Pusha-T Claims Drake Paid People to Cause Violence at Concert

Drake and Pusha-T (Credit: Instagram and Handout Photo)

Pusha-T is blaming Drake for violence that occurred at his concert in Toronto, Canada Tuesday night.

The rapper made the accusation after a brawl erupted during his show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall, a popular music venue in Drake’s hometown.

It all started around 10:00 p.m. EST when fans began throwing drinks at Pusha-T mid-performance, which prompted some attendees to storm the stage. A fight then broke out among the 1,400-person crowd, with the Daytona performer’s bodyguards stepping in to protect him from harm.

Videos of the melee circulating on social media seemingly showed the New York native receiving the brunt of the attack, a rumor he clarified Tuesday night via Twitter.

“Don’t spread these lies!!!” he tweeted. “That’s not Pusha -T getting punished on stage…”

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After Pusha-T’s bodyguards cleared the stage, he returned to perform The Story of Adidon, a diss track about Drake supposedly abandoning his 1-year-old son, Adonis.

In the song, he calls the God’s Plan rapper a “deadbeat” who is “hiding his child.”

Pusha-T also made a claim about Drake’s alleged involvement in the chaos, stating that his rival orchestrated the attack.

“This n—a paid some n—-s to throw beer, n—a,” he said in a video from the event.

Two concertgoers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, while one fan was admitted in critical condition. “He’s in bad shape,” police spokesperson Const. David Hopkinson told the CBC about the man’s serious injuries.

As of Wednesday, no arrests had been made in connection with the fight.

This isn’t the first time Pusha-T has called Drake out publicly — in May, the rapper used an old photo of Drake in blackface as The Story of Adidon‘s cover art.

“These are his truths, see for yourself,” the Clipse alum said about the image.

Pusha T Cover Art (Credit: Pusha-T/Twitter)
(Credit: Pusha-T/Twitter)

But Drake later defended himself via his Instagram Stories, stating in a lengthy message: “I know everyone is enjoying the circus but I want to clarify this image in question. This was not from a clothing brand shoot or my music career. This picture is from 2007, a time in my life where I was an actor and I was working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and type cast.”

He continued: “The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment. Me and my best friend at the time Mazin Elsadig who is also an actor from Sudan, were attempting to use our voice to bring awareness to the issues we dealt with all the time as black actors at auditions.”

“This was to highlight and raise our frustrations with not always getting a fair chance in the industry and to make a point that the struggle for black actors has not changed much,” he said.

Drake has yet to address Pusha-T’s latest claims.

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