“You have the audacity to use Kanye’s mom name to try to [shed] a negative light on Kanye.”
One diss track has stoked some deeper drama, thanks to a single tweet to Drake. The tweet called out Kanye West on the alleged abandonment of the non-profit founded in his mother’s name — and Kim Kardashian is not having it.
On Saturday (May 25), Rhymefest — Chicago rapper, West collaborator (his credits include “Jesus Walks,” which he co-wrote) and co-founder of Donda’s House, the nonprofit youth organization he and West launched in their hometown — threw himself into the fray developing between Drake and Pusha T. That rap beef sparked over “Duppy Freestyle,” Drake’s clap-back to Pusha T’s “Infrared,” as both tracks threw barbs at the artists involved as well as their labels. (Drake helms OVO Sound, while Pusha T is signed to West’s G.O.O.D. Music and just dropped a West-produced album, Daytona, that includes the song in question.)
One line of Drake’s name-checks West — “Tell ’Ye we got an invoice comin’ to you/ Considering we just sold another 20 for you” — and that’s what Rhymefest seized on, as he then tweeted to Drake asking for financial assistance while sharing that West, in his view, had more or less abandoned Donda’s House.
Enter Kardashian: West’s wife went in on Rhymefest and insulted everything from his work with Donda’s House (“Truth is you haven’t been able to sustain the foundation”) to his footwear (“U haven’t been right since u got kicked out of the studio in Hawaii wearing fake Yeezy’s”).
U haven’t been right since u got kicked out of the studio in Hawaii wearing fake Yeezy’s @RHYMEFEST — You’re over levergenging Kanye’s name & asked Kanye to donate money to u so stop w your fake community politics & lies. Truth is you haven’t been able to sustain the foundation
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 26, 2018
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