Drake Diss Track "Pushups" Aimed at Kendrick Lamar and Others Leaks Online

An explosive track responding to Lamar and company leaked online and caused an uproar but many are speculating that it's AI-generated.

Drake and Kendrick
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Drake and Kendrick

UPDATED April 13, 4:15 p.m. ET: A CDQ version of Drake's diss song has appeared online and it sounds like a real song compared to the initial leak. The beat is slightly different and removes the "Get money" sample from the original demo. Drake also swapped some of the bars from the end of the original, adding in a brand new beat at the end and some singing. Listen below.

Drake’s “Push Ups” diss track (CDQ) pic.twitter.com/EKSQK8pFwA

— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) April 13, 2024
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Forget the IG captions. After days of speculation, Drake's response to Kendrick Lamar’s "Like That" might finally be here. A snippet of Drake's alleged response titled "Drop and Give Me 50" leaked online Saturday (Apr. 13), and fans are now left wondering if the track is real or a product of artificial intelligence.

Drake's diss track towards Kendrick Lamar, Metro Boomin, Rick Ross and more has seemingly leaked onlinepic.twitter.com/gCpIIDxX0z

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On the scathing leak, Drake (or perhaps AI Drake) attacks Lamar from every angle over a beat that uses the same "Get money" refrain 2Pac sampled on "Hit 'Em Up." Fans are speculating that the title refers to rumors of Kendrick having to give 50 percent of his album sales to his former label Top Dawg Entertainment, who he split from in 2022.

business disputes that were only whispered about in LA = biggest hint the Drake diss is probably real

— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) April 13, 2024
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A post from New York Times Music Reporter Joe Coscarelli

On the track Drake comes for Kendrick's physical stature multiple times rapping, "You will never take no chain off of us/How the fuck you been steppin’ with a size 7 Mens on?" and later referring to him as a "midget."

(AI?) Drake also directly responds to Kendrick's line from "Like That" where Lamar referred to himself as Prince: "What’s a prince to a king? / He a son, n***a."

Drizzy gets personal, mentioning Lamar's wife Whitney by name and alleging the rapper has been extorted.

Elsewhere, he makes fun of Kendrick's pop collaborations: "Maroon 5 need a version, better make it witty / Then we need a verse for the Swifties."

Ultimately Drake declares Kendrick is not in the Big Three: "Pips squeak, pipe down, you ain't in no big three, SZA got you wiped down/Travis got you wiped down, Savage got you wiped down."

Drake Also Responded To Future, Metro, Rick Ross, and The Weeknd

Drake didn't only potentially respond to Lamar.

The song's opening bars are likely aimed at Future with Drake rapping: "I can never be nobody number one fan/Your first number one, I had to put it in your hand." Many fans speculated Future took subs at Drake on "We Don't Trust You" rapping, "You a n***a number one fan, dog." While Future has had multiple No. 1 albums, his first No. 1 song was a guest spot on Drake's "Way 2 Sexy." Future's first No. 1 song as a lead artist, "Wait For U," also featured Drake.

Drake also had smoke for Metro and name dropped him saying, "Metro, shut yo ho ass up and make some drums, n***a."

He also went after Rick Ross rapping:

N****s really got me out here talking Iike im 50
Might take your latest girl and cuff her like I'm Ricky
Can't believe he jumping in, n***a turning 50
Every song that made it on the chart, he got from Drizzy
Worry 'bout whatever goin' on with you and (Rick Ross grunt)

Ross recently filmed himself listening to "Like That."

Drake also had bars for his fellow Canadian, The Weeknd, mentioning him and his manager Cash by name:

Yeah, I'm the 6ix god, I'm the frontrunner
Y'all n***s manager was Chubbs lil' blunt runner
Claim the 6ix, and you boys ain't even come from it
And when you boys got rich, you had to run from it
Cash blowin' Abel bread, out here trickin'
Shit we do for bitches, he doin' for n*****s

But is it real or AI?

While fans are already freaking out over these brutal bars, many are still trying to figure out if this is a real response or not, with no confirmation yet from Drake's team. Many are lamenting over the fact that we're at a point where it's this difficult to tell if it's real, or if this is another product of AI. Last year, an AI-generated song that emulated Drake and The Weeknd called "Heart On My Sleeve" fooled many fans, and remained popular even after it was revealed to be fake.

However, just a few days ago, while Rory and Mal were discussing a potential Drake response, Rory said "drop down and give me 50."

Rory & Mal talking about Drake's diss track days ago 🤔

"Drop down and give me 50"pic.twitter.com/dDJhTcc6MU

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Check out some reactions of fans debating whether or not the diss track is real below.

Me trying to figure out if this Drake leak is AI or not pic.twitter.com/UwSjQi1TL4

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 13, 2024
Twitter: @Phil_Lewis_

“drop and give me 50” 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ZoJiYAaT8y

— juju 💰 (@ayeejuju) April 13, 2024
Twitter: @ayeejuju

drakes disstrack sounded way too personal to be ai pic.twitter.com/Jz2qtXYKk7

— be (@bereborn_) April 13, 2024
Twitter: @bereborn_

I don’t know if this Drake leak diss is real but pic.twitter.com/vwLTt0hCux

— Cherry 🍒♐️🪡 (@cherrypinkyb) April 13, 2024
Twitter: @cherrypinkyb

Man……..I can’t tell if the Drake diss leak is real or AI pic.twitter.com/2k2M3kqJny

— SoloCultureBoy (@solocultureboy) April 13, 2024
Twitter: @solocultureboy

Is the Drake diss leak real or AI?? It’s sad as hell you gotta ask that now😭

— Hiddizzle (@ayohiddia) April 13, 2024
Twitter: @ayohiddia

The anticipation for a Drake diss began as soon as Future and Metro Boomin released "Like That." On that song, Kendrick Lamar responded to Drake and J. Cole’s "First Person Shooter" rapping, "Motherfuck the Big Three, it's just Big Me."

Cole later shared a diss track of his own aimed at Kendrick titled "7 Minute Drill" but later said he regretted releasing the song. He eventually removed it from streaming services.

In addition to Kendrick's barbs, Future and Metro Boomin's We Don't Trust You and We Still Don't Trust You projects have led to an onslaught of disses seemingly aimed at Drake.

J. Cole addresses beef with Kendrick Lamar and speaks on the making of "7 Minute Drill" at Dreamville Fest:

"I felt conflicted 'cause I'm like, bruh I know I don't really feel a way. But the world wanna see blood... so I say all of that to say, in my spirit of trying to get this… pic.twitter.com/BBOCsvGV7l

— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) April 8, 2024
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This story is being updated.

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