Pusha T Explains How The Clipse & Lil Wayne Settled Differences

Pusha tells Complex that the Clipse and Wayne have finally deaded a beef that started back in 2006.

A little over four years ago, the Clipse made it clear that they weren't afraid of being vocal about their disdain and disregard for Lil Wayne. After the Cash Money star publicly wrote off Clipse as non-entities in the Rap game, the duo infamously called out Weezy for what they claimed was his attempt to "rap like Jay-Z, dress like the Clipse, become a coke dealer after 5 albums, and now dress like Jim Jones."

Wayne responded to the comments almost a year later in an interview with Complex Magazine, convinced that the Clipses' "Mr. Me Too" video was about him. He assured readers that his net worth and prolific music was reason enough for him to consider their statements void: "I'm on a million-dollar bus going around the world charging people from $50,000 to $150,000 for verses," he'd said. "Do the math; you think I'm trying to be like you? No sir."

Well, after four years, one stint in jail, and a meeting in Miami, Pusha T says the beef between them is over. He told Complex that things change as time passes, and he's gotten a sense of a bigger picture.

"Ever since Lil Wayne went to jail, that whole little stint is really dead and over with. I don't have any ill words towards Wayne, Cash Money, or any of them. There was definitely a time period when I felt a certain way [about him] but as of right now I don't. That's just where I once was. I don't even like speaking on it. [On my mixtape Fear of God], I actually said, 'They had freed Weezy, congratulations.' When I seen Wayne in Miami, I told him, 'Congratulations on getting out of jail.'"

Pusha explained that as he's matured, he's come to get a better idea of the difference between beefing in interviews and beefing in music.

"I looked at [Wayne] like, this man has got some real problem and real issues too. This man really went to jail. So it's way bigger than some Rap shit. That's all it was ver to me, some Rap shit. Even when the little jabs where we were going back and forth, it was never nothing personal like, 'I hate your guts.' It was on wax and who can be the cleverest. It was something I would never have talked about even in interviews. I think the whole interview thing is what makes it different. Things are different in interviews versus songs."

Check out Complex for a preview of the upcoming Fear of God.

25 Comments

  • Chilly Homeboy

    Check this out homies. Not signs from the east, I'm talkin real old fashion pimp time cooking. Greasy spoons and ish. Man this town was buzzing with excitement back then. Every year fireworks at Martin's stadium. People getting chased home after. The worst part about when people imitate your culture is that they don't even do it right.

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  • Big log

    Respect to Pusha T man, for real looking around, nigga dieding, going to jail, beefing with one another doesnt make sense, when someone else it getting pay off all the BS man,until niggas get on some Yo let get this money, for real, they will continue to be PIMP and kill each other. you,

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  • the truth

    the clipse i bet is still like fuck wayne!! but money changes your point of view ! lets get money your with kanye! (wayne). Pusha T yeah i bet you wanna mess wit us were the new shit! thats the rap game when ur all about a dollar.(fans eat that shit up) Come on kanye did wrk with wayne so he is like come on do a song with wayne, im good with him! Dnt be fooled ppl. $$$$$

  • dlp

    Way to backpedal...screw Lil Wayne, they just caved in so stans wouldn't call them haters...went out like a sucka, Wayne is a biter....

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  • Anonymous

    FUCK BITCHES GET $!

  • A regular nigga

    All entertainers and everyone on tv are fake! We all do fake shit. But I had to give Pusha T and his two boys bands to get into the VIP cause they were down stairs bargaining with a lame security guard like bitches talking bout you don't know who I am. This was at Hush in Houston All-Star weekend 2006. All the real niggas with money were already upstairs. He paid $250 to get into the club and he couldnt afford a section in VIP. So these niggas ain't got it either. There are no celebrities moving millions worth of work. Only the niggas they call like bitches asking them to get them into the club for free.

  • freshyboi

    they should kiss on the lips to make up

  • judah

    Alot of the style the clipse had was taken from wayne to a point. But Im really looking forward to hearing his solo album. Portsmouth blvd stand up..lol

  • Anonymous

    What hes basically saying is...Waynes on top and makes a lot of money and he would like to be a part of that. Whats with rappers acting like politicians and shit?

  • Lay

    I didnt even know there was beef between them..

  • Jeremy Orr

    yea it been over to me..but by Pusha and Mal saying wayne turned into a coke dealer thru 5 albums was crazy.. Wayne dont rap bout selling drugs he raps about doing em lol...the most he ever rapped about slangin was like his 1st joint "tha block is hot" that was waaaay back then when he didnt even curse in raps!!

    • billy rae valentine

      yes i have to disagree. his whole theme for The Carter is based off the fictional building in New York City called "The Carter" that Nino Brown took over to manufacture and sell crack. And in full songs on that Carter II he explores that theme. he raps about walking through his crack manufacturing rooms with "witches brewing" his crack. a couple people gave you random examples of lines because that's all the average fan knows off the top off their head. but he continues to have lyrics that describe him as a guy who sells drugs to this day. it's hard to list whole songs because most of his songs are random one-liners strung together. he's not primarily a concept-song guy like, say, Lupe. he just does stream-of-consciousness freestyles about nothing/everything. so i can only tell of specific lines. but he absolutely talks about being a dealer, a blood, a lotario, a rich guy, and a killer. i believe he bought gang affiliation, right around the time they signed Mack 10 to Cash Money. Mack 10 is a REAL street dude and i think he helped in that. i also followed wayne since the block is hot days, and before that. he was a lot different. i think he just decided to play a role to have marketability. so now he's everything to every demographic. gangster, ladies man, skater-rock dude, whatever.

    • the truth

      the whole is fake come on rap died in 96!!! it all bout a dollar now, it jus like politics!!!

    • To the dumb shit above me

      those are examples that he does not the only lines he has not picking lines ya fucking RE-RE.

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      gucci maine an yo gotti raps about sellin drugs not lil wayne niggaz pickin lines out of songs an shit just chill

    • anon

      don't forget that hustler musik.

    • Word

      Haha Really? Thats the only album he talked about selling... i'm pretty sure i remember a qoute saying "I haven't touched a key since 98" ,and that was in 2006. Yet 10 years later he's still talking about blow and making songs about it. I.E "Whip it like a Slave" verse. Dudes fake, same with the Blood shit.

  • Mal Moe

    this is not news. No one paid attention to the little riff in the first place. No news is better than dead news.

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