The Grammy-nominated rapper goes on to talk out despite all the excitement surrounding his longtime buddy and partner. In a recent interview with XXL, the former G.O.O.D. Music president confesses that Ye no longer talk with him as they don't see eye to eye.
“He’s not speaking to me now. If you ain’t with it, you ain’t down,” said Pusha, who doesn’t agree with Ye’s hate-filled agenda. “And I ain’t with it. I’m not budging on that. I’m not with it.”
Pusha quickly distanced himself from Ye's racist and anti-Semitic statements, calling them "beyond disappointing."
“It’s beyond that and it’s nothing to tap dance around. It’s wrong. Period,” he continued. “But to me, it’s just me and him having a difference of opinion yet again. ’Cause we done had this for years.”
He additionally referenced Ye's contentious interview with Alex Jones' "InfoWars," in which he glorified Hitler and the Nazis, admitting that mental health issues may have been at play.
“I heard about this new stuff [on ‘InfoWars’]. I don’t know. It’s something that just sort of tells me he’s not well, at the same time. I will say that. It’s going to places where it’s no way to move around.”
Pusha also discussed his four-year conflict with Drake during the interview. “Every time I hear a subliminal in one of his songs, it just lets me know how deep it hurt him,” he said. “Because it’s been four years now. And we still talking about it. He is. I don’t. I’m cool. But every time it’s a subliminal, I’m like, Yes. It burns. It still burns. It lets me know. I love it.”
Pusha, to whom the album It's Almost Dry is nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammys, is pressing on with new music. He's been working on a "special mixtape" with Pharrell, No I.D., and Steve Lacy.
“What I’m trying to do is restore the feeling in every aspect of this subgenre of music,” he explained. “And just of this cloth, of this taste level. I’m just trying to make people realize how viable this is. To show people that I can’t do what you do, but you definitely can’t do what I do. I have to show those differences. That’s the whole premise behind the mixtape.”
EXCLUSIVE: Pusha T reveals he's no longer president of G.O.O.D. Music, distances himself from Kanye West— XXL Magazine (@XXL) December 19, 2022
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