When N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN asked Ye whether he saw Swizz Beatz or Just Blaze as his superior, the rapper said, “Well, Swizz Beatz, definitely, because Just Blaze is a copycat, you know.”
Ye then compared his career to Blaze’s, saying, “He get credit for The Blueprint, and I did the first half of The Blueprint, and he just copied my half. I mean look—look where I’m at today and look where he at today. So that should show you...”
He continued, “I like the originators man. I don’t mind, like, you know, the copycats too, and—by the way—you just gotta say it like it is. … But I love you, but just know what it is.”
Blaze, of course, caught wind of this and responded to Kanye’s claims on social media, saying that what Ye detailed on Drink Champs doesn’t exactly align with “previous interactions” the two artists have shared. Blaze also said he’s happy with the success he’s found in his career and personal life.
“Respectfully, I’m happy for him and the fact that he has succeeded in the ways he wanted to, but not everyone wants to be where he is,” he wrote. “Everyone’s definition of personal success is a bit different. I’m quite happy where I am creatively, with my family, and my life in general. We were a part of history together and I wish him well and continued success.”