If you’ve been keeping up with me on social media, I gave a few of my thoughts on Drake finally speaking out about his beef with Kanye West and Pusha T to Lebron James and Maverick Carter on their new HBO show “The Shop.”
During the show, Drake discussed what led to diss tracks and the reveal of his son.
According to the Canadian rapper, his issue with West started after Ye lured him to Wyoming to record some music. However, things went left when West backstabbed him and betrayed his trust.
Drake claims that he opened up to West about his personal life, including his son. Soon afterward, news that the rapper had a son broke. The announcement of West and Pusha’s album releases followed which was ironically close to Drake’s album release of Scorpion.
Drake says that he realized that the Chicago native was “manipulative.” The MC tried to stay away from Ye, but the antics didn’t stop.
Well folks, if you didn’t know Pusha T then dropped the diss track “Infrared.” Drake says that he was helping him work on the record while in Wyoming.
“I was just there with you as friends helping you, and now you’re dissing me? So I’m like, ‘Man, this is dark.’”
Drake being Drake responded with the “Duppy Freestyle.”
It is clear that Drake is still bothered by the betrayal. Drake believes that Pusha T crossed the line when he released “The Story of Adidon” which talked about Drake’s baby mother, mother, father, and his producer/friend Noah James Shebib also known as “40” who is battling multiple sclerosis.
-OVO 40, hunched over like he 80—tick, tick, tick
How much time he got? That man is sick, sick, sick
Pusha T’s response to Drake’s interview was short, but it was clear that he didn’t take Drake serious during the interview at all.
Drake feels like Pusha T will receive his karma, but felt like it was unnecessary to respond with a diss track.
Watch the interview below:
Alright, folks, here are my thoughts:
I can understand Drizzy being upset about Ye betraying him. I get that.
As far as his issue with Pusha T, I’m not here for the “I don’t want to release a diss track” excuse.
Drake made it personal when he mentioned Pusha T’s wife, Virginia Williams in the “Duppy Freestyle.” At that particular point, all bets are off the table. Don’t say that you could release a record about Pusha T and Ye but don’t want to. If you’re not going to release the song, don’t talk about the record.
In hip-hop, especially if you’re battling or beefing with someone, there is no such thing as going too far. That’s why it’s called beef.
As I’ve stated on Twitter, shameless plug, be sure to follow me at @CeeSoDope, Drake is at the height of his career. He took an L, and that’s ok. However, folks can’t get mad at Ye for spilling Drake’s business when Drake dissed West in the “Duppy Freestyle.” You should have been more cautious of what you told Ye. Unfortunately, it came back to bite Drake.
In the words of Kendrick Lamar, “this is hip-hop, and them ni**as should know what time it is.”
Now, that I got that out the way, I still believe that Drake and Pusha T are both great MC’s. Even West is still a creative genius, despite his disappointing antics lately in the media including meeting with President Donald Trump that made him look like a fool on national television.
While it seems as though Drake still has issues with Pusha T and Ye, Drizzy is starting to put aside his issues with past rivals. Drake has made amends with Meek Mill and shockingly, Chris Brown. The two artists have gone back and forward for years, and on Oct.13, Drizzy brought out CB in L.A. to perform his hit record, “Party.”
“I want to share this moment with y’all tonight. This is something I waited a long time for. I got the utmost respect—I think this guy’s one of the most talented human beings on the planet,” Drake said. “I never really got my chance to show him. So I figured tonight—in Staples Center, with each and every one of y’all—it would be the perfect time to share this moment.”
Check out the footage below:
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) October 13, 2018
What are your thoughts on Drake’s interview?