Drake & Pusha T Beef Reignited On "UTOPIA," Canadian Leaves Briefcase At Strip Club

Pharrell Williams was also caught up in the heat from Drizzy on his new Travis Scott collab, "MELTDOWN."

BYHayley Hynes

Hip-hop went months without producing a No. 1 album or single, even with some noteworthy releases arriving in the first half of 2023. Since Lil Uzi Vert broke the "curse," however, our favourite rappers have been coming with non-stop fire. Last weekend we heard from Nas and Ice Spice, and today (July 28), Travis Scott's star is shining brightly for the first time in a minute thanks to UTOPIA. The long-awaited effort finds him connecting with frequent collaborators like Future, Drake, and The Weeknd, as well as a surprise appearance from Beyonce that has the internet talking.

Prior to his new LP's arrival, Scott teased fans by carrying around a UTOPIA briefcase to various events. We saw several of his guest features also holding the bag, though it seems Champagne Papi got a bit careless with it during a recent trip to the strip club. Amid his It's All a Blur tour, the 36-year-old made a pitstop at Starlets in New York, where some of the dancers posed with the baggage thrown down on a luxury couch at the venue. "@champagnepapi you left something here," they wrote on IG on Thursday.

Read More: Travis Scott “Utopia” Credits: Drake, Beyonce, Westside Gunn, The Weeknd & More

Drake Hits the Strip Club on Tour

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Scott likely won't be impressed when he hears about Drake's shenanigans. Still, the internet is eating up their "MELTDOWN" track – Pusha T diss and all. As you may recall, the "Diet Coke" hitmaker was the one to expose his nemesis' child, Adonis, to the world, resulting in a heated diss track battle that lives in infamy.

"I melt down the chains that I bought from your boss, give a f**k about all of that heritage s**t / Since V not around the members done hung up the Louis, they not even wearing that sh*t," the Scorpion artist spits, also dragging Pharrell Williams' name into the fire while honouring the late Virgil Ablog.

Read More: Pusha T Says Dissing Drake On “It’s Almost Dry” Would’ve “Washed” The Album

Canadian Has Bars for Pusha T & Skateboard P on UTOPIA

Tap into Travis Scott and Drake's "MELTDOWN" below. If you haven't already, you can listen to the former's full UTOPIA album stream here. Do you think Champagne Papi is playing with fire by reigniting his beef with Pusha T? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.