We all have our favorite Kanye West rants. Yeezy's pre-Yeezus anti-Bush explosion is a personal fave, but his Ellen Degeneres echolalia is also a classic. One person who is probably pretty used to West's mad ravings is his buddy Drake. But in a recent interview with Beats 1, Drake revealed he often has no clue what his on-again-off-again friend is even saying.
Late last year, Kanye included Drake in one of his infamous onstage rants, this time in a lengthy complaint about radio and the lack of support for Frank Ocean. “I know it’s a lot of real n—s working at radio, real people, real programming directors with wives and kids that love music, that can’t play what they want to play because they’ve been paid to play that bulls— over and over and over," said Kanye according to XXL. "And when I say that bulls—, what I’m saying is we love Drake, Drake is great. He’s a great artist. But Frank Ocean is great, too... Is it just me or did you hear that ["For Free"] song so many times... I love Drake. I love Khaled. But they set that song up, bro.”
The interview comes off the coattails of the release of Season 5 of Kanye's confusing clothing line and amidst rumors of a collaborative album between the two artists. “I don’t know, I think everybody has their own little things going on," said Drake, discussing some forthcoming music. "I’m not really sure what he’s referring to half the time, because in the same breath, I went from being… like working on a project with him, to him sorta publicly sh*tting on me and DJ Khaled for being on the radio too much.”
“But yeah I’m not really sure. Everybody’s got their own thing going on,” he continued. “Again me when I hear that, I just distance myself from it like, you know, alright if that’s what it is. I don’t really even understand the point you’re trying to make, but whatever it is that you’re going through — I accept it, I don’t respect it at all. Because I feel like me and Khaled are just good people, I’m not sure why we’re the target of your choice that you made that night. But again, I accept what you’re going through, and I just go and continue working on my own thing.”
“You know the more and more this progresses, the more and more I just feel like keeping to myself, because it’s just so unpredictable, you never know which way people are gonna go,” Drake concluded.
Kanye wasn't the only subject of the interview though. On Drake's conspicuous absence from the Grammys and his bewildering nomination in the rap category, he had this to say: “Maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m black, I can’t figure out why… I won two awards last night—but I don’t even want them, because it just feels weird for some reason.”
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