There is a now-deleted track floating around that was meant to be on Pop Smoke’s debut album. The track included features from Pusha T, Young Thug and Gunna. Pusha T used this opportunity to once again take shots at Drake—a man he literally bullied into becoming a father out of embarrassment.
“Those empty threats only sound good on your records / If the patois is not followed by blocka / It’s like marked for death Screwface, without the choppa / Let ‘em rush the stage when you made like Sinatra.”
Bars. For sure bars.
However, this verse was included in a song with Young Thug who is friends with Drake and didn’t appreciate Pusha dissing his boy on a record he was featured on.
Young Thug comments on Pusha T dissing Drake on the song ‘Paranoia’ that featured him and Gunna, which was supposed to be on Pop Smoke’s new album. pic.twitter.com/sXsSy4t65n
— THUGGER DAILY ひ (@ThuggerDaily) July 7, 2020
Thugger has spoken. This rapper shit, is in fact, so gay. Tough to argue that.
It is important to mention that there are no rules in rap beef. Nothing is off the table and there’s certainly no rule about how many times to can write a diss track about one particular person. I am totally okay with Pusha T spending the rest of his career dunking on Drake knowing damn well that Drake could never out-rap him. Not a huge fan of punching down but when it comes to rap, it is hilarious.
But it’s impossible to not be Team Young Thug on this one. Do not drag me into your war. I’m minding my own business over here rapping about these hoes. Why are you making me have to put out public statements and choosing sides? Man, you’re scaring off the hoes. Get out of here.
Here is Push’s response to Thug’s criticisms:
Pusha T responds to Young Thug. pic.twitter.com/cIT7VLhmrl
— HipHop-N-More (@HipHopNMore) July 7, 2020
- Drake is the police
- You were only on the song because I allowed you to be
- I do not seek your respect
- Fuck that, take me off the song
Lot of strong points being made here.
Both men can be correct here.
Young Thug is totally right in saying that he does not want his name attached to a diss track. In his eyes, rap beef is corny and yea, if I were to pretend to be a grown up for a moment then I reckon I agree.
And Pusha T is correct that it 1000% does not matter what Young Thug thinks and he’s not done dogwalking Drake. He has zero reasons to stop bullying this Canadian geek.
But at the end of the day, context matters. Pop Smoke was murdered and his posthumously released debut album is not the time nor place for this extensive of a rap beef that Pusha T had already won.
“This rapper shit is so gay” -Young Thug