Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes recently discussed his involvement in Fat Joe and Kanye West‘s “Pride N Joy” music video and how he nearly missed out on getting involved.
According to Bussa Buss, time complications almost cost him a shot in the visual.
“I just did this video featuring Uncle Macho harassing the sh– outta me to do this sh– for Joe Crack, ’cause he’s my brother,” Busta told MTV News last month with his arm around Fat Joe’s longtime manager. “They don’t accept ‘no’ from their brother, so I had to come through.” West admittedly has a big ego, but it was Busta who was the most difficult to wrangle for the shoot. “Busta Rhymes tried to call me up to tell me he’s on his way to the airport, he can’t make it,” Joe explained. (MTV)
Busta also playfully said he would have sued Joey Crack if the video cost him missing his plane.
After laying a pretty heavy guilt trip on his friend, Joe convinced Busta to make a pit stop before he boarded his plane to an out-of-town show. “He just showed up 10 minutes later and ran in front of the camera, did his part, and ran out talking about he’s gonna sue me,” the Bronx, New York, spitter said. “If I miss my plane, I’m gonna sue Joe Crack, my brother, and they gonna charter me a f—ing private [flight], because they’re rich, they just try to keep it quiet,” Bussa Bus barked. (MTV)
Last weekend, Joe, Ye and more hip-hop heavyweights got together in New York for the music video.
Fat Joe’s single “Pride N Joy,” featuring Kanye West, Miguel, Jadakiss, Yasiin Bey, DJ Khaled, Roscoe Dash, and Busta Rhymes, now has an official video in the works, directed by the legendary Hype Williams. With a lineup like this, and Hype Williams behind the camera, this has potential to be one of the most memorable videos of the summer. (Complex)
Joe recently hinted at some in-studio differences he had with Ye when they constructed the record.
“There’s some other real dope parts of that song that we ain’t put on there,” Joe reveals. “But, you know, he’s Kanye West. He’s a genius. He’s the best. I argued with him a little, but I let him lead the way, so that’s how it is. There’s no way in the world you’re gonna get everyone to sing on beat. N*ggas just said, ‘We’re not singers.’ And he was like, ‘That’s the dope sh*t.’ We off beat. We ain’t no R&B n*ggas. We singin’ that sh*t off beat.” (XXL Mag)
Check out “Pride N Joy” below: