Published Oct 17, 2018Though "surgical summer" has passed, the beef between Pusha-T and Drake is still simmering. While the Toronto rap titan has long thought of Kanye West as the one who gave the G.O.O.D. Music prez lyrical ammo for "The Story of Adidon," Pusha now alleges it was actually someone much closer to Drake.
Appearing on Joe Budden's podcast, Pusha-T claimed he learned about Adonis through Drake's right-hand producer Noah "40" Shebib — or someone close to him, at the very least.
Pusha elaborated on his source as follows:
The information came from 40. It didn't come from Kanye, at all. 40 is sleeping with a woman, who begins to… he talks to her daily. Five, six hours a day… And ultimately speaks about how he's disgruntled about certain things, notoriety and things involving Drake and his career, and so on and so forth. With that also came the fact that Drake has a child. With that also came the trip that everybody took to go see the child, and bring him gifts, and all this information. She divulged this information. That's where it came from.
Last week, Drake went into further detail about the beef on LeBron James' HBO series The Shop, where he revealed that he felt Pusha's lyrics about Shebib's fight with multiple sclerosis crossed a line:
I knew something was gonna come up about my kid. They had to add the deadbeat thing to make it more appealing, which is fine. I understand that. Even that, I was like, okay. The mom and dad thing, whatever. You don't even know my family. But I'mma tell you, wishing death on my friend that has MS… I study rap battles for a living. Now when you mention defenceless people who are sick in the hospital, that passed away, that really sent me to a place where I just believed then, and believe now, that there's just a price that you have to pay for that. It's over. You're gonna get… someone's gonna fucking punch you in the fucking face. The shit's done, the event's over.
Pusha then referenced the episode of The Shop on the podcast, saying, "They did the backlight and they put the spotlight on his face, 'When you said my friend'...But your friend is the reason why. That's how it came about. That narrative's gotta die. Listen, it needs to die. It's done. That narrative is done."
Drake had also spoken about an unreleased response to "The Story of Adidon" for both Pusha and West on The Shop, explaining, "I got home and listened back to it, and I was like man this is not something I want to be remembered for. This is not necessarily a place I want to go...I'd much rather live with that than the things I was about to say and the research I did against and the places I was gonna go. Not only for him but for the other guy too."
Find segments of Drake on The Shop and Pusha-T's podcast appearance in the players below.
Drake talking about his Pusha beef on LeBron's new show "The Shop" is very interesting. pic.twitter.com/sb87A0nJoU— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) October 13, 2018