Drake samples Kim Kardashian discussing Kanye West divorce in new single

Rapper’s latest release includes recorded clip from ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’

Inga Parkel
Friday 07 April 2023 19:14 BST
Kanye West and Drake reunite in Toronto

Drake’s new single samples an old voice recording of Kim Kardashian speaking about her then-strained relationship with Kanye West.

The rapper’s surprise release, “Search & Rescue”, features a clip from the socialite’s reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

“I didn’t come this far just to come this far and not be happy,” Kardashian can be heard saying to her mother Kris Jenner.

“Okay, that’s fair,” Jenner responds, with Kardashian answering, “Yep, I saw it on the internet”.

The recording is taken from the show’s 2021 season finale.

“I always thought I could just have my kids, my husband moves from state to state, and then I realised, like, no,” Kardashian says prior to the lines used by Drake.

The Independent has contacted Kardashian’s representative for comment.

Drake and Kim Kardashian
Drake and Kim Kardashian (Getty Images)

Kardashian and West finalised their divorce in November 2022. The pair share four children: North, nine; Saint, seven; Chicago, five; and Psalm, three.

West, who recently faced severe backlash after he made numerous racist and anti-semitic remarks, is currently facing a wrongful termination lawsuit from former Donda Academy employees.

The two employees have alleged that the school violated a number of health, safety, and educational codes.

Drake and West have a long and complicated history with one another, alternating between friendship and feuds. However, the two most recently teamed up to perform a joint Los Angeles stadium concert in the fall of 2021.

“Search & Rescue” is out now. The song marks the “God’s Plan” rapper’s first release of the year.

Drake is scheduled to kick off his joint It’s All a Blur summer tour with 21 Savages on 16 June in New Orleans.

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