West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle wants fans to know he didn’t really try to expose or personally jab Kanye West over his recent now-infamous Make America Great Again hat-wearing pic. The hip-hop artist has explained why he tossed Ye’s controversial shot up during his recent Broccoli City Festival show.
In a new interview, Hussle simmered down people thinking he had a personal agenda against Yeezy.
“I wouldn’t even consider that a personal jab at dude. I just felt like when I was doing visuals for these songs, it was no more fitting a piece of art or picture that represented how people felt about the president, and what the convo around dude was at the time. As people, me coming from the street, representing the street, that’s how we all felt when we seen that dude with that hat on, it was a kick in the gut.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
Back in late April, Nipsey went viral over his Yeezy stage demonstration.
A few weeks ago, music executive Lyor Cohen talked about Ye releasing the MAGA pic to the masses.
“Isn’t that scuba for when you’re in the water and you’re all good?” he said. “We were [in Calabasas] because Kanye wanted to play us some music. I was on the way to the restroom and there was Lucian and Kanye was coming out, and he said, ‘Oh wow, we’re all together. Let’s take a photo.’ I thought he was going to take a photo and send it to Lucian and myself. I had no idea that he was going to put that on social media.” (Pitchfork)
we got love pic.twitter.com/Edk0WGscp6
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
Lyor also provided some insight on the new music Yeezy had on deck.
Cohen then described the new music Kanye played him as “amazing,” and commented, “I don’t love his politics but I was really impressed with the music. I think he’s doing himself a disservice by not leading with the music.” (Pitchfork)