Talib Kweli Says Kanye West’s ‘Drink Champs’ Diss Was ‘Hilarious’

Talib Kweli says he didn’t mind Kanye West dissing him in his Drink Champs interview earlier this year.

“That was good time,” Talib said on his own Drink Champs episode with Dave Chappelle and MC Yasiin Bey. “It felt like having a hit record out. The way that I remember that ‘Get By’ was out. It reminded me of what Kanye mean to the culture. The hat sh-t was funny to me — it was hilarious.”

He continued, “We on the group chat just laughing about the sh-t. So if you look at the moment, I had to have fun with it because I got a lot of love for Kanye. There was underlying context behind it.”

When Ye was on Drink Champs, he said, “If I be like you, Kweli, I’d be where you at. If you ask 99% of people, ‘Do you want to be Kweli or do you wanna be Ye?’ Most people are gonna wanna be Ye. I love Kweli. I never really liked the way he rapped.”

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