G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T finally broke his silence on Lil Wayne dissing him earlier this month and said the Young Money boss’ shots were clearly blanks.
Surprised by Wayne’s anti-Pusha moves as of late, the Virginia-bred emcee said the new “Goulish” did not warrant a response.
“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 this 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)
Prior to this week, Pusha refused to confirm whether or not it is a Lil Wayne-targeted subliminal.
Pusha T still hasn’t said anything about whether or not he was dissing artists from YMCMB on his latest track “Exodus 23:1.” In fact, tonight at Hot 97 Summer Jam, we ran into him backstage and asked him about it, and he just shrugged and headed to the stage to perform his verse on “Mercy” with fellow G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean (he didn’t mention the beef on stage either). And with that, the speculation continues. “We asked @PUSHA-T about “Exodus” and the YMCMB beef. He just shrugged, then headed to the stage with Big Sean.” (Complex)
Check out Pusha T’s interview below: