Kanye West Dubs Chris Brown A "God" Amidst Quavo Feud

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Teyana Taylor VII With Def Jam, GOOD Music And MVD Inc
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Recording artists Chris Brown (L) and Kanye West attend Teyana Taylor's VII listening event presented by Def Jam, GOOD Music and MVD Inc at Siren Studios on October 20, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
Both artists dropped controversial diss records.

Kanye West is an unpredictable guy. Fans can never guess what he's going to do or say next, and his recent appearance on The Download podcast was a startling reminder. He claimed he would have sex with Michelle Obama, called J. Cole a "p**sy" and vowed to ruin Drake's career. He did, however, take some time out to discuss artists he was a fan of, and those he felt deserved fame. One of these artists was Chris Brown. At a seemingly random interval in the interview, West asserted that Brown was a "god" in the music industry.

The topic came about when Kanye West talked about restrictions within the music industry. He theorized that truly great artists have had a harder time breaking through due to the machinations of "middle men." He even referenced his own verse on the song "Carnival," which name drops Brown. "I'm the new Jesus, b*tch," West rapped. "I turn water to Crist, this for what they did to Chris. They can't do sh*t with this." In the emcee's estimation, Brown is one of the aforementioned "greats" that deserves to thrive. "Chris is a god," he asserted.

Kanye West Has Praised Brown For Decades

This is not the first time Kanye West has spoken in Brown's defense. He asked fans to forgive the R&B singer shortly after he was charged with assaulting Rihanna in 2009. "Can't we give Chris a break?" he asked during his VH1 Storytellers performance. "I know I make mistakes in life." West also gifted Brown with a YEEZY truck in 2020. The truck came with a written letter that read: "Congratulations to Chris, 20 years in the game you have overcome many hurdles and obstacles, you deserve the recognition for all the hard work you have put in."

The affection Kanye West and Chris Brown have for another contrasts with some of their other high profile relationships. Both men are involved in feuds with other hip-hop superstars, and have dropped diss tracks in the last week. West released a remix of the Future and Metro Boomin smash single "Like That," which took shots at Drake, while Brown bombed on Quavo with "Weakest Link." Both disses were well received, with many feeling that Brown delivered the decisive blow in the Quavo feud. The muted response to Quavo's "Over Hoes & B*tches" all but solidified this narrative. West, meanwhile, is still at war with the 6 God.

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Danilo is a writer based out of San Diego. He graduated from the Art Institute of Tucson with a B.A. in digital media, and has since forged a career as a pop culture journalist. He covered hip-hop for Heavy.com, Rhyme Junkies and PopMatters prior to joining HotNewHipHop.com. Danilo's top five is constantly changing, but Biggie and Slug from Atmosphere remain permanent fixtures. His favorite rap album of all time is "Late Registration" by Kanye West, and that stays the same.