Queens-born American rapper Dexter Raymond Mills, Jr., known as Consequence, acknowledged taking the antagonism between Drake and Kanye West too far. Addressing Drake and Noah “40” Shebib, he called that decision a mistake.
Consequence uploaded a post, “Petty Energy ain’t it for 2022.” Consequence captioned the screenshot, before later adding, “As an OG, I owe @champagnepapi an apology for letting the competition over the LP’s spiral out of control. Pardon me for whatever was said about you or your loved ones. Keep doing you bro…”
Exchange of Direct Messages between Consequence and Noah
On June 1, Consequence made DMs between himself and Noah “40” Shebib, OVO Sound Label producer public.
“Just wanted to tell you, cause I didn’t get the chance the other night, you’re for real one of my favorite rappers ever,” Noah’s message read. “Like for real. Just had to express that you and say thank you.”
Cons responded at the time: “My dawg. I fucks with y’all and I told Ye it’s great look to lock in with y’all. I def want to build with you and Drake.”
The Kanye-Drake conflict is one of the most controversial feuds in hip-hop industry. The open hostility between both world-famous, American, hip-hop artists can be traced back to 2007. West and Drake have been at loggerheads since then.
The controversy took an ugly turn in May 2018, when Pusha T. (the G.O.O.D. Music president) and executive producer Kanye West released studio album Daytona. In the last track of the album Infrared, Pusha T. selected Drake’s ghostwriting allegations about Kanye. Later, Drake backfired by suggesting he wrote Father Stretch my Hands and 30 Hours in Kanye West’s track The Life of Pablo. Pusha T. criticized Drake in The Story of Adidon, however, as he persistently kept the identity of his son hidden. Pusha T. even considered using this information in one of the Adidas campaigns.
The conflict re-emerged in 2021, ahead of the music album releases for Drake’s Certified Lover Boy and West’s Donda. Kanye confronted Drake in a group chat, and Drake responded by leaking Kanye’s collaboration with André 3000’s Life Of The Party— a previously unreleased song by West—in his radio station. Kanye reciprocated Drake’s attitude by posting his full address on Instagram but deleted the post after a short time. Amidst these struggles, Kanye released his tenth studio album Donda on August 29, and Drake released his sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy on September 3.
Consequence Criticized Drake
The conflict dragged other rappers, such as Andre 3000, Consequence and Pusha T., into the dispute. Consequence took the side of West, and in his track Party Time, he rapped lines like “Your parents out here like Sonya and Dell / And ever since Sophie had a story to tell/ You’ve been taking L’s and coming after K / And thought we couldn’t tell you were coming after K / But most crabs are a shell of their self.” Pusha T. was directing these lyrics towards Drake.
All Is Well With Consequence, Drake and Noah
In November 2021, both Drake and West are rumoured to have ended their feud. Kanya West posted a picture of himself, Drake and J. Prince in front of Drake’s mansion in Canada. Indeed, Consequence seems to want to make sure all is well with Drake and Noah “40” Shebib as he gears up for his new album, a follow-up of his 2016 A Good Comeback Story EP album.