Drake Officially Releases Kendrick Lamar Diss ‘Push Ups’ to Streaming Platforms

After stirring up the internet last weekend with a leak of his Kendrick Lamar diss, Drake has officially released the studio version of “Push Ups” to streaming services almost a week later.

The rapper, who tossed his hat in the ring after Lamar set off a chain reaction with his verse on Future and Metro Boomin’s “Like That,” also released official cover art for the single, which features a shoe-size scale gesturing towards a line on the track referencing Lamar.

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“How the fuck you big steppin’ with a size-seven men’s on?” he raps, referencing the title of Lamar’s 2022 album “Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers.”

Drake set social media ablaze after what sounded like an unfinished demo of “Push Ups” leaked on Saturday (April 13), featuring a sample from Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s “Get Money.” Soon after, a high-quality version of the track leaked with a new beat; many questioned the authenticity of the song and some claimed that it was A.I.

But soon after, he seemingly confirmed its legitimacy by posting an image from “Kill Bill” on his Instagram story, portraying a still from the film of the Bride (Uma Thurman) brandishing a sword against a circle of men ready to attack her.

“Push Ups” set off a wave of debate and elicited a quick response from Rick Ross, who was dissed on the song and dropped “Champagne Moments” just hours after Drake’s track hit the web. In it, Ross claimed that Drake had gotten a nose job, and soon after, he trolled the rapper by performing while wearing a hoodie with Drake’s face on it.

This all started when J. Cole included Lamar in “the big three” on “First Person Shooter,” a collaboration with Drake off last year’s “For All the Dogs.” Lamar didn’t take kindly to the designation, firing back at both emcees with a surprise appearance on “Like That,” included on Future and Metro’s “We Don’t Trust You” that released last month.

J. Cole was first to respond, including the song “7 Minute Drill” on his own surprise project “Might Delete Later.” But he quickly got cold feet, revealing that he thought it was the “lamest shit I ever did.” Just a week after he dropped “7 Minute Drill,” he removed the track from streaming services.

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