If you’ve spent any time on social media this week, then you’ve probably caught wind of the ongoing feud between Pusha T and Drake.
Things were a bit lopsided from the start, as the beef pitted a drug kingpin-turned-rap legend against a soap star-turned-Canadian crooner, but despite his clear advantage, King Push has not gone easy on Aubrey.
It all started when Push lobbed some light jabs at Drake on “Infrared,” the final track of his latest studio album, Daytona.
In response, Drizzy dropped one of the most baffling response disses in history (At one point, he admitted that his verses are largely penned by ghostwriters.), and we’re guessing he immediately regretted it.
Push swiftly clapped back with “The Story of Adidon” a blistering takedown that quickly earned a place alongside Tupac’s “Hit ‘Em Up” and Jay Z’s “The Takeover” as one of the most scathing diss tracks in the history of hip-hop.
Line-by-line Push surgically dismantled his opponent’s career and public persona, attacking everything from his street cred to his character to his shocking use of blackface in an abandoned creative project.
But the lines that really caught the attention of hip-hop hop Twitter and the gossip blogs had to do with rumors that Drake has a secret son whom he refuses to acknowledge.
Allegations that Drake impregnated adult film actress Sophie Brussaux and pressured her into getting an abortion have been circulating for over a year.
But Push successfully changed the punctuation on that lingering question and made it a declarative statement.
Now, many believe the fact that Drake has been mum on the issue in the days since “Adidon” was released is basically a tacit confirmation that Drizzy’s a father.
However, those closest to Drake insist that while he may have gone to great lengths to keep baby Adonis hidden from the world, he is not — as Push claims — a deadbeat dad.
According to TMZ, insiders claim that Drake supported Sophie in the final weeks of her pregnancy and has continued to write her monthly checks ever since.
They offered no explanation as to why Drake doesn’t seem to have any interest in being a part of his son’s life.
Push was his usual blunt self in firing allegations of negligent parenting at Drake on “Adidon”:
“A baby’s involved, it’s deeper than rap. We talking character, let me keep with the facts,” he raps at one point.
“You are hiding a child let that boy come home. Deadbeat mother f–ker playing border patrol.”
It’s been nearly 48 hours since the track dropped, and while Drake has issued a statement about the blackface photo, he has not spoken a word about Adonis.
Obviously, there’s no clear way to score these things, but we think it’s safe to say that when you’re issuing statements instead recording response tracks, you have officially lost the battle.