Is the Drake and Pusha-T Beef Over?
Kanye West and J. Prince think so
Published Jun 04, 2018Drake and Pusha-T have been entertaining the internet (in more ways than one) with back-and-forth jabs since the latter fired shots on DAYTONA track "Infrared," but it seems "the circus" has come to an end.
Drizzy fans waiting for a "Duppy Freestyle" follow-up in response to "The Story of Adidon" are apparently out of luck for the time being — in part because of a phone call from J. Prince.
The Houston Rap-a-Lot Records boss, mentor and noted Drake defender reportedly called the Toronto rapper and urged him not to issue another response track.
Prince spoke to DJ Flow on DTLR on Saturday (June 2), and said that Pusha going after Drake's mom, family and sick friend on "The Story of Adidon" was "disrespectful."
"I spoke with Drake," he said. "I made an OG call to Drake this morning, telling him, 'I don't want you to respond to this. We gon' put this to bed. We can't get in the pig pen with pigs.'"
Kanye West — who produced DAYTONA and thus received some shade of his own on "Duppy Freestyle" — has also weighed in on the ongoing feud with surprisingly similar advice.
On Saturday (June 2), he tweeted that he had "never been about beef." He acknowledged that "lines were crossed" in the rap battle and then declared: "So this is dead now."
I've never been about beef I'm about love lines were crossed and it's not good for anyone so this is dead now— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 2, 2018
As it stands, Drake's last contribution to the war of words came in the form of a note on Instagram in which he attempted to clarify the photo of him in blackface that Pusha-T used as the artwork for "The Story of Adidon."
Pusha clapped back, dismissing Drake's statement and arguing that he has been "silent on all black issues."
Pusha-T's fans were far from silent during his Governors Ball set in New York on Saturday, though. Despite West's tweet, during moments of quiet, the crowd started a deafening chant of "Fuck Drake!"
Infrared. I guess what Ye says goes. pic.twitter.com/RRp9fnrBlq— Eric Diep (@E_Diep) June 2, 2018
Pusha reportedly tried to calm the crowd, raising a hand and muttering something along the lines of "Why the fuck would you do that?"
Nevertheless, it seems unlikely that Drake will be firing back — at least until we hear his upcoming album Scorpion. It's due out this month.