Even though fan response was overwhelmingly positive, it turns out the G.O.O.D. Music crew ran into a bit of snag while performing “Mercy” at Jay-Z’s “Made in America” festival when 2 Chainz missed his cue to enter the stage. Now, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, group member Pusha T explains the incident and responds to the insult lobbed their way by Drake.
According to Pusha, Kanye West decided to cut his verse from their performance, which led to 2 Chainz missing his entrance. Then, on the following day, Drake brought out 2 Chainz to perform their single “No Lie,” prompting him to say, “Now, that’s how you bring out 2 Chainz!” when 2 Chainz made his entrance on time. Pusha said that Drizzy’s crack didn’t faze him or any of the members of the G.O.O.D. Music team, and added that these kind of mistakes happen frequently.
“We don’t give a fuck what Drake says,” he said. “In regards to us, that shit doesn’t matter. Like, if you want to talk about the G.O.O.D. Music today and 2 Chainz, we had a mishap, because we have a record that is performed by four different people every night of the week and everybody has different edits of it. Ye’s verse – where the beat switches up and it’s really chant-y – gets edited out of a lot of people’s sets. Just to keep the momentum of the song going and just keeping the show clean and concise. None of us was told, but Chainz wasn’t told that Ye wasn’t doing his portion of the record [at Made in America]. It was a mishap, man! I mean, fuck! People have mishaps…we talked about it in the back. Chainz wasn’t bitter about it. He was just like, ‘I could’ve knocked it out. It could’ve been crazier had I been on time with it or had I known we were doing that edit.'”
He added, “That’s what the fuck we do – we don’t give a fuck. So, if that was the way you should’ve brought 2 Chainz out, then I’m glad Drake got to do it, and I’m glad that Chainz got the look, and I’m sure people were happy. Other than the shot thing, we don’t give a fuck. We definitely ain’t thinking about no shots.”