News 21 August 2018

Drake disses Kanye West onstage in Chicago

21 August 2018

Drake adds fuel to his beef with Kanye after he performed shady lyrics aimed at the rapper during a recent tour stop in Kanye West’s hometown, Chicago.

Whilst performing his track “Know Yourself” off his 2015 project If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drizzy changed the lyrics from, “then Kanye dropped, it was polos and backpacks” to “then Kanye flopped…”.

Kanye tweeted earlier this year that he was over the beef but judging by this new performance, Drake may not feel the same way.

In the footage which can be seen below, a few boos are audible and Drake continues with the rest of the verse.

Drake and Kanye West were frequent collaborators at one point, with Kanye penning and producing his hit 2010 single “Find Your Love” and the two planning to release a joint album. “Glow” taken from Drake’s 2017 mixtape More Life offered a preview of what the project may have sounded like.

Soft jabs about owning bigger pools and an alleged comment from Kanye that Drake’s music is “overplayed” escalated and the two fell out. Things reached an explosive climax this summer after Drake and Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music signee Pusha T engaged in their own lyrical warfare.

The tension between Drake and Pusha T  had existed for years with multiple jabs made on both sides in songs dating back to 2011. Pusha T has continuously mocked Drake’s record contract and singing with Lil Wayne affiliated label, Young Money Entertainment.

This summer, several diss tracks were released from both artists. Notably, Pusha T revealed that Drake had been hiding the birth of his son from the public and he unearthed compromising pictures of Drake for his track “The Story of Adonis”.

In Drake’s diss track “Duppy Freestyle”, he takes an array of shots at both Pusha and Kanye. He claimed to have ghostwritten verses for Kanye. He also critiqued the management of Kanye’s label and he accused him of holding back and restricting the career of Virgil Abloh, who now works for designer Louis Vuitton after parting ways with West.