Pete Rock and Lupe Fiasco were the talk of the Hip Hop world the last few weeks when the former took issue with the latter’s song, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” which utilized essentially the same beat as “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.).”
Now, after a back-and-forth over the course of several interviews and blog posts, Pete Rock has extended an olive branch.
“If the artist doesn’t like something I did or said, then we could work through it with a conversation. That’s always my goal — it’s never to add fuel to the fire,” said Pete Rock in an interview with MTV News of the falling out with Lupe.
Pete Rock even went so far as to indicate he would be interested in recording with Lupe – subject to certain stipulations. “I would love to get in the studio and work with him if his management team can respect me as a man, and the label can respect me as a man, and Lupe himself can respect me as a man. I would love to work with him, and I wouldn’t turn my nose to it.”
Watch the interview below: