In 2018 Drake was considered a songwriter after being dropped on Kanye West‘s YE album cut “Yikes” and he decided to correct his omission the next day. Drake wrote the hook for the song and Pi’erre Bourne one of the song’s producers, explained to HipHopDx that the rapper should actually be appearing as a guest until Drake and Ye started a feud.
“I’m so happy that they’re performing together—that’s great for this culture,” Bourne told the outlet, referring to Kanye West and Drake’s Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert. “Those are my big brothers, so to see them together, I never would’ve thought. But it’s amazing to see, makes me feel way better about everything. ‘Cause I’ve been in the middle! I’ve been quiet for years! I’m just glad they’re on stage together.”
“And honestly, not too many people know that Drake wrote that. He sung the hook. When I was there, they were on the song together. Everyone was cheering me on because they were like, ‘You’ve got Drake and Kanye on your beat.’ I didn’t even know.”
But Borne revealed that he didn’t see a verse from Drake when he heard about the final project.
“When the album came out, he wasn’t on there. So I was just like, ‘Maybe this is how the industry is.’ You can’t say nothing, so I just got back to work.”
“It’s good for the culture, bro. Seriously, the culture needs to see love, not war, not beef. They need to see love, real love, unity.”
In the week before the release of Kanye West‘s album in 2018, Drake and The G.O.O.D. The music team started to announce. Pusha filmed for the Daytona album “Infrared” Drake, which encouraged Drake to respond with “Duppy Freestyle“. Both sides then shot at each other, and the beef was presumed dead, with Kanye crediting Drake on “Yikes.”