Pusha-T Takes Off The Gloves & Makes His Beef With Drake A Family Feud (Audio)
Hours after Pusha-T took his latest shots at Drake on Friday (May 25) with the song “Infrared,” Drake rebounded with a scathing diss of his own. The holiday weekend passed while Hip-Hop fans measured both attacks.
Pusha’s six-year conflict with Drake is a byproduct of T’s longtime feud with Lil Wayne and Birdman. On Friday, Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle” wrangled Kanye West into the rumble, with the Toronto MC/singer claiming that the same things that Push’ dissed him about (read: enlisting help from writers), ‘Ye has been doing for years—including seeking help from Drake. He also knocked Pusha-T’s drug kingpin persona and laughed at his numbers—all before sending a $100,000 invoice (at T’s request) for some “career” services.
Tonight (May 29), Pusha-T unloads his reply. “The Story Of Adidon” takes all the gloves off, and uses some new framework. “Drug dealin’ aside, ghostwritin’ aside…” begins Pusha-T over JAY-Z’s “The Story Of O.J.” instrumental, as he uses the moment to tear into Drake’s parents, and attack the superstar for using his Black heritage conveniently. He uses real names deliberately, as Pusha-T points out to listeners that Drake went there first on “Duppy Freestyle” with the lines: “I really shouldn’t have given you none of my time / ‘Cause you’re older than the ni**a you running behind / Look, holla at me when you multi-million / I told you keep playing with my name and I’ma let it ring, like Virginia Williams.” The last part of the excerpt mentions T’s fiancée by name. In posting his reply, Push’ declared: “Virginia Williams shan’t ever be mentioned in song by anyone aside from me.”
Suddenly a beef that had its comedic lines got very dark, more reminiscent of tactics used by Tupac, Ice Cube, and Daz Dillinger in past conflicts.
“Dennis Graham, stay off the ‘gram, b*tch I’m on one / You mention wedding ring like it’s a bad thing / Your father walked away at five, hell of a dad thing / Marriage is somethin’ Sandi never had, Drake / How you a winner but she keep comin’ in last place? / Monkey-suit-Dennis, you parade him / A Steve Harvey-suit, ni**a made him / Confused, always thought you weren’t Black enough / Afraid to grow it ’cause your ‘fro wouldn’t nap enough / Since you named dropped my fiancée / Let ’em know who you chose as your Beyoncé / Sophie knows better, ask your baby mother / Cleaned her up for IG, but the stench is on her / A baby’s involved, it’s deeper than Rap / We talkin’ character, let me keep with the facts / You are hiding a child, let that boy come home / Deadbeat mothaf*cka playin’ border patrol, ooh Adonis is your son / And he deserves more than an Adidas press run / That’s real, love that baby, respect that girl / Forget she’s a porn star, let her be your world / How dare you put ‘Ye in my verses / I’m selfish, I want all of the curses.”
Pusha-T mentions Drake’s father, his mother, an alleged son he is denying, and a baby-mom. The basis of the attack relates to a 2017 report from TMZ that former adult film actress Sophie Brussaux publicly declared she was pregnant with the rapper’s child last May. Brussaux hired an attorney who provided TMZ with photos and alleged text messages relating to the communication regarding the pregnancy. The cover art, of Drake in Blackface, shows the tone of the venom that the Clipse co-founder is kicking.
At the close of the diss, Push’ also checks Noah “40” Shebib, bringing a producer into the beef. Push’ seems to sense something wrong with the executive’s health: “OVO 40, hunched over like he 80, tick, tick, tick / How much time he got? That man is sick, sick, sick / I got the devil flow, ni**a, six, six, six.” As Tha Dogg Pound dissed Eazy-E ahead of his own untimely passing and Tupac attacked Prodigy for his sickle cell anemia, this battle has quickly gotten to a very real place.