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Peter Rosenberg Says Drake Wrote the Hook For Kanye West’s “Yikes”

Drake writing on ye album
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Drake performs on the Coachella Stage during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

This morning Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg claimed that Drake contributed to Kanye West‘s new album ye by writing the melody in the chorus for “Yikes.”

“It is now a confirmed thing that Drake wrote the hook for ‘Yikes,'” Rosenberg said, later claiming that G.O.O.D Music left Drake’s credit off the album. While we don’t have any other verified information on this yet, it would fall in line with what we know about Kanye and Drake’s working relationship.

Despite Drake’s feud with Pusha T, he has always been a consistent presence in Kanye’s camp during his album making process, working with him as far back as My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He reminded us on his Pusha-diss “Duppy Freestyle,” where he cited his credited work on “30 Hours,” his informally credited work on “Father Stretch My Hands,” as well as his own Kanye-featuring “Pop Style.” If it’s true that Drake allegedly wrote  on “Yikes,” it would make sense that Kanye also felt it necessary to tweet this weekend that the beef was over. It’s also worth nothing that Drake and his artist Partynextdoor flew  to Wyoming while Kanye was there working on the album earlier in the year.

If anything, Kanye keeping a Drake contribution to his album uncredited while Drake is in the midst of a beef with an artist on Kanye’s label involving ghostwriting only highlights the frenzy surrounding the unconfirmed speculation regarding who actually contributed to ye.