Hollywood and entertainment VIP Nick Cannon dropped in on Complex’s “Everyday Struggle” to share his insight on a few hot topics rolling around the industry this summer, and landed on none other than one of the largest ones: the very complicated, very triangular relationship between Kanye West, Pusha T and Drake.
According to the Wild ‘N Out host, Kanye’s interference between King Push and the 6 God’s fiery rap feud was “whack,” and he was among the dozens of beef bystanders who wanted Drizzy to hit back after Pusha’s scathing “Story of Adidon” diss track. To jog your memories, Kanye and Drake’s big homie, J. Prince, forced a cease-and-desist on the rap warfare, which ‘Ye argued for in honor of peace and harmony among the men, especially before their war of words got way out of hand.
Nick’s speculation holds, however, that something lies much deeper beneath Kanye’s call for the peace treaty, and it could have something to do with a secret Drake is holding over the Kardashians’ blonde heads.
Elsewhere in the conversation, he said that Drake’s “Duppy (Freestyle)” diss song and rollout was better. But ultimately, Pusha “came at his neck like a rapper, and Drake didn’t come back like a rapper.” Thus, it’s Drake: 0 and Pusha: 1 on Nick’s scoreboard.
“That ain’t that far off of a concept!” Nick seconded Akademiks’ sentiments. “There’s something real personal Drake holds over that whole [Kardashian] family, and he’s like y’all don’t want me to let this out…”
He’s not exactly sure what that “something” might be, but for him, it might explain why Kanye was so adamant about shutting down the lyrically nuclear war between the men.
Of all his Wild ‘N Out guests, she wasn’t the best on set, but afterwards, she probably takes the cake for the most interesting guest star on the MTV 2 hit series.
Nick recalled telling Azealia that he’d cut anything she doesn’t want on-air after her tearful breakdown on stage and an explosive social media argument with some of the show’s cast members, including Nick. All bets were off when she went on the “anti-Black” rant, however, so Nick said he had to show the world what really happened by releasing some of the clips from the “So Petty” exchange.
Watch him explain it all in the Everyday Struggle clip below.
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