A few weeks back at Jay-Z‘s Made In America festival, 2 Chainz‘s surprise performance with G.O.O.D. Music was somewhat marred because of a miscommunication between the DJ and the artists. Tity Boi missed his cue, and Chainz just kind of strutted out without being able to catch the beat.
The next day, Drake performed at the same festival and brought out 2 Chainz for “No Lie,” ending his performance by saying “now, that’s how you bring out 2 Chainz!” Many people took that comment as shots towards the G.O.O.D Music crew. Pusha T spoke with Jeff Rosenthal of Rolling Stone about the comments and your friendly neighborhood Pusha didn’t sound too friendly in his response.
“At the end of the day – I guess just speaking on our behalf – we don’t give a f**k what Drake says. Like, we don’t care. In regards to us, that s**t doesn’t matter,” Pusha said. “That’s what the f**k we do – we don’t give a f**k. So, if that was the way you should’ve brought 2 Chainz out , then I’m glad Drake got to do it, and I’m glad that Chainz got the look, and I’m sure people were happy. Other than the shot thing, we don’t give a f**k. We definitely ain’t thinking about no shots.”
Ouch. It looks like the G.O.O.D./YMCMB Cold War won’t be ending anytime soon. See below for Pusha’s full quote explaining the mishap with 2 Chainz surprise performance.
Like, if you want to talk about the G.O.O.D. Music today and 2 Chainz, we had a mishap, because we have a record that is performed by four different people every night of the week and everybody has different edits of it. Ye’s verse – where the beat switches up and it’s really chant-y – gets edited out of a lot of people’s sets. Just to keep the momentum of the song going and just keeping the show clean and concise. None of us was told, but Chainz wasn’t told that Ye wasn’t doing his portion of the record [at Made in America]. It was a mishap, man! I mean, Fawk! People have mishaps. But I mean, Chainz is so f**kin’ charismatic, he just walks out. I personally would’ve just rapped his f**kin’ verse, because I heard it, but I didn’t want to overstep my boundaries because fans didn’t know he was there. So, you know, whatever. We talked about it in the back. Chainz wasn’t bitter about it. He was just like, “I could’ve knocked it out. It could’ve been crazier had I been on time with it or had I known we were doing that edit.” All of this Isht is off the cuff, and all of us is all over the country, and we’re just coming together to do the Made in America festival. It was a thing of paying homage to this new festival. It was a great experience, it was a great look, being a part of something that Ye obviously wanted us to be a part of. It wasn’t a big production thing where we practiced this Isht. Even I came out off-cue! I should’ve laid back a little bit, but we were rocking to it.
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