G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T has reacted to some recent dicey words made by Young Money’s Drake weeks following Jay-Z‘s publicized Made In America Philadelphia concert.
Asked for his reaction to Drake saying “Now, that’s how you bring out 2 Chainz!” as a possible subliminal to G.O.O.D. Music’s performance as a whole, Pusha simply downplayed the situation.
“At the end of the day – I guess just speaking on our behalf – we don’t give a f*ck what Drake says. Like, we don’t care. In regards to us, that sh*t doesn’t matter. Like, if you want to talk about the G.O.O.D. Music today and 2 Chainz, we had a mishap, because we have a record that is performed by four different people every night of the week and everybody has different edits of it. Ye’s verse – where the beat switches up and it’s really chant-y – gets edited out of a lot of people’s sets. Just to keep the momentum of the song going and just keeping the show clean and concise. None of us was told, but Chainz wasn’t told that Ye wasn’t doing his portion of the record [at Made in America]. It was a mishap, man! I mean, f*ck! People have mishaps. But I mean, Chainz is so f*ckin’ charismatic, he just walks out.” (Rolling Stone)
Pusha also said there were no hard feelings over their on-stage misstep with Chainz.
“Chainz wasn’t bitter about it. He was just like, “I could’ve knocked it out. It could’ve been crazier had I been on time with it or had I known we were doing that edit.” All of this sh*t is off the cuff, and all of us is all over the country, and we’re just coming together to do the Made in America festival. It was a thing of paying homage to this new festival. It was a great experience, it was a great look, being a part of something that Ye obviously wanted us to be a part of. It wasn’t a big production thing where we practiced this sh*t. Even I came out off-cue! I should’ve laid back a little bit, but we were rocking to it. That’s what the f*ck we do – we don’t give a f*ck. So, if that was the way you should’ve brought 2 Chainz out [laughs], then I’m glad Drake got to do it, and I’m glad that Chainz got the look, and I’m sure people were happy. Other than the shot thing, we don’t give a f*ck. We definitely ain’t thinking about no shots.” (Rolling Stone)
Earlier this month, Chainz’s set got thrown off by a technical glitch.
During Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, G.O.O.D. Music came through to tear the roof down, even bringing 2 Chainz along to perform “Mercy.” In our recap we pointed out that 2 Chainz’s intro was a little off due to technical difficulties or a missed cue, and when Drake took the stage the following night, bringing out the ATL rapper one more time, he threw in this: “That’s how you bring out 2 Chainz.” We didn’t think too much of it at the time, but those words didn’t go unnoticed in the G.O.O.D Music camp. (Rapfix)
Last month, the Atlanta rapper talked about his close-knit relationship with G.O.O.D. Music.
“I’m not officially signed, paperwork-wise, to G.O.O.D. Music. But I have a great rapport with ‘Ye. He called me before Watch the Throne came out. I’m an only child. I’ve got trust issues. So I don’t have a best friend, a brother, sister–nothing. Stuff was happening in my life that I couldn’t tell nobody. I didn’t have anybody in my life that I could tell, like, “‘Ye just called me.” (Complex)