After weeks of hinting about his fallout with G.O.O.D. Music, Consequence has officially confirmed his split with Kanye West, the label and his blood cousin/frequent collaborator Q-Tip.
Cons, who recently released the confrontational tracks “Man Purses” and “Everybody Told Me,” explained that his beef is rooted in the fact that Yeezy and The Abstract were set to produce his oft-delayed sophomore album Cons TV but that they pulled out and lost interest.
“We definitely have personal issues,” he told MTV News’ Sway Calloway during RapFix Live. “[Q-Tip] and Kanye elected to be executive producers of my Cons TV project. It’s ABG [ed: anybody gets it].”
He stated that though they left him high and dry, he isn’t bitter. “I’m not harping on anything, but I’ma point out the obvious. I committed my time, my energy, my efforts to what we all committed to,” he vented. “That’s the Cons TV project. It’s not to be understated. They rolled with me through everything. They heard the stories on the ‘Job Song.’ They heard ‘Uncle Rahiem.’ They rooted for me. This was the coup de gras.”
While many fans have interpreted his recent releases as venomous, his appearance was to iron out the truth. “My purpose for coming here was clarification. There are many fans who still align me with good music, and it’s not fair to their intellect that they’re fooled in that matter,” he said.
As for being part of G.O.O.D. Music, the Queens, New York rapper made it clear he was no longer on the dream team. “I’m not part of G.O.O.D. Music. It’s via Bandcamp Records,” he said, referring to Kanye as a “former friend.”
The MC, who released his debut Don’t Quit Your Day Job! in 2007, has changed his sophomore LP’s title from Cons TV to Get Even. Ahead of its release, Cons is set to release his Movies on Demand 3 mixtape, which will further address his situation with his former contemporaries.