And then he found his second wind. “Drake called trying to threaten me,” Kanye tweeted, signaling round two. From that point, the messages took a heavy turn. “The kid he had run on stage at Pushas concert is in critical condition,” he continued, inferring that the Canadian rapper was behind the brawl at Pusha T’s concert in Toronto last month, where one person was stabbed. Kanye continued, “Since the pool line he’s been trying to poke at me and fuck with me.”
And then, “So Drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect. So cut the tough talk." A flow of jabs followed: “It just doesn’t sit right on my spirit” and “I got a family and kids. 69 is locked up xxx is dead. The kid that ran on stage is in the hospital.”
Ye earlier blamed Drake for "buying first two rows" at Pusha T's Ontario concert, where the G.O.O.D. Music president was targeted by an attacker as the melee spilled out on stage and at the front of house.
On Thursday, the only fight taking place was at Kanye’s Twitter account and just one person was throwing punches. At times, Kanye appeared to be swinging at everything. “You are disrespectful to all people with mental health conditions so this is an opportunity for growth,” he wrote. And later, “Please take the devil up out of you” and “some true artist are a bit crazy. Everybody is not Programed” (sic) and "you get people hurt at concerts."
As far as Twitter eruptions go, this was spectacular. And, with various references to god and the devil, biblical.
As the heat drained out, Kanye reflected on his stream of thought (“These tweets are not emotional”), inserted himself in his story (“This is a man speaking to a man that has been placed in the program to fuck with Kanye West head and set me up") and spoke Drake's mind (“You’re mad at me for something I didn’t do"). It ground to a halt (maybe) with a "vibe" triptych: "I will never make a diss record. I will never put negative energy into a song. Only positive energy."
Read some selected tweets below.