Published Fri, November 5, 2021 at 9:50 AM EDT
The artist, formerly known as Kanye West, paid a visit to N.O.R.E and DJ EFN’s “Drink Champs” podcast to get a whole lot of things off of his chest on Thursday night (November 4). The Chicago emcee touched on everything from his beef with Drake, Verzuz, Kim Kardashian, and even Donald Trump.
Ye has never been one to bite his tongue, so fans knew they were in for a hell of an interview when it was announced that the emcee would sit down and have a few drinks on the “Drink Champs” podcast.
The conversation first started heating up when the topic of Ye’s arch-nemesis, Drake, was brought up on the show. When asked if Ye would face the Canadian rapper on the Verzuz stage, he said he would be willing to go against anybody and still win.
“I would need about four people to go against me at one time,” Ye said. “I need producers. I need people who make good albums, I need people who made radio hits. I need every single Gemini specifically emcee,” he joked. “I’m winning every situation,” Ye said when asked if he would beat Drake in the rap battle.
Things also got heated when Ye was asked about frequent collaborator Talib Kweli and G.O.O.D. Music signees Big Sean and John Legend.
When N.O.R.E asked, “Pusha or Big Sean?” Kanye excitedly spoke out with his opinion on the Detroit emcee.
"Oh. I love this. Let me tell you,” he said. “I already decided that when I die, on my tombstone, it's gonna say, 'I deserve to be here I signed Big Sean,'" he continued.
“No, I'm saying the worst thing I've ever did was sign Big Sean,” he stated.
“Nah, man. Look...they let...I know this man's momma, bro," Yeezy lamented, presumably referring to Big Sean. "I changed this man's family. And both John Legend and Big Sean, when I ran for office, got used quick by the Democrats to come at they boy that actually changed they life. And that's some sellout shit. And I don't rock with neither of them, and I need my apology. I ain't saying they ain't gon' change, but niggas is scared."
Ye also sounded off on old friend and collaborator Talib Kweli, who he says he never liked the way the Brooklyn emcee rapped.
When asked if Common or Talib Kweli would win in a Verzuz, Ye said, “Oh, definitely Common. Common is a thousand times better rapper than Kweli,” Kanye said. Kanye ranted about him, and Kewli’s behind-the-scene’s disagreement about his support for Trump.
“If I be like you, Kweli, I’d be where you at. If you ask 99% of people, ‘do you want to be Kweli or do you wanna be Ye?,' most people are gonna wanna be Ye,” he claimed. "I love Kweli. I never really liked the way he rapped."
Kanye sounded off on many more subjects. Touching on his relationship with his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, his support for Donald Trump, and his relationships with DaBaby and Marilyn Manson.
Make sure you watch the entire 2 and a half-hour interview with Ye and the “Drink Champs” to hear Ye talk Drake, Trump, Kim Kardashian, and more. Stay tuned for more news on Ye and other hip-hop news.