Drake and Kanye West still have the top two albums in the US, with “Certified Lover Boy,” and “Donda.” Both reignited their 2018 beef, in August, as it started with Drake dissing Ye on Trippie Red’s “Betrayal” song.
Both CLB and Donda had some very impressive features, and one that didn’t make the cut, was Griselda Records rapper, Benny The Butcher. Fans knew about a collab with Drake being in the stash for a while now, but he almost appeared on Donda as well.
In a new interview with Wayne, the Buffalo artist detailed why he didn’t appear on either project. Benny cited how with Drake, it’s hard to tell where a specific song of his will land on an album.
“Drake is Drake. He’s the biggest artist in the world so ain’t no tellin’ where that song gon’ land,” said Benny. “We got the song, I played it for all the homies. It’s a vibe and he gotta place that where he sees fit to it. I feel like it definitely would have fit in and definitely would have mixed things up, but I also see why he didn’t put it on [Certified Lover Boy].”
As for Donda, Benny says he was in the studio for one of the sessions, as his fellow Griselda artists, Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine, did make it on the album. Benny also noted that he felt like Ye didn’t want him on the album.
In the end, it seems more likely that fans will get to hear the collab with Drake, at some point. Benny is definitely one of the best lyricists out, and deserves to be heard amongst more fans.
Check out Benny The Butcher speaking on not appearing on the Donda and CLB albums, below.