On Friday, Drake released a diss-track directed at Pusha-T called “Duppy Freestyle.” The song is a response to Pusha-T’s new album Daytona, which boasts a lyric referencing his ongoing beef with Drake: “The lyrics penning equal to Trump’s winning / The bigger question is how the Russians did it / It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin.” Drake then uploaded an invoice to Instagram billing Push and Kanye $100,000 for “promotional assistance and career reviving.”
So, it’s pretty funny that this clip of Drake’s appearance on MTV’s When I Was 17 from 2011 resurfaced over the weekend. The show brought celebrities in to chat about the things they adored at 17. In the video, Drake talks about how much he loved Clipse when he was a teen. He even went as far as to buy an autographed microphone allegedly used by Push on eBay, which he raps about on “Duppy Freestyle”: “I had a microphone of yours, but then the signature faded/ I think that pretty much resembles what’s been happenin’ lately.”
“I used to pretend I was doing interviews on the red carpet and perform all the Clipse songs in my basement with the mic,” Drake says in the MTV clip. “I’m a full-sized teen at this point, so this is in private. And I performed with it so much that I rubbed the autograph off. I don’t even know if he really signed it, but that was my big thing. At the time it meant the world to me.”
Lolz. Check out the video below.
imagine buying a pusha t signed mic off eBay for $200 when you're 17 and then dropping "duppy freestyle" 14 years later. we are in the darkest timeline lmfao. pic.twitter.com/4AJhAFrj5u
— rap is stupid (@ottergawd) May 27, 2018