Interview: Pusha T On Squashing His Beef With Lil Wayne

Interview: Pusha T On Squashing His Beef With Lil Wayne

Pusha T has stayed in the news today by dropping a video for “Cook It Down” and revealing the artwork to his upcoming mixtape, Fear of God, but he’s about to make a few more headlines. Back when we heard a preview of Pusha T’s mixtape, we wrote about how we were surprised to hear him shout out Lil Wayne in a song. It was a big deal to us because of the somewhat ancient feud between Clipse and Weezy. It all started about four years ago when they started dissing each other in magazine interviews (including in an interview with Complex). The beef kinda fizzled out after that, but it always seemed like there was still bad blood between them. But that isn’t the case at all. When we got on the phone with Push, he revealed that he has completely deaded the beef with Wayne. In fact, he even told us about how he was saluting Wayne in Miami recently. Check out what he had to say.

As told to Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin)

“Ever since Lil Wayne went in to jail, that whole little stint [between me and him] is really dead and over with. I don't have any ill will towards Wayne, Cash Money, or any of them. There was definitely a time period when I felt a certain way [about him], but as of right now I don’t. That's just where I once was. I don't even like speaking on it. [On Fear of God] I actually said, ‘They had freed Weezy, congratulations.’ When I seen Wayne in Miami, I told him, ‘Congratulations on getting out of jail.’

I looked at him like, this man has got real problems and real issues too. This man really went to jail. So it's way bigger than some rap shit.

“This kid named Brennan [who's a mutual friend of mine and Wayne’s]—he helps me with styling at times—we hang out a lot and I seen him in Miami. And he was actually with Wayne and them. So, I was like, ‘Yo, whassup?’ and he came and hollered at me. I told him to get Wayne and once he did I was like, ‘Yo, whassup?’ I seen Wayne at [the Miami nightclub] Liv, this was around last November. We were so far from each other, I was saluting him, Mack Mayne, and all of them. And it was like, ‘I see y'all. It's all good and congratulations.’ It wasn't even like we spoke on anything. I just saluted him. I shouted all of them out because I was fucking with the mic. We never spoke on that [past] situation but that shit is like wild old it ain't nothing to speak on.

“I was just speaking in support of the situation that he made it out of. You have to acknowledge things like that. Coming from where I'm from, I'm gonna acknowledge that. I got real problems and real issues. I looked at him like, this man has got real problems and real issues too. This man really went to jail. So it's way bigger than some rap shit. That's all it was ever to me, some rap shit. Even when the little jabs where we were going back and forth, it was never nothing personal like, 'I hate your guts.' It was on wax and who can be the cleverest. It was something I would never have talked about even in interviews. I think the whole interview thing is what makes it different. Things are different in interviews versus in songs.”

Tags: pusha-t, lil-wayne, clipse
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