If I’ve learned anything about beefing with Drake, it’s that you have to be prepared for the long haul. Drake doesn’t just throw a few bars at you and calls it a day, he methodically hits you with a cluster of rhyming jabs here and there, followed by a social media haymaker escalating the beef into previously uncharted territory. Drake knows there are levels and nuances to a beef that hurt more than just words. Whether it be choosing a picture of Drake’s hometown Blue Jays World Series win over Meek Mill’s hometown Phillies for the album art on “Back to Back” or taking a step further by playing a power point of memes during his performance of the same song at OVO fest, Drake has a gameplan.
Within hours of the release of Pusha T’s latest album Daytona, which features the Drake beef “Infrared,” Aubrey came back with “Duppy Freestyle” taking shots at Pusha for embellishing his criminal record and got personal by name checking his fiancée Virginia Williams. Memorial Day weekend came and went and four days later, Pusha T took no prisoners with “The Story of Adidon.”
Pusha T took a page out of Drake’s beef book using an image of Drake in black face from a 2008 photoshoot as the album art, to which Instagram removed immediately. The image goes beyond just a bad decision from Drake’s past but could potentially segue into Pusha’s verse about how Drake grew up feeling like he didn’t fit in with the black community. In just over three minutes, Pusha T gets even more personal, commenting on Drake producer Noah “40” Shebib’s multiple sclerosis, commented on Drake’s absentee father, his mother’s loneliness, and how those two things have carried over to Drake’s life repeating the actions of his father for a secret son.
Since you name-dropped my fiancée
Let ’em know who you chose as your Beyoncé
Sophie knows better, ask your baby mother
Cleaned her up for IG, but the stench is on her
A baby’s involved, it’s deeper than rap
We talkin’ character, let me keep with the facts
You are hiding a child, let that boy come home
Deadbeat mothafucka playin’ border patrol, ooh
On some Deep Throat-level investigative journalism, Pusha T accuses The 6 God of being a deadbeat dad to a child with ex-pornstar Sophie Brussaux. Per Vulture, the two were seen early last year in Amsterdam, and she gave birth to the baby nine months later in October. Pusha T references “he cleaned her up for IG” regarding the Brussaux’s Instagram only showing one picture of the baby since his birth and not showing his face.
He ends the track echoing Drake’s “cruel summer” line in “Duppy Freestyle” with a retort:
Surgical Summer, Volume 1
We gon’ take this slow
We just gon’ peel it back layer-by-layer
If this is any indication of where this beef is heading, Drake may have to reevaluate his gameplan.
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