News: Pusha T Falls Back On Drake & Young Money Feud Hype, "The Best Music Wins"
Sunday, Jul 8, 2012 11:21AM
G.O.O.D Music's Pusha T is letting the Young Money feud rumors die down and recently said he has no intention of engaging in a battle with Drake or Lil Wayne.
Pusha also offered his take on R&B singer Chris Brown going at Drizzy on wax.
Last weekend, the ongoing Chris Brown vs. Drake feud hit a new high note when Breezy's "I Don't Like" freestyle unexpectedly leaked to the Internet. On the Game-assisted track, Chris takes numerous shots directly at Drake and his crew. He raps: "Them eyebrows, man, them shits is yikes OVO, you overdosed, screamin' YOLO no, I live twice," which is an obvious swipe at Toronto's rap king. The night before Breezy's scathing freestyle diss impacted the Internet, G.O.O.D Music's Pusha T was spotted in the studio with the young singer. Push was also an artist who many rap fans had taken jabs at Drake in the past. Most recently, the VA rapper's "Exodus 23:1" track was believed to be aimed at Drizzy. However, when asked about his opinion on the ongoing beef, 1/2 of the Clipse took a neutral stance. "Chris goes in and [he] handles his business," Pusha tells VIBE when asked about Chris Brown's "Drake Diss." "At the end of the day, we just make good music and we ain't playing no games with nobody. The best music wins." (VIBE)
Last month, Pusha broke his silence on Lil Wayne getting at him with the "Goulish" diss.
"I was surprised actually at the whole -- anybody, but Wayne specifically, answering 'Exodus.' I've never seen one record that didn't say any names cause so much of a firestorm," Pusha told radio host Funkmaster Flex. "[Goulish?] It was horrible. It was trash. It wasn't good -- I didn't like [the production] either. Let me say this. I didn't like it for that type of record. I didn't feel like, in all honesty, I haven't said anything about it because I didn't think it was good enough to respond to." (Hot 97)
Earlier the same week, Wayne defended publicly going at Pusha after the release of "Exodus 23:1."
"I just finished recording my "I Am Not a Human Being II" album. And we're starting to work on the Young Money album," Wayne said in an interview before addressing Pusha. "It really wasn't no beef, you know. It was just me. I just reacted. Just a reaction, a simple reaction. I don't apologize for it because I'm human. But it was just my human reaction. I don't take it back. But there's no beef. Beef is a whole different thing. ... I'll move on." (The Washington Post)
R&B singer The-Dream, who appears on the controversial "Exodus 23:1" anthem, recently said he does not view the track as a Young Money diss.
The-Dream just wants to kill the competition -- with his success. When asked if Team Pusha T would indulge in a rap beef and aim a dis record at Lil Wayne, he downplayed the importance of a response record and stressed the need for a good record. "The only way that we can respond is make great records, and nobody is gonna beat me at that," The-Dream told MTV News when we caught up with him in Hollywood last week. The singer/songwriter told us he isn't down with subliminal disses, remembering a lesson that his grandfather once taught him: " 'If you're talking to somebody, you speak to them or you just walk up to them and slap them.' I think beef is so '96. It's like, what's the point? I don't think anybody is actually that good enough to direct anything at anyone. You can't take that much time, there's too much money in the words that either one of us have -- me or Pusha -- to direct directly at anyone." (MTV)
Check out a recent Pusha T interview below: