Ice Cube Predicts Drake’s Future and He Might Be Right

With the release of his new album imminent, Drake is making headlines as part of a vicious feud with Pusha T. One particular diss track from Pusha T was so brutal, it made some wonder how Drake could possibly respond.

Now, Ice Cube is weighing in on the whole thing and on Drake’s career in general, and he has made a surprising assertion about his future. Here’s what Cube has to say about Drake’s career and why his prediction just might be right.

1. Drake and Pusha T have been feuding for years

Drake performing

Drake | Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

  • The feud between the two is no recent development.

Drake and Pusha T have actually been feuding off and on for years now.

As reported by Esquire, this goes back to Pusha T seeming to refer to Drake in his song “Don’t F*ck with Me,” with a clearer call-out coming on “Exodus 23:1.” Drake responded on his song “Tuscan Leather (Nothing Was the Same),” in which he referred to Pusha as a bench player talking like a starter.

Things continued to escalate as the references became clearer and clearer. Drake eventually accused Pusha T of being inauthentic in a 2016 song.

Next: Things heat up.

2. The feud escalated in May 2018

Pusha T | Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

  • Pusha T’s new song “Infrared” reignited the beef.

After dying down for a bit, the feud between Drake and Pusha T escalated in May 2018. In his new song “Infrared,”  Pusha T slams Drake for not writing his own songs.

Drake almost immediately responded with his own song, “Duppy Freestyle,” in which he says that Kanye West doesn’t write his own songs, either. Drake also mentioned Pusha T’s fiance Virginia Williams in the song; he claimed that Pusha T should send him an invoice because this diss track is going to boost his sales.

Next: It got dark fast.

3. Pusha T dropped an absolutely brutal diss track

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Pusha T performs onstage during adidas Creates 747 Warehouse St., an event in basketball culture, on February 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for adidas)

Pusha T performs on stage. | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for adidas

  • His new song “The Story of Adidon” is just downright vicious.

Pusha T soon dropped a new diss track called “The Story of Adidon,” and it was absolutely brutal.

In this song, Pusha T called out Drake for allegedly having a secret son who he has not been paying child support to. Pusha T subsequently said in an interview that Drake has plans to roll out a line of Adidas named after his son Adonis, which explains the lyric “Adonis is your son / And he deserves more than an Adidas press run.”

The cover of this new single was also an old photo of Drake in blackface, which sparked a lot of controversy and made Drake come out and try to explain himself. “The Story of Adidon” was so savage that some felt like he couldn’t possibly recover. Days went by and Drake did not respond other than with that statement about the blackface.

Next: Ice Cube weighs in with a bold statement

4. Ice Cube says Drake’s reign is over

Ice Cube performs on Day 2 of the 2017 ACL Music Festival held at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, on October 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SUZANNE CORDEIRO (Photo credit should read SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Ice Cube holds a microphone. | Suzanne Cordiero/AFP/Getty Images

  • Cube thinks that Drake’s time on top is coming to an end.

Recently, Ice Cube sat down with the Sana G Morning Show, and he weighed in on the Drake situation, saying he believes Drake’s time on top is coming to an end.

“He had a good run,” Cube said. This was a pretty bold statement, but Cube has a specific reason for believing this is the case.

Next: Cube’s reasoning for this statement

5. He says rappers only have about three years at the top

TULSA, OK - JULY 09: Ice Cube looks on during week three of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at BOK Center on July 9, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/BIG3/Getty Images)

Ice Cube | Ronald Martinez/BIG3/Getty Images

  • Cube has a theory about popularity in the hip-hop world.

To be clear, Cube doesn’t think that Drake’s career is over. He just thinks his time at the very top is coming to a close and that this is the natural order of things.

“You only got a three year run in the rap game,” he said. “At the top, you only got three years at the tip-top of the rap game, and then you’ve got to find your place in this thing.”

He also said that now that Drake has had about three years on top, “everybody is looking for somebody else.”

Next: Cube weighs in specifically on the Pusha T beef.

6. He doesn’t think this beef is the reason why, though

Ice Cube and O'Shea Jackson Jr. are holding hands while posing in black clothes on the red carpet.

Ice Cube and son O’Shea Jackson Jr. | Jason Kempin/Getty Images

  • Cube says the feud isn’t necessarily what will end Drake’s reign. 

Cube doesn’t necessarily think the feud with Pusha T is what’s going to spark Drake’s fall from the top, though. “I don’t know if that did it,” he said. “I think it’s just, your reign becomes over. I think the audience has determined that more like.” Cube went on to say that you can own the airwaves for three years. Then, it’s time for somebody else.

Speaking specifically about the beef between Drake and Pusha T, Cube said his son has been keeping him updated on it. He didn’t seem familiar with all the details but did say it isn’t cool that Pusha talked about Drake’s mom and dad.

Next: Is Ice Cube right?

7. Could he be right about this?

Drake on stage | Ian Gavan/Getty Images

  • Cube might just be right.

So is Ice Cube right that Drake is going to start falling from the top? There has been some evidence to support Cube’s theory, and he points to a few examples, the first of which was Lil Wayne. Cube also mentioned T-Pain and himself as other rappers who spent a few years on top before the rap community moved on to somebody else.

Granted, based purely on the numbers, Drake is definitely still on top right now. But Cube seems to be predicting that this won’t last much longer, which could be the case, especially since album sales have been on the decline for even the world’s most famous artists.

Cube may also be referring less to album sales and more to who is the best in the game. In that case, many would argue that Kendrick Lamar has already surpassed Drake. Some would also say that Drake is now more of a pop star than a rap star, meaning his time at the top of the rap game has already ended.

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