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Drake Responds to Kendrick Lamar’s Diss Track with New Song



ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 9: Rapper Drake performs onstage during "Lil Baby & Friends Birthday Celebration Concert" at State Farm Arena on December 9, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

After Kendrick Lamar aimed toward Drake and J. Cole on Metro Boomin and Future’s “Like That,” Drake has apparently fired again — though there’s been no official affirmation — with a diss observe that surfaced on social media on Saturday (April 13).

Early within the day, a four-minute “leaked” track attributed to Drake hit social media, with some doubting its authenticity and speculating that it was an A.I.-created report. The unique model gave the impression of an unmixed demo over an interpolation of Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s “Get Cash,” whereas a high-quality model with a unique beat emerged within the afternoon. To make issues extra opaque, Energy 105 claimed that the diss observe was professional and debuted the official paintings exhibiting Lamar doing push ups, although Drake’s group didn’t instantly affirm the observe’s legitimacy when contacted by Selection.

After a protracted day of web chatter, Drake seemingly confirmed the observe’s legitimacy, posting a photograph to Instagram of Uma Thurman because the Bride in “Kill Invoice,” wielding a samurai sword whereas surrounded by a gaggle of attackers. Not solely Energy 105 however its mum or dad firm iHeartRadio — the nation’s largest radio community — have posted the track, which additionally helps its authenticity.

Thurman, who starred in each “Kill Invoice” installments again in 2003 and 2004, entered the chat on Sunday (April 14), posting an image to her Instagram tales of the unique go well with she wore within the movie. “Want this? @champagnepapi,” she wrote.

Drake’s track, apparently titled “Push Ups,” sees the rapper firing pictures in all instructions. He after all goes at Lamar straight out of the gate with just a few jabs. “How the fuck you huge steppin with a measurement 7 mens on?” he raps. “Your final one bricked, you actually not on shit / They make excuses for you ’trigger they hate to see me lit / Pull your contract ’trigger we gotta see the break up / Ain’t no means you doin’ splits bitch your pants may rip.”

He then continues by poking enjoyable at Lamar’s visitor appearances on mainstream pop songs, and means that Lamar’s former label, High Dawg Leisure, demanded half of his earnings. “Maroon 5 want a verse, you higher make it witty / Then we want a verse for the Swifties / High say drop, you higher drop and provides him 50 / Pipsqueak, pipe down / You ain’t in no huge three, SZA received you wiped down, Travis received you wiped down, Savage received you wiped down / Like your label boy, you Interscope proper now.”

He additionally seems to be taking a shot at Cole, who dropped his Lamar response report “7 Minute Drill” after which eliminated it from streaming after regretting its launch. “Look, I might by no means be no person primary fan / Your first primary, I needed to put it in your hand,” he says, referring to “First Particular person Shooter,” his collaboration with Cole included on final yr’s “For All of the Canines” that grew to become Cole’s first track to high the Billboard Sizzling 100.

In a while the track, Drake brings Cole again up, rapping, “And that fuckin’ track y’all received will not be beginning beef with us / This shit brewin’ in a pot, now I’m heating up / I don’t care what Cole suppose, that Dot shit was weak as fuck.”

He places longtime collaborator the Weeknd within the crosshairs as nicely, doubtless because of the singer’s look on Future and Metro Boomin’s newest album “We Nonetheless Don’t Belief You.” “Declare the 6 and boys ain’t even come from it / And while you boys received wealthy you needed to run from it / Money blowin’ Abel bread out right here trickin’/ Shit we do for bitches, he doing for n—s.” Shortly after Drake’s track hit social media, the Weeknd posted a photograph to his Instagram story depicting him consuming popcorn and laughing.

And, for good measure, he lets off a bar at Metro Boomin, with whom he’s had a simmering beef over the previous yr: “Metro shut your ho ass up and make some drums, n—a.”

Rick Ross is one more rapper to catch a stray on “Push Ups” after he appeared on “We Don’t Belief You” and unfollowed Drake on Instagram. “I’d take your newest woman and cuff her like I’m Ricky,” raps Drake, referencing Ross’ historical past as a correctional officer. “Can’t imagine he jumpin’ in, this n—a turnin’ fifty / Each track that made it on the chart, he received from Drizzy / Spend that lil’ verify you bought and keep up out my enterprise / Fear ’bout no matter goin’ on with you and…” He trails off, with some speculating he’s referencing Diddy and his ongoing authorized points.

Ross was fast to go into the studio after Drake’s diss surfaced, releasing a track referred to as “Champagne Moments” the place he alleges that Drake received a nostril job and stole his movement from Lil Wayne.

All of this kicked into full gear on March 25, when Lamar took intention at Drake and Cole in an uncredited verse on Metro Boomin and Future’s “Like That,” a observe that appeared on the pair’s collaborative report “We Don’t Belief You.” Lamar’s verse was a transparent response to “First Particular person Shooter,” during which Cole referred to himself, Drake and Lamar as “the massive three”: “Love after they argue the toughest MC / Is it Ok. Dot? Is it Aubrey? Or me? / We the massive three, like we began a league.”

Lamar responded in a tenacious verse that boldly drew the road between him and his fellow rappers. “Yeah rise up with me, fuck sneak dissing / ‘First Particular person Shooter,’ I hope they got here with three switches,” he rapped. “Motherfuck the massive three, n—a, it’s simply huge me.”

Cole later responded in his diss observe “7 Minute Drill,” included on his shock album “May Delete Later.” “I received a telephone name, they are saying that anyone dissing / You need some consideration, it include extensions,” he rapped. “He nonetheless doing reveals however fell off like ‘The Simpsons’ / Your first shit was basic, your final shit was tragic / Your second shit put n—s to sleep however they gassed it / Your third shit was huge and that was your prime / I used to be trailing proper behind and I simply now hit mine.”

Cole was met with combined reactions after telling the viewers at his Dreamville Pageant that releasing the observe was the “lamest shit I did in my fuckin’ life.” Though some praised Cole for squashing the meat, many mocked the rapper for folding to Lamar so rapidly. Yesterday, he eliminated the observe from streaming providers.

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