Kanye West, Drake Settle Running Beef
Rappers Kanye West and Drake seem to have settled their running beef, having been pictured together at what appeared to be Drake’s Toronto home.
The Donda rapper shared a photo of himself alongside Drake and J Prince on Instagram Tuesday, captioning the post with a single dove emoji.
The image was also reshared by J Prince, writing that the group had a “beautiful night” in Canada on Monday.
In his caption, J Prince confirms that Drake, 35, agreed to perform with West, 44, on stage next month. In a video last week, West proposed the idea of them squashing their beef as a concert to benefit Larry Hoover, the co-founder of the Gangster Disciples gang, who is currently in prison in Colorado.
“Let’s make history December 9 Free Larry Hoover Concert,” J Prince wrote.
In Drake’s post, he shared two videos from the occasion. The first video features comedian Dave Chappelle addressing a crowd in what seems to be Drake’s Toronto home.
The second video shows the Certified Lover Boy rapper with his arm around West as they look down at the camera and dance to music playing in the background.
Drake captioned the post, “You have reached your destination 📍.”
The duo’s reunion comes a week after West addressed his years-long feud with Drake in a video shared by J Prince on Twitter, saying that he was ready to put it “to rest.”
“I’m making this video to address the ongoing back-and-forth between myself and Drake,” West said in the video. “Both me and Drake have taken shots at each other, and it’s time to put it to rest.”
Inviting Drake to perform with him, West concluded: “I believe this even will not only bring awareness to our cause but prove to people everywhere how much more we can accomplish when we lay our pride to the side and come together.”
The rappers’ feud has spanned years, with West only recently mentioning his back-and-forth with Drake when he appeared on the Drink Champs podcast on November 4.
The feud intensified earlier this year with the release of West’s Donda and of Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, which quickly became Spotify’s most-streamed album in a single day. The release made Drake the most-streamed artist of 2021, with the most-streamed album of 2021, on Apple Music.
While West and Drake started off as friends and collaborators, in 2009, West directed the video for Drake’s breakout single Best I Ever Had; however, their relationship has gone south over the years.
The duo have argued about West’s alleged involvement in the 2018 leak about Drake having a son — Adonis, now 4 — and rumours that Drake had hooked up with West’s now-estranged wife, Kim Kardashian West.