Kanye West & Drake Beef Explained: Why Are Drake Fans Vandalizing Kanye West's House?

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Come on, why do they have to vandalize the man's family home? | © Kanye West, Drake

Kanye West and Drake have beef. That's nothing new. Now, though, the former dropped his new album Donda and, in anticipation of Drake releasing Certified Lover Boy, his fans have taken to vandalize Kanye West's childhood home.

Folks, the bolded bit above already says it all: Fans really went ahead and vandalized Kanye West's childhood home in Chicago. Why? Because people are stupid. Because people seem to always have to pick sides for whatever reason. It's the same in the silly console war, it's the same in music, and it's the origin of so much conflict in the world: Fanaticism masquerading as loyalty

Drake & Kanye West Beef: Kanye's House Vandalized

Yes, there are levels to vandalism and this is about as tame as it gets – I am aware of that – but it is still entirely unnecessary and specifically disrespectful for this reason:

Kanye's album is titled Donda in memory of his deceased mother, Donda West. This is the very home where Kanye and his mother lived, so it has very obvious ties to this new Kanye album. As such, this is an emotional place of retreat and memory, and not something that idiots need to post signs in front of. I've experienced the loss of a mother and understand the treasure of memory, so I can understand how triggering this can be and hope Kanye stays above it.

Kanye West & Drake Beef Explained: Why Did It Escalate?

Honestly, this thing goes way back – far enough even to the point that Kanye was originally an inspiration for Drake. As the latter got more successful and rumors of him hooking up with Kim Kardashian spread for no reason, the whole thing just got really weird until Kanye's protégé Pusha-T escalated it by announcing Drake's unannounced son to the world, after Drake had just helped Kanye with his album. The beef then got settled with some back-and-forth diss-tracks, but was re-ignited after Drake seemed to address Kanye in his feature on Trippie Redd's song 'Betrayal', saying

“All these fools I’m beefin’ that I barely know/ Forty-five, forty-four (Burned out), let it go/ Ye ain’t changin’ shit for me, it’s set in stone.”

Not much harm done, right? Kanye's age is a fact and Drake implied he'd be releasing his album on the same album as Kanye, but ultimately chose not to. Still, it wasn't all smoke for Kanye, who responded with a since deleted IG post that read “I live for this. I’ve been f*cked with by nerd ass jock n****s like you my whole life. You will never recover. I promise you.”

Kanye then went on to leak Drake's home address and now faces the fury of 5 signs being posted on his family home. It's all really silly, honestly, and just unnecessary. I doubt this will ever escalate into a Biggie & Pac situation, and, at the same time, I hope it doesn't. Both of these men are two of the greatest artists of our generation and sitting on millions, while many people in the world are beefing over actual issues – experiencing actual struggle. What's more, they are black men setting a standard and example in a country that fails to recognize and respect their kind. I expect better from both of them and hope they realize they represent our community. Who cares about who said what to who on whatever song? In fact, here's a non-rap-song that both men should adhere to: Let it be.

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