Drake’s ‘Duppy Freestyle’ Takes Down Kanye West, Pusha-T
Not even 24 hours afterPusha-T released his new Kanye West-produced album, DAYTONA, on which he takes aim at Drake for hiring ghostwriters to pen his lyrics, Drake fired back by dropping his own diss track: “Duppy Freestyle.”
On it, Drake claims he penned lyrics for Kanye, the Chicago rapper who ultimately put Pusha-T’s latest work on the map.
Drake raps, “If you rebuke me for working with someone else on a couple of V’s, what do you really think of the nigga that’s making your beats?/I’ve done things for him, I thought that he never would need/Father had to stretch his hands out and get it for me.”
Drake goes on to warn Pusha-T to expect an invoice for his ghostwriting efforts, with the lines, “It’s gonna be a cruel summer for you/I told Weezy and Baby ‘I’ma done him for you’/Tell ’Ye we gotta invoice coming to you/Considering that we just sold another 20 for you.”
The two then took their beef to Instagram: when Pusha T asked Drake via Twitter Friday to send an invoice, the Toronto rapper uploaded an image on his Instagram account of an invoice for $100,000. The reason reads: “Promotional assistance and career reviving.”
Variety reports that the feud was ignited in 2016 when Drake mocked Pusha-T in a track called, “Two Birds, One Stone,” in which he raps: “But really it’s you with all the drug dealer stories/That’s gotta stop, though/You made a couple chops and now you think you Chapo/If you ask me though, you ain’t lining the trunk with kilos.”
Pusha-T took aim at Drake on his new album, released Thursday, via the song, “Infrared.” The Virginia Beach rapper delivers the lines, “Your hooks did it/The lyrics pennin’ equals to Trump’s winnin’/The bigger question is how the Russians did it/It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin.” Quentin is a reference to Quentin Miller, the writer who allegedly penned lyrics for Drake.
Drake’s fifth studio album, Scorpion, is slated for a June release.