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Drake Not Entertaining Kanye West's Offer To Squash Beef, Too Focused On Astroworld Tragedy

Nov. 9 2021, Published 12:26 p.m. ET

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Drake is not entertaining Kanye West's offer to squash their beef at a live event – at least not right now.

Sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell Radar that the Toronto hitmaker – who performed alongside Travis Scott just moments before the latter's Houston music festival turned deadly last Friday – is too focused on the Astroworld tragedy to accept or reject Ye's olive branch.

We're told Drake and his team feel they have bigger and more important fish to fry at the moment, given all that's happened and all that is still unfolding.

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As we reported, eight people died and hundreds more were hospitalized with serious injuries after the 50,000-person crowd began to surge and stampede toward the stage, crushing countless victims.

The scene went from chaotic to deadly, as panicked concertgoers rushed to the exits, begged both Travis' team and venue personnel for help, and aided in assisting those who were either unconscious or close to it.

The deceased ranged in age from 14 to 27.

Currently, a 9-year-old boy who was sitting on top of his father's shoulders at the show is fighting for his life in a medically induced coma after he went into cardiac arrest, which caused damage to his heart, liver and lungs. He also has brain swelling.

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Drake has been named in one of the dozens of wrongful death and negligence lawsuits that have been filed against Scott and Live Nation since the fatal performance.

The OVO founder has been accused of helping his Sicko Mode collaborator "incite" the already crazed crowd.

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Despite all that, Kanye decided on Monday night to extend a public invite to his longtime musical nemesis to appear as his "special guest" at an upcoming event.

In a video originally posted to the Instagram page of Houston-based record label executive J Prince (who helped get Drake signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label back in 2009), West was seen standing next to the Rap-A-Lot CEO while he read prepared remarks from his phone.

"Yo, this is Ye and J Prince. I'm making this video to address the ongoing back and forth between myself and Drake," Ye read aloud. "Both me and Drake have taken shots at each other, and it's time to put it to rest."

"I'm asking Drake on December 7 to join me on stage as a special guest to share the two biggest albums of the year, live in Los Angeles, with the ultimate purpose being to free Larry Hoover," he went on. Hoover is the co-founder of the Chicago street gang, Gangster Disciples. He is currently serving six life sentences at a maximum-security federal prison in Florence, Colorado.

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Kanye ended his arguably poorly timed public plea by adding, "I believe this event will not only bring awareness to our cause, but prove to people everywhere how much more we can accomplish when we lay our pride to the side and come together."

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