Atlanta rapper Young Thug isn't backing down from Pusha T. The hip-hop star has stepped up to speak out against the G.O.O.D. Music boss for taking aim at rap rival Drake on their new "Paranoia" collaboration and dragging him in defense on the disses.
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On Tuesday, Young Thug went to his Instagram Story to defend his image after getting publicly blasted by Pusha. Thug blasted T for using multiple takes to get at Drizzy and questioned why he would reference his personal beef on the late Pop Smoke‘s record.
“First of all, your verse seven days. If you know what I mean, a motherf*cking week. Second of all, you already went crazy the first time, ain’t nothing but a sucker to on double takes and triple takes and quadruple takes. You should of just got that all out on the first song, we’d put the first song out. You ain’t even have to do all that. You just didn’t feel like you were gonna get enough views on your own sh*t so you came and you put some bullsh*t on a n*gga who’s resting in peace’s music. Trying to f*ck up a n*gga whole vibe. ‘But this is the perfect platform, Thug, Gunna and Pop Smoke. This is the perfect platform to clap this n*gga a**. This is the perfect song to do it on.’ Do that sh*t on your own song, n*gga. N*ggas ain’t jumping in on no n*gga business ’cause I don’t give a f*ck about not what one of y’all n*ggas got going on. N*gga, we kill for real.” -Young Thug’s Instagram Story
On Tuesday, King Push went to his Instagram Story to clear the air. In addition to completely dismantling the 6 God and Thug’s reputations, T also explained why he didn’t like industry politics.
“Aye @youngthug couple things: 1. Don’t feel bad, NOBODY knew what the verse was abt. The label heads that stopped it didn’t even know. They ONLY ASSUME because HE TOLD them! The same way HE TOLD abt the Ross ‘Maybach 6’ verse. And IF HE’LL TELL record executives abt rap verses, God only knows what else HE’LL TELL! I don’t deal in Police Work, Police Rappers or Police N*ggas!!! 2. @youngthug you were the last verse added to the song and that’s ONLY because I requested YOU!! 3. And most important @youngthug, just so we are clear… I WOULD NEVER look or need YOUR respect for what is it I bring to this rap game!! @stevenvictor I demand you take me off the deluxe @realpopsmoke album to avoid any confusion that may take away from This amazing body of work! From rappers crying to record execs to blatant label censorship, I don’t ride with none of it…but love every bit of it!! Now y’all run along and be gangsters, but u leave the devil alone!” -Pusha T’s Instagram Story
Wait, There’s More
On Tuesday, Thugger went to his Instagram Story to distance himself and fellow collaborator Gunna from the Pusha/Drake drama. Thug also said he didn’t realize at the time T used their “Paranoia” collaboration to intensify his feud.
“I don’t respect the Pusha T verse on the song with me and Gunna cause I don’t have nun to do with y’all beef nor does Gunna, and if I knew that was about him I would’ve made changes on our behalf. This rapper sh*t so gay.” -Young Thug’s Instagram Story
Before You Go
The new record came from a collaboration with late rapper Pop Smoke. Pusha used his verse to flame Drake and reference a past 2018 incident during a Toronto concert.
“You know reality bites/It’s chess not checkers/Those empty threats only sound good on your records/If the patois is not followed by blocka/It’s like marked for death Screwface, without the choppa/Let ‘em rush the stage when you made like Sinatra,” Pusha begins, potentially referencing Drake’s use of the dialect and a 2018 incident when several men rushed the stage during Pusha’s Daytona Tour show in Toronto. Adding, “Only to find the blade, flyin’ back through LaGuardia/I might even buy a home out in Mississauga,” in a clear reference to a city near Drake’s hometown of Toronto. (HYPEBEAST)