“After speaking with Kanye, I spoke with the brother, and he didn’t want this. I saw this going to a place that I feel would have ended his career if Drake would’ve put out this song that he had on him,” J Prince said on Sway in the Morning over the weekend. “And definitely would’ve hurt families, and we’re not in it for that. That’s not Drake’s character to tear a man down to that extent.”
The Drake vs. Pusha T rap beef ending with a legendary rap producer and one of the scariest men in Houston, J Prince, telling Drake to keep his career-ending rap about Kanye in his back pocket is the most unpredictable hip-hop moment since, well, a week ago when we found out that Drake had a secret son.
What a time to be alive.
Does Drake actually have a Kanye diss track?
If you listened to Duppy Freestyle, Drake made his shots at Kanye clear. Drake has written some of Kanye’s recent hits. Here’s the thing about ghostwriting, it doesn’t matter that much. Kanye West’s first huge hit, Jesus Walks, was written by Rhymefest. Jesus Walks was a huge hit. No one turned the record off because Kanye didn’t write it himself. No one cares.
I can’t imagine that Drake had more to say about Kanye outside of the ghostwriting thing. Ever since Meek called him out for having Quentin Miller write his albums, Drake is the most insecure human about writing bars for other rappers. I wouldn’t be shocked if Drake begged Kanye for the opportunity to write for him just so that he can bring it up later. ‘Look how great of a rapper I am. I wrote for Kanye’.
Let’s make one thing clear, Kanye West put on a Make American Great Again hat and said slavery was a choice. Drake has nothing to say that could end this man’s career. My man said he got liposuction. Kanye wrote his own diss track last month about himself.
Let me also say that there’s no way he heard Drake’s response and was afraid there would be actual violence especially if the track was all about Kanye. Why would Pusha T hear a diss track about Kanye, that completely skirts around everything Push said in The Story of Adidon, and think to himself ‘time for war’.
Clearly, J Prince owed Drake a huuuuge favor and Drake cashed in to make J go on radio shows and claim that Drake had some real heat ready to go but he asked him not to. Look, this is why you make friends in the industry. Now Drake can pretend like he was trying to get into a fight and was held back.
Round of applause to this finesse.
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