Have Drake & Kanye West Squashed Their Beef? One Hip-Hop Insider Says Yes


| LAST UPDATE 07/22/2021

By Mahlik Campbell
Kanye West & Drake
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Though they were once friends, Drake and Kanye have evolved into rivals following alleged backstabbing, subtle disses and even a theorized extramarital affair. Yet a new report suggests the two have made amends.

With Kanye releasing his 10th solo album named after his late mother, 'Donda,' this Friday, an executive at Netflix named Jasmyn tweeted, "Drake should be petty and drop ['Certified Lover Boy'] on Friday."

Commenters said they wouldn't put the move past Drake.

Moments later, hip-hop insider Karen Civil jumped in the thread, dropping a bomb and putting an end to the idea that Drake would try and sabotage Kanye's album: "They friends now.. he not. Lol."

Yup, Civil is claiming Drake and Kanye are on good terms.

In fact, Kanye is one of the 2,550 people whom Drake follows on IG, further signifying that their beef could be squashed. (Kanye doesn't follow him back, but that's the case with almost everyone around Ye, as the only person he follows is his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.)

Earlier this year, a bump was added to the Drake and Kanye timeline when the former name-checked Yeezy on the Lil Baby-assisted track "Wants and Needs." The 34-year-old pondered reconnecting with Ye because he needed "some Jesus" to overcome his sins.

But things between the two iconic artists have been in shambles ever since 2018 when Pusha T exposed Drake for having a son, Adonis, on "The Story of Adidon." Drizzy initially thought Kanye had told Pusha about his secret child after he visited Ye at his ranch in Wyoming.

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"I'm in Wyoming [helping West produce his album, 'Ye']. I play him 'March 14.' I send him a picture of my son. I tell him I'm having trouble with my son's mother. We had a conversation," Drake said during an episode of LeBron James' HBO talk show, The Shop.

Kanye denied the allegations, and then Pusha revealed he had heard about Adonis thanks to Drake's longtime producer, Noah "40" Shebib, who spilled to a woman they both knew.

Still, during Drake's 2019 Rap Radar interview, he said he wasn't interested in speaking with Kanye.

"I'm not just some kid that's a fan anymore. Now we have personal situations, and like I said, a lot of his issues with me, I can't fix them for him," he said. In that same breath, though, Drake didn't hesitate to label Yeezy as his "favorite artist all-around," also shouting out Jay-Z and Lil Wayne.

If the latest reports about Drake and Ye's friendship are true, it's likely they found common ground over the thing that originally brought them together: music.

Fans will be listening closely when Kanye premieres 'Donda' via an Apple Music livestream this Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.