Pusha T Speaks Following Claims That Drake Has a Diss Song That Could End His Career
Recall that their feud began after Pusha dissed Drake on Infrared and the Canadian star replied with Duppy Freestyle, prompting Pusha to eviscerate him with the vicious rebuttal called The Story of Adidon. Many people waited for Drake’s reply but news later surfaced that rap OG J. Prince called him and told him not to further the beef that seemingly could turn violent.
Now, Pusha has granted a new interview with GQ in which he talks about the feud, the alleged career-ending diss Drake has made, and more about his relationship with Kanye West.
See the excerpts below, as shared by Highsnobiety.
On Kanye West’s support of Trump and the things he said to TMZ, saying slavery was a “choice,” and if it changed how he looks at him at all:
“No. I feel like he’s an opinionated friend. And we don’t have to agree. And we haven’t agreed on a lot of things in life. And we’re still friends. Nine times out of ten, I feel like if I argue my opinion I’m going to come up with way more facts. I feel like he moves off of feeling a lot… I’m around him enough to know that he says certain things and then he’ll see something that doesn’t even agree with something that he says and he’ll be passionate about that as well.
On his thoughts on the summer of 2015, when Drake and Meek Mill were trading barbs:
“I just realized that the age of social media weighed less on truth and more on entertainment. And I felt like it was just a little different. Because I was just like, “Man, if some of the revelations that came out then had happened a while ago, in the rap game people would be like, ‘What!? No way!’”
On the cover for “The Story of Adidon,” and his thoughts on the context of the picture, and where it come from:
“See, I don’t know. I just know that me being a black man, that’s something I’m totally against. I’m just like, “How could you be that comfortable, ever?” Just for me, there’s no way that’s ever comfortable.”
On Drake’s explanation for the picture, saying it was to raise awareness for black actors struggling to get roles…
PT: “That’s not an explanation that I would accept.”
On his reaction to J Prince saying that Drake has a response track that would ruin careers, but that J Prince stopped Drake from releasing it:
“You know, I don’t know. I just feel like if there was something that was beneficial for either of those two guys, they would do it. I think they’re into doing anything that’s beneficial for them.”
On if it’s a bluff, or that they’re scared, and if the beef is fun:
“I don’t want to call them scared. I just want to say that they’re thinking. They’re doing what’s best for them. Yeah. I felt like the whole idea of a battle—I don’t know what was gained or what was lost.”
On how rap battling in the social media era is different:
“It’s different because there’s a lot of sympathy and compassion and things like that I didn’t know existed. That’s why it’s not even fun to me anymore.
Bro, it’s weird. It’s so weird. There’s a sentimental aspect that I didn’t know existed. But new rules. I’m learning and discovering a whole bunch of new rules in the rap game. And I’ll just leave it at that.”
You can read the full interview on GQ.