In an interview with XXL, the It’s Almost Dry hitmaker confirmed he was no longer affiliated with Ye’s label, and said he’s distanced himself from the Yeezy mogul due to his recent torrent of hate speech and antisemitism.
Pusha first spoke out against his close collaborator in November, saying Ye’s derogatory comments about Jews were “disappointing,” and King Push reaffirmed this sentiment to XXL.
He referred specifically to comments Ye made recently about Hitler on Alex Jones’ Info Wars podcast.
“It’s beyond that and it’s nothing to tap dance around,” Push said of the comments. “It’s wrong. Period. But to me, it’s just me and him having a difference of opinion yet again. ’Cause we done had this for years.”
He continued, “He’s not speaking to me now. If you ain’t with it, you ain’t down. And I ain’t with it. I’m not budging on that. I’m not with it. I heard about this new stuff [on InfoWars]. I don’t know. It’s something that just sort of tells me he’s not well, at the same time. I will say that. It’s going to places where it’s no way to move around it.”
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Elsewhere in the interview, Push referred to Ye’s alignment with his arch-nemesis Drake, as well as the political disagreement they got in over the 2016 presidential election.
“Remember, I’m the one that said the MAGA hat is the new Klu Klux Klan hood while he’s making my album,” Push said. “He beefing with [former President Barack] Obama. I met Obama. But it’s the same thing with him and the Drake thing. I’m going through this and that, he’s doing shows [with Drake].”
He added that the last time he spoke to Ye was while he was in the midst of his It’s Almost Dry Tour, and while they continued to disagree, Push said that Ye was grateful he wasn’t dragging his name through the mud.
“I just expressed myself. I express myself to him a lot,” Pusha said. “He expressed his thoughts to me. And he got off the phone saying, ‘Thank you. I know you don’t agree with me, but you never kill me in the public. And some people can’t wait to do that.'”
Push’s comments come as Ye, who has been criticized for weeks over his repeated antisemitic remarks, recently doubled down on his love of the bigoted German mass murderer Adolf Hitler during an interview with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes in Los Angeles.
“So, you love Jews, but you’re canceled for antisemitism because you also love Hitler, but you love everyone equally,” McInnes said.
“Yeah, Jewish people can’t tell me who I can love and who I can’t love,” Ye replied. “You can’t force your pain on everyone else. Jewish people, forgive Hitler today. Let it go, let it go, and stop trying to force it on other people. Goodnight.”
Most recently the New York Post reported that a 63-year-old man was attacked while strolling through Central Park on Wednesday (December 14), with authorities saying the assailant made several antisemitic statements before yelling out “Kanye 2024” and walking off. The phrase was a reference to Ye’s current presidential run.