If Drake’s beef with Meek Mill was a long-dormant, friendly volcano that erupted and calcified in quick passing, the feud Aubrey Graham has maintained with Pusha T, Kanye West, and the Kardashians is like an oscillating forest fire, attaching itself to whatever possible kindling to continue its flame. Even Kim, who is obsessed with controlling her narrative at all costs, has even been pulled into addressing all the rumors swirling around.
The beef memorably peaked with Pusha T’s “The Story of Adidon,” which included cover art of Drake in blackface and the iconic line, “You are hiding a child, let that boy come home.” At that point it seem the beef was poised to consume hip-hop’s every-available timber, but legendary Houston hip-hop mogul J. Prince “pulled” Drake from any further escalation. Kanye added on Twitter that he was calling the beef “dead” too.
I’ve never been about beef I’m about love lines were crossed and it’s not good for anyone so this is dead now
— ye (@kanyewest) June 2, 2018
But I don’t know about that! Small snipes from Drake aside, the beef’s ugly zombie corpse has reanimated thanks to…Nick Cannon? Yes, Mr. Wild ’N Out went on Complex’s “Everyday Struggle” show and speculated with DJ Akademiks that Drake had particularly damning news about Kanye and company—a romantic relationship between Drake and Kim that happened in the past.
“I think Drake smashed Kim K,” Akademiks bluntly said. Cannon added that it’s not “that far off of a concept.”
It explains why Kanye was eager to end the beef, in both Akademik’s and Cannon’s opinions. It also explains J. Prince’s cryptic comments when he called off Drake, as he mentioned that Drizzy had recorded a “diss track,” but J. Prince refused its release because it would’ve gone scorched earth on everyone.
A pertinent reminder: Cannon actually dated Kim as far back as 2006. So he does have some possible insight into the matter. “There’s something real personal Drake holds over that whole family, that he’s like, ‘y’all don’t want me to let this out,’” he said.
Though the theory has circulated, Kim shot down the rumors as quickly as possible in a comment on the Shade Room’s Instagram. Sources close to Kim also strongly denied the rumors to TMZ. Where this is all going, who knows, but Drake just followed Kim on Instagram to stir the pot some more. Surely this isn’t the last we’ll hear about it.