Late Thursday night time, musician and entrepreneur Kanye West—or “Ye,” as he want to be known as now—carried out his first discuss since his break up from spouse Kim Kardashian, becoming a member of rapper Noreaga and DJ EFN for a chat on Drink Champs, a podcast that additionally airs on Diddy’s Revolt.
West appeared to be in good spirits, sipping on Hennessy and Hibiki, and even sparking up a joint. When requested whether or not he’d ever seem on Verzuz, he joked, “Oh, completely—however I would wish about like 4 folks to go in opposition to me at one time.” And, when pressed on whether or not he’d knock out Drake on Verzuz, he cracked, “I’m successful each scenario.”
So far as his ongoing beef with Drake goes, West described how “Drake don’t do an outright diss music… he’s going to set it up like warfare.”
“He gonna do stuff like stay 5 blocks down the best from you,” he continued. “He gonna go and DM each single woman in your loved ones, each single woman round your loved ones, all of your n*ggas ladies.”
Afterward, West admitted that he confronted Drake on a gaggle textual content—that Drake, Child Cudi, Pusha T, Jay-Z, Kardashian, and Travis Scott had been on—over a few of his raps about his then-wife Kardashian the place Drizzy intimated that he’d slept along with her.
“One of many traces I stated that was legend was, ‘I’m value greater than all of y’all on this textual content mixed,’” West recalled messaging. Then, he stated that he confronted Drake by way of the group textual content, sharing, “I had this dialog with Drake that’s like, ‘I by no means fucked Kim,’ however I used to be like, ‘However you acted such as you did… Did you ever DM her? All the things else round it—you recognize, ‘trigger it ain’t about simply the precise act of it.”
Just lately, West has drawn criticism for platforming Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, having them alongside him for a Donda album listening occasion in Chicago, and inviting Manson to “worship” alongside him at a current Sunday Service occasion.
“All of the Me Too—like, after I sit subsequent to Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, proper after each of them bought canceled, for 5 songs, you recognize, it’s like they’ll’t cancel a music,” stated West. “They’ll hit you with the accusations or any person who you was with ten years in the past. And likewise, there’s girls who’ve been via very severe issues, pulled in alleys in opposition to they may—that’s completely different than a hug, but it surely’s categorized as the identical factor. It’s energy and politics. You already know, power-hungry maniacs and simply management. That is 1984 thoughts management we’re in.” (Marilyn Manson, for the file, is dealing with 4 lawsuits for sexual assault, has been accused of a horrendous cycle of abuse by the actresses Evan Rachel Wooden and Esme Bianco, and is at the moment below investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.)
“They’ll hit you with the accusations or any person who you was with ten years in the past.”
There was much more, in fact, together with West claiming he was “shadowbanned” on Twitter throughout his temporary presidential run, regardless of Jack Dorsey’s private assurances that he was not; that he’s “purchased 1,200 residing sheep,” making him some form of literal shepherd; that he’s value $9 billion; that strolling round together with his new haircut is “more durable than carrying a Trump hat”; he pushed the weird right-wing lie that Margaret Sanger pushed contraception with a view to restrict the Black inhabitants (in actuality, she labored intently with Black neighborhood leaders and was praised by Martin Luther King Jr. and his spouse Coretta); got here out in opposition to abortion (once more); claimed Shakespeare “created 30 % of our language” (?); and revealed how he’s nonetheless not technically divorced from Kardashian, providing, “She’s nonetheless my spouse—it ain’t no paperwork,” including that if he had his method they’d nonetheless be collectively.
He additionally stated that he nonetheless helps Trump, remarking, “I nonetheless bought a pink hat on at the moment. I’ll let y’all know that. I won’t bought it on, however I’ll let y’all know the place I stand.”
Extra embarrassing than West’s relentless name-dropping and free grasp of historical past, nonetheless, had been the Drink Champs co-hosts Noreaga and DJ EFN, who refused to ask any follow-up questions and usually got here off like a few possessed sycophants (at one level, Noreaga even instructed West that he would’ve voted for him for president). Maybe it’s time for West to do an precise interview?