The Smoke Hasn’t Cleared: Every Subliminal Drake Has Sent Pusha T

It’s been a little over five years since Drake and Pusha T began their war of words, and the smoke still has not cleared. 

There’s an argument for where the beef began—some would say it was when Drake sent shots at Push, Kid Cudi, and Kanye West on his loosie “Two Birds One Stone,” while others point to an earlier nondescript feud between the Clipse and Lil Wayne involving Bape—but whenever their beef started, it’s been ongoing for at least half a decade now.

Things hit a boiling point in the summer of 2018 after Drake dropped “Duppy Freestyle,” a direct response to Pusha T’s “Infrared” which called out the OVO rapper for ghostwriting and being sustained by Lil Wayne’s star power. “Duppy Freestyle” took aim at both Pusha T and Kanye West, but what really set Push off, as he explained on the Joe Budden Podcast in 2018, was Drake’s namedropping of his fiance Virginia Williams. This resulted in “The Story of Adidon,” a scathing track that revealed that Drake had a son. 

The rest is history. Drake never responded to “The Story of Adidon” directly in a diss track, but he has dropped a lot of subliminal messages towards Push, Kanye, and now even Pharrell has caught a stray on Travis Scott’s latest song “MELTDOWN.” “I melt down the chains that I bought from ‘yo boss/Give a fuck about all of that heritage shit/Since V not around, the members done hung up the Louis, they not even wearing that shit,” Drake raps.

With enough subliminals to make a singular response, here is every shot Drake has sneakily sent at Pusha T since “The Story of Adidon.”