Atlanta rapper Young Thug can’t co-sign fire bars courtesy of Pusha T. The hip-hop star has condemned hard-hitting lines off their new “Paranoia” collaboration aimed at longtime rap rival Drake.
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On Tuesday, Thugger went to his Instagram Story to distance himself and fellow collaborator Gunna from the Pusha/Drake drama. Thug also said he didn’t realize at the time T used the song to intensify his feud.
“I don’t respect the Pusha T verse on the song with me and Gunna cause I don’t have nun to do with y’all beef nor does Gunna, and if I knew that was about him I would’ve made changes on our behalf. This rapper sh*t so gay.” -Young Thug’s Instagram Story
The new record comes off a collaboration with late rapper Pop Smoke. Pusha uses his verse to flame Drake and reference a past 2018 incident during a Toronto concert.
“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 blocka/It’s like marked for death Screwface, without the choppa/Let ‘em rush the stage when you made like Sinatra,” Pusha begins, potentially referencing Drake’s use of the dialect and a 2018 incident when several men rushed the stage during Pusha’s Daytona Tour show in Toronto. Adding, “Only to find the blade, flyin’ back through LaGuardia/I might even buy a home out in Mississauga,” in a clear reference to a city near Drake’s hometown of Toronto. (HYPEBEAST)
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Last year, Pusha reflected on dropping his “Infrared” diss record in May 2018 and targeting the rap superstar.
“It was always going to be, always going to happen. I was always going to get off. “Infrared” had to happen. We were doing the back-and-forth. He had “Two birds, one stone.” This is what rap is. He is… it is a machine in dealing with him. So we deal. But I had to do things at my own time. You can’t just jump out there. We’ve seen how that works when you just treat it like a street battle. It’s really not. You have to play chess. … Yes. It had to happen on my time. Not anybody else’s.” (Variety)
Before You Go
T also admitted he didn’t think the rap exchange would end so abruptly.
“I was in it for the long haul … for hip-hop. I thought this was going to be a running thing, back-and-forth. I was sure he’d have a rebuttal. I did what I wanted to do. I only deal in truth, how I see things. When you’re dealing with words, it’s a way of dealing with truth and how the pubic process that, how they interpret that. And what touches them and what touches the person you’re going against. I actually thought we were going to keep on.” (Variety)