When asked by Sneeze Magazine if he passed on any beats that eventually landed on Hov and ’Ye’s Watch The Throne album, Pusha didn’t hesitate to answer.
“Niggas in Paris!” [Laughs],” Pusha revealed. “I tell people all the time that I don’t know if I would’ve attacked it that way which means the record might not have been as special once I got on it.
“’Ye gave me beats and that was in the bunch,” Pusha continued. “’Niggas in Paris’ was playful to me and I was in demonic rap mode. I was like, ‘Yo, I don’t want this right now.’ He was like, ‘Man, this will be a club smash’ and I’m like, ‘Maybe, but don’t ask me to wrap my brain around that when I’m writing stuff like ‘My God,’ which is another Hit-Boy beat.’”
In the Sneeze interview, Pusha also says that 50 Cent is his favorite overall artist.
“Lyrically he’s not my favorite artist, but as a whole he’s my favorite artist,” Push explained. ” No one has done what he’s done in such a short time. What I always wanted 50 Cent to do was to get with all top-tier super-producers — Just Blaze, Kanye West, Pharrell, Chad Hugo, put out an album like that.” –Jakinder Singh