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Pusha T Seemingly Shades Drake on Leaked Pop Smoke Collab 'Paranoia'

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THERMAL, CA - APRIL 17: Rapper Pusha T performs at REVOLVE Desert House on April 17, 2016 in Thermal, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for A-OK Collective, LLC.)

Pusha T isn't letting his beef with Drake fade away. 👀

About 48 hours after Pop Smoke's Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon was released last Friday, a snippet of a collaboration between Pop and Push leaked in which Push appears to take shots at Drizzy.

Titled "Paranoia" and featuring Young Thug and Gunna as well, Push first calls out an unnamed rapper for using a patois or Jamaican accent, something Drake has utilized on songs like "Controlla" and "Blem."

"You know reality bites, it's chess, not checkers / Those empty threats only sound good on your records / If the patois is not followed by a Blocka / It's like Marked for Death Screwface, without the choppa," he raps.

As pointed out by Genius, Pusha T released a track called "Blocka" with Travis Scott and Jamaican artist Popcaan, who's now signed to Drake’s OVO Records, in 2013. Popcaan can be heard singing in his signature patois style during the intro.

The Virginia Beach rapper goes on to subtly recall a November 2018 concert he did in Toronto that was interrupted when alleged fans of the Six God tried to ambush the stage. "Let 'em rush the stage when you made like Sinatra / Only to hide the blade flyin' back through LaGuardia," Push spits.

He also suggests that he's thinking about buying a property in Mississauga, a Canadian city on the border of Drake's hometown of Toronto: "I might even buy a home out in Mississauga / On my walls, have scrawls of Tschabalala's."

While Pop Smoke's manager Steven Victor claimed "Paranoia" would be included on Shoot For The Stars following a "refresh," there's no sign of the song on streaming services. There's a chance it could appear on the deluxe version, which may come later this month.

Unless you're brand new to hip-hop, you'll likely be familiar with Drake and Pusha T's longstanding beef that came to a head when the latter exposed his nemesis for having a secret son on the May 2018 diss track "The Story of Adidon."

Drake later told RapRadar that the revelation was "a genius chess move" and represented his "first ‘loss’ in the competitive sport of rapping." But that doesn't mean he has respect for Push, asserting he has "no desire to ever mend anything with that person."

And you never know what could be said on his upcoming album that's "80%" complete, according to him.