By Nadeska Alexis (@neweryork)
Pusha T still hasn’t admitted that he was taking jabs at Drake on his freestyle over “Don’t F— With Me” but whatever subliminal shots he took at the YMCMB team on his new single “Exodus 23:1” certainly left an impression on Lil Wayne, who took to Twitter early on Thursday morning (May 24), with a message that was clear as daylight: “F— pusha t and anybody that love em.”
Pusha debuted the new single on Wednesday night (May 23) from Cannes, France, where he tweeted about the premiere of Kanye West’s new short film “Cruel Summer. A few lines in particular seemed to be aimed at Drake and YMCMB (“Contract all f—ed / Explain up I guess that means you all f—ed up / You signed to one ni— that signed to another ni— that’s signed to three ni— / Now that’s bad luck”) but Wayne’s tweet was still a surprisingly blunt reply to the new track.
This wouldn’t be the first time that the two MCs have had issues with each other, although in 2011 it seemed that all was well between the two camps.
In a 2006 interview Wayne sent some shots at Jay-Z, the Clipse and Pharrell, which didn’t sit well with anyone. “I don’t see no f—ing Clipse. This is a f—ing legend you’re talking to right here,” he said. “How many years them n—as been around?” The Clipse responded to the jabs, accusing Lil Wayne of wanting to “rap like Jay-Z, dress like the Clipse, become a coke dealer after 5 albums” and things only got stickier from there.
Their issues began to reach a peak, with Malice and Pusha accusing the New Orleans rapper of copying their style and during a 2007 interview with Complex, Wayne had more words for them. “I thought the whole “Mr. Me Too” video was about me, to tell you the damn truth,” Weezy said. “They think I want to be like them. I’m on a million-dollar bus going around the world charging people from $50,000 to $150,000 for verses, and I got 77 songs in magazines and I got a billion more. Do the math; you think I’m trying to be like you? No sir.”
Pusha notoriously took shots at Wayne on Re-Up Gang We Got It For Cheap 3 “Intro,” but last year he told Complex that the beef was over. “Ever since Lil Wayne went to jail, that whole little stint is really dead and over with. I don’t have any ill words towards Wayne, Cash Money, or any of them,” he said. “There was definitely a time period when I felt a certain way [about him] but as of right now I don’t. That’s just where I once was. I don’t even like speaking on it. [On my mixtape Fear of God], I actually said, ’They had freed Weezy, congratulations.’ When I seen Wayne in Miami, I told him, ’Congratulations on getting out of jail.'”
Guess we’re back at square one now.