More details have emerged about the closing track on Scorpion, “March 14,” on which Drake admits to fathering a son. Rolling Stone spoke to several people involved in the making of the track, who claim Pusha T may have found out about the song’s content early on, which inspired his diss. A source close to Drake says that “March 14” was recorded “way, way before” “The Story of Adidon.”
“I’m assuming [Drake] called the record ‘March 14′ ’cause that’s when he did the record,” T-Minus, who co-produced the track, told Rolling Stone. “I never even heard the content of the song until the album dropped. It was something private; it was supposed to be kept secure. The information got out and I’m assuming that’s how Push knew [about the child].”
The leak may have occurred in Wyoming, where Drake reportedly visited Kanye West on March 14. “I was not there, but I do know that story: [Drake] played early versions of those songs and so on and so forth,” said longtime West collaborator Malik Yusef, who was in Wyoming for the ye sessions. “You gotta be careful how you move, I think. Not I think, I know: You gotta be careful how you move, what you say to people, what gets out, and the whole nine [yards].”
Producer-guitarist J. Valle, who also worked on “March 14,” offered more insight. “[March 14] is the day [Drake] played Fortnite, and then he’s like, I gotta go on a plane to Wyoming in a few,” said Valle. “It’s also the day he went to Wyoming to see them, Kanye and [his] camp – I wonder if they heard it then?”
During a Fortnite session with gamer Ninja, Drake announced that he had to pack for a trip, presumably Wyoming. Drake is credited as a co-writer on “Yikes” off ye.
“When Kanye called Drake to come out [and work], that was a good moment,” added Yusef. “But there were unresolved issues between him and Pusha that people should have paid attention to. You gotta have your ear on a swivel in this game – in this world period, but in this game. [You gotta know] who works with who, who talks to who, all that.”