If you thought the beef between Game and Meek Mill/Beanie Sigel or Meek vs. Beans or whatever that monstrosity became was getting stale, you’re not alone. Luckily for you, there’s a fresh beef that certain to have bigger implications and headlines down the line.
Over the weekend Drake released four new songs, however one of them is what’s getting all the attention. “Two Birds, One Stone” is a subtle diss at Pusha T after he took shots at the Toronto native on the song “H.G.T.V.” “It's too far gone when the realest ain't real,” Pusha raps. “'Cause they killings ain't real / With a questionable pen so the feeling ain't real.”
Everyone kind of thought Drake would sit this one out. But after burying Meek Mill, Drizzy may’ve been feeling himself a little and fired back at King Push on one of his latest tracks.
“But really it’s you with all the drug dealer stories / That’s gotta stop though,” he raps. “You made a couple chops and now you think you Chapo / If you ask me though you ain’t lining in the trunk with kilos / You bagging weed with all your n****s watching Pacino / Like, ‘This is what we need to be on,’ but never went live / You middleman in this s**t, you were never those guys.”
While he never calls him out by name, we all know Pusha is the one with the coke tales and the timing is all too perfect. Now all eyes are on Pusha T, but before he responds (or maybe doesn’t), there are a lot of dynamics in this beef that are worth exploring.
First off, Kid Cudi was also mentioned in the song, because nothing (not even poking fun at mental health) is apparently off the table. If you remember though, before rehab, Cudi took some shots at Drake and Ye via Twitter before announcing he had some issues with depression he needed to take care of. This had Kanye retaliating against his G.O.O.D. Music artist (although he later decided to backtrack a little).
Second, and more recently, Drake was semi in the crosshairs of Kanye’s now public rift with Jay Z because of the song “Pop Style.” It was something Ye was willing to go public with, having many believe that Yeezy pledges allegiance to Drake more than he does Jay now. The opposite can be said about Hov, who didn’t want to provide a full-throttled feature on the track because of Drizzy’s then heavy beef with Meek Mill.
Now, we’re in some deep ish. Drake’s called out Kanye’s so-called “protege” and the president of his label. Unless Ye decides to plead the Fifth, he’s going to have to choose between his new supergroup partner and someone he’s been riding with for a long time and has serious business ties to. The politicking behind the scene may’ve already begun to straighten this one out. If not, things could get messy beyond the nasty bars fans of both artists are clamoring to hear.
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