Is Drake really suing Pusha T for $5 million? A report claims the rappersâ€™ feud may move from the music world to the court room. Gossip Cop, however, can bust the flimsy tale.
As widely reported last month, Pusha Tâ€™s new album features some disses against Drake, which prompted Drake to release a diss track of his own in response. Pusha T then followed up with another song, one that accused his longtime rival of having a secret son. The feud between Drake and Pusha T actually dates back years, but in the wake of this latest back-and-forth, MediaTakeOut is claiming Drake has â€śjust fired his first OFFICIAL shot at Pusha T.â€ť
How so? â€śPusha T will shortly be hit with a $5 million lawsuit. Weâ€™re told to expect the lawsuit any day now,â€ť contends the site. Itâ€™s unclear how Drake has â€śfired his first official shotâ€ť if the supposed lawsuit has yet to be filed. But a so-called â€śtop snitchâ€ť inside â€śDrakeâ€™s OVO camp,â€ť referring to an old image of Drake that Pusha T resurfaced amidst their recent battle, alleges, â€śPusha T is a dummy. He used that blackface photo for his album artwork, and he never got clearances. Heâ€™s going to have to pay.â€ť
Actually, the controversial photo of Drake wasnâ€™t used as â€śalbum artwork,â€ť but as the cover image for Pusha Tâ€™s follow-up diss track, â€śThe Story of Adidon.â€ť If the â€śtop snitchâ€ť canâ€™t get the details right, itâ€™s hard to trust the rest of the alleged sourceâ€™s assertions. But the outlet goes on to claim Drake is now putting together a group of lawyers â€śto sue Pusha T â€” and force him to turn over somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 million.â€ť The online publication adds that his â€śteam fully supports the legal move.â€ť To date, though, all Drake has done is post a mock invoice on Instagram, in which he calls for a $100,000 fee for â€śpromotional assistance and career reviving.â€ť
And for his part, Pusha T has gone on record to say the feud is â€śover,â€ť telling Vanity Fair in an interview, â€śThese conversations have been had and, to my knowledge, itâ€™s all over. Itâ€™s all over with.â€ť Additionally, Drakeâ€™s mentor J Prince has explained to Billboard how he got Drake to drop the feud and refrain from responding with another freestyle. Referring to Pusha T initiating the recent dispute and what he advised Drake, Prince said, â€śItâ€™s a pigpen invitation. You can jump in a pigpen and become a hog, or you can stay on solid ground and deal with the issue and keep moving on [with] your success. That was our decision. I told him, he heard me, and Iâ€™m thankful he listened to it.â€ť
With all that in mind, why would Drake now reignite the beef by suing Pusha T? Gossip Cop is assured he wouldnâ€™t, as a source close to him, who was not at liberty to speak on the record, says itâ€™s â€śnot trueâ€ť heâ€™s planning to sue. That said, if photographer David Leyes, not Drake, is the rights holder of the blackface picture in question, Leyes could arguably file a copyright suit. Indeed, Pusha T has already acknowledged that the photo was taken off his Instagram page due to alleged infringement, though it currently remains visible on his Twitter feed. Regardless, the MediaTakeOut story is specifically about Drake taking Pusha T to court, which Gossip Cop is told is highly unlikely to happen, particularly since their feud is very much off for the foreseeable future.