OVO Sound boss Drake might have really been “this” close to going full-blown Thanos on G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha-T. The hip-hop star has reportedly addressed why he went radio silent in his publicized feud.
According to “Everyday Struggle” host DJ Akademiks, Drake hit him up via direct messages to address his silence in the biggest rap battle of the year.
“He said, ‘For you as an outsider to this situation, you won’t get it and fans won’t get it.’ He said at times the sh*t goes beyond just music. He says that if this continued and it kept on being escalated, and I believe he’s talking about if he dropped his [response] track, he says it would go to a point of no return and it would have taken him to a very dark place. … He said it will all make sense and it doesn’t make sense to you right now because I’ve said to him, ‘You might have your reasons but you have to understand we’re going to be disappointed’ – he said, June 29. There is music there. There are answers on his album to make us understand.” (DJ Akademiks)
In a new interview, Pusha-T admitted he’s back on his work grind over feuding with Drake.
“Yeah man, I’m off that. Daytona. I’m about Daytona. I’m about G.O.O.D. Music. I’m about everything we’re doing with this music over here. I’m off that. [We have] all this heat. Tons of it.” (Big Boy TV)
Recently, Pusha reacted to rumors about Drake possibly having a career-ending diss record with his name on it.
“You know, I don’t know. I just feel like if there was something that was beneficial for either of those two guys [Drake or J. Prince], they would do it. I think they’re into doing anything that’s beneficial for them. [Do I think it’s a bluff?] I don’t want to call them scared. I just want to say that they’re thinking. They’re doing what’s best for them. … Yeah. I felt like the whole idea of a battle—I don’t know what was gained or what was lost. … It’s different because there’s a lot of sympathy and compassion and things like that I didn’t know existed. That’s why it’s not even fun to me anymore.” (GQ)
This week, “Power” star Joseph “Tommy” Sikora spoke to SOHH about the epic Pusha/Drake battle.
“Tommy would lean toward Pusha-T in the feud. I think. Just lyrically Pusha’s bringing it. As Joseph, I can’t see Drake coming up with something in response that’s going to be a career-ender for Pusha. Pusha’s been on-point. With people saying, ‘These guys are going for each other. They’re gunning,’ I think there’s something to be said about a classic rivalry battle going on that actually puts people to the next level and challenges people and I kind of applaud both of them for being real emcees. I’m enjoying watching it from the sidelines.” (SOHH)