Just because Lil Wayne dropped the diss track, “Goulish,” in response to Pusha T’s, “Exodus 23:1” record, that doesn’t mean that an all-out rap war between Young Money and G.O.O.D. Music is about to erupt.
Young Money president Mack Maine tried to explain just that in a recent interview with MTV News.
“It’s not like that,” Maine said. “I don’t see it like that. That’s not what we in the game for. If it ever came to that, God forbid, that’s a whole different story, but right now we’re just tryin’ to get paper, we’re just tryin’ to get money, man, and make good music.”
As possible proof of no more further sparks between the two camps, Mack points to Weezy’s new “My Homies Still,” which features G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean and serves as the lead single off Wayne’s upcoming album, I Am Not a Human Being II.
“And that was a great song that was made before that situation happened, and I’m not ’bout to go into the studio and tell Wayne to take [Big Sean] off,” Mack Maine explained. “Wayne not tryna take him off — he’s good peeps, he’s fam. He killed it. I think that’s big for him. We’re always collabin’ with people and he earned it, he earned his way.”
Of course, YMCMB doesn’t have the same love for Pusha, in static that dates back much farther past the release of his “Exodus 23:1” track.
“In a nutshell, if a gnat or a fly keep flyin’ around you, eventually you gonna swing and swat it and just get it out the way,” Mack said, referring to Pusha as an annoying insect and Wayne’s ‘Goulish’ track, the fly swatter. “Sometimes you swat it and the gnat dies; sometimes it just go away. … You can keep flyin’, just fly somewhere else, though. We chillin’.”—Jakinder Singh