Published May 29, 2018Since Pusha-T delivered his DAYTONA LP last week, much as been made about the ensuing war of words between the rap vet and Drake. Now, Pusha has made it clear he's ready for whatever comes of the latest chapter in the pair's longstanding feud.
Speaking with Vulture in a new interview, Pusha revealed that he worked the lyrical disses against Drake on DAYTONA closer "Infrared" as a counter-punch to Drake's lyrics on 2016 loosie "Two Birds, One Stone," on which the 6ix God raps, "You made a couple chops and now you think you Chapo / If you ask me though, you ain't lining the trunk with kilos."
Drake had written the lyrics in response to a few lines from Pusha's 2016 track "H.G.T.V.," on which he wrote and rapped, "It's too far gone when the realest ain't real / I walk amongst the clouds so your ceilings ain't real / These n****s Call of Duty cause their killings ain't real / With a questionable pen so the feelin' ain't real."
Pusha spoke about the most recent lyrical jabs with Vulture (in bold) as follows:
I want to ask about "Infrared." There's a lot of Drake fans asking "Why is he doing this again?" I told a lot of them that you have to remember that Drake got at him. And what you have to do is you have to respond to the guy whenever you get the chance to. Does it annoy you that people feel like you're pushing a point with him when he's actually playing into it as much as you are?
I don't even look at it that deep. I mean, I don't care what people say. Again, he spoke his truth. He said whatever he felt on "Two Birds, One Stone." He thought that he questioned my authenticity to the streets …
Which is ironic.
Which is … [shakes his head in bemusement] And it's fine. It's fine. But I feel like … If you're gonna question me, now I have to question authenticity, and what I feel it is that you claim. You claim a lot of music superiority. You run the charts, for sure. You got it, bro. [thumbs up] Got it, homeboy. [laughs] But, I have to question the authenticity of it when you get into the idea of skill set and what you do, off of what I've heard publicly. I'm not reaching for this, this is not my — This is out there, this is public knowledge. It's fine. But, you know, I know, we know. But, I have to question that. I have to.
Are you ready for all that warfare all summer? Because, that record…
I'm ready for everything that comes with it. Everything. And we gonna deal in truths. If that's what we gonna do, and that's what we really, really, wanna deal in, let's deal in real truths. Because, I feel like I was questioned. My truth was questioned, and I'm gonna deal in truths all summer long. If everybody wanna deal in that, then I have no problem with that, I think it's great. Think the world needs truth.
Especially this year.
Yeah. What's the big deal?
Of course, there are already plenty of opportunities for the two to keep this going in the near future. Drake is expected to release a new LP titled Scorpion in June, while Pusha and the G.O.O.D. Music camp have teed up releases from Kanye West, West and Kid Cudi, Nas and Teyana Taylor to arrive over the next few weeks.
You can read Pusha-T's full interview with Vulture here. Pre-order Pusha-T's latest album, DAYTONA, on vinyl and CD via Umusic.