Kanye West denies dissing Drake with flying stage copycat comments

The two rappers are rumoured to be working on a joint album together

Kanye West has denied that he was referring to Drake when he called out fellow rappers for “copying my shit” at a recent gig.

During a concert in Edmonton, Alberta at the weekend, West stopped mid-set, telling the crowd about his tour’s floating stage set-up: “This the original. Accept no imitations. You with the rap God right now. N***as be copying my shit, bro. Stealin’ our shit, stealin’ our stages. Copying our shit one-to-one.”

Now a source close to Kanye has told TMZ that West was making reference to “all the younger guys coming up in the rap world who Kanye feels rip him off”.


West’s representative also states that he has “got nothing but respect for [Drake] and there’s still talk about them doing music together.”

Meanwhile, West has extended his Saint Pablo Tour with a substantial second leg of US and Canadian dates.

The tour’s first leg is due to conclude with a gig in Las Vegas on October 29. The rapper will now begin a 23-date second leg of the acclaimed tour, which famously includes an innovative “hoverboard stage”, in San Jose on November 17.

The new dates include rescheduled shows in Philadelphia and Detroit, which West pulled after his wife Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris earlier this month.

According to the current schedule, the Saint Pablo Tour will now wrap in Brooklyn on December 31.


Kanye’s ‘Monster’ collaborator Nicki Minaj has recently insisted she did not criticise him over a lyric in his chart-topping single ‘Gold Digger’.

Check out the full list of new Saint Pablo tour dates below:

San Jose, California (November 17)
Sacramento, California (18)
Fresno, California (22)
Anaheim, California (23)
Dallas (26)
Denver (28)
San Antonio (December 1)
Houston (2)
Fort Lauderdale (4)
Orlando (6)
Atlanta (8)
Columbia, South Carolina (10)
Albany, New York (11)
Philadelphia (13)
Philadelphia (15)
Newark (16)
Toronto, Canads (18)
Louisville, Kentucky (20)
Detroit (22)
Washington (27)
Boston (28)
Brooklyn, N.Y. (30)
Brooklyn, N.Y. (31)