Specifically, they singled out one of Pusha’s lines about Drake’s producer Noah “40” Shebib: “OVO 40 hunches over like he’s 80/ Tick, tick, tick/ How much time he got?/ That man is sick, sick, sick.” Shebib — who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 22 — pointed out on Twitter that these lines were released just ahead of World MS Day.
Coincidentally… tomorrow is World MS Day. https://t.co/5ms9IJwV86
— Noah Shebib (@OVO40) May 30, 2018
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society released a statement about the “troubling” lyrics. “It’s troubling to hear that a person’s disability would be made fun of by others,” said Eileen Curran, senior director, national PR/media. “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.”
There is no known cure for multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system.