The beef between Pusha-T and Drake is officially over, and J. Prince has been busy taking the credit for its resolution. Last week, Prince claimed Drake had a “career-ending” diss track aimed at Push and Kanye locked and loaded, but that he wisely persuaded the rapper not to release it.
In a new interview with GQ, Pusha-T is asked if he thinks the alleged diss track is nothing but a bluff from the losing side. “You know, I don't know. I just feel like if there was something that was beneficial for either of those two guys, they would do it. I think they're into doing anything that's beneficial for them,” he said. “I don't want to call them scared. I just want to say that they're thinking. They're doing what's best for them.”
This extremely political answer is just added evidence that the beef is definitely over. Push told GQ he enjoyed it while it lasted, despite all the ways social media has changed modern rap feuds. “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. “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.”
J. Prince previously told The Breakfast Club that Drake’s response track would have blown Kanye and Push to smithereens, but that a phone call with Ye quickly squashed the beef . "Well, I don't know about Lil Wayne, but [Drake] definitely was cocked and loaded," Prince said. "He definitely was ready to fire and I would say this, me and Kanye had spoke. I don't think he would mind me stating we had a conversation. This could have been a career-ending situation where he's concerned and it also could have damaged, I think, a whole lot of livelihoods."
Whether or not that diss track exists seems irrelevant now, since it’s unlikely you, me, or Pusha-T will ever hear it. “I mean, you know. These conversations have been had and, to my knowledge, it’s all over. It’s all over with,” Push recently told Vanity Fair. “I mean, listen: I’m ready to be back to the music for real. Just feeding my base, that’s it. That’s the most important thing to me at all times.”
Time to move on, everyone.