Steve Harvey may have become a recognizable face in daytime television, but the host got his start as a stand-up comedian. As one of the original “Kings of Comedy,” Harvey’s own brand of comedy was a potent as it was funny, and he’s turned that skill back on for one of today’s rappers – Pusha T.
Back in 2018, rappers Drake and Pusha T had beef which spilled onto wax that ended with the reveal of a secret child on Drake’s part. Pusha T, one half of group Tha Clipse and also President of G.O.O.D. Music, took aim at Drake with a monster diss record “The Story of Adidon,” which went down in the record books as one of the most savage clap backs on wax in a long while.
The two rappers had been beefing off and on since 2012, when Pusha T released the song “Exodus 23:1,” which started a string of snipes over records until 2017. Drake often took aim at Pusha T’s authenticity with regards to his stories of selling drugs, while Push took aim at Drake’s realness and rhyme writing skills.
Things took a turn in 2018 however, with Pusha T’s album Daytona being released and causing its own brand of chaos upon release. On the track “Infrared,” Pusha T accused the So Far Gone rapper of using a ghostwriter, which finally seemed to set Drake off more than before and taking their feud even more public than ever before.
On top of the controversial track, the album’s cover was mired in a bit of controversy, as it was apparently a commissioned photo, paid for by Kanye West, of Whitney Houston’s drug-filled bathroom. The photo was from 2006 and was taken in her Atlanta, Georgia residence – and Kanye allegedly paid $85,000 acquire the photo.
https://t.co/efCYKddMVM— King Push (@PUSHA_T) May 25, 2018
After “Infrared,” Drake took to the studio to record and release the “Duppy Freestyle,” this time dragging in Pusha T’s label boss Kanye West into the fray, accusing Push of being a fake drug dealer and taking credit for helping boost his future sales since he’d bothered to respond to his disses. While the tale could have taken a different turn, perhaps with someone like West stepping in to bring both sides together, Pusha upped the ante by releasing “The Story of Adidon.”
Featuring another controversial cover with Drake in blackface and wearing a Jim Crow t-shirt, “The Story of Adidon” broke the Internet because it broke the then-unknown news that Drake had a secret child named Adonis, targeted his producer’s multiple sclerosis and also featured a diss about Drake’s father that compared his fashion sense to that of Steve Harvey and his much-maligned suit style.
Please stop referring to this picture as “artwork”…I’m not an internet baby, I don’t edit images…this is a REAL picture…these are his truths, see for yourself https://t.co/gd6vRS3HM8 pic.twitter.com/2el58HEZ8F— King Push (@PUSHA_T) May 30, 2018
In a resurfaced clip filmed during his show Family Feud, Harvey clapped back in his own unique way as a comedian, letting loose a tirade of insults upon the rapper – while also showing his own skills as a “freestyle” rapper.
“Pusha T. Who the f**k is that?” Harvey asked the captive audience. “Pusher T don’t help me with none of my bills, ain’t sending none of my kids through school. Pusher-T don’t answer my prayers. Pusher-T don’t give me health,” Harvey said, showing his clear indignation and calling him a “broke-a** boy” in the process.
Steve then gets in on the diss energy, letting his own freestyle go with bars like “Who the f**k is Pusha T, fu**in with me/ You better watch out, T/ You know who I be,” he rapped. “Somebody best know not to f**k with me,” he menaced, showing that even the old school can get with it.
See the clip below.