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A Breakdown Of The Beef Between Pusha T & Drake [VIDEO]
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There were some early fireworks Friday (May 25), as Pusha T released a track taking some shots at Drake in "Infrared," with Drake responding hours later with "Duppy Freestyle."
Both tracks have fans wanting more, while also wondering what the origins are of the beef. What if we told you that it's not about Drake at all? A beef starting with Clipse and Pharrell vs Birdman, has certainly bossomed into this years later.
So let's take a look back. Back into time to see where the origins of this beef happened.
The Clipse feature in Birdman's hit single "What Happened To That Boy."
Birdman and Lil' Wayne return the favor in the "Grindin'" (Remix).
According to the rumors and innuendo, Pharrell and Clipse were never paid by Birdman for their contributions to his track.
And to think we are talking about a beef that actually started with Pharrell & Birdman...in 2001
With an invoice that was allegedly not paid by Cash Money...
— Kojo Ebro (@oldmanebro) May 26, 2018
Lil' Wayne graces cover of Vibe Magazine In April 2006 wearing A Bathing Ape clothing. (A big deal considering Clipse & Pharrell were the biggest celebrities to wear BAPE at the time).
This Hip Hop beef is rather stupid. pic.twitter.com/myAxLtqNTy
— Renzel°🔥🚀💥 (@FoluShaw) May 26, 2018
The Clipse drop "Mr. Me Too" with a diss towards Lil' Wayne (track featuring Pharrell)
“N**** is haters, I’m doing deals like the majors, Ice Cream Sneakers, I signed my first skater, So you can pay three and buy yourself some bapestas, Bulletproof under T-shirts because they hate us…, Wanna know the time? Better clock us, N***** bite the style from the shoes to the watches.”
Lil Wayne Goes Off On The Clipse & Pharrell In Complex Interview
"I thought the whole ‘Mr. Me Too’ video was about me, to tell you the damn truth. They think I want to be like them. I’m on a million-dollar bus going around the world charging people from $50,000 to $150,000 for verses, and I got 77 songs in magazines and I got a billion more. Do the math; you think I’m trying to be like you? No sir."
"I don’t see n***** like that. You talking to the best. Talk to me like you’re talking to the best. I don’t see no f****’ Clipse. Come on man. Weezy, man. They had to do a song with us to get hot, B. “What Happened To That Boy?” C’mon B. Don’t do that, dog. This is a f****** legend you’re talking to right here. 14 years, B. How many years them n***** been around? 2000… Who the **** is Pharrell? Do you really respect him? That nigga wore BAPEs and y’all thought he was weird. I wore it and y’all thought it was hot. C’mon man. C’mon now. The nigga walked around with n***** that looked like you, y’all thought he was crazy. If I did it, y’all gonna think these n***** are killers.
The Clipse Respond During Laced Magazine Interview
Pusha T: "You can’t kiss other men, you can’t wobble dee-wobble dee, and and you can’t bite styles. You can’t bite everybody’s styles. You can’t try to rap like Jay-Z, dress like the Clipse, become a coke dealer after 5 albums, and now dress like Jim Jones. You can’t do all that and be a legend. You have to be a trendsetter and he ain’t setting any trends.
Laced: Just a few years ago you’re doing “What Happen To That Boy” with Baby, now today Lil Wayne isn’t saying complimentary things about you. Where do you think this animosity is stemming from?
Pusha T: Yea, Gillie wrote Baby’s part by the way. When “He” was a legend, Gillie wrote Baby’s part. I would’ve thought he’d go to “legend” to get it
written…He should’ve went to “legend” to get it written, but he goes to Gillie Da Kid instead. (laughs)
Malice: I think he’s pretty much trying to save face, because you and I know what it is. The streets said that, it wasn’t us that said it. The streets did all
of that talking.
Pusha T: The streets said he was biting the Clipse. Clipse never said he was biting us, because it didn’t really matter to us. It really don’t matter to us, we have real issues. Like Weezy f**kin Baby (shakes head); come on man, he’s a f****t.
The Clipse Diss Lil Wayne Again In We Got it 4 Cheap Vol. 3 Intro
“Sorry, but I don’t’ respect who you applauding. Lil n**** flow, but his metaphors boring… Don’t make me turn daddy’s lil’ girl to orphan that mean I’d have to kill Baby like abortion.”
Lil' Wayne goes to jail in 2010. Following his release, Pusha reveals that the beef has cooled down with Complex
“Ever since Lil Wayne went in to jail, that whole little stint [between me and him] is really dead and over with. I don’t have any ill will towards Wayne, Cash Money, or any of them. There was definitely a time period when I felt a certain way [about him], but as of right now I don’t. That’s just where I once was. I don’t even like speaking on it. [On Fear of God] I actually said, ‘They had freed Weezy, congratulations.’ When I seen Wayne in Miami, I told him, ‘Congratulations on getting out of jail.’”
Pusha T sends shots at Drake in Dreams Worth More Than Money Freestyle
“Local n***** hatin’ but I can’t blame ‘em, Cleared the road to the riches but I can’t pave ‘em, Put Trey up on your hook, still couldn’t save ‘em/ Better chance with a snowball hittin’/Now I’m back to the future/ my career deja-vu you/ when you motherf*****s thought I would barely survive, Rappers on their sophomores, actin’ like they boss lords, Fame such a funny thing for sure when n****s start believing all those encores/ I’m just the one to send you off, bonjour.
See yourself as I pull up in that mirror tint, skins vs blouses, you mirror Prince, Chappelle Show, all them Neal Brennans, sketch comedy, who is for real penning? The talk don’t match the leather, the swag don’t match the sweaters, the wolves don’t walk with shepherds.”
Pusha T pushes the envelope with Cash Money diss in "Exodus 23:1"
“Contract all f***** up, I guess that means you’re all f***** up, You signed to one ni***, that signed to another n****, that signed to three n****s, now that’s bad luck, Damn that shit even the odds now, you better off selling this hard now, You call that living out your dreams? You can’t fly without your wings..."
Lil' Wayne reacts to Pusha T's diss
Lil Wayne saying F pusha T 5 years ago 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/vdXsOEx5N5
— Powered On Diamonds (@pwrdondiamonds) May 27, 2018
Lil' Wayne Drops Pusha T diss "Ghoulish"
"F*** Pusha T and anybody that love him, His head up his ass, I'mma have to head-butt him Gut him, Lil Tunechi shit, weak stomach It's me, LT, like when you heat butter"
Pusha T Calls Lil' Wayne's Response "Trash" To Funkmaster Flex
Pusha T disses Lil' Wayne On "Your Favorite Rapper"
"Your favorite rapper’s a damn lie, You can double check this record that I stand by, How real is he if he been paying for his blood ties? He blood in, he blood out at a blood drive"
Drake Comes Back In "Tuscan Leather"
"I'm just as famous as my mentor, but that's still the boss, don't get sent for, Get hyper on tracks and jump in front of a bullet you wasn't meant for."
"Here's a reason for n****s" that's hatin' without one, That always let their mouth run, Bench n***** talkin' like starters, I hate it, Started from the bottom, now we here, n****, we made it."
Pusha T Disses Drake In "H.G.T.V."
"It's too far gone when the realest ain't real, I walk amongst the clouds so your ceilings ain't real, These n****s Call of Duty 'cause their killings ain't real, With a questionable pen so the feelin' ain't real."
Drake Responds In "Two Birds One Stone"
“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, You bagging weed watching Pacino with all your n**** , Like, ‘This what we need to be on,’ but you never went live, You middle-man in this shit, boy, you was never them guys, I can tell, ’cause I look most of you dead in your eyes, And you’ll be tryna sell that story for the rest of your lives.”
Pusha T Responds With "Infrared"
“The lyric pennin’ equal the Trumps winnin’, The bigger question is how the Russians did it, It was written like Nas, but it came from Quentin.”
Hours later Drake Responds With Diss Towards Pusha T & Kanye West In "Duppy Freestyle"
“And as for Q, man I changed his life a couple times, N***** was at Kroger working double time, Ya’ll acting like he made the boy when I was trying to help the guy, Yeah, who gassed you to play with me? Man, you made this shit easy as ABCs, Whoever supposedly making me hits, but then got no hits sound like they need me, My hooks did it, my lyrics did it, my spirit did it.”
There are many hidden subliminals and disses along the long journey. Now we await the official round 2. To be continued...
Watch Ebro in the Morning's break down below.