Drake vs. Pusha T
The rap world was rocked by a few more feuds in 2018, including the reignited one between Drake and Pusha T, which roared back to life on Pusha's track "Infrared," which mentioned Quentin Miller, a rapper some believe has ghostwritten songs for the 6 God, with Pusha fully admitting that the song was a "response" he "held on to in regards to '2 Birds 1 Stone,'" a 2016 diss track in which Drake took aim at Pusha, Meek Mill and Kid Cudi. But when Drake responded with "Duppy Freestyle" and mentioned Pusha's fiancée Virginia Williams, all bets were off.
"Why would you mention my fiancée? No women, no children," Pusha T said on the Real 92.3 FM show Big Boy's Neighborhood. "It was sport to me until the fiancée mention...it just rubs me wrong."
Pusha retaliated by posting a picture of Drake in blackface as the cover for his single "The Story of Adidon." Drake, in turn, claimed the photo was taken in 2007 when, still flexing his acting muscles, the former Degrassi: The Next Generation star was working on a project about "young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and typecast."
"I don't believe it," Pusha T said on Big Boy's Neighborhood. "You are silent on all black issues, Drake. You really are. You don't stand for nothing. You don't. That's just what it is. You have all the platform in the world. You were so passionate back then, no you weren't."
When "The Story of Adidon" dropped, Pusha took it to another level, rapping, "Since you name-dropped my fiancée, let 'em know who you chose as your Beyoncé/Sophie knows better, ask your baby mother," referring to Sophie Brussaux, who in 2017 said she had texts proving Drake was her son's father. Drake later admitted on a new track that he has a son but did not name his mother.
After Drake went on LeBron James' HBO show The Shop in October, claiming he believed Kanye West to be the person who fed Pusha the info about his life change, Pusha pushed back, claiming instead that the dirt came from a woman sleeping with Drake's longtime producer and collaborator Noah Shebib, also known as "40."
Though the feud seems to have simmered down, Pusha insinuated in late November that Toronto concertgoers who threw beer at him were paid by Drake.