Multiple Sclerosis organisation respond to “troubling” Pusha-T lyric

Today (May 30) is World MS Day.

A representative from a non-profit Multiple Sclerosis organisation has responded to Pusha-T’s lyrics in his latest Drake diss track where he rapped about producer Noah ’40’ Shebib who lives with MS.

Pusha-T recently called out Drake on his track ‘Infrared’ – from his new album ‘Daytona’ – for his use of ghostwriter Quentin Miller, and comparing Drake’s success to Trump’s presidency. Drake later released a reponse track, titled ‘Duppy Freestyle’.

Push then responded today (May 30) with ‘The Story of Adidon’ which alleges that Drake has a secret child and takes shots at Noah ’40’ Shebib, drawing attention to his MS. “OVO 40 hunches over like he’s 80/Tick, tick, tick/How much time he got?/That man is sick, sick, sick”, Pusha raps.


In a response statement released by Eileen Curran, Senior Director National PR/Media for the US’ National MS Society, she said: “It’s troubling to hear that a person’s disability would be made fun of by others. Multiple sclerosis, which affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide, is an often misunderstood disease. People living with MS face many challenges every day, which is why it’s so important to continue to raise awareness for MS so others can better understand those challenges.”

She continues: “We at the National MS Society see this as an opportunity to raise awareness of this disease, the people who live with it, and the support that is out there – especially since today is World MS Day”.

As Pitchfork report, Pusha was pressed on The Breakfast Club about the MS lyric and whether he realised that today (May 30) was World MS Day. The rapper replied, “Oh man, wow, that’s ironic” before saying that he didn’t think he “went too far” with any of his lyrics.

Pusha-T previously spoke of the beef with Drake, saying he is “ready for everything that comes with it”.