Drake’s longtime producer Noah “40” Shebib reflected on being the target of a Pusha T’s barbs in an interview with Rolling Stone. The OVO Sound co-founder, who has multiple sclerosis, shared his thoughts on King Push’s lyrics about Shebib’s disease from “The Story Of Adidon” diss track.
“I guess all I’ll say is that was just a different thing for me,” he said. “Different than a bar that he gets off. No real comment. I made my comment. It was National MS Awareness day.”
Pusha’s diss famously exposed Drake for “hiding a child” from the public, but it also targeted 40 in a brutal manner. The Clipse MC rapped, “OVO 40, hunched over like he 80, tick, tick, tick/How much time he got? That man is sick, sick, sick.”
At the time, Shebib’s only public comment on the lyrics was a tweet directing people’s attention to World MS Day. But when questioned about it years later, the veteran producer admitted he thought Pusha crossed a line.
“Like shit, for sure,” he said regarding how it made him feel. “Like shit. Ultimately, I like turning things into positive situations or brighter sides. And if that brings awareness to my disease on a bigger level, I was happy about that. That’s what I used it for. That ultimately is a good thing for me. I like that transaction we had from that perspective. I’m very vocal about it.”
Last year, Drake reflected on his beef with Pusha in an interview with Rap Radar. During the conversation, he revealed “The Story Of Adidon” lyrics about Shebib struck a nerve.
“The part that hit me the most, which is wishing that my friend who has an illness dies — that shit, to me, is not really wavy,” he explained. “I’m just not with that.”
Revisit Drake’s thoughts on the song below.