For Pusha T, listening to about Kany West’s blatant antisemitism has been nothing lower than “disappointing.” In a brand new interview with Los Angeles Occasions, the rapper spoke about his working relationship with Ye after collaborating on It’s Virtually Dry and the way he felt after listening to about West’s hateful feedback.
“It’s undoubtedly affected me. It’s been disappointing,” Pusha stated when requested about his response to “all the things that’s occurred with [West]” within the final a number of months. “As a Black man in America, there is no such thing as a room for bigotry or hate speech.”
“So yeah. It’s been very disappointing, let’s speak straight,” he added.
Pusha stated it was all the time “a really particular factor” to work with West, who’s featured as a collaborator on a number of songs from his album It’s Virtually Dry, together with “Dreamin of the Previous,” “Rock n Roll,” and “Weight loss plan Coke.”
“Creatively, Ye has meant freedom to me. A variety of instances, folks would attempt to get me to vary sure issues about my course of, change sure issues about me lyrically, change sure issues concerning the content material. He by no means has been like that,” Pusha stated concerning the artistic facet of the controversial musician. “He all the time noticed me for who I used to be and knew how you can take it to the subsequent stage.”
“We even have plenty of the identical style, we love simply barred-out rap,” he added. “He would inform me issues like, ‘Man, you simply be the intense model of your self. And I’m gonna be the intense model of myself.’”
The brand new interview with Pusha comes amid a continued problematic time for West, with even Donald Trump calling the rapper a “severely troubled man” after he visited Mar-a-Lago and introduced his marketing campaign for the presidency in 2024. “I advised him don’t run for workplace, a complete waste of time, can’t win,” Trump stated Saturday.
Apart from his announcement about operating for president, West has confronted heavy criticism for making antisemitic feedback on social media and through reside interviews.
And earlier this week, Rolling Stone reported that a number of former Yeezy staff stated West performed pornography to them and confirmed them inappropriate photos of Kardashian, amongst different alleged techniques of intimidation and management. On Thursday, Adidas — who dropped the Yeezy line in late October — confirmed that it’s conducting an inside investigation into West’s administration techniques.