Is Kanye West's "FACTS" A Drake Diss Track? Not Likely & Here's Why
On Thursday night, a few Big Deal Things™ happened in the world: The year 2015 ended, and Kanye West released a new song called "FACTS." Obviously, the year ending is a big deal, but... come on, guys, new Kanye. That's a big deal! It's been far too long since we've heard new material from West (the last track that was available to download was "Only One" with Paul McCartney, and that was released last New Year's Eve in 2014!) and this song — which features West basically recapping his 2015 by rapping a whole lotta things he believes to be true — doesn't disappoint. But, with its lyrics like "Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman," and its references to "Drizzy," it does sort of make you wonder whether — in addition to dropping some of West's truth bombs — "FACTS" is also a Drake diss track. Could it be?
Personally, I don't think so. Even though West does reference his fellow rapper (and Kardashian family friend) a few times in the song, it doesn't seem likely that the song is a Drake diss track. First off, it's seemed like West and Drake are on good terms: In February, West revealed to Power 105 that he and Drake has discussed collaborating on an album called Wolves and were "sending beats back and forth" — and though nothing ever came of it, West did eventually end up naming a song of his "Wolves," which sounds to me like he was honoring the idea of the album that never was. Also, Drake was at the Kardashian's family holiday party, which West was also at — I assume some sort of friendship between them must have had something to do with that.
Additionally, the two of them collaborated on "Blessings" with Big Sean, so it's safe to say they probably work well together. Also, there was this pic that Drizzy himself Instagrammed:
So, what could West have meant when he rapped, "Yeezy, yeezy, yeezy, just jumped over Jumpman," — "Jumpman," of course, being a song Drake released with Future? Personally, I don't think he meant any ill will by this. To me, it reads more like he's saying "FACTS" is going to be the hot new track of 2016 — whereas "Jumpman" was the hot track of 2015. It makes sense, considering he released "FACTS" on New Year's Eve — and West isn't exactly known for being subtle.
So, those of you worried that Drake and West's bromance might be in jeopardy, don't worry: I don't think it's in danger at all. Here's hoping 2016 brings more collaborations between them!
You can listen to "FACTS" here.