Drake Talks About The Response Diss Track He Never Released, and Feuds With Kanye West
by Kristine Sage
6 months ago
Drake guested on Lebron James and Maverick Carter’s HBO show “The Shop”, and he finally opened up about his notorious feuds with Pusha-T and Kanye West. Drake talked about why he never chose to release the response diss track in response to Pusha’s “The Story of Adidon”:
Rap purists and people who love confrontation, they love to say, “There’s no rules to this shit!” There are fucking rules to this shit. I'm gonna tell you something, I knew something was gonna come up about my kid. They had to add the deadbeat dad thing to make it more appealing, which is fine. The mom and dad thing... Whatever. You don't even know my family. But wishing death upon my friend who has MS... I study rap battles for a living. When you mention defenseless people who are sick in the hospital, who have passed away, I just believe that there's a price you have to pay for that. It’s over! Someone’s gonna fucking punch you in the fucking face. The shit’s done, the event’s over. I wanted to do other things. I didn’t want to further your career by rapping back to you and having this exchange.
Drake went on to confirm that he had said “terrible things” in the aforementioned unreleased response diss track. When asked by Maverick Carter about him writing the song and never putting it out, Drake replied, “Yeah, because I got home, listened back to it, and I was like, ‘Man, this is not something I ever want to be remembered for. This is not even a place I necessarily want to go.’” He gave props to Pusha T on “The Story of Adidon”, saying, “The song, I thought was trash, but it was a hell of a chess move.”
Drake then talks about what went down between him and Kanye West. When Kanye invited the Canadian rapper to Wyoming to work on “Lift Yourself”, Drake claims that Kanye was not being transparent enough about the collaboration, as Kanye did not reveal any plans to release an album, yet Kanye asked Drake to be “completely transparent”, asking him about the then-in progress ‘Scorpion’ and its release date.
“I’m in Wyoming. I play him March 14. I send him a picture of my son. I tell him I’m having my son’s mother,” Drake says, implying that it was Kanye that revealed the information about his son to Pusha T. He goes on to insinuate that Kanye deliberately planned his string of G.O.O.D. Music album release within the same time frame as Drake’s ‘Scorpion’. “I wake up, and all these dates are out. One by one by one. All of them around June 15.”
Whose side are you on? What do you think about hip hop feuds, are they for real, or are they just a front?