The Kanye West and Drake feud once again ignited this year when both rappers released their highly-anticipated albums.
But now Kanye, who officially changed his name to Ye, is calling for the feud to come to an end, inviting Drake to join him on stage in December.
In a video shared on his Instagram account, Ye is joined by Rap-A-Lot record label CEO J Prince as he reads a prepared message from his phone directed at Drake.
“I’m making this video to address the ongoing back and forth between myself and Drake. Both me and Drake have taken shots at each other, and it’s time to put it to rest,” the rapper says.
“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 being to free Larry Hoover. 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.”
The video was first shared by J Prince on social media, who revealed that he had met with Kanye at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, passing on a message from incarcerated Gangster Disciples gang co-founder Larry Hoover, who expressed his wish to see the two rappers make amends, Pitchfork writes.
Larry’s story is mentioned on Ye’s Donda album, on the track Jesus Lord, and includes words from the gang leader’s son.
According to Billboard, this is not the first time Ye has attempted to free Larry Hoover. The rapper appealed to former US president Donald Trump in 2018 to assist in releasing Larry, who is serving multiple life sentences, but was unsuccessful.