Kanye West headed to Instagram on Thursday to address a few things that were not sitting right with his spirit. Over the course of four posts, Kanye gets a few things off his chest about Drake, Nick Cannon, and Tyson Beckford.
Things between Drake and Kanye have been tense this year thanks to Drizzy’s feud with Pusha-T. Ye apologized to Aubrey earlier this month for not putting a stop to Push’s diss from DAYTONA's "Infrared." The apology followed Drake’s disses aimed at Kanye, including his “I told her don't wear no 350s around me” line when it leaked from a freshly released French Montana collab and saying Ye "flopped" during a show in Chicago.
In the IG videos, Kanye once again admits he could have stopped the feud in the first place had he been in the right headspace. “If I wasn’t in a medicated state, I might have thought or the wherewithal to say, ‘Hey Pusha, don’t diss drake on my beat,’ and I spoke about that and took accountability for that,” he reiterates.
Ye then breaks down his current issue with Drake. “The fact that it's people making rumors or thinking that you fucked my wife and you not saying nothing and carrying it like that, that don’t sit well with my spirit.”
He goes on to reference Drake’s Scorpion cut “In My Feelings,” insinuating the Canadian rapper purposefully fueled rumors by making a song with the line “Kiki, do you love me?” Rumors later surfaced that “Kiki” might be a reference to an alleged relationship with Ye’s wife Kim Kardashian, which she has denied ever happened.
“If I had a girlfriend from Chicago, her name was Renita, and then you was married to Rihanna, I wouldn’t make a song called ‘Riri,’” he says. “So when you’re like, ‘Oh I don’t know where that comes from,’ you too smart for that. You know where that come from. Don’t make a record with nothing that can be confused.”
Kanye then pivots to another issue he’s having with Drake that more broadly has to do with treatment of his Kardashian relatives. “Now I told you. I didn’t tell Pusha no information about your baby, baby mama, nothing like that. That didn’t come from me,” he continues. “But when you played that record for me in the studio that said, ‘Yo we got some Kylies we got some Kendalls,’ I told you Travis is your man. Don’t make no record like that, that man just had a baby with her. That’s gonna be offensive...to her.”
The record he’s referring to is an unreleased Drake and Future collab that surfaced back in March. It was expected to be on Scorpion, but it still hasn’t been released. Before Ye could be called a hypocrite for speaking on Kylie and all his sister-in-laws on “XTCY,” which includes the line “You got a sister-in-law you'd smash? I got four of 'em,” he assures everyone he asked Travis if it was okay first.
Ye ends his Drake rant by telling the rapper to avoid speaking on his family directly or indirectly. “Period, it’s like don’t speak on nobody from my family. Nothing that can even be mentioned with my wife, period. We don’t have to talk again, I’m not giving no energy to that,” he says.
Kanye spends a majority of the posts speaking on Drake, but he starts them off by bringing up Nick Cannon, who propelled the rumor that Drake and Kim Kardashian previously had some kind of romantic relationship. As previously mentioned, Kim totally denied that rumor, but Cannon still entertained it during an appearance on Everyday Struggle.
At around the 33-minute mark in the episode, DJ Akademiks speculates that Kanye ended the Pusha-T vs. Drake feud, because Drizzy held something damning over Ye. “I think Drake smashed Kim K,” Akademiks said, to which Cannon responded that it's not "that far off of a concept."
Cannon, who used to date Kim way back in 2006, then chimed in. “There’s something real personal Drake holds over that whole family, that he's like, ‘Y’all don’t want me to let this out,’” he said.
“Who does Kanye West care about in a world besides himself?” AK asked.
“I was thinking the same thing,” Cannon replied.
Kanye tells Cannon directly not to mention Kim in any interviews, which Cannon not only did on Everyday Struggle, but a recently released sit down with VladTV. "I understand that you used to date my wife, but you know you giving an interview don't mention my wife," he says. "If someone brings my wife say, 'Hey I respect that man I'm not speaking on that.' Don't be making no suggestions like nobody fucked my wife."
Ye's IG speech also gives an honorable mention to Tyson Beckford. Beckford and Kim K got into a spat on Instagram after he commented on one of the beauty mogul's pics writing, "Sorry. I don't care for it personally" and "She's not real, doctor fucked up on her right hip."
Kim clapped back, which garnered some criticism, and Ye clearly felt some way about the whole exchange because he tried to kick out a reporter who asked him about it at a New York Fashion Week Ralph Lauren show. "Ralph Lauren would be very ashamed that you asked that trash question," he told the reporter. The journalist apologized, but West still demanded that she leave the red carpet. "You have to go," he said.
"As far as Tyson Beckford go, don't speak on my wife bro. Like none of y'all speak on my wife period," Ye says finally, addressing all three of them and emphasizing the important of his family. "What is you talking about I'm married. We in love. We a family.... As men, all three of y'all, come talk to me. Y'all holler at me. We'll work it out. We'll come to a resolution."
So far, none of the three men have responded to Kanye's posts.