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Kanye West offers to end feud with Drake and join concert

Ye has exended an olive branch to end the decade long feud and help free imprisoned gang founder Larry Hoover

By Hollie Geraghty

Kanye West starring in his music video for 'Follow God'
(Photo: YouTube)

Kanye West, who now goes by ‘Ye’, has offered Drake a chance to end their decade long feud, inviting him to appear as a special guest at a newly announced Los Angeles show in December.

On Monday (November 8), the rapper extended an olive branch when American music executive J Prince posted a video of Ye reading a message off his phone to Drake.

“This is Ye and J Prince. I’m making this video to address the ongoing back and forth between myself and Drake,” he said. “Both me and Drake have taken shots at each other and it’s time to put it to rest.”

He continued: “I’m asking Drake on 7 December to join me on stage as a special guest to share the two biggest albums of the year, live in Los Angeles, with the ultimate purpose to free Larry Hoover.”

Hoover is a co-founder of Chicago’s Gangster Disciples gang, and is currently serving six life sentences in prison. Hoover’s son, Larry Hoover Jr, was featured on the song ‘Jesus Lord’ on Ye’s latest album ‘Donda’. Ye has also previously appealed to former President Donald Trump in 2018 for Hoover’s release.

Ye continued: “I believe this event will not only bring awareness to our cause, but prove to people everywhere how much more we can accomplish when we lay our pride to the side and come together.”

J Prince captioned the post that he met with Ye in Htown at the Rothko Chapel.

“It wasn’t in my plans to meet him there but I must say I’m glad I didn’t allow a worship place for God to detour our meeting. There will come a time in life where we all should embrace the movement thinking, over the moment thinking,” he said.

“So I met with Ye to pass on the message from my brother Larry Hoover who said he would like to see peace between the two of them,” he continued. “Ye received this well and said thanks because he never had anyone that sat him down and explained things to him the way I did. I’m looking forward to all of us working together in unison to elevate our communities around the world.”

Drake, whose sixth album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ came out in September, is yet to respond.

However the artist has issued a statement in response to the Astroworld tragedy that left eight dead and has resulted in several lawsuits, including one that names Drake and alleges that he continued to perform with Travis Scott “as the crowd became out of control”.

Taking to Instagram yesterday (November 8) he wrote: “He said: ‘My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering.

“I will continue to pray for all of them, and will be of service in any way I can. May God be with you all.”