During a recent interview with BET, No Malice was asked about his take on the subliminal lyrical jabs exchanged between his little brother and Drizzy. The born again Christian responded: “I want Pusha to stop picking on Drake, I like Drake. Yeah I like Drake, yo.”
Last year, Pusha T released a freestyle over Drake’s “Dreams Money Can Buy” instrumental, and one line in particular appeared to be a shot directly aimed at the So Far Gone MC. In the final verse of his rendition, the G.O.O.D. Music artist rapped, “the swag don’t match the sweaters,” which caused many to believe he was ridiculing Drake’s eccentric sense of style.
When talk of a rumored beef between the two began to surface, Pusha T denied all accusations that the punchline was a diss directed at Drake.
In past interviews, Drake has referenced the Clipse as one of his main inspirations. When Vibe asked the Toronto native about the rumored subliminal jab, he answered: “I’ve been really open about my love for the Clipse. I don’t know [why he dissed me], maybe that guy is bored.”
In related news, No Malice is currently working on a solo mixtape entitled Hear Ye Him, and disclosed information to BET about his heavily-anticipated project.
“As far as features, you’re definitely going to get The Re-Up Gang of course, my brother (Pusha T), Ab-Liva definitely,” he said. “I’ve been working with Chad from The Neptunes, and Pharrell also. Boi-1da, and myself are about to do something as well. The first single is titled, “Different.”
No Malice also revealed that though he and Pusha are focusing on their solo careers, a new, long-awaited Clipse album is already in the works.
“We’re working on that now,” he disclosed. “Collecting beats, writing verses, you know Pusha is everywhere right now so it’s just a thing of matching up the scheduling, things of that nature. But the fans will definitely have music from Pusha and myself circulating about so we’re not going to leave them empty-handed.”
No Malice had originally taken a hiatus from music to focus on writing his autobiography, Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked, which is in stores now. The MC is also planning on adding another title under his résumé as an author, a book entitled 32, which symbolizes the amount of years his manager was sentenced to prison. —Christian Bonoan (@Chrisakachise)