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Naturally, the Pusha vs. Drake narrative remained a steady throughline, as it likely marked the first time they stood in each other’s vicinity since the beef’s vicious peak. Therefore, it was only logical that the internet would waste little time in concocting reactionary memes, having a playful laugh at Pusha’s expense. One making the rounds finds King Push frozen during the alleged moment of Drake’s victory, refusing to join the standing ovation out of sheer principle. Meanwhile, Joyner Lucas can’t help but grin at the situation, a hip-hop fan to the core.
In truth, it’s not certain whether this was, in fact, the moment of Drake’s victory. Still, the image speaks volumes. It’s easy to imagine Pusha seething as his rival saunters to the stage, moments away from delivering an admittedly badass acceptance speech. The irony of the situation is that Drizzy’s speech applies to Pusha as well; despite walking away sans trophy, nobody can take away Daytona’s acclaim from both critic and fan alike.