(People) - Drake is finally talking about that infamous Pusha T diss track and the alleged role Kanye West played. Drake addressed his beefs and what he saw as their origin during an appearance Friday on LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s HBO series, The Shop.
Back in May, Pusha T released “The Story of Adidon,” which claimed, among other things, that Drake had fathered a secret son. A month later, Drake confirmed via his album Scorpion that he has a son. Based on Drake’s comments on The Shop, though, it sounds like he’s more upset with Kanye than with Pusha T about the whole situation.
“I’m in Wyoming. … I send him a picture of my son. I tell him I’m having trouble with my son’s mother. We had a conversation,” Drake said to James and Carter on the show. Fans are interpreting that to mean that Kanye may have tipped Pusha T off about Drake’s son in the first place. Kanye produced “The Story of Adidon” after working with Drake in Wyoming, the rapper explained. (For what it’s worth, Kanye denied talking to Pusha T about Drake’s son in a series of now-deleted tweets he posted in September.)
Drake seemed genuinely hurt by what he said was Kanye blasting him by producing “Adidon.” “I was just there with you as friends, helping you, and now you’re dissing me,” Drake said.
Drake also explained why he decided not to release a diss track about Pusha T in response to “The Story of Adidon.” Referring to Pusha T, Drake told James and Carter, “I wanted to do other things. I didn’t want to further your reputation or your career by rapping back at you and having this exchange.”
The “In My Feelings” rapper also criticized Pusha T for talking about Drake’s friend Noah Shebib, who suffers from multiple sclerosis. “When you mention defenseless people who are sick, in the hospital, that passed away, that really sent me to a place where, you know, I just believed then and I believe now that there’s a price you have pay for that,” Drake said on The Shop.