Pusha T spoke with NY Mag’s Vulture in anticipation of his Fear Of God: Let Us Pray EP and extracted a few details from the Virginia rapper on Watch The Throne, Consequence’s departure from G.O.O.D. Music and Diddy’s vocals contributions on his upcoming release.
The Clipse member praised Watch The Throne for being in a league of it’s own, adding that Jay-Z and Kanye West could only compete with Bono at this point. “I don’t know who the hell they were competing with,” he said. “I couldn’t tell you. Maybe themselves? It wasn’t any rapper, I will tell you that right now. No rapper has made rap that good.”
In regards to Consequence’s recent split from G.O.O.D. Music and accusations that he had stolen his rhymes from the Queen rapper, Pusha simply attributed it to irrational behavior. “I just think it’s pretty pathetic, man. It all boils down to royalty, and having certain principles. Nobody maliciously tries to do anything,” he said. “This is a business, and sometimes things don’t work — some artists don’t pop. But I don’t think you blame the head of that crew for it, especially in a business like this, which is so self-sufficient.”
He also touched on Diddy’s appearance on Fear Of God: Let Us Pray, which finds the music mogul getting rowdy on the introduction. “There has never been anything in the world better to me than Diddy when he’s screaming over the top of a track, like in ’95 — that whole Bad Boy mixtape era,” Pusha explained. “I wanted to have that feel for the mixtape. I didn’t want to lose the street edge of it. That polish isn’t always good to me.”
Fear of God: Let Us Pray is due in September.