The two have put it behind them
Earlier this year, when Drake‘s February Rolling Stone feature was published, the internet went bananas. He and Kanye had just patched up their differences a few months prior, when Kanye West was a surprise guest at Drake’s OVO Fest in August of 2013, but here was Drake criticizing some of the lyrics on Ye’s latest album, Yeezus. While Drake alleged that his comments were taken out of context, Rolling Stone confirmed several times that the quotes were accurate.
Their patched-up friendship doesn’t exclude criticism. For instance, Drake says that he was ambivalent about Kanye’s last album, Yeezus. “There were some real questionable bars on there,” he says. “Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that.” But Drake says he speaks from a bedrock of deep respect: “Kanye’s the reason I’m here. I love everything about that guy.”
Sure, the “jab” was meant for Kanye, but its understanding as to why Fabolous would have felt, well, a way about what Drake said in the interview. The good folks at MTV News had a chat with Fabolous in which the “Lituation” rapper finally commented on the nearly year-old story.
Not to keep adding to an old story, but I spoke to Drake a little while after. I ran into him at a Jordan Brand event and he was disgusted by how press will kinda instigate a story — make it seem worse than it was for the sake of being story. As a young artist, you gotta experience that before you understand that they will take your words and either flip ‘em. It might’ve been a light part of the conversation, but they use it as the strength to sell the story, to sensationalize the story.
Like Drake, Fab is chalking the “controversy” up to irresponsible journalism. Still, does this mean they’ve patched it up enough to do a record? The two haven’t collaborated since 2009’s “Throw It In The Bag” remix.