Following Arby's and Pusha T's diss track to McDonald’s, fans are wondering if Pusha’s made a reference to Jay-Z’s Blueprint cut “U Don’t Know.” In the “Spicy Fish Diss Track,” Push raps, “I could sell water to a whale,” directly referencing “U Don’t Know.” In the lyric video, Push says “whale” but it was making fans wonder if Jay-Z originally said, “I’m a hustler baby, I sell water to a whale,” or “sell water to a well.”
Hip-hop journalist Sowmya Krishnamurthy reached out to Just Blaze who produced “U Don’t Know” for some clarification on the lyrics.
“Haaaa!!!! Well/whale,” said Jay, in a text from Blaze. “It’s never a coincidence when these things happen. I try to make things work on multiple levels every time I sit down to create. It keeps me engaged.”
So @Pusha_T new Arby's track seems to have a Jay-Z reference. I'm bugging. Did I have "U Don't Know" wrong for 21 years?!— Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK) March 21, 2022
So I had to ask Jay-Z.. Was his line:
A: “I’ll sell water to a WHALE”
B: “I’ll sell water to a WELL”
Here's his response! Haaa!! @sc x @JustBlaze pic.twitter.com/kvwhAJHnnx