On Monday (May 29), Ebro retweeted the now-infamous photo of a young Drizzy in blackface, which served as the cover art for Pusha’s notorious diss track “The Story of Adidon.”
“Major L … shifted the universe,” the Hot 97 host wrote on Twitter while commemorating the fifth anniversary of the song. “Put a ceiling on Drake’s legend.”
Ebro’s claim caused fans to once again speculate whether Pusha T — who notably alleged that Drake was “hiding” a son named Adonis from the world on the diss track — put a dent in the 6 God’s armor.
Major L … shifted the universe
Put a ceiling on Drake’s legend https://t.co/UK2eg2hFXQ
— the Old Man Ebro (@oldmanebro) May 29, 2023
“True,” one person wrote in agreement. “Drake should have responded…He needed to respond the way he always used to, similar to the way he responded to Meek and others. He low key folded in one of the biggest moments and as a Drake fan it’s a tough pill to swallow but it’s true.”
“Facts Ebro,” another concurred. “Didn’t fade Drakes star but in the pantheon of hip hop legends it absolutely hurts him.”
However, there were plenty of fans who didn’t agree with Ebro’s statement. “He took a major L for sure,” one person commented. “A ceiling on his legend…nah.”
“Push obviously crushed him on wax, but his legend? Drake has put out 4-5 albums since then and still came out #1 on charts and people still listening,” someone else argued. “Push on the other hand dropped a couple and they’re never in rotation tbh. Push is a legend but this isn’t true.”
The issues between Drake and Pusha T began in May 2018 shortly after the release of the latter’s third studio album Daytona, where on the track “Infared” he swiped Drizzy for allegedly using ghostwriters.
The OVO Sound hitmaker promptly fired back with “Duppy Freestyle,” which was accompanied by a $100,000 invoice to G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam for “promotional assistance and career reviving” — before King Push unleashed “The Story of Adidon.”
During a 2018 episode of LeBron James’ series The Shop, Drake — who soon after Pusha T’s diss confirmed the existence of his son — said “The Story Of Adidon”‘s insults towards his close friend and producer Noah “40” Shebib was when things went too far.
“Wishing death upon my friend who has MS … I study rap battles for a living,” he said. “When you mention defenseless people who are sick in the hospital, who have passed away, I just believe that there’s a price you have to pay for that. It’s over! Someone’s gonna fucking punch you in the fucking face. The shit’s done, the event’s over.”
Underneath a viral clip of the interview, Push responded by leaving a series of laughing emojis.