Drake fires back at Kendrick Lamar with “push ups” amidst controversy

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The hip-hop world is buzzing with speculation: Did Drake finally unleash a Kendrick Lamar diss track? After weeks of silence, the Canadian superstar seems to have fired back at Lamar’s recent shots. Let’s dive into the drama and dissect the lyrical punches thrown in this unexpected showdown.

The leaked track: “Push pps”

Early on April 13, a mysterious four-minute song attributed to Drake surfaced on social media. Skeptics questioned its authenticity, wondering if it was an A.I.-generated record. The initial version sounded like an unmixed demo, but a high-quality rendition with a different beat emerged later in the day. Power 105, a prominent radio station, claimed the diss track was legit and even unveiled official artwork featuring Lamar doing push-ups. Drake’s team remained tight-lipped, leaving fans guessing.

Drake takes aim at Kendrick

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In “Push Ups,” Drake doesn’t hold back. He fires shots in all directions, but his primary target is Kendrick Lamar. Here are some of the lyrical jabs:

  1. Size 7 Mens: Drake questions Lamar’s swagger, rapping, “How the f*** you big steppin’ with a size 7 mens on?” Lamar’s last release apparently “bricked,” and Drake suggests that excuses are made for him because they hate to see Drake shine.
  2. Pop Collaborations: Drake pokes fun at Lamar’s guest appearances on mainstream pop songs. He implies that Lamar’s former label, Top Dawg Entertainment, demanded half of his earnings.
  3. Cole Connection: Drake also takes a swipe at J. Cole, who previously dropped a Lamar response track. He references their collaboration “First Person Shooter,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100.

The confirmation

After a day of internet frenzy, Drake seemingly confirmed the track’s legitimacy by posting an Instagram photo of Uma Thurman as the Bride from “Kill Bill.” Armed with a samurai sword, she stands ready for battle. Power 105 and iHeartRadio have both endorsed the song, further supporting its authenticity.

As the diss track reverberates across the hip-hop landscape, fans eagerly await Kendrick Lamar’s response. Will he fire back? Is this the beginning of a rap feud for the ages? Only time will tell, but one thing’s certain: “Push Ups” has set the stage for an epic showdown.