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Fresh off his sit-down with Julie Adenuga for Beats 1 radio, talking Kanye West rumors, an upcoming G.O.O.D. music tour, and more, Pusha T is in the spotlight once again in another new interview, this time with The Guardian. The rapper makes it clear that despite working closely with Kanye West, the two are far apart politically. Pusha T also explained more of his opinion on West’s support for Trump in a recent GQ interview.

Additionally, King Push delves on the meaning of MAGA hats, his latest album, the now resolved beef with Drake and more. Here’s a few takewaways from the conversation.

On the making of his career-best new album, DAYTONA.

P: “We were calling it therapy. The goal was to recreate feelings. I dove into a bag of my favourite music: RZA, Scarface, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill. If it didn’t have this feeling, it didn’t make the album.” Adding, he and Kanye West spent an estimated “$8,000 a day” to stay at the Wyoming resort (where the album was produced), “finding the right textures, the right samples” before recording a note of music.

On Kanye West’s slavery comments.

P: “We disagree on plenty of shit. Of course I disagree with what he said then. I flew to Wyoming the next day [to confront him]. We spoke about insensitivity. The actual messaging. Where I felt he went wrong. You can’t even paraphrase about situations and issues that are so personal to people. When it comes to death and real-life people and persecution and things where families have been divided, you have to be more careful.”

Adding, “He’s opinionated, I’m opinionated. He’s a guy who runs off feelings. It always comes back to the music… I told him that if you’re really trying to get a point across, you have to be mindful a little bit about what’s gonna tick people off, so you can get to your end goal.”

On the MAGA hat that showcases support for Donald Trump, which Kanye West proudly wore.

P: “People are a bit scared to embrace ‘Ye now. Fine, whatever bro. That comes along with saying the controversial shit. The Make America Great Again hat is this generation’s Ku Klux hood. When was America so great anyways? Name that time period?”

On his now resolved beef with Drake.

P: “He said what he said, I said what I said, now it’s done. It stayed how it was supposed to stay, just words. It was definitely good for hip-hop. What has been more energetic than this?”

For the full story, head on over to The Guardian.

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Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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