No one quite expected Kanye West to feel the way he does about Talib Kweli because of their storied history.
Ye’s appearance on Drink Champs made it abundantly clear that he did not appreciate Kweli’s bars or political stance.
The issues continued on part two of the interview which dropped on Thursday night where Ye continued to make disparaging remarks about Kweli and backpack rap as a whole.
Kweli hit back with a post on Instagram where he detailed a few of his recent encounters with Ye. He explained that the Chicago star sang his praises, while also divulging details of his drinking problems. He added that they hung out just last month at Dave Chappelle’s show where Ye was “warm and gracious.”
“Funny thing is tho all my squad including me got love for Ye. None of us love his drunk rhetoric tho,” he explained in response. “The baseball hat jab is hilarious. The disrespect of my rhyme skills is subjective opinions. None of that matters to me. What does matter to me is truth and accountability. Kanye is an amazing artist but MAGA is terrorism. January 6th proved that. No amount of deflection changes that fact.”
Though Kweli stated that he has no ill will towards Kanye over his comments about his skill set, he did remind the public that Kanye West has used ghostwriters in the past. He took to Instagram where he gave credit where credit is due with a “Kanye West Ghostwriter Appreciation Post.” Among the photos included were Pusha T, Common, CyHi The Prynce, Lupe Fiasco, John Legend, Rhymefest, Malik Yusek, GLC, and more.