There was so much to take in on Pusha T’s “The Story of Adidon” between Drake’s bizarre black face to his secret baby mama drama. One of the most mind-blowing lines of the diss record was when he took shots at Drizzy’s good friend and OVO producer Noah “40” Shebib.
“OVO 40, hunched over like he 80, tick, tick, tick/How much time he got? That man is sick, sick, sick.”
For those who are unaware, 40 was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005 when he was 22 years old. The disease affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Although the incurable can be managed, many people die from MS-related complications.
Many people thought that was a low blow, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Eileen Curran, the senior director of national PR/media for the NMSS, released the following statement regarding Pusha’s lyrics:
“It’s troubling to hear that a person’s disability would be made fun of by others. Multiple sclerosis, which affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide, is an often misunderstood disease. People living with MS face many challenges every day, which is why it’s so important to continue to raise awareness for MS so others can better understand those challenges. We at the National MS Society see this as an opportunity to raise awareness of this disease, the people who live with it, and the support that is out there—especially since today is World MS Day.”