The funs over guys, despite the promise of a “surgical summer,” Pusha T has officially turned the page on his beef with Drake.Or some may say Push was forced to put the sword down and back off the Canadian rapper. “These conversations have been had and, to my knowledge, it’s all over,” Push says in a new interview with Vanity Fair. “It’s all over with.” And just like that one of the most talked about rap beefs in history is done.
And it seems like you’re going to put out these albums forever. And it seems like the beef is squashed. So is it all for nothing, or what do you think we’re supposed to learn from it?
“I don’t even know. I don’t know what was lost or what was gained.”
You talked about having a surgical summer with him, peeling the layers back. So it seems like you’ve got more stuff in the tank.
“I mean, you know. These conversations have been had and, to my knowledge, it’s all over. It’s all over with.”
Do you feel good about that?
“Yeah. I mean, listen: I’m ready to be back to the music for real. Just feeding my base, that’s it. That’s the most important thing to me at all times.”
The conversations Push is referring to, of course, are those between Drake, Kanye West and Rap-A-Lot Records founder J Prince, who this week revealed that he stepped in and squashed the quickly-escalating spat. Prince said that lines were crossed on Pusha T’s “The Story Adidon” and, after hearing the “ingredients” of Drake’s response track, believed things would’ve “ended Kanye’s career and really hurt Pusha T’s.”
“It definitely would’ve hurt families and we’re not in it for that. That’s not Drake’s character to tear a man down to that extent,” he told Sway. Many of us aren’t happy that this rap battle was cut short, and never want to see things get violent but there’s also the narrative that maybe this beef was just bad for business as far as Drizzy is concerned. We will see if the beef is over once Drake drops his Scorpion LP later this June.