Despite the fact Pusha-T aligns himself with Kanye West on G.O.O.D. Music, the two remain distant when it comes to their political views. In a new interview (July 6) with The Guardian, King Push dishes on possibly locking into the studio once again, Kanye's slavery comments, and equates the “Make America Great Again” hat to the Ku Klux Klan hood.
King Push has been a staunch supporter of prison reform and uses his artistic platform to speak on political and social issues in hopes to spark activism. It's safe to say you won't see the Virginia-bred rapper donning a “Make America Great Again” hat like Kanye West did back in April anytime soon.
“People are a bit scared to embrace ‘Ye now. Fine, whatever bro. That comes along with saying the controversial shit,” Push explains. “The Make America Great Again hat is this generation’s Ku Klux hood. When was America so great anyways? Name that time period?”
Following West's controversial appearance at TMZ Live (May 1), where he claimed slavery “sounds like a choice,” Pusha-T flew to Wyoming the next day to speak with Yeezy about his influence and insensitive comments.
“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,” Push suggests. “He’s opinionated, I’m opinionated. He’s a guy who runs off feelings.”
On the music side, Pusha-T and Yeezy seem to be on the same page. It sounds as if more releases from the G.O.O.D. Music camp could be on the horizon.”Kanye’s been calling me every day like, ‘We gotta go back in!’ When I’m back, I’m gonna call him and check his temperature,” says the DAYTONA rapper. “I’m already on to the next thing. He’s got stuff he wants me to hear, I’ve got stuff I want him to hear. Our excitement meter is all the way up right now.”