G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha-T doesn’t ever hold back when it comes time to do his press runs. The hip-hop veteran has reflected on putting out a Grammy-nominated DAYTONA album and updated fans on where things stand with rap rival Drake.
In a new interview, King Push discussed the initial concerns he had putting out a hard-hitting “The Story of Adidon” Drake diss record and it overlooking DAYTONA.
“No. I wasn’t surprised. I think everybody needs to stay in their respective category. I don’t think me and him are in the same category,” Pusha said when asked if he was surprised Drake’s Scorpion didn’t get a Best Rap Album nod. “[Putting out ‘Story of Adidon’ and possibly overshadowing DAYTONA] was a concern during that whole time. That was a concern. I always felt that I had rap album of the year. I always knew it. That was a bit of distraction in regards to me being able to campaign that from the day that I put out the album up until something like the Grammys. That was a bit of a distraction. We were sort of strategic about that. Very strategic on how we discussed it and what we talked about, because that wasn’t part of the album. That was extra credit.” (Associated Press)
Push also weighed-in on the recent drama between longtime pal Kanye West and Drizzy.
“Yeah, I talked to him,” Pusha said when asked if he had spoken to Kanye since last week’s explosive Twitter disses aimed at Drake. “Everything’s beautiful. Certain things I’m just not going to speak on because that’s not part of my DNA. But, hey, Kanye’s fine, man. He’s fine. He was just talking on Twitter, doing what he does.” (Associated Press)
Recently, West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg hit up social media to show his support for Drake amid the Ye feud.
“Drake hard. On some real sh*t though, cuz, is y’all getting tired of this n*gga Kanye West and these tweets? Because I am. I see why n*gga you and Donald Trump hang out. Y’all tweet like a motherf*cker, cuz. I think that n*gga need Dr. Phil or Maury. You know what? That n*gga need Jerry Springer. Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Somebody take that n*gga phone, man. He acting a plume d*mn fool. Get your a** off your phone, n*gga and go holler that n*gga in real life and stop telling the whole f*cking world what you’re going through. We don’t give a f*ck. We got sh*t to do. Well, I got sh*t to do and I got way more customers before I get to you. Take that n*gga Kanye phone and put him on Jerry Springer.”
Last weekend, a report emerged about Drake beefing up his security in light of the overnight Yeezy feud.
Our sources in Hidden Hills — where the Wests and Drizzy all lay their heads — say Drake’s crib has at least 2 new guards standing watch outside the gate to his driveway. We’re told it’s no coincidence the security was added the day after his war with Ye erupted with tweets and an alleged threatening phone call. If you didn’t know, their homes are verrry close to each other — we’re talking just a half-mile. Not much of a buffer zone. In addition to the added muscle, we’re told there’s an SUV stationed just inside Drake’s front gate. (TMZ)
— SOHH (@sohh) December 14, 2018