Fivio Foreign Claims Kanye West Said He Reminds Him of Jay-Z
Fivio Foreign revealed that during a dinner with Lil Yachty, Pusha T, and others, Kanye West told the Brooklyn drill artist that he reminds him of Jay-Z.
Fivio Foreign and Kanye West now have a solid working relationship following Fivio’s appearance on ‘Ye’s Donda album cut “Off the Grid.”
The Brooklyn native spoke to Power 106 where he shared a story about a dinner he had with Yeezy, Lil Yachty, Pusha T, and others, where Fivio asked Kanye, “Who do I remind you of?”
“He like, ‘I don’t know. That’s a good question, right?’” Fivio said around the 24:10 minute mark. “So we start eating or whatever, boom, boom, he just said, ‘I don’t know.’ We ain’t worrying about it too much but then it’s like something hit him. He’s like, ‘Yo, I got it—[Jay-Z],’” Fivio said. “I’m like, ‘Hov?’ He’s like, ‘Hov!’”
“And then he started going crazy about it and started explaining it more, and start comparing shit. He’s like, ‘Yo, Hov was friends with the n***a with the deep voice and he died.’ So I’m like, ‘What you talking about?’ … So he like, ‘Biggie, Pop, Brooklyn.’”
Elsewhere, Fivio discussed the recording process for “Off the Grid” with Playboi Carti, and talked more in-depth about collaborating with ‘Ye, calling the moment “personal.” Around the 5:10 mark, Fivio explained why his verse on the Donda song is so long, saying that Kanye told him to continue recording after every eight bars.
Fivio also revealed that his forthcoming album The Bible is going to be executive produced by Kanye. He joked around the 10:20 mark, “Then I ain’t gonna have to do no more albums. I’m done.”
The Brooklyn rapper’s Kanye-related stories continued this week during an appearance on Power 106’s LA Leakers, where Fivio revealed that during Donda sessions ‘Ye made everyone in the studio wear his merch.
“Everybody gotta be wearing Fivio merch,” Fivio told DJ Sour Milk and Justin Credible. “I learned that from ‘Ye. When we was at the ‘Ye shit… We had the vest on. He made us all wear Donda merch. Know we on Donda time.”
Fivio continued, “Yeezys, certain pants. No, this is what he do. It’s like a uniform. He’ll give us like Yeezys, some time of pants – some type of black cargo – and then Donda shirts. That’s what he do. Uniform. So I guess it take away the, like, egos.”
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