Pusha-T Addresses Drake Quoting Clipse Lyric as Caption on Video With Son Adonis, Talks Upcoming Album

Drake recently captioned a video of his son Adonis posted on Instagram with a Pusha-T lyric, and now the rapper has given his thoughts on the reference.

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Drake recently captioned a video of his son Adonis posted on Instagram with a Pusha-T lyric, and now the rapper has given his thoughts on the reference.

Last month, Drizzy shared a video in which his son briefly speaks in French. “I been around the world thrice times I mean what I say,” he captioned the post, which is a reference to the Clipse song “Cot Damn.” Considering the past between Drake and Push, specifically the latter’s diss song “The Story of Adonis,” the choice struck some fans as curious. On the latest episode of 360 With Speedy Morman, Push gave his take and suggested that he was ready to move past his beef with the Toronto rapper.

“I thought he was propping up his son, speaking French," he said at the 25:00 point of the interview. Asked if he thinks it's "sus" to be posting the lyric, Push said, "No, not with his son, never. I wouldn't think that. I wouldn't put my son in, like, that type of energy." He stressed that Drake was a Clipse fan, so he understands why he chose to caption the post with that line. "I think it was just drawing a parallel to, like you said, his son speaking French,” he said, “I don't think it was anything more than that." 

Shortly after, the topic steered back to his history with Drizzy, which sparked up in 2018 around the release of Daytona. “I’ve already looked past that,” he said of their beef. “I don’t look towards that anymore. … Bygones are bygones, as far as I see.” He reflected on Drake and Ye’s past differences, and mentioned he thinks it “works really good” to see Drake and Kanye as friends even though it surprised him. “I told [Ye], ‘That might be good for you,’” he added, confirming him and Kanye spoke about ending the beef with the 6 God before the Free Larry Hoover event.

Elsewhere in the interview, he asserted his confidence in his forthcoming album. “There’s no album that’s better than mine this year,” he told Morman at the 2:00 point. As for when fans can expect it, he said that it should drop sometime in the next two-to-three months. He also revealed that half of it is produced by Kanye West, while the other half is produced by the Neptunes.

“Nobody makes better music with those two entities than me,” he said. “I want people to stop working with them, because it sort of cheapens what I do.” He admitted that he’s “selfish” for wanting to keep the Neptunes and Kanye to himself, but he laughed that it “annoys” him to see them produce for other artists sometimes. Speaking of Kanye, he revealed why he calls his close collaborator “Yezos” now, and confirmed it’s a play on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ name because of Kanye’s financial status.

As for who people can expect on Pusha’s new record, features wise, he kept his lips sealed but hinted there’s going to be some heavyhitters on the tracklist. “I do have a verse from people on my album for sure,” he said, but shot down rumors he’s worked with Jay-Z or Jeezy on the album. “I think everybody who’s on it, is great in their space,” he said at the 16:10 point. “I needed that, because I needed that to match the greatness in the production. … Pharrell and Ye, especially, they only like to work with a certain tier of artist when it’s rap time.”

At the 13:30 point, Pusha implied that there’s “numerous tracks” on the album he could see Jay-Z rapping on. In fact, he said when it comes to Jay he can “count on him to say something that I cannot say.” He’ll only contact him to work if he’s “totally satisfied” with his own verse, but wants something else going on, too.

Considering Pusha’s last album was a lean seven tracks, he agreed with the accusation that it’s “a scheme” to inflate streaming numbers when musicians include a lot of tracks on their albums. “I don’t hear classics that are usually that long,” he said at the 17:00 mark. “Or maybe they just love everything they do so much. … Me, personally, I have a very clean and concise vision for what it is that I’m making.” He promised that the forthcoming record will be “all killer no filler.”

The next full-length from him will complete his record contract with Def Jam, and Pusha said that while the label “has been great” he remained quiet on what his future plans are. “The climate of music.... it's all very different from when I first started. So who knows? I'm not gonna stop creating," he said at the 18:20 mark. Regardless of where he heads next, he wants to remain on good terms with Ye's G.O.O.D. Music label. He also shot down rumors about the contract he shared online, and said it was just Kanye signing over profits from his back catalog and forthcoming record.

Watch the full interview with Pusha-T above.

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