Young Money rapper Drake recently updated fans on his situation with perceived rap rival Pusha T and said despite the speculation, there are no issues between them.
Drake said the media and fans alike pit them against each other when in reality they have no problems.
“Of course they want me and so-and-so to beef because it would sound good,” Drake said in an interview. “It would sound good, we can both rap, but you know, I don’t have a problem with him. I really don’t. Yeah, I don’t think he has a problem [with me]. I’ve seen him multiple times. Sometimes we let people make problems for us — it’s not on that level.” (“East Village Radio”)
Recently, the G.O.O.D Music rapper surprisingly placed Drizzy on his top five favorite rappers of the moment list.
“If I had to just name out five right now, right now, who’s just doing they thing, I would say myself,” Pusha said. “I feel like I get busy. I feel like I do it in the spirit of hip-hop, I feel like I take risks — I feel like Kanye West is definitely on that top ten, that top five because if you look at the top ten, four people on that top ten were influenced by what Ye got, including myself, Chainz, Sean and Ye himself. So I think you got to put him in there. I think you got to put Kendrick in there. I think he’s like, he’s killing the game. I think you have to. I think you got to put Drake in there as well. You know what I’m saying? He’s rapping. I think you got to put Ross in there as well just because his presence in the clubs, so on and so forth is heavy and his movement with his guys, Meek, he ushered them out, Wale, and stuff like that. I feel like that’s five strong in different categories and you can even look at everybody for who they are and be like, ‘Okay, I can see why he’s thinking that.'” (Hot 107.9)
In February, Pusha admitted he was down to go pound-for-pound with any rap battle challenger, even Drake.
“Listen, at the end of the day, I’m ready for anything and anybody,” Pusha said in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. “I don’t, this is music to me, like, this is music, this is something I’m good at. Like, it’s something that I’m very good at. Like I said man, I’m spiteful. I’m saying, you’re asking me, so I’ve got to tell you, that’s real. I don’t shy away from anything. I’m not into it like that. And like I said, I keep it tasteful. I keep it tasteful and I keep it hip-hop, I keep it rap. Like, that’s it. I ain’t trippin’. And I’m not here to discredit what they’ve achieved. Drake is good. This is like real talk. These guys are good.” (Whoolywood)
Despite some exchanged words, Drake previously spoke on his admiration for Pusha.
“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)
Check out Drake’s interview: