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Kanye West apologizes to Drake for beef with Pusha T

Kanye West appears Aug. 28, 2016, at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Chris Pizzello / AP)
Kanye West appears Aug. 28, 2016, at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Chris Pizzello / AP)
By Christie D’Zurilla Los Angeles Times

Kanye West has apologized to Drake for some recent clashes and says he’s going to attend one of Drake’s shows in the next week.

The rapper started off a nine-tweet mea culpa early Wednesday with a picture from Drake’s “Scorpion” tour and the message: “Sending good energy and love to Drake and family and crew,” followed by purple hearts.

Primary in West’s apology was his denial that he had anything to do with diss tracks aimed at Drake by fellow rapper Pusha T a few months back.

“I never listened to either diss track that followed but I did hear quotes from both songs after they were released,” West tweeted.

The gist of the most recent episode in the Drake-Pusha T spat, which goes back years?

In late May, Pusha T released the song “Infrared,” which accused Drake of using a ghostwriter, so Drake shot back with “Duppy Freestyle,” which included a name-drop of Pusha T’s fiancie.

“All bets are off because of that. That alone causes all bets to be off and everything else is fair game,” Pusha T said on “The Breakfast Club” radio show when he released his response song, “The Story of Adidon,” notable for its send-up cover image of Drake in blackface in 2007 and an allusion to an alleged secret child.

Drake later put the image in context, but the damage was done.

West also apologized for stepping on the release date for Drake’s latest album, “Scorpion,” which landed on June 1, a week ahead of West and King Cudi’s joint album, “Kids See Ghosts.” West also had a listening party for his own album, “Ye,” the night before Drake’s dropped, and Pusha’s “Daytona” came out a week earlier.

“We were building a bond and working on music together including squashing the issues with Cudi at our office,” West tweeted Wednesday.

To sum it up, he wrote: “This is all Jedi level. I will be coming to your show within the next seven days to give love and be inspired by the art you have created.”

Drake had no reply on social media Wednesday morning.

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