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Good friends are hard to come by. Rap producer Ye (left) is fortunate to have loyal friends who stand by him during troubling times.

Ye, formerly Kanye West, donned a black ski mask and met up with his pals, Fivio Foreign (2nd from left) and Pu$ha T (right) for lunch after taking a break from recording in Los Angeles.

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He was also spotted with Von Dutch designer Tracey Mills (right).

Ye thanked rapper Travis Scott for sending him the address to his daughter Chicago West's 4th birthday party. "I just gotta shout out to Travis Scott for sending me the address and the time," he said in a video on Saturday.

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The 44-year-old rapper and fashion mogul was upset that estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, didn't invite him to his youngest daughter's birthday party.

"Yo, I'm so happy right now," Ye says in the Instagram video.

"I just came from Chi's party and I just gotta shout out to Travis Scott for sending me the address and the time, and making sure that I was able to spend that birthday memory with my daughter to be there with the rest of the family."

Ye was annoyed that Kim barred him from her Calabasas home when he tried to visit his children last week.

Kim previously denied blocking her estranged husband from visiting her home or attending their daughter's birthday bash. In leaked video from the event, Ye is seen keeping a comfortable distance from Kim, while laughing it up with friends.

A source told Page Six that Kim was "saddened" by Ye's public statements, after she asked the musician not to show up "unannounced" to their home.

Kim may have been worried for boyfriend Pete Davidson's safety after Ye promised to attack him in his new track, titled "Eazy," which dropped Friday.

In other Ye news, the LAPD would like to speak to the father of four about an alleged assault that took place last week after a fan asked the rapper for an autograph.

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Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, ended his decade-long beef with rapper Drake. The two superstars have been feuding for years.

On Tuesday, Ye shared a photo of himself posing with Drake at a party at Drake's Toronto mansion.

Ye captioned the image with an emoji of a dove with a leaf in its beak - typically a symbol of death - to indicate their beef is dead.

"You have reached your destination," Drake wrote in the caption of a video that shows comedian Dave Chappelle speaking at the same party.

According to Yahoo! News, their decade-long beef began when Ye cut Drake's verses from his hit song song, "All Of The Lights" in 2010.

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In 2011, Drake shaded Ye and Jay-Z's joint album Watch The Throne. "I heard some other guys are coming out with an album, too," he said on Westwood.

"There's two other rappers that are coming out with an album together. I don't know where they got that idea."

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Also in 2011, Drake told the Source magazine he wanted to be "better" than Ye.

"when I was a kid trying to figure out what I liked, it was Ye who I related to the most. He was an artist, in every sense, from his cover art to his music. Now, I would say, he is [a] really great competitor... and friend, at the same time... My goal is to surpass everything he's accomplished. I don't want to be as good as Kanye, I want to be better."

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In 2014, Drake dissed Kanye's album Yeezus in an interview with Rolling Stone. "There were some real questionable bars on there," he said.

Ye reportedly responded to the interview during a concert, saying:

"They always be trying to pit ****** against each other and it ain't going down no more. So, tonight, it ain't none of that. We love Drake."

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In 2015, Ye called out Drake's collaboration with Nike in the song "Facts", while Drake mocked Ye about the size of his pool in "Summer Sixteen", with the lyrics, "Ye's pool is nice, mine's just bigger's what I'm saying."

In 2018, rapper Pusha T - who is signed to Ye's record label - released a Drake diss track, "The Story of Adidon", in which he alleges that Drake has a secret son. Drake later confirmed he was a father, with lyrics on his number one album Scorpion in June 2018.

Drake's producer J Prince later hinted that Ye told Pusha about Drake's son -- which Ye has denied.

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Kanye -- a father of 4 -- tweeted: "I did not have any conversations about your child with Pusha. I don't play with the idea of people's children after I spoke to Wiz a few years earlier."

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In September 2018, a fan tweeted a theory that Drake slept with Ye's estranged wife, Kim Kardashian. "Drake's been telling us for months now he slept with Kim K, we just haven't been listening".

Kim denied the rumors and Ye lashed out at Drake on Twitter, posting 18 tweets in a row.

Ye also took to Instagram to slam Drake for not denying the rumors.

"People making rumors or thinking you f****** my wife and you're not saying nothing... that don't sit well with my spirit. You know, if I had a girlfriend from Chicago, her name was Renita, and you was married to Rihanna, I wouldn't make no song called 'Riri.' So when you're like, 'I don't know where it came,' you too smart for that bro."

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In December 2019, Drake told the Rap Radar podcast he had no interest in squashing his beef with Pusha T.

"That's where all of this stems from," he said.

"It's all rooted in that situation, yes. I think that he definitely recruited a guy with a similar dislike for me no matter what he says in interviews... I could never ever ever ever turn my back on the things that I've said about Ye in a positive light, and I still feel all those same things."

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In November 2021, Kanye changed his name to "Ye," -- an apparent nod to Drake who always refers to him by that name.

In a video shared on Twitter, Ye said:

"I'm making this video to address the ongoing back and forth between myself and Drake. Both me and Drake have taken shots at each other and it's time to put it to rest."

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Ye, formerly Kanye West, says he regrets signing rapper Big Sean (right) to a record deal. Big Sean was discovered by Ye and signed with Ye's GOOD Music in 2007 after they met at a rap battle in 2005.

But now, Ye says he regrets signing the 33-year-old rapper, who did not live up to his full potential.

Ye, 44, sat down with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN for Thursday's episode of "Drink Champs."

When asked to choose between Pu$ha T and Big Sean, Ye called them both "sellouts" for not supporting "their boy" and being willful tools of the Democratic Party.

But Ye suggested he deserves to die for signing Sean to a record deal.

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Sean responded on Twitter, suggesting Ye is a hypocrite.

Sean wrote: "Was just wit this man, he ain't say none of that!!! And this was after the interview! I'm dying laughing at you."

Sean shared photos of himself with Ye at an event after the "Drink Champs" show.

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DJ Envy and Charlamagne trashed Kanye West's DONDA album during Monday's "Rumor Report" on "The Breakfast Club" radio show.

During the segment, Charlamagne called the 27-track album "lackluster," "exhausting," and "dated."

"I listened to it yesterday. I don't know if it's lackluster or too long, maybe both. Upon first listen, for me, it was kind of lackluster and long. An hour and 48 minutes is nuts. Even without all the part twos on there, it's just still too long and it gets exhausting. And the music, to me, sounds kind of dated."

DJ Envy went further, admonishing Kanye's "clown" behavior and criticizing the entire DONDA album rollout as "a circus."

Envy also chastised Kanye's handlers, particularly his groupie manager, Bu Thiam, and rapper Pusha T for not holding Kanye accountable for his behavior.

"Kanye is a clown," DJ Envy said.

"He is a clown and a circus. He is a clown and circus, and I'm ashamed of the people around him -- Bu, Free, Pusha, Monopoly... he is a clown. And if you don't get your guy together -- like Charlamagne said seven years ago, when he came up here and said, 'The people around you don't love you.' And Kanye, the people around you don't love you. You are a clown."

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Drake has no intentions of ending his longtime feud with fellow musician Kanye West. On Christmas Day, Drake, right, made it clear that he and Kanye, left, are no longer friends.

The two former pals once discussed releasing a joint album together, and Kanye appeared at Drake's OVO music festival several times.

But battle lines were drawn in 2018, when Drake claimed he was Kanye's ghost writer.

Kanye's collaborator, Malik Yusef, implied in an interview that the rap superstar had heard that Drake had a secret son. Then rapper Pusha T released "The Story Of Adidon," on which he revealed Drake had a secret son.

Reports suggested Kanye had given Pusha T the tip about the baby, but Kanye denied the claim.

The two superstars continued to attack each other on record and in the media.

In October 2019, Kanye revealed he had gone to great lengths to end the beef in a radio interview, stating:

"Me and Drake had this disagreement and he refused to speak to me for six months. That was so painful… You cannot be in service to God and be mad at your brother next door... I go to Drake's house with no security and just leave my number... Drake lives four blocks down the street from me."

But in his Christmas Day message, Drake made it clear he has no wish to be friends with Kanye, insisting he cannot "fix" the music producer.

"I think he kind of recruited a guy with a similar dislike for me, no matter what he says (in) interviews. He can tell whoever, 'I got love for him' or whatever, but it's not love... There's something there that bothers him deeply. Yeah, I can't fix it for him, so, it just is what it is.

"I'm not just some kid that's not a fan anymore. Now we have personal situations, and like I said, a lot of his issues with me, I can't fix them for him."

Drake also revealed he will forever bear a grudge against Pusha T for the way the rapper revealed his secret son to the world: "I have no desire to ever mend anything with that person," he said.

"I'll say this, I tip my hat to the chess move. I mean, it was a genius play in the game of chess. And definitely warranted my first quote-unquote 'loss' in the competitive sport of rapping. Some people like his music. I personally don't 'cause I don't believe any of it."

Meanwhile, Drake had the Internet buzzing on Christmas Day, when he dropped a surprise music video for his new track "War" off his upcoming album of the same title.

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But hours later, he deleted the music video and re-uploaded it to his YouTube channel. Fans speculated that he removed the video to delete cameos of Marcella Zoia, the infamous "chair girl," who was arrested for throwing chairs off the balcony of a high rise hotel in Toronto, Canada.

Zoia pleaded guilty to mischief and causing danger to life and is awaiting sentencing next month. She faces six months in prison.