Kanye West Not Referring to Drake After Calling Out Rappers for Copying Him
Kanye West has said that he was not referring to Drake when he called out rappers for copying him at a recent show. Reportedly, it wasn't about anyone specific, just younger artists coming up in the game.
West’s rant occurred during a show in Edmonton this past weekend. West stopped his set midway through and said to the crowd, “This the original. Accept no imitations. You with the rap god right now. N***as be copying my sh*t, bro. Stealin’ our sh*t, stealin’ our stages. Copying our sh*t one-to-one.”
TMZ gathered sources who said that West’s outburst was just, “Ye being ‘Ye… the call-out was to all the younger guys coming up in the rap world who Kanye feels rip him off on the reg.”
Sources further said that, “Ye’s got nothing but respect for him - and there’s still talk about them doing music together.”
West’s Saint Pablo Tour has been extended following wife Kim Kardashian’s robbery in Paris on Oct. 2. Some new tour dates were also announced, and it will continue all the way to the end of the year, culminating with a New Year’s Eve show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The new round of shows begin on Nov. 17 in San Jose at the SAP Center, with West bringing the floating stage to other North American cities such as Denver, Houston, Toronto, Philadelphia, Newark and Orlando. The shows at Barclays Center span two nights and will run from Dec. 30-31.
Some of the dates that West has rescheduled were ones that he postponed following his wife’s robbery. Tickets for the new dates are going on sale this upcoming Saturday, Oct. 22.