Cash Money Records’ Busta Rhymes recently talked about the motivation behind his star-studded “Thank-You” music video and why he felt a need to kill recent speculation of beefs brewing between his team and G.O.O.D Music.
When asked about snagging Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Q-Tip for the visual, Busta said the decision was a no-brainer.
“I was just trying to capitalize on the moment of us all being in the same city, at the same time,” Busta told MTV News when he walked the red carpet on Sunday night. “Thank You” features Q-Tip, Kanye West and Lil Wayne, and while the all-star collaboration needs no reasoning, Busta had a very deliberate reason to bring the three MCs together. “We did everything in our power to show the camaraderie, because it’s been a lot of talk that over the last year or two about conflict between G.O.O.D. Music and Young Money and Cash Money,” the Dungeon Dragon told us. (MTV)
He also promised the music video would finally put an end to the speculated group feuds.
There was a time when Drake and Kanye West weren’t on speaking terms, and Lil Wayne’s beef with Pusha T spilled over into records, but Bus says it was all overblown. “I just wanted to put it to bed and create an eventful moment where me and Wayne being Young Money/Cash Money on one team, Q-Tip and Kanye be on another movement on G.O.O.D. Music; just showing that camaraderie and that alliance and just making it official on a real hip-hop level,” he explained. (MTV)
Busta hooked up with the fellow rap stars over the weekend for their upcoming music video.
There have been Internet rumblings about Busta Rhymes’ massive G.O.O.D. Music-Young Money/Cash Money collaboration “I Wanna Thank You,” off his forthcoming album, and it sounds like we’ll be experiencing it pretty soon. Busta joined G.O.O.D. artists Kanye West and Q-Tip (and possibly fellow YMCMB rapper Lil Wayne) to record a video for their collab while they were all in New York City for the 2013 MTV VMAs. (Idolator)
Last summer, G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T and Young Money boss Lil Wayne went at each other’s necks.
“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)