Drake leaks Kanye diss track….as Certified Lover Boy becomes Spotify’s most-streamed album in a single day
The star, 34, went on Sirius XM in the early morning hours on Saturday, September 4, and played Life of the Party featuring Andre 3000.
Life of the Party namechecks the Degrassi star several times as well as Day ‘n’ Nite hitmaker Kid Cudi. The two collaborated as hip-hop duo Kids See Ghosts.
Bizarre release: Drake played an unreleased diss track from Kanye West’s new album Donda that disses the Certified Lover Boy rapper
Taking direct shots: The West song, Life of the Party, namechecks the Degrassi star several times as well as Day ‘n’ Nite hitmaker Kid Cudi.
In the song, West, 44, raps, ‘I put Virgil and Drake on the same text // And it wasn’t about the matching Arc’teryx or dress // Just told these grown men stop with the funny s***.’
He mentions Drake again late on in the verse by saying he told him to stop playing and then saying his Forever collaborator ‘sent that message to everybody.’
Kim Kardashian’s husband could be referring to a group text he sent where he added Drake’s nemesis Pusha-T to the conversation.
Group text drama: Kim Kardashian’s husband seems to be referring to a group text he sent where he added Drake’s nemesis Pusha-T to the conversation
Not the only one taking shots: Drake seemed to reference West on lyrics from his new album
West also put a picture of Batman villain The Joker in the chat and wrote, ‘I live for this. I’ve been f***ed with by nerd ass jock n***** like you my whole life. You will never recover. I promise you.’
West isn’t the only of the pair taking shots either. On Certified Lover Boy, Drake seemingly hinted at his rival’s identity by rapping, ‘Give that address to your driver, make it your destination/’Stead of just a post out of desperation/This me reachin’ the deepest state of my meditation/While you over there tryna impress the nation/Mind’s runnin’ wild with the speculation.’
While the pair were once friends friendly rivals, a number of events changed the pair’s dynamic. Drake was romantically linked to West’s ex Amber Rose in 2015, and, though the two announced plans to work on an album together in 2016 it never came to fruition.
West took to Twitter in late 2018 to accuse Drake of ‘threatening’ his family. Last year, he demanded a ‘public apology from J Cole and Drake to start with immediately.’
Not friendly anymore: The pair, seen her in 2015 with Kenny Burns, used to be friendly rivals, but romantic entanglements seem to have brought the two in to conflict
A lucrative rivalry: The pair’s beef might actually be helping streaming numbers. Certified Lover Boy became the most-streamed album in a single day
The pair’s beef might actually be helping their record sales. Spotify announced via Twitter that Certified Lover Boy, Drake’s new album, became the streaming service’s most-streamed album in a single day.
Another Drake record, Scorpion, previously held the record a Spotify representative told Complex.
Drake isn’t just competing with himself though. The 2021 record for most streams in the first day was held by Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour then passed by Donda earlier this week.
Certified Lover Boy featured artists such as Jay-Z, Kid Cudi and Lil Wayne. Rumors swirled that the artist was coordinating the release for his album with the release of Donda in order to compete with West’s tenth studio album.