Don't let the rumors and a little friendly competition fool you -- it's all love.

Drake told MTV News after his fourth annual OVO Fest in Toronto on Monday, "I think me and Kanye [West] have wanted to express our respect for each other for a long time and sometimes rap, the business, the competitiveness and just the heart behind it forces you to not talk to the people you quietly admire. And Kanye West is definitely a guy that I beyond admire. I have the utmost respect for him."

At the show that night, Drake brought numerous acts like TLCDiddyMa$e, and put the icing on the cake when her summoned 'Ye to the stage. After performing "New Slaves," 'Ye spoke about Drake's success saying it fueled his collab album with Jay Z. "Me and Hov would've never made Watch the Throne if this [dude] wasn't putting pressure on us like that, so I just wanna pay my respects," he said.

"To hear anybody say something like that, let alone the guy that's pretty much the reason why I started rapping, that was crazy," said Drake. "Kanye West is my favorite artist so it was surreal," he added

SourceMTV

MY 2 CENTS:

  • If they admire each other, they should work together.
  • They sound like girls. Someone should be the bigger person and initiate the friendship.