Last week, GOOD Music President, Pusha T, released his highly anticipated album, Daytona. Little did he know, he was sparking one of the most interesting rap beefs in recent memory. The album was entirely produced by GOOD Music founder, Kanye West, and was marked as the first of 5 albums produced by West set to be released over the coming weeks.
On the final track of the album, Pusha takes aim at popular rapper, Drake, once again reiterating accusations of Drizzy using Quentin Miller as a ghostwriter on previous projects. Drake was quick to respond to Pusha's lines with his 'Duppy Freestyle' diss track.
The track received positive reviews from fans on social media. However, it was Pusha T's response track, 'The Story of Adidon', that tipped the scales in his favor in the eyes of fans. Pusha delivers scathing vocals over Jay Z's 'The Story of O.J.' instrumental, calling out Drake for not taking care of his son amongst other things. Following the release of the track, the internet exploded with memes taking aim at Drake. Here are the best 15 of them.
14 Enter Ja Rule
It came as a surprise to many when rapper Ja Rule interjected himself into Pusha T and Drake's beef, while simultaneously reigniting his long standing feud with rap icon, 50 Cent. While it has been almost 20 years since 50 Cent released 'Life's On The Line' (an obvious diss at Ja Rule), the pair have continued to trade shots for the better part of the last two decades.
In 2014, Ja Rule infamously accused 50 Cent of aiding the feds into their investigation of Ja Rule's label. While it was never proven, 50 Cent denied ever helping the feds despite the fact that he had been stabbed outside a studio in New York.
Despite that, it was alleged that 50 signed an order of protection against Ja Rule following the attack. While there certainly has been absolutely no indication that Drake has contacted the feds in regards to his beef with Pusha T, we could very well find ourselves with round 19 of Ja Rule's beef with 50 Cent. This is all thanks to this Tweet, where Ja takes aim at Drake as much as he does 50 Cent. He had essentially accused Drake of having no response other than to involve the feds.
13 Get 40 On The Phone
One of the most ruthless lines on 'The Story of Adidon' wasn't even aimed at Drake. Towards the end of the track, Pusha T takes aim at producer, Noah James Shebib, also known as OVO 40, one of the cofounders of OVO Sound. In addition to cofounding the OVO Sound label together, Drake and 40 are close friends who collaborate together frequently. Fans can hear 40's production on notable Drake songs such as 'Started From The Bottom', 'Headlines', 'Summer Sixteen' and 'All Me' to name just a few.
Given the pair's tight-knit relationship, it should come as no surprise that many felt Pusha's diss at 40 was below the belt when he mocked the producer for having Multiple Sclerosis: "OVO 40 hunched over like he 80. Tick tick tick, how much time he got? That man is, sick sick sick." 40 was quick to respond to Pusha's diss on Twitter, pointing out that Pusha T released the song on World Multiple Sclerorsis Day.
With that being said, many felt the diss was below the belt, and would immediately have Drizzy on the phone with his producer as the duo was expected to be preparing to respond with a diss track of their own.
12 What's Happening?
Drake ended his 'Duppy Freestyle' by mentioning Pusha T's fiance, saying: "I told you keep playin' with my name, and Imma let it rang on you like Virginia Williams." Pusha responded to Drizzy name-dropping his fiance by calling the 'God's Plan' rapper out for allegedly having a son he doesn't take care of. On 'The Story of Adidon', Pusha T raps: "Since you name-dropped my fiancée, let 'em know who you chose as your Beyoncé. Sophie knows better, as your baby mother." The GOOD Music rapper then goes on to inform listeners that Drizzy is "hiding a child" that he had with Sophie Brussaux.
He even name-dropped Drake's son, Adonis.
"Adonis is your son, and he deserves more than an Adidas press run." Prior to the beef, rumors had surfaced regarding Drake potentially signing a deal with Adidas in order to launch his own collection with the iconic sporting brand. Following the release of 'The Story of Adidon' many speculated that Drizzy's collection with Adidas was supposed to be named Adidon prior to the ruthless diss track. While Drake's team has not confirmed or denied rumors regarding his Adidas collection, Pusha T may have essentially already stolen the spotlight from him regarding the collection with Adidas.
11 Too Far?
While Drake managed to drop his 'Duppy Freestlye' within 24 hours of Pusha T firing shots on the final song of his DAYTONA album, many felt on social media that it was the GOOD Music President who got the last laugh with 'The Story of Adidon'. On his 'Duppy Freestyle' Drake questioned Pusha T's drug dealing past by rapping: "Your brother said, it was your cousin then him, then you. So you don't rap what you did, you just rap what you knew."
The line brings up Pusha T's biological brother Malice, whom Pusha rapped alongside early in his career as part of the duo Clipse. Drizzy continues with "Man, you might've sold to college kids for Nike and Mercedes. But you act like you sold drugs for Escobar in the '80s." While Drake questioned Pusha T's street cred, many felt that Pusha's clapback on 'The Story of Adidon' was far more ruthless. Especially given the personal nature of the disses aimed at Drake, OVO 40, and his alleged son.
In addition, Pusha takes aim at Drake's upbringing, pointing out that Drake's father left him as a child, and his mother never married. The OVO co-founder briefly touched upon the subject previously, rapping on his 2013 track 'From Time'. he saif "My mother is 66 and her favorite line to hit me with is 'Who the hell wants to be 70 and alone?'"
10 What Would Meek Do?
Prior to his unjust incarceration, Meek Mill engaged in a very lengthy and very heated beef with Drake. In 2015, Meek Mill accused Drake on Twitter of not writing his own raps. The pair had collaborated together in the past, making the accusation all the more shocking. Meek's accusations came after Drake allegedly refused to promote his album on Twitter because Meek discovered that he was using a ghostwriter. The pair traded diss tracks, with Drake firing back at the accusations with 'Charged Up' before then dropping another diss track titled 'Back to Back'.
Both of which received positive reviews from the rap community on social media.
Meek Mill then responded with a track of his own titled 'Wanna Know', however many on social media believed that it was Drake who won the feud with his pair of diss tracks. In 2016, Drake took aim at Meek Mill once again on 'Summer Sixteen', which led Meek to release 'War Pain'. While the beef ultimately faded out, the pair never officially called a truce. This led many to believe that Meek Mill was likely sitting back and watching the surge of Drake memes take over his Twitter feed.
9 Pusha Ricky vs. Jimmy
While Drake may undoubtedly be one of the most popular artists in the world today, his past as a child actor is frequently brought up when attempting to mock or discredit the three-time Grammy winner. Drake played Jimmy on Degrassi: The Next Generation as a teen, where his character was attacked by another character, Ricky.
Following the attack, Drake's character appeared in a wheelchair for the remainder of the show, earning him the nickname 'Wheelchair Jimmy' after social media users began to meme images of Drake's character in a wheelchair. Unsurprisingly, it was only a matter of time before an internet user decided to insert Pusha T into the infamous Degrassi scene following the release of 'The Story of Adidon'.
In addition, Pusha T used an old controversial photo of Drake from his acting days for the diss track's cover art in an attempt to use Drizzy's past as an actor against him. While the photo stirred up quite a bit of controversy and drew criticism for the 'God's Plan' rapper. However, he was quick to respond and explain the meaning behind the photo on Instagram, saying, “The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.”
8 Mr. Wayne I Don't Feel So Good...
This isn't the first time Pusha T has taken aim at Drake. In 2012, Pusha T released 'Exodus 23:1' - while the New York rapper has denied that the song has anything to do with Drake, Lil Wayne, or Birdman, Pusha references the trio in the song, pointing out the bad luck Drake had of signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money label, which is signed to Birdman's Cash Money, which is signed to Universal Music Group. On the final song of his DAYTONA album, Pusha once again takes aim at Lil Wayne, saying, "He [Rick Ross] see what I see when you see Wayne on tour. Flash without the fire, another multi-platinum rapper trapped and can't retire."
This was in reference to Wayne's dispute with Birdman over his music catalog.
On 'The Story of Adidon', Pusha once again takes aim at the trio of Drizzy, Wayne and Birdman through a more subtle line as he raps: "How dare you put Ye in my verses? I'm selfish, I want all of the curses. I'm pre-booking the churches, me versus three herses." With Wayne recently managing to secure his catalog while breaking free from Birdman, we could very well hear Lil Wayne fire back at Pusha T with a diss track of his own now that his highly anticipated 'Carter 5' album will be dropping.
7 What Comes Next?
Following Pusha T's release of 'The Story of Adidon', many expected Drake to immediately fire back with another diss track of his own given how quickly he dropped his 'Duppy Freestyle' after hearing Pusha's disses on 'Infrared'. Despite that, days came and went with no response from Drizzy. Some fans questioned if Drake would respond at all to such a ruthless track, while many speculated that Drake would wait to include his response on his fifth album.
After several days without a response, Kanye West's 'Ye' album was released. It included some very subtle lines aimed at Drake on 'No mistakes' where Kanye raps "Too close to snipe you, truth told I like you, too bold to type you, too rich to fight you, calm down you light skin!"
The diss from Kanye, of course, came after Drake had fired shots at Kanye on his 'Duppy Freestyle'. He had rapped that "I've done things for him [Kanye] I thought that he never would need, Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me." Here, he accused Kanye of needing Drake to write for him on '30 Hours' and 'Father Stretch My Hands' from Kanye's 2016 album, 'The Life of Pablo'.
6 J Prince To The Rescue
While fans continued to wait for Drake to drop his response to 'The Story of Adidon', Drake's mentor and Rap-A-Lot CEO, J Prince, decided to make the "OG call" and squash the beef between Drake and Pusha T before things got out of hand, as if they hadn't already. Prince defended Drizzy from critics, claiming the OVO rapper had a diss track so ruthless, it would ruin Pusha T. As a result of just how ruthless Drake's response track apparently is, Prince himself made the call to stop it from being released.
While the diss track has remained under wraps, many felt as though J Prince was stepping in to defend Drake was a sign of weakness on Drake's part.
This, of course, led to an entirely new catalog of memes portraying J Prince as Drake's savior. This was surprisingly followed up by a Tweet from Kanye West, who claimed that the beef between he, Pusha, and Drake was over, saying: "I’ve never been about beef I’m about love lines were crossed and it’s not good for anyone so this is dead now." Only time will tell if the ceasefire lasts, or if one of these artists goes rogue and continues the beef.
5 Enter... Maury Povich?
Following the release of 'The Story of Adidon', rumors began surfacing that Drake was planning on shedding light on the news of his son on his next album. With Pusha T bringing the news to light, however, this led to a slew of social media users flooding Instagram of the woman believed to be the mother of his son.
While Drake hasn't confirmed nor denied that he is actually Adonis' father, reality show host Maury Povich invited the popular rapper onto his show. That way he could take a paternity test to prove once and for all whether or not he is the father. Drake of course hasn't responded to the invite, however it is widely assumed that Drizzy either won't respond, or will decline the invite.
Whether or not this beef forces Drake to change the rumored name of his upcoming collection with Adidas however remains to be seen. News has been scarce about Drake making the jump to Adidas, however fans may have to wait a bit longer for news regarding the clothing collection. If things are postponed for too long, Pusha T could very well find himself in the crosshairs of many Drake fans who are anxiously awaiting news on the line.
4 Adonis' Plan
As previously stated above, Maury Povich has extended an offer to Drake to take a paternity test on his show to prove whether he is Adonis' father. If rumors are believed to be true however, Drake was already planning on addressing fatherhood on his upcoming studio album, 'Scorpion', whether or not that's true remains to be seen, however he may very well have to change up some lines on the album given that Pusha T may have broken the news to fans early.
It's also important to mention that several Drake fans pointed out that the Toronto-based rapper had a house built around the time of Adonis' birth.
In addition, TMZ reported following the release of 'The Story of Adidon' that while Drake isn't certain about whether or not he is Adonis' father, he has been financially supporting Sophie Brussaux throughout her pregnancy, and has continued to financially support her following the child's birth in order to ensure that she lives comfortably. If that report is believed to be true, Pusha T's accusations in regards to Drake being a lazy dad to his son will certainly have to be thrown out the window. Espcially given Drizzy's financial support of both Sophie and her child.
3 Who Can Relate?
After Drake clapped back at Pusha T wish his 'Duppy Freestyle' less than 24 hours after Pusha took shots at Drizzy on 'Infrared', many believed that Drake had won the beef with just one song. The general concensus on social media was that Drake's track was better than Pusha T's lines on Infrared. After 48 hours had passed, many questioned what was taking Pusha T so long to respond to the accusations made against him by Drizzy.
Some believed the GOOD Music President would wait until Drake's 'Scoripion' album dropped before releasing his response. Presumably in an attempt to steal the spotlight away from Drake's album release. After the release of 'The Story of Adidon', however, Drake memes began to flood the internet.
Many began singing a different tune, giving Pusha T credit for what many agree was the far more aggressive and savage diss track. Unfortunately for Drake fans, this meant they were stuck seeing memes of their favorite artist on social media. Some users couldn't help but laugh as the internet took jabs at Drizzy and the situation he found himself in after many believed him to be untouchable in the rap game when it came to beefs.
2 The Story of Adonis
Even though this meme is one of the most savage on our list, social media users dug up more information on Sophie Brussaux and Adnois following the release of 'The Story of Adidon'. They learned that Drake's alleged son is, of course, too young to actually be in school. With that being said, the idea of Drizzy's son walking into school one day and suddenly being shown Pusha T's lines aimed at his father was just too funny to not include on our list of the 15 most savage memes from the beef.
Maybe in the future, Adonis will choose to make his own name for himself.
This would be an attempt at distancing himself from his father's name the same way LeBron James Jr is wearing a different number from his father so as to carve his own path. Ironically, despite the fact that Pusha spends the better part of three minutes insulting Drake on the track, Pusha tells Drake to "Love that baby, respect that girl," savagely portraying himself as caring more about the well being of Drake's baby mother and son than Drizzy does. As previously stated in the article of course, Drake has reportedly been taking care of both Adonis and his mother.
1 Drizzy's Plan?
The final, and arguable most savage meme on our list draws reference from Drake's seven-time platinum track 'God's Plan', where Drizzy infamously raps: "She said 'do you love me?' I said 'only partly, I only love my bed and my momma, I'm sorry.'" Unsurprisingly, it didnt' take long for social media users to turn around and reuse the lines from the song for memes regarding Adonis following Pusha T's accusations that Drake is a "deadbeat" dad.
'God's Plan' remains to this date one of Drake's most popular songs, charting number 1 on the charts following its release. In addition, the music video for 'God's Plan' went viral after the Toronto rapper decided to use his budget money for the music video to give money to those in need. The video has accumulated 614 million views at the time of publication, and remains one of the most popular music videos ever released by Drake.
Which Drake meme was your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to give us your take on who won this beef, as well as whether or not Drake will ever respond to 'The Story of Adidon'.