Kanye West uploaded a series of videos on Instagram on Thursday, slamming Drake and Nick Cannon for comments or rumors involving his wife, Kim Kardashian.
“First of all, I want to address Nick Cannon,” West said. “I understand you used to date my wife, but you get in an interview, don’t mention my wife. If you get in an interview and someone brings her up, you say, ‘I respect that man. I’m not speaking on that.'” He went on to tell Cannon not to make suggestions about his wife’s body.
West then took aim at Drake for his “In My Feelings” single referring to Kiki, which is the reality star’s family nickname. The producer is upset the Canadian rapper didn’t clarify who Kiki is. As a result, a rumor that Scorpion rapper slept with Kardashian spun out of control.
“The fact that there are people thinking that you f***ed my wife and you’re not saying nothing and you’re carrying it like that, that doesn’t sit well with my spirit.”
The G.O.O.D. Music founder explained why that is problematic, saying he would never make a song using “Riri” even if he had an ex-girlfriend with the name because he knows it will be associated with Rihanna.
“You make no record with nothing that can be confused,” West said.
He even mentioned telling Drake to remove Kylie Jenner’s name from a song since the Toronto native and Travis Scott, her boyfriend, have a close relationship.
West continued, “Don’t speak on nobody from my family or nothing that can even be mentioned with my wife, period! We don’t have to talk again and not giving no energy to that.”
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