Forget what you may have heard, Mr. West ain't going off the grid anytime soon: on December 9, after almost a decade of beefing, 'Ye brought Drake to the stage for a reunion like no other. And you can bet their benefit gig was one for the books. So let's break down what you missed at the history-making event.
After a hyped-up rendition of Adele's Easy On Me (shoutout to Sunday Service choir), all eyes were on L.A.'s Memorial Coliseum as the two finally emerged and made their way to the stage. "When we were walking through the archway, it felt surreal; it felt like a dream," Drizzy himself recalled. "It was something I always wanted to do — be on stage with one of my idols while he's running through one of the best catalogs in music, period." And on that note, let's talk catalogs...
As the night kicked off, 'Ye took us on a trip down memory lane and brought back some old-school classics. From Jesus Walks (remember that one?) to All Falls Down and all the way to Praise God, Mr. West no doubt had everyone in their feels - including himself. As the Donda artist belted out the lyrics to Runaway, he did what he does best and decided to flip the script. "I need you to run right back to me, baby... more specifically, Kimberly," he sang (below).
Kanye singing a new Outro of Runaway for Kim Kardashian.. pic.twitter.com/KJibQIe4EB— Donda Times (@dondatimes) December 10, 2021
Of course, 'Ye had more tricks up his sleeves as the night continued. Not only did he go on to cover Drake's Find Your Love, but the 6 God soon returned the favor by covering 24. Together, they delivered several other bangers before closing the night with their fire collab, Forever.
As NME perfectly put it, "it turns out that you don't need to have faith in anything other than the power of two talents at the top of their respective games to have a near-religious experience. Here's to making up with your enemies."
Stay tuned - with this legendary feud finally put to rest, we're clearly sitting on the brink of a new era.