In recent weeks, Drake and Pusha-T have exchanging verbal blows, with Pusha accusing Drake of having a ghostwriter to pen his lyrics, as well as fathering an illegitimate child on latest diss track ‘The Story of Adidon’. Drake had previously hit out at Pusha and accused Kanye of using ghostwriters on his ‘Duppy Freestyle’ diss.
Kanye recently took to Twitter to write: “I’ve never been about beef. I’m about love, lines were crossed and it’s not good for anyone so this is dead now”.
I’ve never been about beef I’m about love lines were crossed and it’s not good for anyone so this is dead now
— ye (@kanyewest) June 2, 2018
J Prince, CEO of Houston-based Rap-a-Lot Records, previously said he encouraged Drake to stop his feud with Pusha and West. Now, he has told The Breakfast Club that Drake was”definitely was cocked and loaded” and that the track in question “could’ve been a career-ending situation” for Kanye.
Prince also said that he had spoken with Kanye on the phone about the feud and that the pair agreed that it “could’ve damaged a whole lot of livelihoods where people are concerned.” On the unreleased Drake diss, Prince said that Kanye “would’ve been twisted with this one. It wouldn’t have been good for Pusha either.”
In a separate interview with Sway, Prince reasoned: “That’s not Drake’s character to tear a man down to that extent… It’s beyond music at that point. It’s going to affect the livelihood. It’s going to interfere with his whole lifestyle from that moment.”
“It lacks the profundity of ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ and the audacity of ‘808s’ or ‘Yeezus’, but there’s still something quite pleasurable in seeing Kanye West – modern music’s most abrasive personality – with his guard down, seeming like less of a deity for 23 minutes. ‘ye’ is succinct and easy to swallow, but those aren’t necessarily the hallmarks of Kanye at the top of his game. Nobody can deny this mini album flirts with brilliance, and feels like a pop cultural moment straight out the gate; we just wish there was a little more to it.”