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Ye Explains How His Remix of Drake Diss Track ‘Like That’ Happened

It was only a matter of time before Ye — formerly known as Kanye West — hopped into the Drake and Kendrick Lamar feud, with the 6 God at odds with several stars in the rap game.

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Yeezy took aim at Drake over the weekend with the unofficial release of a remix to Future and Metro Boomin’s No. 1 hit “Like That,” which found Ye reigniting his feud by sniping at Drizzy.

West is set to appear on affiliate Justin LaBoy’s The Download podcast, and clips of the appearance were released on Monday (April 22). In them, the embattled Chicago mogul — who has faced criticism for his hate speech — explained why he felt “energized” to hit the studio, with Drake in rap’s crosshairs.

“[Future] called me and I went to the studio and laid that. We went through the creative process of adding the chords and called the Hooligans out in London to get on the joint,” Ye explained. “Everybody was very, very energized about the elimination of Drake.”

Ye brought up Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge and Drake’s reported massive deal he made when re-signing with UMG in a landmark “LeBron-sized” agreement in 2022.

“Where’s Lucian? Serve your master, n—a/ You caught a little bag for your masters, didn’t ya/ Lifetime deal, I feel bad for n—as/ Y’all so outta sight, outta mind/ I can’t even think of a Drake line,” he raps.

Elsewhere in Ye’s interview with LaBoy, West referred to Grainge as Drake’s “Rich Baby Daddy” — in a jab at The Boy’s For All The Dogs anthem.

“You say rich baby daddy it’s like Drake has a rich baby daddy named Lucian and Universal,” he claimed. “It’s like, ‘My daddy got it. My daddy control the spins. My daddy got the DSPs.’ Drake has a rich baby daddy named Lucian.”

Drake and the “Carnival” rapper have continued to feud on-and-off over the years, and even a brief reconciliation at the 2021 Free Larry Hoover Benefit concert appears to have gone by the wayside.

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“It cuts Drake’s soul. It’s like he signed his soul to the devil to not be cool with me. This is his job to go against God,” he added.

“Like That” has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks, and is the first rap song to debut atop the summit for that timespan since Drake’s “Nice for What.” Kanye’s “Like That” remix isn’t on streaming services, but is available for purchase on the Yeezy website.

Look for the full interview with West on The Download at 7 p.m. ET Monday. Watch some of the referenced clips below.

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