Virginia Beach native Pusha T is known for his descriptive rap, particularly about situations involving cocaine and other narcotics.
During an interview with Sway Calloway and Shade 45, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper described the first time he was caught by his parents involved in the type of situation he storyboards. Pusha said it was a fight in front of his folks’ house that brought his parents’ attention to his illegal activities.
“As I got older, I just ventured off into that world,” Pusha said when asked about particular lyrics in his songs. “And one time, somebody had owed me some money. We got into a scuffle–me and the person got into a scuffle. Me and a couple guys got into a scuffle. And the guy came back and shot in front of my parent’s home.”
He also described the shock that set in after the situation was over.
“My mother wasn’t home, so when she came home and she hears about all this, she’s like, ‘What you mean somebody owes you money?'” he said. “It was very disappointing…My dad, he was blown away, and it was one of those things where I could never make them feel that way again.”
Pusha also said it was his brother, Malice (now going by the name “No Malice“) that was caught first selling drugs. This would subsequently lead to him getting kicked out of the house.
“My brother stepped out early,” Pusha says. “He’s been the head of a household for years on his own.”
Pusha T recently released his solo debut studio album, My Name Is My Name. During the interview, he also talked about the lyrics of the album, leading him to also speak on the affect his parents splitting up had on him.
Watch Sway’s full interview with Pusha T below: