Kanye West and Drake might actually have an album on the way.
After surprising fans with Rihanna on Sunday, Drake brought RiRi and Kanye West out for the final night of OVO Fest in Toronto on Monday (Aug. 1).
It was during ‘Ye’s surprise set that the duo seemed to confirm their joint project. “Toronto I got one question for you,” ‘Ye told the Air Canada crowd. “Is y’all ready for this album? I’m not talking about Pablo. I wasn’t talking about Views. I wanna ask y’all right now, are y’all ready for this album?”
When he said this, Drake emerged from the back of the stage and the two gestured at one another before ‘Ye went on to perform “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.”
— Drake Direct (@DrakeDirect_) August 2, 2016
This isn’t the first time they’ve talked about a joint effort. Last year, Mr. West even told “The Breakfast Club” what their album was supposed to be called. “The ‘Wolves’ song came from a conversation that me and Drake had, when was gonna do an album together,” he explained. “The album was called Wolves.”
In April of this year, Drake celebrated their friendship during an interview with Beats 1 and teased the joint project again. “We had plans,” he said. “We were supposed to do a mixtape together, album together, so maybe we’ll get that done.”
This could have also been what inspired Kanye to go on his most recent Twitter tirade, one about how music streaming services need to unite. That’s because Drake has a deal with Apple Music and Kanye works closely with TIDAL. A joint project would likely be impacted by those partnerships.