Drake Demands $100K From Pusha-T For “Reviving His Career”
In the last 36 hours, there have been two songs that own the spotlight in Rap music right now. With the release of his seven-song album DAYTONA, Pusha-T closes with “Infrared.” Produced by Kanye West, the track goes at Drake (who Push’ has had verbal conflicts with since 2012), and Lil Wayne, a foe since 2006.
The Clipse co-founder called out Drake on his use of additional writers in his latest scathing jab at the Toronto, Ontario MC/singer. In less than a day, Drizzy responded to “Infrared” with his “Duppy Freestyle.” The song upped the ante with Pusha, further questioning the authenticity of his accounts of being a ’90s and 2000s drug lord. Drake also clowned the state of the career of the 41-year-old MC who is signed to ‘Ye’s G.O.O.D. Music. At the close of his song (which Drake reminds Push that he wrote multiple elements of The Life Of Pablo) he seeks compensation: “Get out your feelings. It’s gonna be a cruel summer for you / I told Weezy and Baby ‘I’ma done’em for you’ / Tell ‘Ye we got an invoice comin’ to you / Considering that we just sold another 20 for you.”
Pusha’s response online after the song released, requested the invoice:
Almost immediately, Drake and his OVO team produced paperwork online, seeking $100,000 for “promotional assistance and career-reviving”:
Having made the first move in 2018, it will be interesting to see if Push’ will allow Drake the last word for a while.
Additionally, as Pusha-T and Clipse never charted higher than #4 (one time each, respectively), it will be interesting to see how DAYTONA measures up on the boards in the wake of this high-profile release-day conflict.