Capo took to Instagram with a video response on Thursday (June 22), following the song’s premiere at Pharrell’s first Louis Vuitton show as creative directorin Paris two days prior. The diss stemmed from comments the Dipset rapper previously made that Push wasn’t a Top 50 rapper.
“That was not a Top 50 verse,” Jim Jones said. “Not at all. Still not in my Top 50.”
He added in the caption, “Lol [that] verse did not make [the] list champ it was cute.”
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On the track, Pusha T seemingly accuses Jones of cuddling up to his nemesis Drake in order to get a guest verse: “Beware of my name, that there’s delegate/ You know I know where you’re delicate/ Crush you to pieces, I’ll hum a breath of it/ I will close your heaven for the hell of it/ You think it’d be valor amongst veterans/ I’m watching your fame escape relevance/ We all in a room but here’s the elephant/ You chasing a feature out of your element.”
He continues: “And those lab diamonds under inspection/ The question marks block your blessings/ It’s no tombstones in the desert/ I know by now you get the message.”
The apparent friction between the two likely started when Jim Jones questioned Pusha T’s position at No. 29 on Billboard‘s Top 50 Greatest Rapper of All Time list in April.
“What has he done that puts him in the greatest rappers of all time besides talk about coke that he probably didn’t get himself?” he said on The RapCaviar Podcast at the time. “He’s nice as shit. He could rap his ass off, but what has he done?
“Nobody has dressed like him. Nobody wants to be like Pusha T. I don’t remember nothing. And let’s not be evil, but we don’t talk about rap where the n-gga that’s popping the bitches wanna fuck and the n-ggas wanna be like.”
He added: “I don’t know too many n-ggas in this game that was leaning towards being like Pusha T. Pusha T don’t hold no weight out here. He not pushing no shit out here.”
Jim Jones then doubled down on his comments on The Breakfast Club, claiming people don’t know enough Pusha T songs to make a Top 5.
“Could you name five Pusha T records?” he asked Charlamagne Tha God. “Could you name five Pusha T records? No. Could you rap to five Pusha T records?
“Could you rap five [JAY-Z] verses if they came on? Could you rap five Drake verses if they came on? You lying because you work at radio. I’m just gonna say that because n-ggas gonna say Jim went way wildin.’”
He continued: “Shoutout to Pusha T, I love your soul. You my dawg. You not in my Top 50. You might be in Charlamagne’s Top 50 and things like that, but you haven’t done that much for me in my life.
“I never wanted to be like Pusha, I never had a Pusha moment in my life. Where I’m from, n-ggas wanted to be like you if you was really that dude as a rapper.”