The song Drake used to send shots at Pusha T
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The song Drake used to send shots at Pusha T

Drake and Pusha T have a long and complicated history. It’s unclear where the beef began. However, as a G.O.O.D Music artist under the wing of Kanye West, Pusha T witnessed Drake’s disrespect of his friend and longtime collaborator.

Fans speculate as to why Pusha (real name Terrence Thornton) dissed Drake. However, most believe he was stepping in for Kanye. In 2018, West and Drake’s beef came to a head after the Yeezy mogul released ‘Lift Yourself.’ Following this, Thornton released his diss track, ‘Infrared’ which included several ghostwriting accusations.

On the track, Thornton raps lines such as, “It was written like Nas, but it came from Quentin.” Quentin Miller is a known Drake collaborator who many have asserted is the person behind his lyrics. With other direct shots fired at the Canadian, such as, “How could you ever right these wrongs / When you don’t even write your songs?” After the double attack from both Kanye with ‘Lift Yourself’ and Pusha with ‘Infrared’ Drake (real name Aubrey Graham) decided to release his own diss track, ‘Duppy Freestyle.’

On ‘Duppy Freestyle’ Graham aimed at Pusha and called him out for having no hits, rapping, “Whoever supposedly making me hits, but then got no hits sound like they need me / My hooks did it, my lyrics did it, my spirit did it.” 

Moreover, he dissed the entire G.O.O.D Music label by referencing their 2012 collaborative album Cruel Summer, emceeing, I’m too resilient, get out your feelings / It’s gonna be a cruel summer for you.” Drake concluded by asking Pusha to pay him as he had revived his career, stating, “Tell ‘Ye we got an invoice comin’ to you
Considering we just sold another 20 for you!”

Although Drake’s ‘Duppy Freestyle’ was done well, fortunately for Thornton, the publicity and praise he received from his track, such as ‘The Story of Adidon’, was too much for Drake. The song revealed Drake had a son who he had been keeping out of the limelight.

You can listen to ‘Duppy Freestyle’ and ‘The Story Of Adidon’ below.