Drake Explains Why Pusha-T Revealing His Son Was A Genius Chess Move
Written by Randy C on January 6, 2020
This week, Drake released a new video single, “War.” The Toronto, Ontario superstar let listeners know that he would like to make peace with The Weeknd. However, as the song’s title suggests, the MC/singer used wordplay and subliminal disses to confront enemies, potentially including Pusha-T, Kanye West, Puff Daddy, and possibly even Rihanna. It punctuates a relatively quiet year for Drake, following an early 2019 Grammy “Best Rap Song” win for “God’s Plan” and an impassioned speech.
Less than 48 hours after “War,” The Rap Radar Podcast published its latest interview with Drake. Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller have had at least two previous attempts at sitting down recently with Drizzy, as they revealed on Drink Champs. However, Drake finally gave the team more than two hours in an engaging discussion that shows where the artist’s head is, and how he looks back at recent controversies.
At the 1:05:00 mark, Drake discusses his ’18 armistice with Meek Mill. Following a 2015 conflict where the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC tried to blackball Drake for using Quentin Miller’s songwriting on “R.I.C.O” and other songs, the two made peace. Following on-stage reunions, in 2019, Drake appeared in a dramatic music video to Meek’s ’18 track, “Going Bad.” That song and the other tracks from Meek’s Championships are now nominated for “Best Rap Album” at the 2020 Grammy Awards. “Meek’s that guy, for real. I wasn’t beefin’ with no punk,” Drake admits, having won the battle with back-to-back knockout blows, musically. “For us to be able to turn that around was a big thing. I think we both felt an obligation just to everybody that had eyes on us, all these young kids, we had to turn that around. ‘Cause we know how far it was [potentially] going, and almost went.”