Pusha T recently sat down with XXL for an in-depth interview about his personal life and Grammys aspirations. During the interview with C. Vernon Coleman II for the magazine’s Winter 2022 issue, King Push revealed he’s no longer affiliated with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, but points out that he still remains at Def Jam. “I have a 50/50 venture with Def Jam. For my own music and for my label.”
He also reflected on his relationship with Kanye West amid the College Dropout’s recent anti-semitism campaign that has had him banned from social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and clubhouse. The Daytona rapper says West last spoke to him when he was on tour, but notes that this is not the first time they’ll be having disagreements.
“We started working together in 2010. So, my relationship with him has never been like every-body else’s in regard to the filter. I never had a filter with him. I’ve always spoke my mind. People gotta remember, too. This isn’t new for me, when it comes to disagreeing with him politically and things like that.”
He continued, “Remember, I’m the one that said the MAGA hat is the new Klu Klux Klan hood while he’s making my album. He beefing with [former President Barack] Obama. I met Obama. But it’s the same thing with him and the Drake thing. I’m going through this and that, he’s doing shows [with Drake].”
Pusha T previously stated in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that he was disappointed with Ye’s recent behaviors. “I’d say it’s been disappointing, very disappointing. You know, just as a Black man in America, there is no room for bigotry or hate speech or anything like that.”
In his interview with XXL, Push reiterates that he’s not in support of Kanye West’s bigotry, adding that he believes his former G.O.O.D. Music boss is not well.
“He’s not speaking to me now. If you ain’t with it, you ain’t down. And I ain’t with it. I’m not budging on that. I’m not with it. 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 it.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Pusha T touched on his brief feud with Drake, which ended with the revealing The Story Of Adidon diss. The Virginia native alleges Drake is still hurt by what transpired some four years ago, and says the Certified Lover Boy can do whatever he wants in retaliation because “I’m not interested anymore.”
“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.”
Read the full interview at XXL.