Pusha T Calls For His Verse To Be Removed From Song Pop Smoke After Young Thug Complains About Drake Diss

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Pusha T, Gunna and Young Thug were all set to appear on the song “Paranoia” from the late Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut studio album “Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon” last week. It is also expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Fans noticed it wasn’t there and asked Smoke’s manager, Steven Victor, what happened. He said some changes needed to be made but fans would get the song. We still haven’t received it yet but there’s a lot of controversy about the song, especially Pusha’s verse supposedly about Drake.

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Although the song isn’t officially here, the lyrics have leaked and people suspect that Pusha T rejected Drake. The two haven’t been on good terms since their 2018 falling out where Pusha revealed that Drake had a son and didn’t want to reveal the child to the world. Her baby mama ended up being Sophie Brussaux, an adult film star. Drake ended up posting the two to his Instagram feed in April with passionate captions describing the women between them.

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The lyrics of Pusha’s Paranoia are:

You know, reality bites, it’s chess, not checkers
These 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 scene when you done like Sinatra
Only to hide the blade coming back through LaGuardia
I might even buy a house in Mississauga
On my walls I have doodles of Tschabalala
Lots of dolls, that’s laying down, they’re my sick babes
Make a call, she gon’ crawl, bad gyal Patra
I’m involved and absolved, I’m a godfather, hush

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Thug took to his Instagram story to say he disrespects the Pusha verse because it has nothing to do with Drake beef. He also added that if he had known that was the case, he would have made changes to the song on their behalf. Thug concluded by saying “This rapper is so gay.”

Pusha replied with a very long answer in his IG stories and he started by saying don’t feel bad because nobody knew what the verse was about.

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“Yeah, Young Thug, a couple of things: 1. Don’t feel bad, NO ONE knew what the verse was about. The label heads who shut him down didn’t even know it. They ONLY ASSUME because HE TOLD THEM! The same way he narrated Ross’ “Maybach 6″ verse. And if HE TALKS rap verses to the record executives, God only knows what else HE SAYS! I don’t do police work or police rappers or police niggas,” Pusha T added.

Pusha then revealed that Thug’s verse was the last added to the song and it was only because he asked for it for Thug. He also pointed out that he would never watch 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 can still hear this record somehow. All agreed 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.

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