Hip Hop fans are still waiting on Pusha T’s official response to Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle,” but the G.O.O.D. Music president provided some insight on the beef in a new interview with Vulture. Although the conversation took place before Drizzy’s diss dropped, Pusha’s statements provide a glimpse at his mindset amid the feud.
Pusha referred back to Drake’s 2016 cut “Two Birds, One Stone,” which took shots at the Clipse member’s street cred but in a more subtle way than “Duppy Freestyle.” King Push explained why he felt the need to respond with “Infrared” on DAYTONA, noting his rival questioned his “authenticity to the streets.”
“I feel like … If you’re gonna question me, now I have to question authenticity, and what I feel it is that you claim,” he said. “You claim a lot of music superiority. You run the charts, for sure. You got it, bro. [thumbs up] Got it, homeboy. [laughs] But, I have to question the authenticity of it when you get into the idea of skill set and what you do, off of what I’ve heard publicly. I’m not reaching for this, this is not my — This is out there, this is public knowledge. It’s fine. But, you know, I know, we know. But, I have to question that. I have to.”
Pusha was then asked about the repercussions of his latest Drake diss. The veteran MC said he’s prepared for a summer-long battle.
“I’m ready for everything that comes with it,” he said. “Everything. And we gonna deal in truths. If that’s what we gonna do, and that’s what we really, really, wanna deal in, let’s deal in real truths. Because, I feel like I was questioned. My truth was questioned, and I’m gonna deal in truths all summer long. If everybody wanna deal in that, then I have no problem with that, I think it’s great. Think the world needs truth.”
Check out the entire interview here.