Drake gets his fair share of diss tracks, typically recycling the same weak spot. But last week, the disses escalated into some weird territory when Pusha T accused Drake of sitting on a secret lovechild.
“You are hiding a child, let that boy come home,” raps Pusha T bluntly in his new track ‘The Story of Adidon.’ “Adonis is your son, and he deserves more than an Adidas press run, that’s real. Love that baby, respect that girl. Forget she’s a pornstar, let her be your world.”
The track was dropped Tuesday in a quick turnaround to Drake’s ‘Duppy Freestyle,’ which itself was a quick turnaround to ‘Infrared,’ a track on Pusha T’s new album Daytona. In ‘Duppy,’ Drake raps that when he was younger he got a signed microphone from Pusha T, but the signature has worn off. “I think that pretty much resembles what has been happening lately,” sings Drake. Drake also takes a few quick shots at Kanye West, who produced Daytona.
Pusha T decided to up the ante, saying the kind of things you can’t take back. No longer just aiming to dethrone Drake as the current king of hip-hop, but to dethrone the National Enquirer as a grocery store checkout source of gossip. ‘The Story of Adidon’ has quickly lit the music world aflame with the claim that Drake fathered a child with a former adult actress.
“A baby’s involved,” sings Pusha, “it’s deeper than rap.”
Twisting the knife ever deeper, the art for ‘The Story of Adidon’ is an undoctored photo of Drake donning minstrel-style blackface. The photo appears to originate from Drake’s Degrassi days, before he became a superstar. The portrait series also includes other extremely early-2000s Canadians like Atom Egoyan, Laura Vandervoort and Jason Priestley, all of whom are, thank god, not wearing blackface. The beef is probably far from over, but all and all it was a fitting end to Meltdown May.