Kanye West surprises Drake fans at concert
Drake brought Ye out during the Chicago stop of his Summer Sixteen tour
Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen tour continued in Chicago on Wednesday, when Drizzy surprised fans with one of their own: Kanye West.
Before performing “Pop Style,” Drake brought West out on stage, where he made his first statement since Kim Kardashian released a now infamous clip on Snapchat, in which she showed the recorded call where West asked Taylor Swift about that “Famous” line.
“All I gotta say is, I am so glad my wife has Snapchat,” West told the crowd in Chicago. “And now y’all can know the truth. And can’t nobody talk sh– about Ye no more.”
He then launched into the the beginning of the track, off February’s The Life of Pablo, and also played “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” from the album.
Kardashian’s video shows a recorded phone conversation between Swift and West and in the clip West recites the lyrics, “To all my southside n—-s that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,” to the 1989 singer. (He is not shown rapping the lyrics, “I made that bitch famous,” which appear in the final version.) Swift responds, “It’s obviously very tongue-in-cheek either way… And I really appreciate you telling me about it. That’s really nice.”
After Kardashian posted the video to Snapchat, Swift responded in a note on social media, writing that West never asked her if he could call her “that bitch” in the song. “Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me ‘that bitch’ in his song?” she wrote. “It doesn’t exist because it never happened. You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world … While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard.”
West’s own tour begins next month in Indianapolis and will run through October. Drake and Future’s tour continues through September.
See some fan-shot footage from the show.