The Virginia rapper revealed in an interview with XXL, revealed on Monday (Dec. 19), that he’s not president of Ye’s G.O.O.D. Music Inc. imprint with Def Jam. Pusha had served within the management function since 2015.
“On the finish of the day, s— is being mentioned as we speak that’s past disappointing,” Pusha mentioned of Ye’s ongoing antisemitic remarks. The previous Clipse rapper — who labored with Ye on his 2022 album, It’s Virtually Dry, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 — instructed XXL that he’ll proceed releasing music by means of Def Jam and his personal label.
This isn’t the primary time Pusha has spoken out towards Ye, who has been spreading hate speech towards Jewish folks on social media and through interviews in current months. “It’s undoubtedly affected me. It’s been disappointing,” Pusha instructed the Los Angeles Occasions in late November. “As a Black man in America, there is no such thing as a room for bigotry or hate speech. So yeah. It’s been very disappointing.”
After receiving backlash for sporting a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt in early October at Paris Vogue Week, Ye tweeted that he was going to go “dying con 3” on Jewish folks on Oct. 16. This started a string of hate-speech-filled interviews, which reached an much more disturbing degree when he appeared on Alex Jones’ InfoWars and mentioned “I see good issues about Hitler,” amongst different hateful rhetoric.
Pusha, whose historical past with Ye dates again to 2010, instructed XXL that he and his former collaborator are not on talking phrases.
“For those who ain’t with it, you ain’t down,” the rapper mentioned. “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 one thing that simply kind of tells me he’s not effectively, on the identical time. I’ll say that. It’s going to locations the place it’s no solution to transfer round it.”