Joey Bada$$ drank a lot of wine and shared a lot of updates to fans on Instagram Live Saturday night. While watching music videos on a projector, the Brooklyn rapper shared some stories and answered some fan questions, including a particularly juicy anecdote about Kanye West.
“Kanye? I gotta email him again,” Joey said when asked by a fan about a potential collaboration between the two. At that point, he launched into a story about his first encounter with Ye where he learned he’d inspired him.
“I’ll tell y’all something very real about Kanye,” he began. “A drunk man tells no lies… I met Kanye for the first time at Coachella 2016.” According to Joey, Kanye asked him if he knew The Life Of Pablo song “Real Friends.” “I’m looking at this n***a like, ‘Yeah, I heard ‘Real Friends.’ Who the fuck ain’t heard ‘Real Friends?’ He was like, ‘You inspired me to make that song.’ … I couldn’t believe it. The only thing I was thinking in my head was, ‘N***a, why the fuck you ain’t put me on that shit then? I could use the clout, n***a, shit [laughs] … Shoutout to Kanye though… I still don’t believe it to this day.”