Drake's complex relationship with estranged Chicago legend Kanye West seemingly resolved itself back in September when Ye tearfully apologized to the Take Care emcee and in turn, Drizzy granted Mr. West access to pull up while he was on tour. However, famed Brooklynite Talib Kweli brought up some jaw-dropping news during his recent appearance on Drink Champs podcast.
Alongside Dead Prez, longtime friend of Yeezy, and podcast host N.O.R.E., they attempted to pinpoint where exactly Ye got lost in the abyss. After hearing a rumor about the ye album originally being titled "Hitler," Kweli sat back and opted to not discuss the "speculation" of who Chi-town native could be labeled as. "I think Kanye is severely misinformed. I think, based on my conversations with him— spanning from 15 years ago to two months ago— he doesn't know politics. He don't know history. He don't know."
The "Get By" emcee announced, earlier this year, that he and Ye were working on a joint project and even teased fans with a snippet. However, according to him, "a year ago, while living in Calabasas while Drake was there was hard on him because he felt the competitive energy. [Yet] when Drake moved away, he had this creative rush." At the time, Kweli didn't speak on his feelings. He simply watched them play out. During the Late Registration rapper's journey to being "#1," he spoke very highly of the former Degrassi star, but Kweli feels "[Ye] is triggered by Drake and just wants to be liked [while being] misinformed."
The Queens-bred emcee also wondered why nobody else has ever said that. Ye's sexist, outlandish commentary against Hillary Clinton was also very unsettling for all the rappers at the table. When the GOOD Music founder stated that Clinton's "I'm with Her" campaign was emasculating, in spite of raising two daughters and never mentioning her politics, Kweli felt "f**ked up" and he was hurt by the outpouring of love and support tossed at Donald Trump. As friends of the iconic rapper, they simply want a sit-down because "he needs them," regardless of Ye's political standpoint.
Whew. Check out Kweli's full sentiments below.
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