After some subliminal disses by Pusha T towards Young Money artist Drake, Lil Wayne retaliated with his track “Goulish”. Since then however, we have yet to witness any sort of response by Pusha T regarding the situation. When Wayne recently spoke with AP, he talked about how there wasn’t ever a beef, and it was just a reaction.
AP: What’s next musically? And what happened in the beef between you and Pusha T?
Lil Wayne: I just finished recording my “I Am Not a Human Being II” album. And we’re starting to work on the Young Money album. … It really wasn’t no beef, you know. It was just me. I just reacted. Just a reaction, a simple reaction. I don’t apologize for it because I’m human. But it was just my human reaction. I don’t take it back. But there’s no beef. Beef is a whole different thing. … I’ll move on.
It’s hard to believe that there isn’t a beef between these two, it’s been simmering for years. Supposedly started in early 2006 after Wayne was featured on the cover of Vibe Magazine wearing A Bathing Ape. The Clipse subliminally responded in their “Mr. Me Too”.
“Niggas is haters, I’m doing deals like the majors
Ice Cream Sneakers, I signed my first skater
So you can pay three and buy yourself some bapestas
Bulletproof under T-shirts because they hate us…
Wanna know the time? Better clock us
Niggaz bite the style from the shoes to the watches”
Shortly after this Wayne went off on The Clipse for an interview in Complex.
Lil Wayne: I thought the whole ‘Mr. Me Too’ video was about me, to tell you the damn truth. They think I want to be like them. I’m on a million-dollar bus going around the world charging people from $50,000 to $150,000 for verses, and I got 77 songs in magazines and I got a billion more. Do the math; you think I’m trying to be like you? No sir.
Complex: I’m sure you’ve heard…one of the things [The Clipse have] been saying is like ‘Yo, all these dudes, now they do the BAPE and coke rap… But before, that was us. We were the ones who started that.’ How do you feel about that?
Lil Wayne: I don’t rap about no coke. He ain’t talking about me. I don’t rap about no coke. I’ve been rich since I was 14 years old—off of selling records. I do not rap about no damn coke. If I say anything about coke, I speak the truth about it. I don’t go talking about I got none.
I ain’t got no bricks or I’m cooking up—for what? Why is you rapping then? If you cooking up coke what the fuck are you rapping for? Or why if you rapping, what the fuck are you cooking up coke for? Make some sense out of this shit…
Ya dig? I did it four times again after that, just on the charts. I ain’t gotta talk about no coke nor no fucking BAPEs. I got my own shoe out nigga, that OG collection Reebok nigga. I got my own jeans out nigga, W. Two Us, I’ve got my name—the W is gonna be on your bitch ass. Aight?
Lil Wayne: Alright. Stop coming at me about that bullshit man. That’s how you get beef started man…
I don’t see niggas like that. You talking to the best. Talk to me like you’re talking to the best. I don’t see no fuckin’ Clipse. Come on man. Weezy, man. They had to do a song with us to get hot, B. “What Happened To That Boy?” C’mon B. Don’t do that, dog. This is a fucking legend you’re talking to right here. 14 years, B. How many years them niggas been around?
Who the fuck is Pharrell? Do you really respect him? That nigga wore BAPEs and y’all thought he was weird. I wore it and y’all thought it was hot. C’mon man. C’mon now. The nigga walked around with niggas that looked like you, y’all thought he was crazy. If I did it, y’all gonna think these niggas are killers.
Near the end of the year The Clipse went on a radio station in Virginia and discussed the comments made by Lil Wayne for the article in Complex Magazine.
“Wayne, you sort of copying The Clipse right now…I think he made a bad judgment call and just decided to take a swipe at us…maybe he’s got an album coming out. This is a small thing to a giant, he’s just acting out.”
“If anything, I am upset about him using the F word before my name, being as though he likes to sit around and kiss men. If you gonna kiss men, you can’t even use them words in conjunction with The Clipse, Pharrell, or any of the [Star Trak ] family. He’s definitely acting out right now. Jay-Z? Do what you gotta do. But involve The Clipse? You don’t want to do that. I already don’t look at him like a G. He aint nothing like me.”
And shortly after this The Clipse also discussed the ordeal with Lil Wayne with Laced Magazine in early 2007.
Laced: How do you feel about Lil Wayne saying he is the greatest rapper alive?
Malice: If you Wobble Dee Wobble Dee, you can’t be a legend.
Pusha T: You can’t kiss other men, you can’t wobble dee-wobble dee, and and you can’t bite styles. You can’t bite everybody’s styles. You can’t try to rap like Jay-Z, dress like the Clipse, become a coke dealer after 5 albums, and now dress like Jim Jones. You can’t do all that and be a legend. You have to be a trendsetter and he ain’t setting any trends.
Laced: Just a few years ago you’re doing “What Happen To That Boy” with Baby, now today Lil Wayne isn’t saying complimentary things about you. Where do you think this animosity is stemming from?
Pusha T: Yea, Gillie wrote Baby’s part by the way. When “He” was a legend, Gillie wrote Baby’s part. I would’ve thought he’d go to “legend” to get it written…He should’ve went to “legend” to get it written, but he goes to Gillie Da Kid instead. (laughs)
Malice: I think he’s pretty much trying to save face, because you and I know what it is. The streets said that, it wasn’t us that said it. The streets did all of that talking.
Pusha T: The streets said he was biting the Clipse. Clipse never said he was biting us, because it didn’t really matter to us. It really don’t matter to us, we have real issues. Like Weezy f**kin Baby (shakes head); come on man, he’s a fa—t. (laughs)
After these events everything eventually calmed down until 2008 when The Clipse sent out some more subliminal disses.
“Sorry but I dont’ respect who you applaudin’, lil nigga flow but his metaphors boring” — Clipse – Re-Up Intro (We Got It 4 Cheap, Vol. 2)
“Don’t make me turn daddy’s lil’ girl to orphan, that mean I’d have to kill Baby like abortion.” — Clipse – Re-Up Intro (We Got It 4 Cheap, Vol. 2)
Things continued to be quiet until earlier this year when Pusha T dropped the infamous track “Exodus 23:1″. This track is what finally brought the “beef” to the public’s eye. Even though both parties have said that they aren’t at war with each other, it’s obvious that there’s been some sort of conflict for years now, and this year has been the most active yet.
The song contains a multitude of lyrics that have been interpreted as subliminal disses towards the YMCMB crew, this time mostly at Drake.
“You signed to one n—a, that’s signed to another n—a, that’s signed to three n—as now that’s bad luck,” – Pusha T- – Exodus 23:1
“You can’t fly without your wings, you get it
Jeremy Scott’s all camouflage, you can’t hide it from yourself career sabotage” — Pusha T- – Exodus 23:1
The question regarding these lines though is… are they even disses? If they are, are they even meant for anyone in the Young Money crew? That’s what happens when it’s subliminal, and even if they weren’t meant for anyone in YM, Wayne and Drake heard it and took offense.
“G.O.O.D ain’t good enough, and your hood ain’t hood enough” — (Drake – Amen)
Debuted on Funkmaster Flex‘s show on Hot 97, Weezy released his thoughts towards Pusha(“Fuck Pusha T and anybody that love him”.)
“Fuck Pusha T and anybody that love him / His head up his ass, I’ma have to head butt him / Gut him, Lil Tunechi shit, weak stomach / It’s me, LT like when you heat butter / Ol’ pussy in the pan, red is the flag,” he raps. “It’s real nigga talk, these niggas speechless / Cut off his arm and leg like I charge for my features / Hammer on my side like I work in construction.” — Lil Wayne – Goulish
We never got to hear a Pusha T diss track in response to “Goulish”, but he recently went on Hot 97 to discuss why.
To summarize, he basically said that he respects YMCMB for solidarity, and he was surprised that Wayne took “Exodus” personally. He called “Goulish” trash, and claimed that it “wasn’t good enough to respond to.” He also doesn’t understand why Lil Wayne is so mad.
So is this the end? Will Weezy respond to this? The way this feud has gone on so far I really don’t expect much at all, and I doubt anything else will come out of it. What do you think of the whole situation, let us know in the comments below.