Pusha T Talks Lil Wayne Beef, Top MCs, & Next Single
As far as creating a track with his long-time rival Wayne, Pusha says that is not something he is interested in doing at this point suggesting that Wayne’s skills are currently not up to par for a worthy collaboration.
“I don’t wanna see that. You acting like this Carter 2 Wayne,” Pusha responded when asked by the host about the potential musical union. “All these people out here rapping good and you wanna tell me you wanna see me with… you disrespecting me.”
During the interview Pusha also did not appear too concerned about Wayne’s recent health situation that landed him in the hospital.
“Did they do like a candlelight vigil or anything? Oh, so it wasn’t important right?” he says before laughing.
The Clipse emcee was eager to talk about his upcoming album My Name Is My Name due out this summer.
Pusha’s solo debut LP will feature production by Swizz Beatz, Pharrell, The-Dream, Rico Beats, Don Cannon, and Kanye West. Kanye will also appear on Pusha’s next single entitled “I Am.”
While Kanye and Pusha mesh well in the studio, their respective opinions on who is Hip-Hop’s top emcee varies. Last month West said he felt that Lil Wayne is the best rapper in the world, a point of view Pusha clearly does not share.
“Me and Kanye have a difference in taste. It is okay. He can have that as an opinion,” said Pusha. “Ma$e was also his favorite rapper at one time.”
Pusha also disagrees with two unnamed selections on MTV’s recent Hottest MCs list. While he understands that not releasing an album last year is probably what kept him off the list, he believes one important criteria should be considered more seriously when choosing the top rappers in the game.
“I feel like you have to be quotable to be on the hottest emcee list,” says Pusha.
So which rappers would be on Pusha’s list of hottest MCs? His personal top five rappers right now includes himself, Ye, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Rick Ross.
Watch footage of the interview below.