‘I Don’t Like the Energy’: Pusha T Says Fatherhood Helped Him Move Past Beef with Drake

Rapper Pusha T is a new man after welcoming his first child, Nigel Brixx Thornton, with his wife Virginia Williams nearly two years ago. During a recent interview, the “If You Know You Know” emcee revealed how fatherhood had changed his view on his drawn-out feud with Grammy Award-winning rapper Drake

While appearing on Showtime’s “Desus & Mero” show, Push, whose real name is Terrence LeVarr Thornton, explained to co-hosts Desus and Mero that he didn’t want his child to feel the “energy” surrounding his conflict with the Canada-born emcee.

PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 23: Pusha T attends the Kenzo Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images For Kenzo)

“I don’t like the energy of mentioning my son in that type of energy or any kid in that type of energy. It’s not my thing right now. I got my son,” he shared before adding, “And it’s like, with me, I’m just not going to play about anything involving him. Like, I don’t play nothing.” 

The tension between the two entertainers grew to hit an all-time high after the Virginia native revealed to the world in a May 2018 diss record titled “The Story of Adidon” — which was in response to Drake’s  “Duppy Freestyle” — that the “God’s Plan” emcee had fathered a son. Pusha also name-dropped the mother, French former adult star Sophie Brussaux.

Although Drake has yet to address plans to end their quarrel, Pusha seemingly alluded to wanting to move on from the highly publicized bickering in a February sit-down.

While appearing on Complex’s “360 with Speedy Morman,” in his first interview in nearly two years, Pusha was questioned about Drake ending his decade-long feud with G.O.O.D Music records founder Kanye West, noting that he “already looked past” his battle with the Toronto native. He added, “I don’t look towards that anymore. … Bygones are bygones, as far as I see. I think it’s really good that they did squash it. That works really good for them.”

Pusha’s response, however, did little to convince critics that he had wholeheartedly moved on from the drama, including those who accused the rapper of  “lying” before adding that Pusha “don’t like drake” and that “at any time he ready to declare smoke.”

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