Pusha T says Kanye West’s anti-Semitic comments ‘disappointing’
Rapper Pusha T has expressed his thoughts on Kanye West’s recent anti-Semitic comments, which have included hate speech against the Jewish community and problematic conspiracy theories.
In an interview with Los Angeles TimesThe veteran rapper expressed general disappointment in the 45-year-old’s views, condemning the hate speech and intolerance that fueled West’s remarks.
“It definitely affected me,” Bucha said of West’s recent anti-Semitic comments.
“As a black man in America, there is no room for bigotry or hate speech. So yeah. It was very disappointing, let’s talk straight.”
For the ignorant, West faced severe backlash in early October when he tweeted a threat targeting the Jewish community, saying they had manipulated him and tried to “manipulate anyone who opposes” their agenda.
Following this tweet, he subsequently appeared on several news programs hosted by Tucker Carlson, Chris Cuomo, and others, further spreading his hateful opinions and misinformation as well as appearing on Revolt TV drinking heroes, which was removed.
Pusha and West have shared a long and adventurous relationship since 2010, when Pusha signed to West’s GOOD music imprint under Def Jam Recordings.
The rapper also talked about his upcoming collaboration with West which is the best rap album at the upcoming Grammy Awards, praising the freedom he feels when recording.
“Writing and recording with Ye is something very special to me. We actually have a lot of the same taste, we love prohibition rap. He’d tell me things like, ‘Man, you’re just an extreme version of yourself,'” Pusha commented.
“Creatively, it has meant freedom to me. A lot of times, people would try to get me to change certain things in my process, change some things about me lyrically, change certain things about the content. It was never like that. He always saw me for who I was and knew how It takes it to the next level.” he added.
Previously, Pusha served as President of West’s GOOD Music imprint, taking over the position in 2015.
However, following West’s anti-Semitic comments, Def Jam announced in late October that GOOD was no longer associated with the record label while explaining that his working relationship with West had ended in 2021, further deploring his recent hateful rhetoric.