New Jersey-native and former emcee Joe Budden tackled the conversation via his podcast platform. However, his sentiments—especially as a former Drizzy foe himself—aren’t as anti-Drake as one would assume.
Budden first asked his co-hosts for the episode, Rory and Mal, where they believe the line should be drawn at touchy subject matter, as spat by Pusha in his “Story Of Adidon” diss record and specifically involving Drake’s close family and friends.
“Where do y’all fall in all is fair in love and war?” he asked.
According to them, all bets were off once the Young Money heavyweight name-dropped Pusha’s fiancée, Virginia Williams, in his “Duppy Freestyle” track. Historically, they added, diss tracks have always entered rather volatile territory, like Jay-Z’s “Super Ugly” taunt at Nas in 2002.
“This was disturbing to listen to, this part,” Joey said of Pusha’s record. “But, the kids? I don’t play really with kids. Like, a n**ga has put my kid in a battle before, and the battle was over. Well, no it wasn’t—I tore him up.”
Drake mentioning Pusha T wife ended all safeness. And I'm happy that Pusha went all the way there.— Veteran Freshman (@yusufyuie215) May 30, 2018
After Drake called out Pusha_t and his wife— \______ (@ShattyGee) May 30, 2018
Pusha T when Drake mentioned his wife 😭😂 pic.twitter.com/k9SC0l0Psr— ReezyTaughtYou (@SirSwaggAlot27) May 30, 2018
Drake: yea your wife dude ha— Aaron Chatman (@AaronChatman1) May 30, 2018
Pusha T: pic.twitter.com/cI2afVOhvC
Drake should have never brought up Pusha T wife pic.twitter.com/CD3oZaH8AU— What Up G! (@DopeJG) May 30, 2018
Drake: something, something...Virginia Williams— Reeko (@Renaud_Zazie) May 30, 2018
Pusha: Oh Bet...Ya father, Ya mother, ya baby. ya baby moms, ya best friend...oh Ya blackness.... pic.twitter.com/bev3qYTnYd
Drake: Virginia WIlliams. Let’s see how low you can go— Broke Boi (@iii_am_mee) May 30, 2018
Pusha T: pic.twitter.com/xeLzBprJ9M
Drake: stop playing with my name before i put a ring on it like Virginia Williams Pusha: pic.twitter.com/d08fW1zFZI— HustleFlexxbrook ™ (@thatsmattyj_) May 30, 2018
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