The two rappers have been embroiled in a long-running feud but Kanye – who recently changed his name to Ye – attempted to end their rivalry earlier this month by asking the ‘Hotline Bling’ hitmaker to join him at a show at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on 9 December, which will “raise awareness and support” for imprisoned Chicago gang leader Larry Hoover, as well as “the cause of prison and sentencing reform”, and he’s now confirmed his rival has accepted the invitation.
The ‘Stronger’ rapper said in a statement: “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 aside and come together.”
Kanye had made a video appeal to end the feud earlier this month.
In a video shared by J Prince, Kanye said: “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. I’m asking Drake 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.”
Kanye and Drake have been embroiled in a feud for years, and things intensified earlier this year when West dropped ‘Donda’ and the latter released ‘Certified Lover Boy’.