A "Surgical Summer"
Hip-hop is prepping for a “surgical summer,” as Pusha T and Drake’s beef continues to escalate.
It started with Pusha accusing Drake of using ghost writers, led to Drake teasing Pusha about his age and album sales and (as of now) has resulted in Pusha drudging up Drake’s hidden son. While Drake has yet to respond to Push’s latest diss, here’s the rapper’s alleged baby mama.
Scroll through to watch the video.
With the release of Push’s DAYTONA came some heavy hits towards Young Money’s Drake, Wayne and Birdman. “Infrared” accused Drake of having a ghost writer after it equated the “I’m Upset” rapper’s success with Trump’s presidential win. In the track, Pusha also head nodded Rick Ross’s “Idols Become Rivals” from 2017:
“Oh, now it’s okay to kill Baby
Niggas looked at me crazy like I really killed a baby
Salute Ross ’cause the message was pure
He see what I see when you see Wayne on tour”
“Idols Become Rivals” acted as a personal letter from Ross to the Cash Money Records co-founder. Ross called Birdman out for not paying his debts and expressed his feelings of disappointment in the rapper for pushing a narrative about his life that wasn’t true.
“And then I met you out on LiveNation dates/ Came to the realization that your watch was fake,” Ross rapped. “Damn… you nearly broke my heart/ I really thought you n***as really owned them cars.”
He ended the track with: “Damn, Stunna, I loved you, nigga/
Hate it came to this.”
A few hours later, Drake responded to Pusha with “Duppy Freestyle.” The three-minute-long track — the title of which is a Jamaican term for “evil spirit” and UK slang for “destroy” — blasted Push himself and Kayne West.
After Pusha called him out for “workin’ with someone else on a couple of Vs,” Drake reminded him (and everyone else) that he’s helped Kanye write before. (Back in 2016, Kanye publicly thanked Drake for helping with “30 Hours” and “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1.”) He went on to assumably confirm the rumors that he was helping Kanye with music while he was secluded in a secret location in Wyoming.
Drake teased Pusha for being older than his label head before telling him to “hola at [him] when [he’s] multi-million.” “Tell ‘Ye, ‘We got a invoice comin’ to you’/Considerin’ that we just sold another 20 for you,” Drake concluded.
Send the invoice for the extra 20… https://t.co/41rd4OJeMF
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) May 25, 2018
Pusha’s initial response came in the form of a tweet telling Drake to send the invoice along, a request Drake obliged. The paperwork billed G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam $100,000 for “promotional assistance and career reviving.”
Drake sent G.O.O.D. Music an invoice for all the album sales he just helped Pusha out with… this man is cold 😂 pic.twitter.com/mgdETsZOSV
— No Jumper (@nojumper) May 26, 2018
The “Trouble on My Mind” artist’s secondary reaction came in the form of “The Story of Adidon.” One of the track’s most notable components is the accompanying photo, which is an image of Drake in blackface.
“The Story of Adidon”
“The Story of Adidon” brought Drake’s parents into the mix. Calling his dad “money-suit Dennis,” Pusha raps “Dennis Graham stay off the gram, b***h, I’m on one.”
He contined: “You mention wedding ring like it’s a bad thing/Your father walked away at five, hell of a dad thing/ Marriage is somethin’ that Sandi never had, Drake/ How you a winner, but she keep comin’ in last place?”
The rapper touched on Drake’s mixed-race and hair, claiming that Drake “always felt you weren’t black enough.” “Afraid to grow it ’cause your ‘fro wouldn’t nap enough,” he said.
Pusha even dragged OVO 40 into things:
OVO 40, hunched over like he 80, tick, tick, tick/
How much time he got? That man is sick, sick, sick
Bruh that OVO 40 line gonna have Drake hunting Pusha T down like The Revenant
— . (@DDotOmen) May 30, 2018
OVO 40 is really dying though, niggas playing with life at this point, fuck it, this shit feel like when Pac said he fucked Biggie’s girl
— Complex Ambition (@ComplexAmbition) May 30, 2018
While some felt bringing the engineer into things was too much, Pusha was unapologetic about it. The day after releasing “The Story of Adidon,” Pusha called into The Breakfast Club to chat about the track.
When the show’s host pointed out that 40 has Multiple sclerosis, and that May 30 is World MS Day, Pusha said, “That’s ironic.”
Pusha T: * Drops #StoryOfAdidon *
The World: pic.twitter.com/13Rc4XGHOf
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 30, 2018
The rapper also pulled Drake’s illegitimate child out from his hiding spot. Claiming Drake’s “playin’ bored patrol,” Pusha urged the rapper to “let that boy come home.”
Since you name-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