It’s been over a week and a half since Kanye and J. Prince said the Drake-Pusha T rap beef was over. But Pusha is still on his press run for DAYTONA and has to address the after news of the beef. Rap-A-Lot CEO J. Prince said that the “ingrediants” he heard for Drake’s Pusha T response would’ve ended Kanye and Push’s careers. However, during his Drink Champs interview, Pusha T revealed that there was never any mention of a “career-ending” diss track nor did he think J. Prince would get involved after discussions were had between Prince and his manager Steven Victor.
“Whatever their decision is or decision-making is is based off of what’s best for them. I don’t know what ends my career. I ain’t ever told on nobody. I am who I am. I don’t even know what’s career-ending these days, but whatever it is, I ain’t done it.” He said. “At the end of the day, like I said, those conversations were had and those conversations were had without that soundbite.”
After N.O.R.E. asked Push if he thought J. Prince would intervene, Push responded, “That’s the last person I thought would be speaking.”
During his interview with GQ, Pusha spoke on the blackface photo he revealed of Drake that has caused alot of controversy. Drake never replied to Pusha’s diss, “The Story of Adidon,” on a diss track, Drizzy did issue a statement about the blackface image Pusha used as his diss track’s cover art. That statement, and the mere existence of the photo series, according to Pusha-T, is far from acceptable.
“I just know that me being a black man, that’s something I’m totally against,” Pusha told GQ. “I’m just like, ‘How could you be that comfortable, ever?’ Just for me, there’s no way that’s ever comfortable.”
When asked if context matters, what with Drake initially taking the photos to bring light to racialized struggles in entertainment, Pusha-T simply doubled down. “That’s not an explanation that I would accept.” With the emotional weight and decades of violence tied to images of blackface and Jim Crow, Pusha-T’s position is entirely understandable.