Young Thug Blasts Pusha-T for Taking More Shots At Drake on Pop Smoke Song: “Do That Sh-t On Your Own Song”
Push’s verse on an unreleased Pop Smoke song took aim at his perennial rival.
Young Thug escalated his war of words with Pusha-T last night over a leaked song meant for Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album. Thugger fired back at Push after the Clipse rapper accused Drake of complaining to Republic Records about the contents of Push’s verse on the unreleased track “Paranoia.”
According to Thug, Push already got the best of Drake back in 2018 with “The Story of Adidon,” and his “Paranoia” verse was beating a dead horse.
“You already went crazy the first time, so ain’t nothing but a sucker going on double takes, and triple takes, and quadruple takes,” he said. “You shoulda just got all of it out on the first song. You ain’t even have to do all that.”
Young Thug got another response for Pusha T after he got mad at Thug’s recent comments about him dissing Drake on their song. pic.twitter.com/HkdQ4YBWaR
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Thugger went on to claim that Push took more shots at Drake for attention. “You just feel like you ain’t gonna get enough views on your own sh-t, so you came and put some bullsh-t on a n-gga who’s resting in peace’s music,” he said.
“Trying to f-ck up a n-gga whole vibe because you feel like, ‘Boy this is the perfect platform. Thug, Gunna, and Pop Smoke. This is the perfect platform to go at this n-gga -ss. This is the perfect song to do it on.’ Why the f-ck you ain’t do that sh-t on your own song? Do that sh-t on your own song, n-gga.”
Push previously said that Thugger was only added to “Paranoia” at his request, and said he would “never look or need your respect” in hip-hop. The Virginia rapper’s comments came after Thug called him out for dragging both him and Gunna (who is also featured on the song) into a beef that had nothing to do with them. Thugger has a close working relationship with Drake.
On the still-unreleased track, Pusha appeared to take multiple shots at Drake and drop other references to their beef:
You know reality bites, it’s chess, not checkers
Those empty threats only sound good on your records
If the patois is not followed by a Blocka
It’s like Marked for Death Screwface, without the choppa
Let ‘em rush the stage when you made like Sinatra
Only to hide the blade flyin’ back through LaGuardia
I might even buy a home out in Mississauga
Push later tagged his manager Steven Victor—who also managed Pop Smoke—requesting that his verse be taken off the upcoming deluxe edition of Pop Smoke’s album. His comments came in response to Thug posting a note about the verse on his Instagram:
If it doesn’t make the cut on Pop Smoke’s new album, it will be the second time in the past year a contentious Pusha verse hasn’t ended up on the final version of an album. Last August, his verse on Rick Ross‘ “Maybach Music VI” didn’t land on Port of Miami 2 after he appeared to take shots at Drake.
The issues between Thug and Push are an offshoot of the beef between Push and Drake—which itself stems from Pusha’s longstanding problems with Lil Wayne. Back in the early 2000s, Pusha and his fellow Clipse rapper No Malice took offense to Wayne wearing the clothing brand BAPE on the cover of XXL.
He believed that Clipse, along with their mentor Pharrell Williams, had popularized the brand and Wayne was biting their style. Years-long sniping eventually drew Drake into the fray, resulting in the 2018 explosion caused by “The Story of Adidon.”