“I was surprised actually just at the whole, anybody or [Lil] Wayne specifically, answering “Exodus,”” Push explained to Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 last night (June 20). “I was like, ‘Wait a minute.’ I’ve never seen one record that didn’t say a name cause so much of a firestorm.”
Many have speculated and presumed that Pusha’s track is fully loaded with disses aimed at Drake and Wayne, specifically. However, the G.O.O.D. Music artist has yet to understand why.
“This is what I want to know,” Pusha expressed. “But why? But why would that relate to Wayne or Drake? Why?”
Even so, Weezy has already reversed course, recently stating to the Associated Press: “Beef is a whole different thing… I’ll move on.” That’s a move Pusha judged to be beneficial to Wayne, even though he feels it does not rectify Weezy’s direct shots at him on “Goulish” and will not eliminate his curiosity.
“What you mean?” Push replied when Flex asked if it was too late to make such a statement. “After he already said fuck me and everybody who loves me? You know. He’s already said what he said. At the end of the day, like, I think him saying what he said yesterday, that was in his best interest.
“To admit you were emotional in reaction got something, like I still want to know what part pertained,” he added. “Like, what hit you? Like, I want to know. I don’t want to guess. Somebody got to tell me.”
Whether Push will have his questions answered remains to be seen. However, the G.O.O.D. Music MC says Tunechi isn’t getting a retort for “Goulish.”
“It was horrible,” the Virginia native deemed Weezy’s “Goulish.” “It was trash. It wasn’t good. In all honesty, man, I haven’t said anything about it ’cause I didn’t think it was like good enough to respond to.”
Pusha was also not a fan of the beat Wayne chose either, which was produced by Swizz Beatz, who coincidentally is on Pusha’s latest banger, “Lambo.”
Besides Wayne, Pusha also shared his opinions of other YMCMB artists, including Nicki Minaj, who was a no-show at this year’s Summer Jam, an act Pusha says he would not have done for the sake of his fans but applauded Nicki for.
“It showed a real level of camaraderie though, by her listening and just not performing and sort of like banding together,” Push said. “Like, yo, ‘We ain’t doing it.’ Like, I looked at it like that; like, ‘Oh, okay.’ Like, there was some solidarity there. I thought that was fresh.”
Contrary to respecting Nicki’s recent matter, Pusha is not approving of Drake’s nightclub melee with Chris Brown.
“I heard about all the bottles and different scenarios and what have you…like I said, there’s a whole lot of behind the scenes stuff,” Pusha added on. “I would’ve never thought that the two was at it like that…I didn’t like it. You know Chris [is] from Virginia. I didn’t like that. Bottles and cuts, that’s weak. That’s weak, man.”
At any rate, Push’s situation with YMCMB does not involve of his G.O.O.D. camp, whom are set to drop their first compilation LP Cruel Summer on August 7th. “Exodus 23:1” will not be on there, but rather on Push’s solo project, keeping his crew out of it, even Kanye West.
“Flex, I don’t talk to ’Ye about rappers,” Pusha clarified. “I blacks out. I gets busy. I stand by myself. Like, we ain’t talked about it once.”
The Clipse member said he will also drop another album with his brother No Malice at the beginning of his discussion with Flex that ended with a freestyle, which seemed to clarify his position on his controversial record in the opening line.
“Look, unpolished, unapologetic,” Push spit over the instrumental to Prodigy’s “Keep It Thoro.” “This cocaine cowboy pushed us to the limit.”—Christopher Minaya