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17 min readMay 16, 2024

On May 4, Madonna closed out her Celebration Tour with a free concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An estimated 1.6 million fans flocked to Rio's Copacabana Beach, setting a new record for the largest stand-alone concert ever.

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So, it’s been about six weeks since Future, Metro Boomin, and Kendrick Lamar dropped Like That, sparking what might just be the mother of all rap feuds. And it’s been a solid month since we put out our review of Drake’s comeback track, Push Ups. Man, a whole lot has gone down since then. We were hesitant to even start writing this analysis because, let’s face it, by the time we finished, Kendrick and Drake might have dropped a half-dozen new diss tracks, and we’d be back to square one. Honestly, it’s been draining. But now that the dust has settled and the ink has dried, we’re ready to lay out our final thoughts on this whole saga. Stick with us; it’s going to be a long one.

Just four days after our review of Push Ups, Drake fired back with his second diss track targeting Kendrick, dubbing it Taylor Made

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