The latest news in the beef between Drake and Kanye West has fellow rapper Andre 3000 thrown in as collateral damage. West dropped a track called “Life of the Party” feature one half of Outkast, Andre 3000 off of the final cut of DONDA. Somehow, Drake got his hands on the track and leaked it to his almost 95 million followers on Instagram.
Why Champagne Papi?
Fans were perplexed as to why the petty move was made but after listening to West’s verse on the track it was clear. “I put Virgil and Drake on the same text, and it wasn’t about the matching Arc’teryx or Kid Cudi dress, just told these grown men stop it with the funny s**t.”
It seems like the “New Slaves” rapper, like most things, was taking credit for introducing or mending a bridge between the Louis Vuitton head designer and Drake. Later in the song, the rapper takes another shot at Drake.
“Told Drake don’t play with me on GD and he sent that message to everybody, so if I hit you with a ‘WYD,’ you better hit me with, ‘Yessir, I’m writing everything you need.’”
The rapper allegedly addressed the supposed diss when he leaked the Life of the Party” track. In his next post he captioned it, “Waste Removal”. This is just the latest in a few digs that Drake or his overzealous fans have taken against West
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In August, crazed fans left signs on the steps of West’s childhood home. They quoted the rapper who essentially told West that he is too old to be beefing with anyone. He also made sure to address that same message to Pusha T, who is apart of the G.O.O.D. Music family. Both rappers are 44.
On his newly released album Certified Loverboy, the “God’s Plan” rapper took another shot at West after he posted Drake’s Toronto address on social media. He relayed his message in a few of his tracks.
“Give that address to your driver, make it your destination, ‘Stead of just a post out of desperation,” raps Drake on the track appropriately titled, “7am on Bridle Path”, the address that West leaked.
“You over there in denial, we not neck and neck, It’s been a lot of years since we seen you comin’ correct.” The rapper is referring to West being an old rapper which he addressed in the Trippie Redd song “Betrayal” that he is featured on.
Also “ been a lot of years since we seen you comin’ correct” maybe a dig at some of the out-of-this-world decisions West has been making lately like running for President.
“I just want my respect.”
Ultimately, Drake stated later in the song, “I just want my respect.” Certified Loverboy is Drake’s sixth studio album. It was supposed to be released in 2020 but it was pushed back for unknown reasons.
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The rapper strategically dropped his album one week after West’s Long-awaited DONDA album. This was a dig within itself. After already waiting so long, he could have waited a little bit longer to let West have his desired shine.
The rapper has since been quiet on the beef front. No more digs have popped up on either side, but something tells us, this drama is just getting started. Rappers rest on the long weekend too.