“I was speaking on that in that lyrically I just feel I’m untouchable,” he explained when asked about the rift. “You got to prove it man by being able to put these words together and talk these situations and show people I’m not that, I’m nothing like that.
“You got to be smart enough to not let people instigate,” he continued. “This is a platform and at that time I was going through wild label stuff and I wasn’t putting out music like that so you can’t have somebody that big say disparaging things against you and you’re not putting out music like that. That’s a heavy hit, you can’t take those hits. He’s a heavy hitter, man.”
Later in the interview, Pusha T was asked about criticism he receives regarding the “coke rap” label people often tag him with.
“I don’t care what they say,” he said. “People can’t talk to me about that anymore! That bothers me ’cause if you say that then you’re only listening at a surface level, number one. And I don’t make my music for the people who listen to the surface level. I just don’t. I feel like there’s a lot of similes, metaphors. It’s an art to what I do. Number two, I’ve been living with that stigma since I came out and now I watch… We created a whole trap olympics around dope boys, there ain’t no history, there ain’t no background and you don’t get to see nothing and it’s OK.”
Pusha T also talked about his forthcoming album King Push and working with Timbaland on “Untouchable,” among other topics.
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