The drama among the three of the hottest names in hip-hop continues. According to new information, Drake might have helped pen Kanye West's new song, "Yikes."
The said track is from the new album ye, a follow-up to 2016's The Life of Pablo. The 7-track album was released over the weekend.
Drake Writes For Kanye West Despite Recent Beef
The past couple of days has been interesting for fans of hip-hop, to say the least. Following the release of Daytona in May, Pusha T and Drake have been involved in a word war that seems to grow more intense in every diss track released.
However, it seems there is another layer added to the beef between the hip-hop superstars. In a segment of Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning, Peter Rosenberg revealed that Drake was involved in one of the tracks in West's new album but he was never credited for his work.
"It is now a confirmed thing that Drake wrote the hook for 'Yikes,'" the host said. "It may be the best melody on the album when you go listen to it. You'll hear it now and go, 'Oh, that does sound really good'... They didn't credit [Drake]. They said they, like, 'forgot.' They left him off! He doesn't have a writing credit. Interesting timing, right?"
on Friday, June 1, Spin published the complete collaborators that were credited in ye. True enough, Drake's name is missing from the list beside "Yikes," which included Kenyan musician Ayub Ogada and James Mbarack Achieng.
Other collaborators on the album include Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla $ign, Francis and the Lights, Nicki Minaj, and more.
The revelation comes a week after Drake dropped "Duppy Freestyle," his diss track that called out Pusha T and West. In his most recent release, the "Nice For What" rapper reminded West and the public that he helped the father of three to pen some of his previous hits.
"Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me/ I pop style for 30 hours then let him repeat," the Grammy-winning lyricist raps.
Neither Drake nor West has confirmed the former's involvement in "Yikes." Drake, it seems, has been silent since the release of "The Story of Adidon." Fans will have to wait and see whether fans will be treated to one more diss track that exposes West and/or Pusha T.
The 31-year-old is also prepping for the release of his next album called Scorpion this month.
Drake Continues To Break Records
Despite the ugly dragging he received from Pusha T over the weekend, Drake continues to enjoy success on the charts. He recently broke a new record after topping the Billboard Hot 100 for its sixth total week.
Billboard reports that he is now tied with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, for the "second-most career weeks logged at No. 1" for male artists. Both have a total of 37 weeks each on top of the charts. The two trail behind Usher who has logged 47 weeks.