Shortly after Consequence’s tweet, Kanye went on Instagram and posted a screenshot of one of the wildest group chat messages we’ve ever seen. After adding Pusha-T to the group, Kanye texted an image of the Joker and wrote: “I live for this. I’ve been fucked with by nerd ass jock n****s like you my whole life. You will never recover. I promise you.” These words seem to be directed at Drake as a response to his verse on “Betrayal.”
There’s a lot to unpack here. The first question is: Who the hell are all the people in this group chat? Well, the “D” likely represents Drake, who Kanye’s message is intended for. And we can see that Pusha-T was recently added to the group. It’s still unclear who the other people are, but there’s speculation that one of them is Virgil Abloh.
As eagle-eyed social media pages have pointed out, a small portion of Kanye’s previous text to the group is visible: “Where my green watch? I want you to make my diamonds do [backflips].” So people are theorizing that Kanye heard Drake’s line on “Life Is Good” about getting a custom Patek from Virgil, and asked the designer if he could receive one as well. According to this theory, this may have been a group chat with Virgil and a bunch of high-profile rappers, which turned into the latest battleground for a war of words between Kanye and Drake.