Drake Savagely Responds To Kanye West's 'Purple Demon Emoji' Comments
By Lauren Crawford
August 30, 2018
The purple demon emoji is the new clapback.
On Wednesday (August 29), Kanye West appeared on Chicago's 107.5 WGCI Morning Show where he discussed everything from his "slavery is choice" comment to his rumored feud with Drake. While Ye insisted there was "no beef" between him and the "In My Feelings" rapper, he did admit to having a past incident with Drake that involved an angry emoji.
“When we talk about the Drake thing, it hits me in a really sensitive place because you hang around people and they come to your house and be around your family and this and that. And then they get mad about a beat and send you purple demon emojis," Kanye said. “We understand that he got upset about [“The Story of Adidon.”] I feel that it was insensitive for him to, in any way, stress me out in any way after TMZ, while I’m in Wyoming healing, pulling all the pieces together, working on my music."
Within hours of Ye's interview, Drake posted an Instagram photo that seemed to be a clapback to Ye's comments. He captioned a Polaroid photo of him with an "I couldn't care less" expression on his face with a crying laughing emoji and, of course, a "purple demon emoji."
While it's unclear if Drake was poking fun at the beef rumors or Ye himself, Kanye admitted during the interview that he wants to move past their issues and continue to make music together. “We’ll reconcile that one day because we got to,” Kanye said. “We got work to do because these voices are just too powerful.”
Drake and Ye's rumored beef stems from the "God's Plan" rapper's feud with Pusha T. Earlier this summer, Pusha dropped a diss track, "Story of Adidon," where he revealed to the world that Drake had a secret son. After its release, many speculated that Kanye was the one to tell him about Drake's child. However, Ye vehemently denied those claims during the interview. “No, I didn’t,” he said. “Don’t pull me into this conversation. I’m ‘Ye. I got major things to do other than be telling him some information about Drake … I honestly don’t care that much, in all honesty.”
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