|Promotional single by Kanye West|
|Released||January 6, 2016|
"Real Friends" is the twelfth track on Kanye West's seventh album, The Life of Pablo. Originally recorded for So Help Me God, the song has Kanye rapping about past friendships and the conditions of his relationships with both his friends and his family with the song having an introspective viewpoint. It was a promotional single for the album.
The song interpolates "Friends" by Whodini and samples Frank Dukes' "Couches" for the beat.
|Real Friends||4:11||The Life of Pablo||Studio|
|Real Friends [G.O.O.D Fridays]||5:21||Single||Studio||The version released as part of the 2016 G.O.O.D Fridays series. Features a snippet of No More Parties In LA. Released on January 8, 2016|
|Real Friends [feat. Leon Thomas III]||0:15||Snippet||A version that features Leon Thomas III, i.e Andre from the Nickelodeon show Victorious. A snippet was posted by TheSource in July 2020. Was recorded in 2015 according to Alek|
|Real Friends [Solo]||4:25||Demo||A solo version that has no Ty Dolla $ign, solo Kanye vocals in place of Ty's and differences in the instrumental. Leaked on August 10, 2020|
|Real Friends [feat DMX & Ty Dolla $ign]||4:45||Remix||Remix featuring DMX. Leaked on December 2017|