After the longstanding rap beef battle between Pusha T and Drake, the feud has officially come to an end. However, with J. Prince’s recent revelation about a “career-ending” diss track and Pusha’s concerns about Drake’s controversial blackface photo, the drama between the two is far from over.
In fact, in a recent interview with GQ, Pusha T, once again, expressed his concern over Drake’s decision to pose in blackface. Despite the Canadian rapper’s previous explanation about the controversial photo, Pusha T is not convinced.
“I know everyone is enjoying the circus but I want to clarify this image in question,” Drake wrote in a statement, following the release of “Story of Adidon.” “This was not from a clothing brand shoot or my music career. This picture is from 2007, a time in my life where I was an actor and I was working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and typecast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.”
However, the explanation did not sit well with the G.O.O.D. Music rapper. In fact, when asked about his feud with he shared his thoughts on the picture, the context and the rapper’s explanation.
“I just know that me being a black man, that’s something I’m totally against,” he said, adding that it made him uncomfortable. “I’m just like, ‘How could you be that comfortable ever?’ Just for me, there’s no way that’s ever comfortable.”
When it comes to Drake’s explanation, Pusha said, “that’s not an explanation that I would accept.” But, when it comes to the now-dissolved beef between the two, Pusha believes the other party pulled out for the simple fact that the beef was no longer working in their favor.
“I just feel like if there was something that was beneficial for either of those two guys, they would do it,” Pusha said of the unreleased “career-ending” diss track. “I think they’re into doing anything that’s beneficial for them.”
“I don’t want to call them scared,” he continued. “I just want to say that they’re thinking. They’re doing what’s best for them.”
However, outside of his personal situation with Drake, he did discuss the differences between rap battles in the social media era and back in the day, especially in terms of sympathy and compassion.
“It’s different because there’s a lot of sympathy and compassion and things like that I didn’t know existed. That’s why it’s not even fun to me anymore,” he said. “Bro, it’s weird. It’s so weird. There’s a sentimental aspect that I didn’t know existed. But new rules. I’m learning and discovering a whole bunch of new rules in the rap game. And I’ll just leave it at that.”