Over a few hours and more than 100 tweets later, West, 41, slammed Drake over some of his lyrics and alleged threats against the West family. Kanye also once again implied he did not leak the fact that Drake had a son with former porn star Sophie Brussaux.
The on-and-off feud reignited after West posted an alleged screengrab off his phone, indicating someone on Drake’s team requested a clearance for a sample track in Say What’s Real. The song, from Drake’s 2009 album So Far Gone, was produced by West.
“This proves s**t faker than wrestling,” West responded.
In a series of tweets that followed, West threw shade at Drake for dissing 350s (one of West’s Yeezy shoe designs) and Kris Jenner (West’s mother-in-law), and how he had been trying to meet with the rapper for six months. West also called out Drake for sending him “purple emojis” (which some reports say are purple hearts), as he deals with ongoing mental health issues including being bipolar.
“Sending purple emojis When I’m dealing with mental s**t I need my apologies now Not through scooter either Not through Travis,” reads the tweet.
“If I’m bipolar This kind of s**t can get me ramped,” he tweeted.
West also claimed Drake bought two rows of seats at rapper Pusha T’s concert in Toronto in late November, a concert which ended in a brawl in front of the stage where one man was stabbed. Police said five people were injured and two or three of them were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Pusha T and Drake have their own ongoing feud (Pusha T is an artist under West’s label GOOD Music), and over the summer, Pusha T revealed in a diss track Drake had a son.
In the midst of this Twitter storm, West later confirmed that Drake “finally called,” but a few tweets later, West claimed the rapper “threatened” his family.
Even West’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, joined the battle. “Never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake.”
West ended his Twitter feud on a more positive note, but it is unclear at this point if the two rappers have settled their beef. West sent out “positive vibes” and “love” to his followers, adding that he is a man of family and integrity.
“I’ve made mistakes and have karma… No man is perfect… The universe will test us,” he said.
On Thursday, Drake went on Instagram and posted five laughing emoijis on his story. It isn’t certain if the tweet was related to the feud.