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As rappers Drake and Pusha T continue their war of words, longtime rumors are being blasted back into social media as gospel. On Tuesday evening, Pusha T said in a song that Drake was a deadbeat dad who had turned his back on a pregnant porn star.
Indeed the woman, Sophie Brussaux, who goes by Sophie B. and used to act in adult films under the moniker Rosee Divine (a Pornhub search yields 12 videos), was spotted out with Drake in January 2017. TMZ also reported that Drake pressured her into having an abortion in May 2017. Brussaux had a baby boy in October, and TMZ likewise reported Wednesday that she had a baby shower with a cake that read “Adonis”—the same name used by Pusha T on Tuesday in his diss song, “The Story of Adidon.”
(According to longtime Rolling Stone reporter Touré, “Adidon” is the name of Drake’s upcoming Adidas spinoff brand.)
As Pusha’s accusation goes: “Adonis is your son / And he deserves more than an Adidas press run.”
He adds: “Sophie knows better, ask your baby mother, cleaned her up for IG but the stench is on her… You are hiding a child.”
Brussaux’s Instagram handle was @sophieknowsbetter, but it’s been made private as of Tuesday and changed to @sophieb.
On Friday, Drake released “Duppy Freestyle,” which attacked the street credibility of Pusha T’s drug-dealing past, and also Pusha’s G.O.O.D. Music record label co-worker, Kanye West. This was after Pusha reignited his feud with Drake on “Infrared,” where he attacks Drake for hiring a co-writer to work on his raps. The two have been feuding on and off since the mid-2000s, when Drake’s mentor Lil Wayne clashed with Pusha T’s crew, Clipse.
Pusha also posted an old photo of Drake donning blackface for a photoshoot late Tuesday. Drake was a big fan of Little Brother as a young rapper and rap fans have noted that his early work borrows some cues from that oft-forgotten rap collective. It’s likely the blackface pics were intended as an artistic statement about hip-hop as modern-day minstrel entertainment that’s commodified by America; Little Brother’s 2005 album The Minstrel Show played with similar themes.
Speaking to radio show The Breakfast Club on Wednesday, Pusha said he has no regrets over the Twitter turmoil that this feud has caused. Pusha added that he has more “content” should Drake continue to escalate this feud.
Update 7:17am CT, May 31: Drake in an Instagram story wrote that the blackface photo came from a 2007 photoshoot and was intended to be an art project about how Black actors are pigeonholed and denied opportunities in entertainment that don’t align with traditional roles forced on them.
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Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.