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Kanye West Calls Out Drake, Nick Cannon, and Tyson Beckford in Defense of Kim Kardashian

To all the boys his wife has feuded with before.


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At this point, Keeping Up With the Kardashians should be renamed Keeping Up With Kanye West. Lately, few days have gone by without us hearing from the artist and designer. Today, few minutes went by without West’s input.

The rapper posted a stream-of-consciousness monologue to his Instagram in four installments from Lake Street in Chicago, the city that he plans to permanently relocate to. The common thread? His defense of his wife Kim Kardashian against Drake, Nick Cannon, and Tyson Beckford, three men who have commented on the mom of three’s body in recent months. Drake pondered, “Kiki, do you love me?” on his Scorpion song “In My Feelings,” leading many to think that he was talking about Kardashian, whos nickname is Kiki. (Kardashian denied that it was her.) Meanwhile, Cannon speculated that there was something between Drake and the Kardashians in a recent interview with Complex. Beckford, on the other hand, left a petty diss about Kardashian on Instagram, which she replied to with a homophobic comment.

“I just wanted to express some things that were not sitting right with my spirit,” West said before unloading on them. “Now that I’m up out the sunken place I can think and I can just be ‘Ye and express how I feel. There’s a couple of things that I want to address.”

He then told Cannon to never mention Kardashian’s name in an interview again. “First of all I want to address Nick Cannon,” he said, “I understand that you used to date my wife, but you know, you get into an interview, don’t mention my wife. If someone brings my wife up, say, ‘I respect that man, I’m not speaking on that.’ Don’t be making no suggestions—like nobody f— my wife.”

Kanye then came for Drake, referencing the Toronto rapper’s feud with Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music artist Pusha T. “Now if I wasn’t in a medicated state I might have thought and had the wherewithal to say, ‘Hey Pusha, don’t diss Drake on my beat and I spoke about that and took accountability for that,’” Kanye said. “People making rumors or thinking you f— my wife and you’re not saying nothing…that don’t sit well with my spirit.”

He then referenced Drake and Rihanna’s relationship, saying, “You know, if I had a girlfriend from Chicago, her name was Renita, and you was married to Rihanna, I wouldn’t make no song called Riri. So when you’re like, ‘Ahhh I don’t know where it come from,’ you too smart for that bro,” West continued. “You know where that come from. Don’t make no record with nothing that can be confused.”

Kanye also denied responsibility for Pusha T outing Drake’s child, Adidon, in “The Story of Adidon.” “Now I told ya, I didn’t tell Pusha no information about your baby, baby mama, nothing, that don’t come from me,” he continued. “Don’t speak on nobody from our family nothing that can even be mentioned with my wife period.”

West finished by addressing Beckford, saying, “As far as Tyson Beckford goes, don’t speak on my wife, bro. Like none of y’all speak on my wife period. What are you talking about? I’m married. We’re in love, we’re a family, he continued. “All three of y’all, come talk to me. We’ll work it out… Nick Cannon, Drake, Tyson Beckford, all that wasn’t sittin’ right with me.”

To top it all off, he shared a video of a camera-shy Kardashian laughing; she’s in Chicago—despite a recent report that suggested she’s not moving there with West. Expect to relive these moments once again when the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians—I mean Kanye West—airs.

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