The New York rapper recently called out the OVO boss on his track ‘Infrared’ for his use of ghostwriter Quentin Miller, comparing Drake’s success to Trump’s presidency. “The lyric penning equal the Trumps winning/The bigger question is how the Russians did it/It was written like Nas, but it came from Quentin,” Pusha rapped in the first verse.
Speaking to Vulture, Pusha said he wrote the song in response to Drake “question[ing his] authority on the streets” in ‘Two Birds, One Stone’. “If you’re gonna question me, now I have to question authenticity, and what I feel it is that you claim,” he said. “You claim a lot of music superiority. You run the charts, for sure. But I have to question the authenticity of it when you get into the idea of skill set and what you do, off of what I’ve heard publicly.”
Asked if he was “ready for all that warfare all summer”, he replied: “I’m ready for everything that comes with it. Everything. And we gonna deal in truths. If that’s what we gonna do, and that’s what we really, really wanna deal in, let’s deal in real truths.
“Because I feel like I was questioned. My truth was questioned, and I’m gonna deal in truths all summer long. If everybody wanna deal in that, then I have no problem with that, I think it’s great. Think the world needs truth.”
After the release of Pusha T’s latest album ‘Daytona‘, on which ‘Infrared’ features, Drake released another track dissing the rapper. ‘Duppy Freestyle’ saw the Canadian star rap: “So if you rebuke me for working with someone else on a couple of Vs/What do you really think of the n***a that’s making your beats?” and “Must have had your infrared wrong, now your head in the beam.“
‘Duppy Freestyle’ is now slated to appear on Drake’s next album, ‘Scorpion’, which is due for release in June.