Thanks to Kanye West’s appearance at OVO Fest in August and recent comments he made in regards to fellow emcee Drake over the past week, it appears that any past issues the two artists may have had with one another have been fully resolved.
Before traveling up to Toronto for the final leg of his Yeezus tour, Kanye appeared on Chicago’s Power 92 to discuss a variety of topics and even referenced a line from Drake’s verse on Nicki Minaj’s “Moment 4 Life” while speaking on breaking boundaries.
“I need to be a poster child of what it means to break all boundaries,” said Kanye. “’Cause I look at the inside of this TV, I look at all this matrix we in. And I’m like, man, ain’t none of this real. The only thing real is your family, your loved ones, the time that you have. Only luxury is time and the only thing promised is that you gonna die one day. So like Drizzy say, he said, ‘Everybody dies but not everybody lives.’ So we just gonna live this to the maximum, to the fullest.”
In addition to quoting Drake during his radio interview last week, Ye referred to the Canadian wordsmith as a “rap God” during his Yeezus tour performance in Toronto and also thanked the Young Money rapper for attending last night’s (December 22) show.
“I want to thank the rap God Drake for coming out tonight,” said Kanye as he concluded his Toronto performance.
Following Kanye’s show in Toronto, which serves as one of the Yeezus tour’s last stops, both Drake and Ye were pictured together celebrating at a local club. In a handful of videos posted by clubgoers, Kanye can be seen rapping along to Drake’s “Headlines” and “Worst Behavior.”
The relationship between both Drake and Kanye, who directed the Toronto musician’s “Best I Ever Had” music video, gradually changed following the announcement of Kanye and Jay Z’s collaborative album, Watch The Throne.
In a 2011 interview with Tim Westwood, Drake commented on creating a joint album similar to Watch The Throne with Lil Wayne and included a vague mention of Jay and Kanye’s album.
“We still got to do that album I heard two other guys are coming out with an album together, too,” said Drake. “There’s two other rappers are coming out with an album together. I don’t know where they got that idea but…I caught wind of it through the grapevine that there’s some other album with two guys rapping on it.”
Drake also dropped this subliminal Watch The Throne mention on DJ Khaled’s “I’m On One” as he rapped, “I’m just feeling like the throne is for the taking, watch me take it.”