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In one of the “Infrared” verses, the G.O.O.D. Music president addresses the famous financial dispute between Lil Wayne and Cash Money Boss, Birdman.
Push raps: “Oh now it’s OK to kill Baby/Niggas looked at me crazy like I really killed a baby/Salute Ross ‘cause the message was pure/He see what I see when you see Wayne on tour/Flash without the fire, another multiplatinum rapper trapped and can’t retire/Niggas get exposed, I see the cracks and I’m the liar?”
During a recent appearance on Ebro in the Morning, Push said he wrote these lyrics in response to the backlash he received after blasting Birdman’s alleged mistreatment of Weezy. He touched on this in his 2012 track “Exodus 23:1”: “You signed to one nigga that signed to another nigga That's signed to three niggas, now that's bad luck.”
Pusha said people were quick to label him the bad guy at the time; however, Rick Ross was praised when he called out Birdman on “Idols Become Rivals.”
“When you talk about that Baby line, I want to make that one clear: I was actually speaking on how when […] everybody was like, ‘Damn, Push. What’s up? Why you sayin’ this? Why you sayin’ that? Why you doin’ that’,” he told the Ebro in the Morning crew around the 1:25 mark in the video below. “Ross, more recently, had like, you know, a situation in where he spoke on it […] I saluted Ross in the joint […] What he was saying was pure. I respect that.”
Push continued: “Just a minute ago, everybody was like, ‘Yo, Push, chill.’ And then Ross did it, and it was like, ‘Yeah, Ross! You’re right about that!’”
We should also note that Pusha and Wayne have a history of beef, which makes us wonder: will “Infrared” finally dead the rappers' feud? Only time will tell.
You can check out the track now on Pusha's newly released album DAYTONA.