgotten about the fact that Drake and Kanye were still low-key pissed at each other. Then Kanye reminded everyone yesterday, when he got a notification that Drake wanted to buy a clearance from him. Kanye posted the clearance request on Twitter and then lamented the way Drake was handling all of this:

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I thought it was over then, last night around 7 pm. But Kanye just stopped to eat or something and then he got back on Twitter and kept going for hours – you can see Kanye’s tweets here. He’s mad about a lot of stuff – he claimed Drake threatened him, he says they need to show that they can talk things out like men, he’s still mad about “Sicko Mode,” which he says is a sneak-diss of Yeezys, he says he doesn’t want to physically fight Drake, and on and on.

There’s some debate about who looks better or worse here. While Kanye is STILL canceled for his MAGA bulls–t, I kind of think he…INITALLY maybe handled this particular situation the right way? I don’t know. It’s not like he just started tweeting about Drake out of the blue, apropos of nothing. Drake wanted the clearance, and it reminded Kanye of how Drake didn’t have the stones to contact him directly. That’s the undercurrent of Drake’s whole vibe these days, isn’t it? Shady, secretive, not dealing with people directly. Maybe I’m wrong. That being said, Kanye absolutely should have stopped while he was ahead and not spent hours tweeting about this sh-t.

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  1. Fluffy says:

    Do any of these fools speak English?

    • Mellie says:

      It’s certainly painful to read isn’t it? If they think it sounds ‘tough’ they would be wrong…uneducated/uncouth are a couple of thoughts I have about those posts.

    • Louise says:

      After the Miss America post Is your Statement racist?

    • eto says:

      Seems like an overreaction with overtones of racism to me – the tweets were easy reading. Sorry there wasn’t any code-switching for your delicate sensibilities.

    • Mika says:

      Yes. Drake was a classmate of mine and became a professional actor. He is probably more well-spoken than you.

    • BaeBae says:

      Looks like African American vernacular English, and a but of slang and twitterspeak. Pretty easy to understand.

    • Mellie says:

      Rolling my eyes at everyone who thinks an observation about grammar equals racism.

    • EllieMichelle says:

      Kanye’s tweets just seemed manic to me because they were short and in quick succession. Like the person who texts you one sentence texts in rapid succession. But I’m certain they were in English.

    • Haapa says:

      Go read up on respectability politics.

  2. LORENA says:

    LOL NO, Kanye is just going off on another trantrum even calling out Travis Scott for supposedly letting Drake diss him on sicko mode! Come on Kanye! This has to be awkward for Kim and Kylie, especially embarrassing for Kim. He is doing way too much as usual, please discuss this shit privately

    • TurkeyLurkey says:

      Not embarrassing for Kim, she took to Twitter to defend her genius husband as usual. This is so juvenile.

      • PrincessMe says:

        Saw the and was quite disappointed that she stroked his ego online. But then I stepped back and thought about it and I’m not going to judge. I hope she’s just trying to deal with the situation the best way she can and not just trying to get attention.

      • LORENA says:

        I just saw that! oh geez she is just as bad as him

    • Jeanette Rushing says:

      Cannot for the life of me remember where, but another site ran a spin on this same story and they made it sound like Drake got very sinister acting. It said that he threatened West and his entire family, which is what prompted Kim to tweet/defend Kanye. Her tweet started with something about not threatening their family. Then the story went back to Kanye’s tweets and he said something about not threatening his kids and how they should as black men show the world that things could be resolved without someone going to jail or to the hospital. He actually sounded coherent and not the normal Kanye off the rails type tweets.

  3. Kitty says:

    I can’t blame drake for not wanting to deal with Kanye in person, who would want to? Guy is losing it, seems to me like he needs some serious mental health help.

    • HelloSunshine says:

      Lol right? Can you imagine what would’ve happened if drake contacted him directly? Because I’m 1000% sure it would’ve been worse than this.

    • Char says:

      Did Drake really called him? Iwill only believe when the recepits air in KUWTK.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Also, why would Drake have needed to contact anyone directly? Asking for clearance is sort of a “business request” I would think? I doubt very much that every artist who wants to ask clearance from another is calling them up and asking them that way, lol. Kanye is just grabbing for attention…he must have another album or fashion collection or whatnot to promote.

    • Embee says:

      Exactly. I’ve had the “opportunity” to be around a person who has schizo-affective disorder and kanye’s rant is absolutely typical of someone in a psychotic state. First he demands contact where not necessary or appropriate, and then twists whatever contact is made into a paranoid rant and declares himself — though downtrodden and terribly misused — the victor because f his righteousness/alignment with god.

      It’s very effective until you’ve seen the same BS hundreds of times.

      If Kim isn’t playing along for ratings, etc. then she may be suffering from folie a deux which is where the otherwise-mentally healthy person around the psychotic individual begins to believe/emulate the sick person’s mental health issues. I have been there too (albeit briefly, thank God) and I will tell you there is nothing more disorienting than to have your reality altered by the convictions of a madman whom you love.

      Although my experience ended years ago reading this stuff makes me sick to my stomach.

    • jwoolman says:

      Kitty- That was exactly my reaction also. I would never deal directly with someone so off the wall as Kanye if I had intermediaries to do it. Kanye is not well. Kim most likely does not understand how unwell he really is, since he has probably shown similar behavior before in the many years she has known him.

      Also Kim tends to deny the seriousness of the “mental” illnesses, the ones that affect the brain and thus affect behavior. So I doubt she understands the complexity of his problems and why not cooperating with physicians to deal with the underlying causes is such an overwhelmingly bad idea. He thinks he is more creative off the meds, but he’s just delusional about that.

    • BchyYogi says:

      I agree- I’d put bets on the snapping o the twig. The hair, the rants. Organize the intervention.

  4. RBC says:

    How old are these guys? My sixteen year old and his friends act more grown up

  5. girl_ninja says:

    Oh my goodness. He can’t call Drake or text him if has beef? 🙄

  6. Carnivalbaby says:

    God…Kanye is worse than Trump with Twitter at this point. No one cares except your fandom…the rest of us can’t even make any sense of the weirdness. At this point if someone put up a gofundme for therapy for Kanye I would donate. Sigh. I don’t care for Drake either but he signed DVSN whom I loved listening to for the entire 2018. Go listen to DVSN peeps. Happy Friday.

  7. Blipi says:

    What does cleared mean?

  8. Dee says:

    What on earth is a clearance request? I’ve googled and googled but can’t find it. And it’s used in this story so casually, like only a fool (like me) wouldn’t know.

    • PrincessMe says:

      It’s likely that Drake sampled a song or beat created by Kanye and needs Kanye to “clear” it in order to use it. If they don’t get samples cleared, the original owner of the sample can get 100% of the earnings from the new song. That’s what I know clearance to be. May be something else though.

  9. Anastasia says:

    I literally do not know what any of them are talking about. Clearance?

    • Enn says:

      Seriously, what does any of this mean?

    • Aaliyah says:

      Drake sampled one of Kanye’s songs for a song he had on the mixtape that made him famous, So Far Gone. It’s coming up on the 10th anniversary and Drake might want to place the album on streaming sites, therefore monetizing it. To do so, he has to seek permission to clear the sample and pay for it. He sent the request to Kanye and as per the tweet, Kanye denied it. So Drake might have to put out a more condensed version of the album when the anniversary arrives.

  10. PrincessMe says:

    I hope I’m wrong, and I don’t like commenting on somebody’s state of mind, but this is really concerning. I really hope that Kanye can get his mental health under control, this just doesn’t feel normal. I saw his other tweets on shade room and it just feels like he had some kind of God complex. This is just hard to watch.

    • BrutalEthyl says:

      Why would you think that somebody who calls themselves Yeezus has a God complex? ;)

      • PrincessMe says:

        😁 True. Its just that this new meltdown, with the old stuff that happened in the last few months and him not wanting anyone to criticise him, and telling about how people would feel when he’s dead… it just got “real”.

    • L says:

      Wtf are all these comments “oh Kanye is so unwell I can’t watch” ???

      Due to a misunderstanding, Drake dissed Kanye publicly.
      Then drake wanted something of Kanye’s.
      Kanye withheld until drake called him to apologize.

      The fuck is mentally unwell about that?

  11. Swack says:

    All this over a request for clearance? All Kanye had to do is deny the clearance and let it go. Kim getting involved is probably more for showing how committed she is before the divorce goes down – poor Kim, tried everything to keep the marriage together.

  12. JanetFerber says:

    Also, in his pics, he does not look well. Something is very “off” in his demeanor.

  13. Kimble says:

    Adults and parents. Who would think it?

  14. TheOriginalMia says:

    Kanye been in his feelings since Drake spilled the tea on LeBron’s show about Kanye’s shady ways. The Adonis reveal was just one of the things Kanye did to betray Drake.

  15. Nanny to the rescue says:

    Why did Drake hide the existence of his own son from Pusha?

    Don’t get me wrong, nobody’s got the right to tell anyone’s secrets to others, it just strikes me as odd that somebody’s denying the existence of a child. Poor kid.

    And Kanye’s an idiot, but that’s not news.

    • LORENA says:

      Why did Drake owe Pusha an explanation? He wasnt hiding his kid from the world he was hiding the world from his kid LOL

      • Nanny to the rescue says:

        Drake doesn’t owe anything to Pusha, that’s not the point. What boggles me about this story is why the big deal over who told or didn’t tell whom what? Especially when the story is a child (so a good thing + not something you can hide forever). I could imagine a bit of anger when it happened because you’re not supposed to tell secrets but this is now again blowing up.

        And why was it such a secret anyway? Something has to be in the background of all of this.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Because it hurt Drake’s brand at the end of the day, whether they’re saying it in those words or not. His reputation took a hit, and a lot of his image is built around being the “good guy rapper.” Fathering a child that you aren’t excessively involved with unless it’s economically useful is not compatible with the brand he’s trying to sell.

      • Raven says:

        @ VERONICA.S

        It didn’t hurt his brand though his next song after it all went down was number 1 and Top the Billboard charts for weeks.

  16. Lala11_7 says:

    Kanye looks like a stalker…and some so thirsty…he needs an IV of saline solution……

  17. Louise says:

    I bet a Taylor is so glad she is done with these two. They are poison for whoever names are associated with them. She got back at them through her music and taking on the name they gave her – snake. It was a really smart thing to do. Better than battling it out on texting like these two. How embarrassing.

  18. Jessica says:

    I despise Kanye and will never listen to his music again, but Drake is trash who just gets away with it. He is a serial manipulator and abuser of women, he’s friends with human traffickers and he’s involved with gang stuff in Toronto just because he thinks it makes him look “hard” (he didn’t grow up like that and people have been clowning his phony ass since forever).

    Throw them both in the trash I say but Drake’s reign probably won’t let up soon enough.

  19. Amelie says:

    Honestly Kanye’s Twitter meltdowns/streams of consciousness/using Twitter to constantly air his dirty laundry reminds me so much of the way Sinead O’Connor uses social media when she seems to experience a breakdown. Sinead also has BPD like Kanye and is incredibly random and erratic on social media (a few years ago I remember she posted a disturbing suicidal message on Facebook). I was just reading up on her since I hadn’t heard from her in awhile and it seems she converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada Davitt. She recently got in trouble for saying she no longer wanted to hang out with white people and non-Muslims because they were disgusting… sounds similar to some of Kanye’s weird offensive rants.

    • otaku fairy says:

      Some of Sinead O’Connor’s behaviors have been part of her struggle with mental illness. But I also believe she has some crappy prejudices that have nothing to do with that- like her pattern of dehumanizing sex workers and blaming the sex crimes of predatory men on young women’s physical appearance choices. Internalized misogyny is definitely a problem with her.

  20. M.A.F. says:

    1. Glad I’m not the only one who didn’t know what a “clearance” check was
    2. I could not follow any of that drama. From what I gather two people are mad at each other for…reasons. And a third person got dragged into this either willingly or not so willingly.
    And 3. we all know a way to settle anything is to go on to social media to complain about it while in the same breath claim you want to settle it like men or whatever.

    • me says:

      Kanye has a new album to promote. It seems he’s horrified of it being a flop so he’s doing the whole “Kardashian thing” of getting people to talk about you through “fake” drama. Any press is good press to them.

      • M.A.F. says:

        ah. See, now it all makes sense. Gotta pull in that dough by creating drama to get people to talk about you instead of letting the work speak for itself.

  21. Becca says:

    Adults acting like children. Shameful.

  22. me says:

    The father of three young children has time to tweet for hours. Wow

    Remember when Drake or someone close to Drake said that Drake has real dirt on Kanye but won’t reveal it because he doesn’t want “to break up families”. I wonder if he’ll break and share?

  23. Mel says:

    This is like an episode of Degrassi High, no wonder Drake’s only response is laughter. The West’s are ridiculous, Kanye’s “extra-ness” is rubbing off on Kim. Wow….

  24. Mrs. Peel says:

    Kanye looks seriously deranged in recent photos, and extremely bloated. He needs rehab ASAP.

  25. phlylfiremama says:

    They both end up looking HORRIBLE; Kanye for just being Kanye and Drake for LAUGHING IN PUBLIC about a mentally ill man having a breakdown. NEITHER of them look good in this, Drake should have just not even acknowledged the tweets. Eww to that whole mess, and ALL of those people involved, and shame on us for perpetuating it.

  26. Raven says:

    Kanye comes off looking the worst. He has wife and 3 kinds and he spending hours on Twitter rage Tweeting.

    I agree with LALA11_7 post kind of looks like a stalker.

  27. Yes Doubtful says:

    Why is he so obsessed with making things right with Drake? What does Drake have on him? And what threats is he making? I think Drake has been poking the bear all year, but he did make it clear that he thinks Kanye betrayed him to Pusha. The low point was when Kanye was saying he should be treated like a music genius while he’s alive, etc. You were…until you became a Trump supporter, alienated your fan base, lost close friends like Jay, Beyonce and Drake. Now you are a joke who was once a good entertainer.

  28. Ricci says:

    What is the clearance request? Really showing my age, here…