On Saturday (Aug. 21), rapper Trippie Redd dropped his new track “Betrayal, which features a verse from Drizzy that seemingly take aim at 44-year-old Kanye.
“All these fools I’m beefin’ that I barely know/ 45, 44 (burned out), let it go/ Ye ain’t changin’ s— for me, it’s set in stone,” Drake raps on the song, which appears on the expanded version of Redd’s latest album, Trip at Knight.
Both Drake and West are in the process of releasing new albums. The Toronto MC’s long-delayed sixth album, Certified Lover Boy, is expected to arrive sometime this summer; and Ye’s upcoming 10th album, Donda, has been teased at large-scale listening events and is speculated to drop soon.
West’s long-term collaborator Consequence responded to Drake’s diss in a tweet on Saturday. “F— a betrayal. It’s the disrespect for me dawg,” the rapper wrote alongside a screenshot of the track’s lyrics. “Wit Trippie Redd shotgun. Respect my team. It’s party time.”
Kanye also seemingly responded to Drake’s latest on-record diss in a group text with other rappers, including Drizzy’s other hip-hop rival Pusha T. On Saturday, Ye reportedly posted and quickly deleted a screenshot of his group chat on Instagram, which featured a photo of actor Joaquin Phoenix in his full Joker movie makeup.
“I live for this. I’ve been f—ed with by nerd a– jock n—-s like you my whole life. You will never recover. I promise you,” Kanye wrote in the group text, which was screengrabbed by NME.
Hear Trippie Redd’s “Betrayal,” featuring Drake, below.