On the latest episode of LeBron James and Maverick Carter‘s The Shop, Drake stopped by to talk about the mother of his child, his relationship with his parents and eventually leaving the rap game. But it was what the 6 God opened up about near the end of the episode that currently has the rap world talking.
Drake used the interview to finally reveal his side of his ongoing beef with Kanye West and Pusha T. According to Drake, the animosity began a little before the release of Scorpion and Ye. Kanye initially pushed Drake to reveal details about his fifth studio album with a speech, which went something like, “I’m in a great place, I’m making money, and I’m a father, and I wanna be Quincy Jones and help you, but in order to do that, you’ve gotta be transparent with me. And you gotta play me your music, and you gotta tell me when you’re dropping. And I know you don’t like to do things like that.”
Things began to take a turn after Kanye played Drake “Lift Yourself” and offered the song to him with the condition that he would need to join the Wyoming sessions. Noah “40” Shebib who arrived in Wyoming a day early warned Drake that “something’s off.” Eventually just working on Kanye’s music, Drake said that he had a conversation with ‘Ye about his personal problems, even showing him a picture of his then-secret son.
Shortly after the details of their conversation were made public, Drake revealed that he received a text from Kanye that simply said, “Yo, I love you brother.” Unsure of the situation, Drake says that he distanced himself just before the first diss track was released. Drake noted that he understands the battle side of rap, but the situation saw a line being crossed when Noah’s multiple sclerosis, and his son were brought into the mix. Despite having a final response prepared, Drake revealed that he “listened back to it, and I was like, man, this is not something I ever wanna be remembered for.” Detailing just what the track was like, he admitted that the song was trash but notes it was a genius “chess move” that revealed some damaging facts that came after “research.”
Catch a clip from Drake’s appearance above and watch the second episode of The Shop on HBO, HBO NOW, HBO GO, and HBO On Demand now.
In case you missed it, Bad Bunny and Drake recently united for the first time on “MIA.”