Pusha T, Gunna, and Young Thug were all set to appear on the song “Paranoia” on the late Pop Smoke‘s posthumous debut studio album ‘Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon’ last week. It is also set to debut at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Fans noticed that it wasn’t there and took to Smoke’s manager, Steven Victor, to ask what happened. He said that some changed had to be made but fans would get the song. We still haven’t received it yet but there is a lot of controversy about the song, specifically Pusha’s verse supposedly regarding Drake.
While the song isn’t officially here, lyrics have leaked and people are suspecting that Pusha T dissed Drake. The two haven’t been on good terms since their beef in 2018 where Pusha revealed that Drake had a son and didn’t want to reveal the child to the world. His baby mama ended up being Sophie Brussaux, an adult film star. Drake ended up posting the two on his Instagram feed in April with passionate captions describing the women between all of them.
The lyrics on Paranoia by Pusha are:
You know reality bites, it’s chess, not checkers
Those empty threats only sound good on your records
If the patois is not followed by a Blocka
It’s like Marked for Death Screwface, without the choppa
Let ’em rush the stage when you made like Sinatra
Only to hide the blade flyin’ back through LaGuardia
I might even buy a home out in Mississauga
On my walls, have scrawls of Tschabalala’s
Many dolls, that’re sprawled, they my Ill Nanas
Make a call, she gon’ crawl, bad gyal Patra
I’m involved and absolved, I am Godfather, hush
Thug took to his Instagram story to say that he didn’t respect the Pusha verse because he not Gunna has anything to do with the Drake beef. He also added that if he knew this was the case, he would’ve made changes to the song on their behalf. Thug concluded by saying “This rapper s*it so gay.”
Pusha responded with a very lengthy reply in his IG stories as well as he started off by saying to not feel bad because nobody knew what the verse was about.
“Aye, Young Thug, a couple of things: 1. Don’t feel bad, NOBODY knew what the verse was about. The label heads that stopped it didn’t even know. They ONLY ASSUME because HE TOLD THEM! The same way HE TOLD about the Ross “Maybach 6″ verse. And if HE’LL TELL record executives about rap verses, God only know what else HE’LL TELL! I don’t deal with Police work, Police rappers, or Police N*ggas,” Pusha T added.
Pusha went on to reveal that Thug’s verse was the last one added to the song and that’s only because he requested it for Thug. He also emphasized that he would never look or need Thug’s respect in the rap game. Pusha also asked Victor to remove his verse when the song appears on the deluxe edition of the album.
Hopefully, we are still able to somehow hear this record eventually. Everything did agree though that hearing Pusha and Pop Smoke on the same song with Thug and Gunna would sound very questionable since their sounds are all so different.