Pusha T Says He Passed on Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “Niggas In Paris” Beat
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Niggas Paris” is undoubtedly a smash single. Pusha T will have to live life knowing he passed on it.
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