Rapper Drake has broken his silence to speak extensively about his rift with rapper Kanye West.
In a conversation with LeBron James and Maverick Carter on HBO Sports series The Shop, Drake accused West of betraying him.
According to Drake, he confided in West about his son and plans to release the ‘Scorpion’ album while working with him during a recording session in Wyoming.
But West never informed him that he was working on an album even after he told him about his own project, only for the Chicago rapper to release ‘Ye’ weeks before ‘Scorpion’ was billed to come out. Drake said that:
“He sold me on this whole speech of like, ‘I’m in a great place, I’m making money, and I’m a father, and I wanna be Quincy Jones and help you.
“But in order to do that, you’ve gotta be transparent with me, you gotta play me your music, and you gotta tell me when you’re dropping. And I know you don’t like to do things like that.
“I guess we all kind of felt a genuine vibe from it, so I play him my music and I told him when I was dropping. He played me Lift Yourself and he was like, “Yo, you can have this if you want”. And I was hyped. I started writing to it.
“I went and ended up pretty much spending the majority of my time working on his music, just trying to like cook up ideas for him”.
Drake who is Canadian said West instigated Pusha-T’s ‘The Story of Adidon’ diss track which exposed that he fathered a secret child with an adult film star.
“I’m in Wyoming. I play him ‘March 14.’ I send him a picture of my son. I tell him I’m having trouble with my son’s mother.
“We had a conversation. I wake up, and all these dates are out … Then the next two days, whatever, I wake up now to this text from him, passive like, ‘Yo, I love you brother’.
“Then, the first album drops. And, of course, there’s a diss song toward me that you produced, that’s talking about writing? I was just there with you as friends helping you, and now you’re dissing me. So I’m like, man, this is dark.
“I knew something was gonna come up about my kid. They had to add the deadbeat dad thing to make it more appealing”.