The memes about Kanye West's Drake tweets are pure gold
14 December 2018, 13:47 | Updated: 14 December 2018, 15:24
Kanye didn't mince words on Twitter regarding his rocky relationship with Drake. The internet reacted to Kanye's tweets about clearing "Say What's Real" and those apparent "sneak disses" on "Sickomode".
It's official. Drake and Kanye West have been locked in a bitter grudge for most of 2018. The pair, who have collaborated in the past, fell out earlier this year after Drake accused Kanye of leaking information about his son to Pusha T, a claim Kanye denies.
Drake referenced the tension on his Scorpion album and Kanye West has publicly addressed the situation in videos and tweets. Yesterday (Dec. 13), Kanye elaborated on the pair's ongoing tensions, revealing that Drake was seeking to clear a sample for a song called "Say What's Real".
Kanye also made a lot of statements during his tweet storm, so let's unpack a few of them.
What is "Say What's Real" and why does Drake need clearance from Kanye?
"Say What's Real" is a song featured on Drake's So Far Gone mixtape. Drake's "Say What's Real" samples Kanye West's "Say You Will" from his 2008 808s & Heartbreak album.
In order for Drake to use the song commercially (ie. put it on streaming services etc), he needs clearance from Kanye to avoid any legal complications. In the midst of Kanye's Twitter revelations, he confirmed that he would not be granting clearance for "Say What's Real".
“Yo, Drake on the phone and he wants sample clearance for Say What’s Real”— 6lack Star (@Jaywop6) December 13, 2018
Did Drake sneak diss Kanye on Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode"?
Kanye implied that he didn't like "sneak disses" and that Travis Scott allowed Drake to sneak diss him on "Sickomode".
"Sickmode"is the Drake and Travis Scott collab on Astroworld. Kanye and Travis Scott are essentially brothers in law through Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner.
The "Sickomode" lyric that Kanye is likely referencing is one where Drake raps "lost my respect, you not a threat".
Drake also reference Kanye West's YEEZY 350s on "No Stylist", a collaboration with French Montana.
Anyway, Kanye had a lot to say. Like, a whole lot.
And the internet's reaction was exactly what you expected it to be.
It seemed that Kanye was having a bit of a one-sided conversation on Twitter as Drake was nowhere to be found in this Twitter bust-up.
Kanye West tweeting about Drake rn: pic.twitter.com/MwbHuXE29c— Complex (@Complex) December 14, 2018
How is it that Kanye is beefing Drake but he's been tweeting alone and I haven't seen a single tweet from Drake? pic.twitter.com/18eb2C48pe— Subtitlëd in Sarcäsm 😒 (@TheZugzwang_Q) December 14, 2018
We can only IMAGINE what is going through Travis and Drake's heads right now.
Travis and Drake looking @ Kanye’s twitter like pic.twitter.com/UpJ0owNLpz— ary 💘 (@uhhary) December 14, 2018
Mostly, people were just there for the drama.
me reading kanye's tweets and waiting for drake to say sumn pic.twitter.com/s4HVeY9hep— 🇨🇴 (@0traCuentafalsa) December 14, 2018
Was about to go to bed but then Kanye started ranting about Drake. pic.twitter.com/37wlQxp1Q9— Eddie Oldham (@Eazy_E1992) December 14, 2018