The Dipset rapper returned to Instagram on Thursday to address an unreleased Clipse song that took aim at unnamed hip-hop “veterans.” The track, which debuted during Pharrell Williams’ much-anticipated Louis Vuitton spring-summer 2024 runway show, generated buzz for two big reasons: 1) It marked a another reunion between Pusha and his brother, No Malice; and 2) It featured several disses that may have been directed at Jones.
The Bronx-raised MC touched on the perceived attack in an Instagram video: “That was not a top 50 verse,” he said. “Not at all. Still not in my top 50.”
Capo captioned the post: “That verse did not make the list champ, it was cute.”
The beef between Jones and Pusha seemingly stems from a RapCaviar podcast episode in which Jones discussed Billboard’s “50 Greatest Rappers of All Time” list. Jones argued that Push, who landed at the No. 29 slot, didn’t deserve to be featured because he hasn’t made a significant impact in the rap game.
“What has he done that puts him in the greatest rappers of all time besides talk about coke that he probably didn’t get himself?” he said at the time. “He’s nice as shit. He could rap his ass off, but what has he done? Nobody has dressed like him. Nobody wants to be like Pusha T. I don’t remember nothing. And let’s not be evil, but we don’t talk about rap where the n***a that’s popping the bitches wanna fuck and the n****s wanna be like.”
“Could you rap to five Pusha-T records?” Capo asked. “Could you rap five [Jay-Z] verses if they came on? Could you rap five Drake verses if they came on? You lying because you work at radio. I’m just gonna say that because n***as gonna sat Jim went way wildin…”
He continued: “Shoutout to Pusha-T, I love your soul. You my dawg. You not in my top 50. You might be in Charlamagne’s top 50 and things like that, but you haven’t done that much for me in my life.”
Pusha, who also walked in Pharrell’s debut LV show, seemingly responded to the comments in the newly teased Clipse joint.
“I’m watching your fame escape relevance,” Pusha rapped. “We all in a room but here’s the elephant/You chasing a feature out of your element/And those lab diamonds under inspection/The question marks block your blessings/It’s no tombstones in the desert/I know by now you get the message.”
Shortly after the LV show, Jones made it clear he wasn’t upset about the alleged diss… he was downright amused. He uploaded a video of himself laughing as his crew sat in the background. The caption included a reference to Pusha’s 2013 album, My Name Is My Name.
“Let me know if they serious,” he wrote, “my name is my name #Capo.”