Pusha T Says Kendrick Lamar Didn't Disrespect Him On "Control"

Pusha T says "Nosestalgia" was crafted before "Control" leaked, but adds that he understands Kendrick Lamar's competitiveness.

Although Kendrick Lamar mentioned Pusha T on his much-discussed "Control" verse, the My Name is My Name rapper says he did not feel disrespected by the track. 

"I'm different," Pusha T said in a recent interview with hotnewhiphop.com. "I look at confrontation differently, and I look at disrespect differently, and I don't think Kendrick disrespected me at all. 'Control' was a competitive verse and it was a verse of relevance and it let people know who was on Kendrick's radar, and there's nothing wrong with being on Kendrick's radar or him being on mine. Rap has always been competitive. Then you just have to look at where I'm coming from, I don't think it's arguable. I put out the hardest records that have made people jump out windows with 'Exodus' and things like that. The Kendrick verse was about sport. I don't think there's nothing wrong with that."

Yesterday (October 3), Pusha T released the video for his Kendrick Lamar-assisted song "Nosestalgia." The clip features both emcees and it can be viewed below.

Drake recently said that many rappers would not work with Kendrick Lamar on future projects because of his "Control" verse, where the Compton, California rapper said he wanted to "murder" his competition

“He’s talented as fuck," Drake said in September. "He’s gonna have another album and another opportunity to take the world by storm again. So, he’ll be alright, even if it doesn’t feature any of the names he mentioned, which it probably won’t, to be honest with you. I don’t know who’s gonna go back from that and be like, ‘Yeah, let’s link up.’ Nah, but he’ll be alright."

Pusha T Says My Name Is My Name Leaks Were Inevitable

Pusha T also spoke about My Name is My Name's leak during his recent interview with hotnewhiphop.com.

"I was going to let it take its course, but somebody tells me they got the album, [then] the leak is sorta inevitable," Pusha T said.

My Name is My Name was made available for streaming Tuesday (October 1) via MySpace. It was an official stream, promoted by Pusha T. This was likely as a way to control how the album was leaked.

"You want the traffic going in one stream and you sorta want the quality is of a decent standard anyway," Pusha T said. "There's no telling when someone else has it. You don't know their methods of leaking it. A lot of times it's really bad."

More from this interview can be viewed below. 

RELATED: Drake Says He's Done With Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse

24 Comments

  • Jerome

    Pusha T is one of the MOST consistent rappers. He pioneered a genre. As a fan, would I like to hear him Rap about some new ish, yah and He DO. Name another rapper that can be saying the same ish for TWO decades and still come out with new ways of sayin it. Don't get me wrong KDOT is one of my favs right now...but I'm talking last 15 years...um yah that'd be ZIP Lock.

  • Anonymous

    They had to throw a Drake mention in there, so I'll say this: For a person with a song called "No New Friends", why do you care who another rapper may or may not work with in the future?

  • THE REAL YEBO

    HE IS JUST TOO SCARED TO ADMIT THAT KENDRICK WOULD MURDER HIM ON A DISS RECORD, I DON'T LIKE KENDRICK THAT MUCH BUT PUSHA T IS THE FAKEST RAPPER ALIVE WITH NO CREDIBILITY, RAPPIN' ABOUT COKE ALL THE TIME WHILE HE HAD NEVER TOUCHED A SINGLE GRAM OF COCAINE. HE CAN'T CRAFT A SONG WITHOUT MENTIONING ANY KIND OF DRUGS, HE IS JUST A REPETITIVE BORING ASS RAPPER.

  • 7nu8m8u

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9brRClzXLY0

  • Nick Newman

    This is how people should have felt about "Control" in the first place. Much respect to Pusha T.

  • bars

    damn they actually sound really good together. their styles complement eachother well.

  • 666

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/6nBaDgAzqwc/mqdefault.jpg

  • Anonymous

    he just got signed to madrid during the last transfer window.Lol

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1tG-m4NSU

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDYSLX_2vr0

  • Massacred

    Just damn, In a year ladled with some major hip hop releases, Pusha T's My Name Is My Name, some how managed to buck both the trend as well as every other release and become what I consider to the best release of the year so far. In many ways it is Yeezus, done right and the other half reeks of raw untouchable metaphors and lyrical skill. Pusha T has undoubtedly begun to cement himself amongst the top of his class along with Kendrick Lamar as a real quality artist. Every track feels carefully though out and is mechanically sound, while all featured artist are utilized to their max potential and enhance the mood and style of the album. (Especially Kendrick Lamar on Nostalgia) I simply cannot heap this album enough praise. Really the only issue I have with the album are the additions of MC's Big Sean and 2 Chainz, neither of which are lyrics skilled enough to stand with Pusha T. Both of their versus feel awkward and unintentionally funny when stacked with Pusha T. 4.5/5 surely Classic in the making.

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  • Anonymous

    Fuck is he doing in a Real Madrid shirt?

  • 000000

    rza the chase song rideing on a bike trying to get at dmx

  • 000000

    busta rhymes gimmie some more vid

  • 0000000

    lil wayne drinking cold meds saying hes sick sick crazy

  • Anonymous

    he didnt disrespect any one on control its about competition kendrick claiming king

  • vrf6btg7ynh

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXHf_W22ijs

  • Anonymous

    Man, props on that video. I know the concept is simple but I like walking-type videos.

  • Joanne S. Gibson

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  • 5rf6tg7yhj8u

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHYfp_8CZBk

  • deez

    Wow a rapper who isn't sensitive... that nosestalgia video is fire.

  • crazy chain saws

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