Pusha T talks on Drake and the recent Made In America performance mishap with 2 Chainz.
The beef between Pusha T and Drake never seems to subside. Although Drizzy has never formally responded to Pusha T's diss track "Exodus 23:1," he's not totally ignorant of the beef either. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone (via HHW), Pusha T remained adamant the G.O.O.D. Music crew does not care what Drake says, referring in particular to an incident at Jay-Z's Made In America Festival.
Pusha T performed at the event and had planned a special appearance from 2 Chainz. Due to some sort of miscommunication, Tity Boi hit the stage late and wasn't able to catch the beat. The next night, during Drake's performance, he too brought out 2 Chainz and when all went smoothly, after his set was done, the OVO leader declared, "now, that's how you bring out 2 Chainz!"
You performed the Made In America concert earlier this month. The second night, after you'd already done it, Drake says, "Now, that's how you bring out 2 Chainz!" Some saw it as a shot. I was just wondering what everyone else is wondering, which is, what is the appropriate way to bring out 2 Chainz?
At the end of the day – I guess just speaking on our behalf – we don't give a fuck what Drake says. Like, we don't care. In regards to us, that shit 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, fuck! People have mishaps. But I mean, Chainz is so fuckin' charismatic, he just walks out. I personally would've just rapped his fuckin' verse, because I heard it, but I didn't want to overstep my boundaries because fans didn't know he was there. So, you know, whatever. We talked about it in the back. 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 shit 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 shit. Even I came out off-cue! I should've laid back a little bit, but we were rocking to it. That's what the fuck we do – we don't give a fuck. 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 fuck. We definitely ain't thinking about no shots.