G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha-T is going to need to see some proof before worrying about alleged diss songs. The hip-hop veteran has reacted to rumors about Drake having a career-ending battle record with his name on it.
In a new interview, King Push addressed the possibility of Drizzy having straight ether for him.
“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)
“Power” star Joseph “Tommy” Sikora recently talked to SOHH about the epic Pusha/Drake battle and questioned if Drizzy had a career-ending record.
“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)
Last week, Pusha-T announced the short-lived rap feud had come to an abrupt stop.
“I don’t even know. I don’t know what was lost or what was gained,” Pusha said when asked what fans are supposed to have learned from the rap battle. “These conversations have been had and, to my knowledge, it’s all over. It’s all over with. … These conversations have been had and, to my knowledge, it’s all over. It’s all over with.” (Vanity Fair)
Recently, hip-hop mogul Diddy admitted Drake took the L in the rap battle for not responding to Pusha’s latest diss song.
“I think you gotta listen to your OGs because it ain’t worth it. But as far as in a battle, if he didn’t respond, he took the L. I said he took the L because he didn’t respond and I said he should have listened, he should listen to J. Prince because I was in that same position with ‘Hit ‘Em Up.’ I told Big not to respond. So I can understand. What Big had written for them, it was going to get as bad as it got. It’s an L because we know there’s guidelines and rules. You have 48 hours to respond. Pusha-T almost took an L but it was Memorial Day Weekend and he came back on Tuesday.” (“The Breakfast Club”)