Kevin Durant Sides With Drake As LeBron, NBA Stars Attend Kendrick Lamar Show

Kevin Durant Sides With Drake As LeBron, NBA Stars Attend Kendrick Lamar Show

Kevin Durant Sides With Drake As LeBron, NBA Stars Attend Kendrick Lamar Show | The Express Tribune

During Drake and Lamar’s feud, Durant shows his support for Drake by celebrating Canada Day and smoking hookah together.

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These two go way back. Drake’s approval rating may not be high right now, but his longtime friendship with NBA star Kevin Durant remains strong.

On July 1, Drake and Durant celebrated Canada Day together at Drake’s Toronto mansion, underscoring their continued bond amid Drake’s recent rap feuds.

Drake has had a rough time of it lately, losing to Kendrick Lamar in their ongoing feud and seeing several rappers and athletes rally behind Lamar.

However, Durant has always supported Drake, a relationship that has lasted for more than a decade.

The Phoenix Suns star has remained loyal, even posting a screenshot of Drake’s song “No Friends In the Industry” on his Instagram Story during the height of Drake and Kendrick Lamar’s feud.

Drake was active on social media over the holidays, sharing a video message and several photos of himself smoking hookah.

Later that day, he posted a photo to his Instagram Story showing him and Durant relaxing in his backyard.

Durant had a drink in front of him while Drake enjoyed his hookah. Despite the recent controversies, Durant’s support for Drake has never wavered.

Their friendship dates back to 2012, when Drake referenced Durant in his verse for the single “Pop That.”

Durant was also honored by the shout-outs, calling Drake his favorite rapper and expressing his gratitude during an interview with Sneaker Reporter.

“When your favorite rapper puts your name on a song,” Durant explains, “it makes you feel like you made it, no matter what you’ve done.”

Durant’s involvement in Drake’s career grew when he was credited as A&R on Drake’s 2023 album “For All the Dogs.”

Durant explained that his role was to facilitate conversation and be there for Drake when needed. “And he just gave me that title,” Durant said.

Interestingly, Durant’s open support for Drake stands in contrast to other NBA stars’ recent expressions of support for Kendrick Lamar.

LeBron James, DeMar DeRozan, James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Coby White were all spotted at Lamar’s “Pop Out and Show” concert in Los Angeles in June. DeRozan and Westbrook even joined Lamar on stage.

The feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar, which began in the spring, is one of the biggest stories in the music industry this year.

Although the feud seemed to have died down in recent weeks, a lot of discussion about the two rappers flared up again after Lamar’s concert. NBA players were also present at the performance and got involved.

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