Kanye West and Drake seem to have put aside their differences after Kanye posted a friendly photo of the two together to his Instagram account on Tuesday.
Kanye, 44, and Drake, 35, were seen standing next to each other and looking relaxed while accompanied by the music executive James Prince outside of Drake’s Toronto mansion on Monday.
The apparent reconciliation came just over a week after the Jesus Walks rapper shared some rare praise for the Canadian actor-turned-musician during his Drink Champs interview, even as he blasted him over threatening lyrics.
Reunited and it feels so good! Kanye West revealed Tuesday that he and Drake had put aside their feud. He posted a photo of the rappers posing together outside of what appeared to be Drake’s Toronto mansion on Monday; pictured with James Prince (L)
Kanye and Drake were seen standing next to each other on stone steps leading up to a stone building’s front entrance.
The Donda rapper was dressed casually in a black hoodie with matching jeans and tall black rain boots, and he sported a badge on a lanyard around his neck.
Drake had his hands in the pockets of his plaid jacket and wore dark jeans with white trainers, while Prince cocked a finger gun at the camera.
Kanye, who has changed his legal name to Ye, cleared up any confusion about the meeting by simply captioning the photo with an emoji of a dove holding an olive branch in its beak.
Making amends: Kanye cleared up any confusion about the meeting by simply captioning the photo with an emoji of a dove holding an olive branch in its beak
Having a blast: Drake revealed that the former collaborators were spending time together in his hometown of Toronto in a subsequent video on his own Instagram account
Letting loose: Drake waved at the camera as Kanye began to bizarrely let out a buzzing, whining sound
Drake revealed that the former collaborators were spending time together in his hometown of Toronto in a subsequent post to his own Instagram account.
The newly reunited friends mugged for the camera and were bathed in purple light.
Drake waved at the camera as Kanye began to bizarrely let out a buzzing, whining sound.
Another video featured controversial comedian Dave Chappelle as he warmed up a crowd inside Drake’s Toronto mansion.
‘You have to admit to yourself, this s*** is impressive. I cannot believe I’m in a n***a’s house,’ he said, before praising Drake for how far he had come in the world.
‘N***a’s ran from slavery to this place,’ he said of the Canadian city. ‘But tonight, we feel free.’
Kanye also shared more of Chappelle’s toast to the two rappers in his Instagram Stories.
‘Make some noise for Kanye and Drake,’ he said to cheers from the audience. ‘And make some noise for our reconciliation,’ he continued, adding, ‘We got work to do.’
Drake captioned his post, ‘You have reached your destination,’ and he tagged the photos to make clear that they were in Toronto.
Star power: Another video featured controversial comedian Dave Chappelle as he warmed up a crowd inside Drake’s Toronto mansion
Still work to do: ‘Make some noise for Kanye and Drake,’ he said to cheers from the audience. ‘And make some noise for our reconciliation,’ he continued, adding, ‘We got work to do’
In Prince’s post with the same photo Kanye originally shared, he suggested the once-estranged rappers might join each other on stage soon.
‘What a beautiful night I had last night in Canada. Let’s make history December 9 Free Larry Hoover Concert,’ he wrote.
Last week, Kanye invited Drake to perform at the benefit concert in an Instagram video featuring Prince.
The Monster rapper has been advocating for the release of Hoover, a former gang leader who was convicted of murder in the 1970s and is currently serving a life sentence, and he previously made his case on a track on his recent Donda album.
Open invitation: Last week, Kanye invited Drake to perform at the benefit concert in an Instagram video featuring James Prince
Earlier this month, Kanye both continued his feud with Drake and suggested there was a possibility of a reconciliation during his appearance on Drink Champs.
The pair have been in a war of words since 2009, when Kanye critiqued one of Drake’s lyrics on the Young Money song Every Girl.
In response, days later Drake said in an interview, ‘Before I met him, I had the utmost respect for Kanye West. I’d even go as far as to say he’s the most influential person as far as a musician that I’d ever had in my life.’
Since then, the two have continued to exchange barbs via their music and interviews.
Early on in his chat, Kanye shared some rare praise for the hitmaker, calling him ‘a very important artist who added something to the algorithm.’
He added: ‘The style of rap that he was doing was more sophisticated than the style of rap that I grew up on,’ noting that Drake’s song had ‘good melodies’ and ‘good music.’
But after he was asked if he could ‘smoke’ Drake in a Verzuz battle, Kanye replied, ‘Yeah, absolutely.’
He went on: ‘It already happened. He played one of my leaked songs and it was better than every other song this year,’ he said of a track that featured Outkast’s Andre 3000.
Going strong: Earlier this month, Kanye both continued his feud with Drake and suggested there was a possibility of a reconciliation during his appearance on Drink Champs
Mixed bag: He praised Drake’s ‘sophisticated’ version of rap, even as he accused Drake of threatening him in his lyrics and wondered whether he had had an affair with Kim Kardashian; seen with Kenny Burns in 2015
Kanye also denied leaking Drake’s address. In August, he estranged husband of Kim Kardashian shared, then deleted, a map detailing the purported location of Drake’s Toronto home, which appeared to be in response to Drake’s jab at him on a collaboration with Trippie Redd, in which he referred to Kanye as ‘burned out.’
Explaining his post, Kanye said: ‘No, he advertised it when he was building the house. Everyone knows it. It’s like a place in Canada you go by. It’s like a monument.
‘You can find it. That’s how I was able to find it. It’s Googleable. It’s on Google Maps.’
He also complained that those close to him worried he was having an ‘episode’ whenever he referenced his feuds in his music.
He defended his reactions after believing that Drake threatened him on a track.
‘A man threatening my life on a song and they wonder why you end up in the hospital,’ he said, adding that Drake was ‘driving me crazy’ with his jabs in songs.
He claimed that Drake said to him, ‘I never f***ed Kim.’
‘But you acted like you did,’ Kanye continued. ‘You’ve got bars, it’s like, “Hidden Hills, give your wife the chills.”‘
He said it was disrespectful and said he asked Drake if he ever ‘DMed’ Kim.
Getting personal: Kanye and Drake’s feud hit its nadir in 2018, when Kanye produced Pusha T’s diss track The Story Of Adidon, in which Pusha revealed that Drake had a child with former adult actress Sophie Brussaux; Drake seen in 2019 in LA
Although Kanye and Drake have had minor clashes throughout the years, their relationship took a significant blow after Kanye produced Pusha T’s album Daytona in 2018.
Pusha went after Drake with his song Infrared, which accused the Certified Love Boy rapper of using a ghostwriter.
He followed it up with The Story Of Adidon, in which Pusha revealed to the world that Drake had fathered a child with former adult actress Sophie Brussaux.
Kanye reportedly knew of Drake’s child, so the former Degrassi star reportedly became convinced that he had shared the information with Pusha T, though Kanye has since denied revealing that Drake had a son.
In a 2019 interview with Rap Radar, Drake claimed he had ‘no desire to mend anything with’ Kanye or Pusha, though he seems to have changed his tune with the Runaway rapper.
Their feud continued until just months ago, as some fans speculated that one of the reasons Kanye repeatedly pushed back the release date of Donda was to steal some of Drake’s thunder with the release of his album Certified Lover Boy.
But fans may soon have a chance to hear the rap titans working together again if they’re able to bury their feud for good.
Collaboration? Prince suggested the two might share the stage at a benefit concert for imprisoned gang leader Larry Hoover in his post from Tuesday. ‘What a beautiful night I had last night in Canada. Let’s make history December 9 Free Larry Hoover Concert,’ he wrote