Kanye targets Drake in new Twitter storm: “don’t play with me”

He demanded apologies and reconciliation in his latest public statements.

December 13, 2018
Kanye targets Drake in new Twitter storm: “don’t play with me” Kanye West at the the Versace fall 2019 fashion show. December 02, 2018.   Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Kanye West is once again directly addressing Drake through social media.

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He began his tweetstorm with "This proves shit faker than wrestling" along with a picture of a text message from a member of his team - the person alleges that Drake is seeking clearance for "Say What's Real," a 2009 song by Drake with a beat produced by Kanye that originally appeared on 808s & Heartbreak. From there, Kanye asked Drake for disses in songs with Travis Scott and French Montana ("No Stylist"), and repeated his claims that he didn't give Pusha-T any information or that he "tried to hurt [Drake] in any way."

Kanye also appears to make the inflammatory claim that Drake "purchased [the] first two rows at Pusha show." This is an apparent reference to Pusha-T's show in Toronto at The Danforth Music Hall, where Pusha was attacked by a stage crasher and had water thrown on stage during the performance. It's impossible for Drake to have literally purchased the show's first two rows, since the area at the front of the stage in the Music Hall is general admission standing room. However, in theory Drake or a member of his team could have purchased the tickets and ordered his goons to the front of the stage.

The tweets ended on a mixed note: "Drake finally called," West wrote, followed by "Mission accomplished." However, he addedd that he had denied Drake's request for a clearance of the beat for "Say What's Real."

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After Kanye's tweets were posted, Drake shared an Instagram Story containing a series of laughing emojis.

The two artists have gone back and forth in public since Drake dropped "Duppy Freestyle," a diss track targeting Pusha-T and West. Drake accused Kanye of revealing information about his secret son to Pusha T during a writing session in Wyoming, and scheduling his label G.O.O.D. Music's releases to overshadow the release of Drake's Scorpion. Kanye has denied this. Separately, he has accused Drake of referencing his wife Kim Kardashian West on the song "In My Feelings" with the lyric "Kiki, do you love me?" Kanye aired out his feeling in a series on this subject in a series of Instagram videos.

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Kanye targets Drake in new Twitter storm: “don’t play with me”