Pusha T Says Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Was Nothing New
(AllHipHop News) G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T is on the verge of dropping his debut solo album My Name Is My Name next month, but before his new project lands this fall the Virginia native spoke with The L.A. Leakers about one of the most talked about moments of the summer.
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Pusha was one of the rappers Kendrick Lamar mentioned he wants to "murder" lyrical during his verse on Big Sean's "Control." Pusha says he did not take it as a diss and believes that should be the mentality of every emcee. He cites his own rhymes on "Exodus 23:1," "New God Flow," and "So Appalled" as examples of times where he embraced the competitive nature of Hip Hop.
Pusha's interpretation of Kendrick's verse is a little different from another target named in the song. Drake recently told Hot 97's Angie Martinez that he did not feel like Kendrick was being real by calling out his peers and then still trying to be friendly with them afterwards.
In the interview Drake said:
It's like you can’t just say that and then see me and be like "Yeah man what’s up" pretending like nothing ever happened. To me that’s not the nature of battling, there’s passion behind it there’s anger behind it... I wouldn't expect you to like throw all the relationships out the door for the sake of being like the talk of the internet for 10 days... I don’t know if it was worth it you know, because there’s a lot of people that were mentioned that I feel like can’t really go back and f**k with that guy after that.
Pusha T's My Name Is My Name is scheduled for release on October 8th.
Watch the L.A. Leakers' interview with Pusha T below.