The rappers’ relationship was strained over the beat to West’s “Lift Yourself,” as well as his role in Pusha T’s diss tracks directed at Drake.
In a series of tweets posted on Wednesday, which started around 1am CT, West praised Drake’s performance on his Scorpion tour by sharing a screen grab of one of Drake’s latest Instagram posts.
“Sending good energy and love to Drake and family and crew,” West said in the first of a series of tweets.
“I haven’t seen the show in person but the images look incredible online. I understand where the confusion started.”
He then went on to say, “Let me start by apologizing for stepping on your release date in the first place … We were building a bond and working on music together including squashing the issues with [Kid] Cudi at our office.”
“When I put the dates up I was a bit ramped up doing 25 tweets a day TMZ happened shortly after,” West tweeted.
“I have to hop on the plane now… will type more when I land.”
The “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” rapper later tweeted, “plane taxiing for take off… because we spoke about doing Lift Yourself together I should have given you the opportunity for us to do this together before I released it.”
Kanye West said he didn’t speak with Pusha T about naming Quentin Miller as the actual writer of Drake’s rhymes on the diss track “Infared.”
“Since we were building as friends and brothers I should have spoken to Pusha about the Quentin Miller bar. There should have been no songs with my involvement that had any negative energy towards you,” he added.
“I did not have any conversations about your child with Pusha,” West tweeted.
“I don’t play with the idea of people’s children after I spoke to Wiz a few years earlier.”
West also said that he never listened to either of the rappers’ diss tracks and that he had never mentioned Drake’s child to Pusha T.
His song “Adronis” was speculated to be named after Drake’s alleged son with porn actress Sophie Brussaux.
“I never listened to either diss track that followed but I did hear quotes from both songs after they were released, West tweeted. “I did not have any conversations about your child with Pusha. I don’t play with the idea of people’s children after I spoke to Wiz a few years earlier.”
“I understand Pusha’s issues as a man if someone mentions your fiancé men go mask off. I’ve done the same myself at times,”West added. “I love you and I love Pusha and we all have an admiration for each other’s craft.”
The controversial rapper ended his tweet storm on a positive note.
“This is all Jedi level,” West tweeted. “I will be coming to your show within the next seven days to give love and be inspired by the art you have created.”
West’s apology comes shortly after another conspiracy theory arose on Twitter alleging that “Kiki” from Drake’s summer anthem “In My Feelings” is actually Kim Kardashian. Kardashian has since denied that an affair ever happened.
Drake had not responded.
In May Pusha-T released the track “Infared,” which included a lyric many took as a suggestion that Drake employs ghostwriters for his hits.
“The bigger question is how the Russians did it/It was written like Nas, but it came from Quentin,” Pusha-T rapped.
Drake then retaliated with “Duppy Freestyle,” where he name-checked Pusha-T’s fiancée, Virginia Williams, and said he would be sending an invoice for “promotional assistance and career reviving.”
Drake followed up by posting an Instagram of said invoice.
Pusha-T’s response was “The Story of Adidon,” a blistering single that included a myriad of heavy-hitting disses against Drake and plenty of tea for fans to sip, including the revelation that Drake had a secret love child.