News: Pete Wants To Rock W/ Lupe After Twitter Fiasco
Saturday, Jun 2, 2012 12:47PM
Although they may have gone at their necks on Twitter and in interviews last month, veteran hitmaker Pete Rock admits he hopes to officially bury the hatchet by hooking up with rap star Lupe Fiasco for some fresh tunes.
If given an opportunity, Rock said he is willing and ready to link with the Chicago emcee.
"If the artist doesn't like something I did or said, then we could work through it with a conversation. That's always my goal -- it's never to add fuel to the fire," Pete Rock told MTV News of the falling out with Lupe. "I would love to get in the studio and work with him if his management team can respect me as a man, and the label can respect me as a man, and Lupe himself can respect me as a man. I would love to work with him, and I wouldn't turn my nose to it." (MTV)
Last month, Pete also issued an open statement discussing what transpired during their viral feud.
"It's true that people have made T.R.O.Y. over. I can't control what's done with my work after it's already out there but I can control who gets my blessings. Those who involve me and respect me in the process, get my blessings. Those who work behind my back - but all the while putting up a front like I'm down with it - don't. I'm flattered that they wanted to remake my song and that they respect it for the classic that it is. I just think they should have talked to Atlantic Records to make sure things were done right. The biggest violation is from Atlantic Records but what can you expect? Labels are corporations and their whole point is to sell records. If they respect the artist in the process that would be nice, but they're not required. For as political as Lupe as, I expected him to know that and to have hopefully made them more accountable. I'm surprised that he's siding with the corporation on this." (Statement)
A day prior, Fiasco refused to hold back on his problems with Rock criticizing the remake during a live radio interview.
"We wasn't on the phone like, 'Oh, I love you, Pete.' At the end of the day, I was hot. My crew was hot, the people who put it together was hot, my record company was hot ... [The truce tweet?] He wasn't supposed to say that. He was supposed to say the same sh-- he said on the phone, 'Yo man it was my bad, that was wack, it was f---ed up for me to say that, it was disrespectful, I was 100 percent in the wrong, I apologize.' That's what he was supposed to say. ... You let all these other dudes rap on it, but you sh-- on me? It's like damn, it's me, kid -- I don't know how to respect that. Part of me comes from the streets, straight from the streets and part of me don't know how to respect that." ("Sway in the Morning")
Earlier the same week, Pete's Twitter tirade made widespread headlines.
"Who ever Re-created that didn't do a good job @ all. #nohate," he tweeted May 21st.
"This business can be so lame, sometimes I make beats blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back and still these cats can't be original to"
"So untalented and unoriginal. Makes me feel like I'm truly the best that ever did it. Yo hev and t-Roy I love and miss da sh*t outta y'all" (Pete Rock's Twitter)