Pusha T is the official winner in his battle against Drake.
That’s what Diddy said when he called into “The Breakfast Club” to promote his TV singing competition “The Four: Battle for Stardom.”
He also commented on J. Prince telling Drake not to respond to Pusha, because the beef could get violent.
“If he felt that things were going to get to a point of negativity and violence, I think you gotta listen to your OGs that have been through certain things. It ain’t worth it,” said Diddy. “But as far as in a battle, if [Drake] didn’t respond then he took an L.”
The Bad Boy founder then talked about the beef he had with Death Row Records, Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight in the ‘90s, as well as Pac’s infamous diss song “Hit ‘Em Up.” In that cut, Shakur said he slept with Faith Evans, The Notorious B.I.G.’s wife at the time, which was just one of the controversial lines.
In the end, Biggie never responded to that song because of Diddy, so the millionaire record exec said he can relate to Drake’s silence in the Pusha situation.
“I said he took the L because he didn’t respond, and I say he should listen to J. Prince,” Puff advised. “Because I was in that same position with [Tupac’s] ‘Hit ‘Em Up.’ I told B.I.G. not to respond. Because what B.I.G. had written for them, it was going to get as bad as it got.”
But even though Diddy called Drake the loser in his back-and-forth with Pusha, he respects him for not responding. Especially since he understand how a scathing diss record like Pusha’s “The Story of Adidon” can be.
“When we got hit with ‘Hit ‘Em Up,’ I had to respond to Biggie and said ‘We’re not going to respond. Somebody is going to get hurt if we respond,'” said Diddy in a separate interview with 92.3’s Big Boy. “I can understand that perspective, because Tupac hit us with ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ and that joint was cold. We would take your turntables with ‘Hit ‘Em Up.’ That thing hurt to this day.”
Diddy also said that he never took Pac’s song too personally and even found humor in the video since somebody portrayed him in it. But that doesn’t mean he’ll be playing the cut throughout his life.
“I’m not going to play it at my birthday party,” he joked.