On Wednesday morning, Pusha-T made a high profile appearance on The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal. His stated goal: to correct the ongoing narrative in his beef with Drake. In the course of his (extremely long) interview, he revealed the long speculated upon source of information that led to “The Story of Adidon,” his scorching diss track built around its unexpected reveal of Drake‘s then-unknown son.
“The information came from 40. It didn’t come from Kanye, at all,” Push explained. “40 is sleeping with a woman who begins to, he talks to her daily, five, six hours a day. Talks to a woman five, six hours a day, provides opportunity for her and ultimately speaks about how he’s disgruntled about certain things, notoriety and things involving Drake and his career.”
The G.O.O.D. Music president elaborated how much information he received from the mystery woman.
“With that also came the fact that Drake has a child. With that also came the trip everybody took to also see the child and bring him gifts and all of this information,” he continued. “She divulged this information. That’s where it came from. Now, I never told nobody that. I never said that to anybody and I never put that out there, because the way I see [it] there’s so much power in silence.”
The tension between Drake and G.O.O.D. Music reignited after Graham’s appearance on HBO’s The Shop. During a conversation with LeBron James and Maverick Carter, Graham explained how he believes Kanye West told Pusha-T about his growing family issues after playing the Chicago artist an early version of “March 14.”
“I’m in Wyoming. I play him ‘March 14.’ I send him a picture of my son,” Drake said. “I tell him I’m having trouble with my son’s mother.”
While Pusha doesn’t deny that version of events — which Rolling Stone reported in July — he claims that Drake’s visit to Wyoming had nothing to do with “The Story of Adidon,” and that Drake owes Kanye an apology.
“In Drake’s mind, one plus one probably equals two. Totally not true,” he said, referring to the idea that Kanye leaked him information about Drake’s son. “When that one narrative is out there, other people believe it to be true.” Later, he did describe Drake and Kanye’s relationship as “fake friends.”
“The only reason I’m here now is because he was so passionate about it,” said Pusha, referring to Drake calling out a Pusha line on “The Story of Adidon” during his appearance on The Shop. During the show, Drake called the line — which specifically referred to 40’s ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis — as a step too far. Pusha, it seems, took issue with particular line of comments. “Your friend is the reason why — that’s how it came about, that’s how that information came out.”