When Pusha T spat the bombshell revelation “You are hiding a child” on his corrosive Drake diss “The Story Of Adidon,” he effectively ended the war between the two rappers and prompted a new era of Dad Drake memes. Fans’ tendency to side with whichever side of a rap feud seems to have the upper hand finally turned against the once-invincible Torontonian star, making him the butt of the joke — and for once, he couldn’t spin it to take advantage. Now that Drake has finally shared a photo of the now toddler, those jokes have resurfaced along with the realization that he may have been justified in keeping his son a secret.
It didn’t take long for Pusha T to begin trending on Twitter after Drake posted the photo. While some users posted the lyrics from “The Story Of Adidon,” others seemed content to pronounce that Pusha T actually won the war, imagining his response to the photo, Drake’s response to Pusha’s diss track, and even Adonis’ potential response to hearing the song later in his life.
Pusha T won
— Frozen Water (@OfficiallyIce) March 30, 2020
Pusha T really bullied this man to being a responsible father lmaaaaaaoooo https://t.co/tSZ2bZ4iWv
— dennis (@AkainuBerbaric) March 30, 2020
I don’t think enough is made of the fact that if not for Pusha T, Drake was gonna announce the yute like he was a new colourway of the Yeezys
— Shiny Suit Theory (@97tiIlinfinity) March 30, 2020
Drakes son growing up listening to Pusha T’s diss track: pic.twitter.com/TRtgWRJA8n
— IG: choppasgoons (@choppasgoons) March 30, 2020
However, there were also plenty of fans whose jokes got downright mean, making fun of the toddler and prompting others to come to his defense.
You guys hate black people so much that you drag Drake’s seed for not looking black enough, then drag Hov’s seed for looking too black. Disgusting.
— 智慧 (@g__mil23) March 30, 2020
Seeing Drake finally post Adonis made me realize this is what he meant during this interview pic.twitter.com/Kc8PLaXdP7
— FruitLoops (@forbiddnfrtloop) March 30, 2020
this is exactly why Drake didn’t want to show his kid , people are so weird
— Odé Danilo (@odedanilo) March 30, 2020
Drake finally posted his son and y’all out here proving him right. pic.twitter.com/SxMG1AovZk
— caitlin (@caitlnmilligan) March 30, 2020
This is why Drake was telling the truth when he said he was hiding the world from his kid.
People are so mean sometimes.
And it’s so easy to just… not be.
— Sam White (@samwhiteout) March 30, 2020
As with any controversial viral moment, it seems that everyone has an opinion. However, it’s important to remember that there are actual people at the center of the polarized responses, with the current crisis affecting their family as much as anyone else’s. Now might be a good time to put compassion first.