As the presidential election draws closer, Pusha T is hitting the road to inspire young voters to join him in voting for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Just days after linking up with Clinton's VP nominee Tim Kaine, King Push stopped by Stephen Colbert's Late Show to discuss voting rights while also dropping a few gems about the growing Clipse legacy and his recently uncovered involvement in a McDonald's jingle.
After Colbert mentioned the "incredible, iconic" beat behind the classic 2002 Clipse track "Grindin," Push recalled Pharrell Williams' playful threat at the time of the track's conception. "[Pharrell] told me that if I was not at the studio within 10 minutes to get the beat, he was going to give the beat to Jay Z," Push said. What would have hurt the most, Push noted, was the thought of someone not local getting the benefit of such a strong beat. "The fact that he would give a great beat to an artist who wasn't from our hometown would have burnt me up," he joked.
Speaking on that McDonald's jingle, Push revealed the process wasn't exactly as thrilling as we might think. "Me and my brother got this payout check and then we got to go meet Ronald McDonald," Push told Colbert. "With a whole bunch of corporate McDonald's people and sponsors and that was it." According to Push, dude didn't even bother talking. "They don't even acknowledge me," Push clarified when asked if he gets free McDonald's for life now.
Push then explained that one of the biggest issues surrounding the forthcoming election, in his opinion, is ensuring we move closer as a society to securing voting rights for those with prior criminal convictions. "You can't vote, you can't get grants," Push explained. "It's like you keep paying forever. We have to change that."