Episode two of the LeBron James hosted The Shop aired Friday night (Oct. 12) on HBO. Drake was a guest on the show, an appearance where the 6 God opened up on various subjects like his childhood, growing up in a single-parent home like LeBron, fatherhood, and retirement as an artist. The two main topics the Toronto star went in-depth to speak on was his back-and-forth with Pusha T this past summer, and that leading to his fallout with Kanye West. In the conversation, Drake reveals the questionable moves Kanye made during their sessions recording in Wyoming, like West moving all the G.O.O.D. Music release dates (Kanye West, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Nas, Kanye and Kid Cudi/Kids See Ghosts) from the fall to June around the time Drake was to drop Scorpion.

The Canadian hitmaker would also speak about showing Kanye a photo of his son Adonis, fuel Pusha T used in his “The Story of Adidon” diss track. He also touches on Pusha T going too far on that record with the line aimed at Drake’s producer Noah “40” Shebib, a person living with MS. Drake states that a response to that record was done but instead held back from releasing it due to the fact the song would tap into a dark space.

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Drake on Kanye West, Wyoming and G.O.O.D. Music rollouts:
“I ended up linking with Ye, and he sold me on this whole speech of like, ‘I’m in a great place, I’m making money, and I’m a father, and I wanna be Quincy Jones and help you, but in order to do that, you’ve gotta be transparent with me. And you gotta play me your music, and you gotta tell me when you’re dropping. And so I was in the studio, guess we all kind of felt a genuine vibe from it. So I play him my music, and I told him when I was dropping.”

“I spent all my time, pretty much working on his stuff. And again, I left Wyoming with ‘Lift Yourself’ and a pat on the back. Alright, I’ll try to make the most of this and hopefully he sends some more things through. By the way, I’m in Wyoming, I play him ‘March 14’ I send him a picture of my son. I tell him I’m having trouble with my son’s mother. We had a conversation.”

“I wake up, and all these dates are out—all around June 15. Then the next two days, I wake up to this text from him, passive like, ‘Yo, I love you brother’. ‘Lift Yourself’ comes out with him just talking nonsense. ‘Oh this guy’s trolling me.’ This was a manipulative, ‘I wanna break you’ thing. So I said alright. I’m gonna go back to distancing myself again. I know what this is. Then, the first album drops (referring to Pusha T’s DAYTONA)…and of course there’s a diss song towards me that you produced, that’s talking about writing? I was just there with you, as friends, helping you. And now you’re dissing me. So I’m like, man, this is dark.”

Drake on Pusha T battle, and his unreleased response to “The Story of Adidon”:

“People love to say, like rap purists and people who just love confrontation, they love to say, ‘There’s no rules in this shit.’ But there are fucking rules in this shit. And I’m gonna tell you something, I knew something was gonna come up about my kid. They had to add the deadbeat thing to make it more appealing, which is fine. I understand that. Even that, I was like, OK. The mom and dad thing, whatever. You don’t even know my family. But I’ma tell you, wishing death on my friend that has MS? I study rap battles for a living. Now when you mention defenseless people who are sick in the hospital, that passed away, that really sent me to a place where I just believed then, and believe now, that there’s just a price that you have to pay for that. It’s over. You’re gonna get… someone’s gonna fucking punch you in the fucking face. The shit’s done, the event’s over. I wanted to do other things. I didn’t wanna further your reputation or your career by rapping back at you and having this exchange. And that was it for me.”

“I got home and I just listened back to it, and I was like, ‘man, this is not something I ever want to be remembered for. This is not even a place that I necessarily want to go’. And to all the people who enjoy that, I tip my hat to you. By the way, hell of a chess move. The song, I thought it was trash. But the chess move was genius. Back against the wall. I either go all the way filthy or I fall back and I have this sort of chink in my armor for the rest of time to a rap purist. Which is fine, I can live with that. I would much rather live with that than the things that I was about to… the research I did, the things that I was gonna say, and the places that I was gonna go. Not only for him, but the other guy too.”

“Now I feel pure, I feel good. And you know what I did? I took that energy and I put it into me, not you, you don’t get that from me.”

via MrWorldPremiere

Previously: Drake & Meek Mill End Their Beef, Perform Together In Boston