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INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Hip-hop artist Kanye West performs onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2016 in Indio, California.

Kanye West is in a forgiving mood. He declared he is “releasing all grudges.”  In a recent Instagram post, he seemed to be communicating that the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II has put him in a more reflective state of mind. He says that he is now ready to let go of the past.

“Life is precious,” the rapper wrote in all caps. “Releasing all grudges today. Leaning into light.” The Donda creator then followed his note with two images of Queen Elizabeth II.  However, Ye did not name any specific people he would be “releasing all grudges” with. But we can think of a few that he has sparred with publically.

First, you have Pete Davidson. The Saturday Night Live star dated Ye’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian for nine months before calling it quits. During several social media rants he started a rumor that Pete Davidson had AIDS, called him out for tattooing his children’s initials on him, and even decapitated an animated version of Pete in a music video.

Second, there is Kid Cudi. Unlike Pete, Cudi has been a little more vocal with his dislike of the Chicago rapper. Back in April, Cudi revealed that “Rock N Roll” off of Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry would be his last collaboration with Ye. “I did this song a year ago when I was still cool w Kanye.  I am not cool w that man.  He’s not my friend and I only cleared the song for Pusha cuz thats my guy. This is the last song u will hear me on w Kanye,” he tweeted on April 19. In a recent interview with Esquire, Cudi confirmed that he and Ye’s relationship is  still not in a good place saying that it would take a “motherf—ing miracle” for them to be friends again.

Lastly, Adidas and GAP. Ye called out Adidas for releasing old shoes and creating colorways for his Yeezys like he’s “dead.” He then proceeded to call out each Adidas executive by name before telling fans to leave Alasdhair Willis alone. In that Instagram rant, GAP also got blasted the clothing company for “having meetings about me without me” and that they’re “next” on his list for a more direct targeting.

Hopefully, this new revelation Ye will stand out to be true.

Kanye West: 15 Songs You (Might) Have Not Known He Produced

  • 1. Foxy Brown, "My Life" (1999)

    Ye produced Foxy Brown’s “My Life” which was released in 1999. The song was featured as part of the soundtrack in the 2003 hit film “Cradle 2 The Grave” starring the late DMX, Jet Li, Gabrielle Union, Anthony Anderson, and Paige Hurd.

  • 2. Lil' Kim, "Don't Mess with Me" (2000)

    Lil’ Kim’s “Don’t Mess with Me” was released in 2000 from the rapper’s second studio album The Notorious K.I.M. Ye is also credited as a co-writer along with Kimberly Denise Jones (Lil’ Kim), Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, Geoff Gill and Cliff Wade.

  • 3. Mos Def feat. Faith Evans, "Brown Sugar (Fine)" (2002)

    “Brown Sugar (Fine)” is from the soundtrack of the film Brown Sugar. Mos Def plays Chris “Cavi” Vichon, a cab driver and underground rapper, and he performs the song in the film and tags Faith Evans’ angelic vocals later on the soundtrack. The song contains a sample of Norman Connor’s “Invitation” (1979).

  • 4. Monica, "Knock Knock" (2003)

    Monica released “Knock Knock” in 2003 on her fourth studio album ‘Before The Storm.’ The record peaked at No.75 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 24 on Billboard’s R&B chart.”Knock Knock” samples The Masqueraders’ 1976 song “It’s a Terrible Thing to Waste Your Love.”

  • 5. Common – "Go!" (2005)

    “Go!” is the third single from Common’s 2005 album Be. Ye provides background vocals alongside John Mayer. Be was nominated for “Best Rap Album” at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards.

  • 6. Alicia Keys, "You Don't Know My Name" (2003)

    “You Don’t Know My Name” is the lead single of Alicia’s second studio album The Diary Of Alicia Keys , which was released in 2003. The song won a Grammy for “Best R&B Song” at the 47th Annual Grammys where the singer also picked up “Best R&B Album,” for The Diary Of Alicia Keys , “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” for “If Ain’t Got You,” and “Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocals” for “My Boo” featuring Usher.

  • 7. Twista, "Overnight Celebrity" (2004)

    “Overnight Celebrity” is the second single from Twista’s 2004 album Kamikaze. The song has uncredited vocals by West and violin by Miri Ben-Ari. The track samples Lenny Williams’ 1978 song “Cause I Love You.” The song received a nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards.

  • 8. Mariah Carey, "Stay The Night" (2005)

    “Stay The Night” is from Mariah Carey’s The Emancipation of Mimi, the singer’s 10th studio album, which was released in 2005.

  • 9. Alicia Keys, "Unbreakable" (2005)

    Alicia Keys and Ye teamed up again on the singer’s “Unbreakable” which was released in 2005. The track was originally supposed to be a part of the R&B icon’s second studio album The Diary Of Alicia Keys but it ultimately did not make the cut.
    “The song was always one of my favorites, but I did not think it would fit well into my second album,” the singer said per Genius. The record draws from Eddie Kendrick’s 1977 “Intimate Friends.” “Unbreakable” was nominated for “Best R&B Song” and “Best Female Vocal R&B Vocal Performance” at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards.

  • 10. Lil Wayne, "Did It Before" (2007)

    “Did It Before” is from Lil Wayne’s The Drought Is Over 2: The Carter 3 Sessions. The Drought Is Over 2: The Carter 3 Sessions is an unofficial compilation of Lil Wayne songs that was released in 2007.

  • 11. Drake, "Show Me A Good Time" (2010)

    “Show Me A Good Time” is from Drake’s 2010 album Thank Me Later. Not only did Ye produce this song but he also has a co-writing credit along with Drake, No I.D., and Jeff Bhasker. Ye also produced Drizzy’s “Find Your Love” which is also on the album. Thank Me Later was nominated for “Best Rap Album” at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

  • 12. Justin Bieber, "Runaway Love" Remix (2011)

    The original “Runaway Love” is found on Justin Bieber’s 2010 album My World 2.0. Bieber and Ye’s collab came after Kanye tweeted his admiration of the song. He then added Wu-Tang’s Raekwon onto the project for the remix. The remix samples the beat from Wu-Tang Clan’s 1993 hit “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F— Wit.”

  • 13. Beyoncé, "Party" ft. André 3000 (2011)

    “Party” is from Beyoncé’s fourth studio album 4 and includes a guest appearance from André 3000. Ye also contributes background vocals to the track along with Consequence.

  • 14. John Legend, "Let's Get Lifted" (2011)

    “Let’s Get Lifted” is from John Legend’s debut studio album Get Lifted. Ye who was Legend’s manager at the time, executive produced this album including “Let’s Get Lifted.” Get Lifted won “Best R&B Album”, and earned Legend another two awards, for “Best New Artist” and “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance” for his single “Ordinary People” at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards.

  • 15. Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, "Industry Baby" (2021)

    “Industry Baby” appears on Lil Nas X’s debut album Montero which was released in 2021. The song features a guest appearance from rapper Jack Harlow. The song debuted at No. 2 in August of 2021 then went to No.1 on the chart on the week of October 23, 2021. The track became Lil Nas X’s third No. 1 song and Harlow’s first. The song received a nomination for Best Melodic Rap Performance at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.