Pusha T recently revealed that he originally passed on the Hit-Boy-produced beat that eventually became Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s “Niggas in Paris.” Speaking with Sneeze magazine, the Clipse member said that he doesn’t know if it would have been as good if it ended up in his possession and that he would have attacked it in a different way.
“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,” he said.
Pusha Ton continued by explaining that Kanye gave him the beat and that he simply wasn’t in the right state of mind to rap over it.
“‘Ye gave me beats and that was in the bunch. ‘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.”