Music | , | May 30, 2018

To celebrate the release of our new champagne cups across Dan Murphy’s, we wanted to bring you a brief history of the beef between the original Champagne Papi, Drake, and his rival, Pusha-T.


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First Contact: Pusha T – Exodus 23:1 (2013)


Pusha T made the first move in this feud, with the lyrics in Exodus 23:1:


“Contract all fucked up / I guess that means you all fucked up /You signed to one n**** that signed to another n**** /That’s signed to three n****s, now that’s bad luck / Damn that shit even the odds now / You better off selling this hard now / You call it living out your dreams /You can’t fly without your wings”


Pusha’s bars reflect the financial situation surrounding Drake, as he’s signed to Lil Wayne, who is signed to Birdman and unable to be paid at the time. Pusha should’ve known better than to call out Drakes “fucked up” contract; the same year, Drizzy responded to Pusha with Tuscan Leather.


Drizzy Bites Back: Drake – Tuscan Leather (2013)


Champagne Papi shut Pusha-T down by essentially telling him to stop running his mouth from the “bench” and remember who he’s talking to.


“Hot temper, scary outcome / Here’s a reason for n****s that’s hatin’ without one /That always let they mouth run / Bench players talkin’ like starters, I hate it”


3 Years in The Making: Pusha t – H.G.T.V. Freestyle (2016)


After 3 years since the last beef we were served from Drake, Pusha comes back with lyrics surrounding Quentin Miller ghostwriting rumours.


“It’s too far gone when the realest ain’t real/I walk amongst the clouds, so your ceilings ain’t real / These n****s ‘Call of Duty’ ’cause they killings ain’t real / With a questionable pen so the feeling ain’t real.”


Making sure we know Pusha is outing Drizzy, he alludes to the clouds on the Nothing was the Same album artwork, as well as Drake’s liquor Virginia Black – “Rolls emblem, Black Virginian / Pull in a neighbourhood I don’t blend in”


Champagne Papi Hits a Nerve: Drake – Two Birds One Stone (2016)


“But really it’s you with all the drug dealer stories / That’s gotta stop though / You made a couple chops and now you think you Chapo…never said it / If I didn’t live it but still they try to tell you I’m not the realest”


Drake calls out Pusha’s drug dealing past, exposing how it’s nothing to be bragging about (particularly as it was unsuccessful), and shuts down ghostwriting claims by essentially stating that he writes from personal experience.


Yeah, It’s Still Going: Pusha-T – Infrared (2018)


Pusha brings up old news once again by clearly referencing Drake’s ghostwriting allegations with Quentin Miller.


“It was written like Nas, but it came from Quentin”


Pusha T seems to be Push(a)ing Drake’s buttons year after year, so we can only expect another roast track from Drake in response to Infrared.


Who you got? Champagne Papi or Pusha?


Either way, enjoy the feud with our new REDDS champagne flutes.



Cover Image: Twitter | @champagnepapi