Young Money’s Drake has finally addressed speculation suggesting G.O.O.D. Music rapper Pusha T‘s recent “Don’t F*ck With Me” freestyle took aim at his head.
Although Drizzy does not believe it targeted him, he did suggest Pusha be more direct in the future.
“I listened to it and I just couldn’t pick it out. I couldn’t pick out where I was supposed to be offended,” Drake told radio personality Funkmaster Flex Thursday (October 13) night. “Everyone was just like, ‘Oh you got dissed in this song by Pusha T.’ First of all, I’ve never really had any interaction with Pusha T so for him to diss me would be purely issues that he’s having within himself…We’ve met but we’ve been just always cordial with each other. I’m a fan of The Clipse. I say it in interviews. So I’ve never really had any issues with him. But it’s a frustrating time for a lot of people right now, I get it. So if it was directed at me, just make it a little more direct next time. I’m up for whatever man. I didn’t take offense to it though.” (Hot 97)
Pusha’s record, which dropped in late September, featured him rapping over Drake’s “Dreams Money Can Buy” instrumental.
Subliminal rap disses are tricky. Sometimes wayward lines develop into full blown rap battles, mostly nowadays, rap sublimes amount only to a bunch of blog comments and Twitter banter. Because he didn’t mention there is no telling exactly who Pusha T is aiming at, but the Clipse rapper clearly has someone set in his sights on his latest freestyle “Don’t F— With Me.” Using Drizzy’s “Dreams Money Can Buy” as his backdrop Pusha Ton throws ambiguous lines like the opening “The nerve of ya, he’ll sit and clip at your lines like he ain’t heard of ya/ I seen it happen before that man will murder ya.” It’s likely that the Re-Up Gang general is aiming at former G.O.O.D. Music comrade Consequence. Some have suggested on Twitter that Push has also taken aim at Drake. (RapFix)
Speculation of the track aiming at Drake’s head emerged after Pusha referenced rappers working on their second albums, as Drizzy’s Take Care sophomore LP drops next month.
“Rappers on their sophomores, actin’ like they boss lords/ Fame such a funny thing for sure, when n*ggas start believing all them encores/ I’m just the one to send you off, bonjour/ See yourself as I pull up in that mirror tint/ Skins vs. blouses, you mirror Prince, ‘Chappelle’s Show,’ all of you Neal Brennans, sketch comedy, who is for real penning?” (“Don’t F*ck With Me”)
Despite the alleged disses, Pusha ends the track promising there are no direct shots at the song’s conclussion.
So…here’s a track that should incite some interesting discussions within the hip-hop community. Unless I’m reading wayyy too into it, there appear to be some shots fired at Drake on Pusha T’s new freestyle track, “Don’t Fuck Wit Me,” which uses the instrumental from Drizzy’s “Dreams Money Can Buy.” Now, I realize that Pusha proceeds to say “no shots” at the end of the track, but he also laughs maniacally and says “but nothing goes unseen.” (Prefix Mag)
Check out a portion of Drake’s interview below: