Drake was invited on the HBO show "The Shop" by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, where he talked about his recent fights with Pusha-T and Kanye West. In the episode, Drake explains why he never chose to cast another track for Diss in response to Pusha's scathing track "The Story of Adidon":
Rap purists and people who love confrontation, love to say,
"There are no rules for this shit!" There are rules for this shit.
I'll tell you something, I knew something was going to come up
about my son They had to add dad's deadbeat thing to do it more
Attractive, that's fine. What about mom and dad … Whatever. You do not
I even know my family. But wishing death on my friend who has MS … I
Study rap battles to live. When you mention helpless people.
who are sick in the hospital, who have died, I just think that
There is a price that you have to pay for that. It's over! Someone is going to
Damn punch on the fucking face. The shit is done, the event
above. I wanted to do other things. I did not want to expand your
Race rapping again with you and having this exchange.
Then, Drake confirmed that he recorded a diss track in response to "The Adidon Story", mentioning that he said "terrible things" in it. Maverick Carter then asked Drake: "Did you write the song and you never got it out?" To which Drake replied: "Yes, because I came home, I heard it and I said:" Man, this is not something I've ever seen, I want to remember, this is not even a place I necessarily want to go to. " He also gave support to Pusha-T and "The Story of Adidon", and said: "The song, I thought it was crap, but it was an amazing move of chess."
Elsewhere in the episode, Drake explains the origin of his problem with Kanye. Drake says Kanye invited the Canadian rapper to Wyoming to work on "Lift Yourself." Then, Drake claims that Kanye did not reveal that he had plans to release an album. Because they were collaborating, Drake says Kanye had asked him to be "completely transparent," asking about Drake's album at the time. Scorpion and its release date.
"I'm in Wyoming, I play it on March 14. I send him a picture of my son, I tell him I'm having problems with my son's mother," says Drake, implying that Kanye revealed the information about his son to Pusha. -T Drake then insinuates that Kanye purposely planned his G.O.O.D. Release of the music album within the same time period as Drake Scorpion. Drake continues, "I wake up, and all these dates are out, one by one by one, all of them around June 15." See clips of the episode below.
Pusha rekindled his flesh with Drake in his Daytona follow up on "Infrared" by mocking the previous accusations that Drake uses ghostwriters. Drake then responded with "Duppy Freestyle", in which he points to both Pusha and Kanye. Since the release of "The Story of Adidon", Drake has issued a statement explaining the cover that shows a photo of the Canadian rapper in black face, but has not escalated the dispute with another dissident track.
Scorpion and Drake's subsequent "Behind Barz" freestyle includes what many listeners believe are veiled shots of Ye. In a storm of tweets in September, Kanye apologized to Drake and took responsibility for the "negative energy" and clarified his role in Pusha-T beef.