Drake Opens Up About Rumored Drama With Kanye West: 'I'm Not Really Sure What He's Referring to Half the Time'
By Alex Ungerman
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So, what's going on between Drake and Kanye West?
The "One Dance" singer appeared on Saturday's OVO Sound radio show on Beats 1, where he took a moment to discuss the apparent feud between himself and the "Famous" rapper, who just last year, were said to be working on a collaborative album.
"I think everybody has their own little things going on, I’m not really sure what he’s referring to half the time, because in the same breath, I went from being … like working on a project with him, to him sorta publicly s**ting on me and DJ Khaled for being on the radio too much," the 30-year-old rapper said. "Whatever it is that you're going through, I accept it. I don't respect it all."
In the November rant in question -- which directly preceded the rapper's public breakdown and hospitalization -- Kanye suggested to a Sacramento crowd that Drake and DJ Khaled's song may be overplayed, though to be fair, Yeezy continued the same speech by elaborating, "And when I say that bulls**t, what I’m saying is we love Drake. Drake is great. He’s a great artist. But Frank Ocean is great, too."
"I just go and continue working on my own thing," Drake continued in the radio interview, calling into question his long-rumored album with Kanye. "The more and more this progresses, the more and more I feel like keeping to myself."
Kanye, for his part, denied dissing Drake in recent paparazzi video, saying, "I never said that."
For all the drama surrounding these two rappers, it seems they don't even feel like it's an issue.
Back to Drake's interview, the rapper also addressed Kanye and Jay Z being taken off the final version of "Pop Style" for Drake's album, Views, which Yeezy explained at the time as "some Apple/Tidal bulls**t."
"I was dealing directly with 'Ye. That's the version that he sent me," Drake shared, referring to the version of the song with Jay Z and Kanye, credited as "The Throne." "I was excited, obviously anyone would be excited to see them link back up."
"I didn't know what I was gonna hear, so obviously when Jay had two bars, I was like, 'Alright, it is what it is,'" Drake said of hearing the song, noting Jay Z's brief contribution to the duo's verse. "It's cool, I like that, it's a little intro and then Kanye goes off."
"Next thing I knew it just became a bit of an issue," he added, not going into specifics. "I don't waste too much time ... I'll just go through with the song, and put forward my own version."
"Both versions exist," Drake acknowledged. "When Kanye comes out to do it at the shows, it goes crazy ... He was pretty upset. At that time, we were working together pretty heavy. And he wanted to be on the record."