Kanye West sure is unpredictable. While it didn’t come as much of a surprise that ‘Ye reacted to Drake‘s recent criticism of Yeezus, he did raise a few eyebrows when he stood in support of Drizzy despite his less than favorable view of his latest LP.
“They always be trying to pit n—as against each other and it ain’t going down no more,” West said during the rant-portion of his Saturday night concert in Newark, New Jersey — and it was all caught on video. “So tonight it ain’t none of that. We love Drake, we love every motherf–ker that put their heart into this motherf–kin’ music.”
In Drake’s latest latest Rolling Stone interview, which was published online on Thursday, the Nothing Was the Same MC had some harsh quotes around Kanye’s last album. “There were some real questionable bars on there,” Drake said of the Yeezus track “I’m In It.” “Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some sh– like that.”
Drizzy later denied his Yeezus comments on Twitter, but never did anything to prove he didn’t feel that way about the album. The YMCMB hitmaker also swore off print magazine interviews and blasted Rolling Stone for pulling his cover in favor of recently deceased actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, for which he apologized on Friday.
He didn’t apologize to Kanye, however — at least not publicly. But West supported his fellow MC, setting his sights on the media instead. “If anything, we’re gonna go after motherf–kers writing that negativity. Before they print some sh– like that, they need to check with me and him and see if it’s OK, before they get ran up on in their motherf—kin’ offices,” he said.
“It cost $250 to beat yo ass,” Kanye sung repeatedly in Auto-Tune, referencing his $250,000 settlement with a man he beat up last month, after the man hurled racial epithets at Kim Kardashian.
Yeezy also addressed his 2014 Grammy loss. “Macklemore know what it is,” he said. “He tried, he made some good music, he’s a good kid, everything, but he knows what it is.”