Pusha T has infamously had issues with the YMCMB camp, after trading disses with Lil Wayne earlier this year, a reprise of a beef from many years prior. Kanye West and Drake also are rumored to have a bit of friction, brought on by an alleged tryst between Drake and Kanye’s ex, Amber Rose. Ye’s line “N*ggas take my old flows and they take my old swag, he just took my old b*tch and turn it to his new b*tch” on Chris Brown’s “Deuces Remix” was apparently aimed at Drake. Suffice to say, it’s not all G.O.O.D. between Kanye’s crew and Wayne’s crew.
There was a bit of a snafu during the performance of “Mercy” at Jay’s Made In America festival earlier this month and well, Jeff Rosenthal explains it better in the excerpt below in his new Pusha interview for Rolling Stone. Push’s response was pretty interesting.
You performed the Made In America concert earlier this month. The second night, after you’d already done it, Drake says, “Now, that’s how you bring out 2 Chainz!” Some saw it as a shot. I was just wondering what everyone else is wondering, which is, what is the appropriate way to bring out 2 Chainz?
At the end of the day – I guess just speaking on our behalf – we don’t give a fuck what Drake says. Like, we don’t care. In regards to us, that shit doesn’t matter. Like, if you want to talk about the G.O.O.D. Music today and 2 Chainz, we had a mishap, because we have a record that is performed by four different people every night of the week and everybody has different edits of it. Ye’s verse – where the beat switches up and it’s really chant-y – gets edited out of a lot of people’s sets. Just to keep the momentum of the song going and just keeping the show clean and concise. None of us was told, but Chainz wasn’t told that Ye wasn’t doing his portion of the record [at Made in America]. It was a mishap, man! I mean, fuck! People have mishaps. But I mean, Chainz is so fuckin’ charismatic, he just walks out. I personally would’ve just rapped his fuckin’ verse, because I heard it, but I didn’t want to overstep my boundaries because fans didn’t know he was there. So, you know, whatever. We talked about it in the back. Chainz wasn’t bitter about it. He was just like, “I could’ve knocked it out. It could’ve been crazier had I been on time with it or had I known we were doing that edit.” All of this shit is off the cuff, and all of us is all over the country, and we’re just coming together to do the Made in America festival. It was a thing of paying homage to this new festival. It was a great experience, it was a great look, being a part of something that Ye obviously wanted us to be a part of. It wasn’t a big production thing where we practiced this shit. Even I came out off-cue! I should’ve laid back a little bit, but we were rocking to it. That’s what the fuck we do – we don’t give a fuck. So, if that was the way you should’ve brought 2 Chainz out [laughs], then I’m glad Drake got to do it, and I’m glad that Chainz got the look, and I’m sure people were happy. Other than the shot thing, we don’t give a fuck. We definitely ain’t thinking about no shots.