Who Did Drake Diss In His Response To Kendrick Lamar (And Others)?

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Drake and Kendrick Lamar’s long-running beef that dates back to the latter infamous “Control” verse, which had the rap game in a frenzy, is now at its breaking point. Things heated up when Kendrick made a surprise appearance on Future and Metro Boomin’s We Don’t Trust You track “Like That” and delivered several lines at Drake. They include: “F*ck sneak dissin’, first-person shooter, I hope they came with three switches,” “Motherf*ck the big three, n****, it’s just big me,” and “‘Fore all your dogs gettin’ buried / That’s a K with all these nines, he gon’ see Pet Sematary.”

Since then, Drake has hinted at a response to Kendrick’s disses, and today he finally delivered. Drake’s response seemingly leaked today, but the intention with the release became much clearer when Drake returned with the official version of the track (with some help from Akademiks). The track, allegedly called “Push Ups (Drop & Give Me 50)” (or something along those lines), aims at not only Kendrick Lamar, but The Weeknd, Future, Rick Ross, Ja Morant (allegedly), ASAP Rocky (seemingly), and Metro Boomin. It’s floating around throughout social media, so head over to Twitter/X if you haven’t heard it yet. Nonetheless, a lot is going on throughout this 4-minute track, so let’s break down which lines are disses and who they’re aimed at.

Kendrick Lamar

Drake and Kendrick’s beef goes back to the “Control” days (see the history here), so with years of animosity built up, Drake used this moment to fire off on Kendrick. The point is, there are a lot of lines directed at Kendrick. Check them out below:

A response to Kendrick Lamar’s Got 2TEEZ with me, I’m snatchin’ chains and burnin’ tattoos, it’s up” line on “Like That”:

You won’t ever take no chain off of us
How the f*ck you big steppin’ with a size seven men’s on?

and

I be with some bodyguards like Whitney

A possible claim that Kendrick Lamar allegedly had to give 50% to his former label TDE:

Extortion baby, whole career you been shook up
‘Cause Top told you drop and give me fifty like some push-ups, huh
Your last one bricked, you really not on sh*t
They make excuses for you ’cause they hate to see me lit
Pull your contract ’cause we gotta see the split
The way you doin’ splits, bitch, your pants might rip
You better do that motherf*ckin’ show inside the bitty
Maroon 5 need a verse, you better make it witty
Then we need a verse for the Swifties
Top say drop, you better drop and give ’em fifty

Claims that Kendrick is not in any “big three”:

You ain’t in no Big Three, SZA got you wiped down
Travis got you wiped down, Savage got you wiped down

Wordplay with Kendrick’s former labels TDE & Aftermath:

Like your label, boy, you in the scope right now
And you gon’ feel the aftermath of what I write down

A response to Kendrick Lamar’s “Your best work is a light pack/N****, Prince outlived Mike Jack’, n****, bum” line on “Like That”:

What’s a prince to a king? He a son, n****

Another diss, this time aimed at Kendrick’s support in his hometown of Compton, CA:

Get more love in the city that you from, n****

Drake letting us know the beef did not start with “Like That”:

And that f*ckin’ song y’all got did not start the beef with us
This sh*t been brewin’ in a pot, now I’m heatin’ up
I don’t care what Cole think, that Dot sh*t was weak as f*ck

A request for Kendrick to drop his rumored diss at Drake:

You had a song for four years, drop that sh*t and shut your mouth

Future

Drake and Future were once frequent collaborators, but something went wrong in their friendship that led to a war of words that produced two albums and an Avengers-type formation of artists who also seem to have issues with Drake. After Future took aim at Drake on We Don’t Trust You and We Still Don’t Trust You, Drake fired off a bunch of responses on his new diss track:

A response to Future’s “You a n**** number one fan, dog/Sneak dissin’, I don’t understand, dog/Pillowtalkin’, actin’ like a fed, dog/I don’t need another fake friend, dog” line on “We Don’t Trust You”:

I could never be nobody number-one fan
Your first number one, I had to put it in your hand

Metro Boomin

Similar to Future, Drake and Metro were once frequent collaborators, but their relationship also burned to a crisp. There’s not too much directed at Metro on this track, aside from this line:

Metro, shut your hoe ass up and make some drums, n****

ASAP Rocky

Drake and ASAP Rocky have traded bars over the last couple of years and the last one came from Rocky on “Show Of Hands” from Future & Metro Boomin’s We Still Don’t Trust You. Drake may have responded on his new track, and though this connection may be a bit of a reach, it seems at least possible that it was meant for Rocky. The line though is a warning at best for Rocky:

Sh*t’ll probably change if your BM start to kiss and tell

Rick Ross

Drake and Rick Ross’ friendship seemed like it would never break as the two delivered numerous collaborations over the years, including “Stay Schemin” and “Gold Roses.” Things have changed as Rick Ross not only hopped on Future & Metro Boomin’s We Don’t Trust You track “Everyday Hustle,” but shared an Instagram Story of his driving with Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Like That” playing. Naturally, Drake had some thoughts on that:

I might take your latest girl and cuff her like I’m Ricky
Can’t believe he jumpin’ in, this n**** turnin’ fifty
Every song that made it on the chart, he got from Drizzy
Spend that lil’ check you got and stay up out my business
Worry ’bout whatever goin’ on with you and (Uh)**

**The leaked version of the song had “Diddy” in place of “Uh.”

Ja Morant

This one seems a bit random, but it appears that Drake took a slight jab at Ja Morant after the former was seen with Brooklyn Nikole (Latto’s sister) Latto’s sister and Morant’s ex.

Ayy, shoutout to the hooper that be bustin’ out the griddy
We know why you mad, n****, I ain’t even trippin’

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