With all the non-musical controversy surrounding Kanye West these days, sometimes it's hard to remember that he is a rapper and producer with artists and a record label.
Pusha T can't forget that part because he is Ye's G.O.O.D. music president.
During a chat with the LA Times, he weighed in on his big boss's recent behavior.
“It’s definitely affected me,” he said of Kanye’s antics. “It’s been disappointing. As a Black man in America, there is no room for bigotry or hate speech. So yeah. It’s been very disappointing, let’s talk straight.”
On the other hand, Push still loves working with Ye in the studio.
“Writing and recording with Ye is a very special thing for me,” he said of his IIt's Almost Dry album, which Ye produced multiple tracks on.. “We actually have a lot of the same taste, we love just barred-out rap. He would tell me things like, “Man, you just be the extreme version of yourself. And I’m gonna be the extreme version of myself.
Creatively, Ye has meant freedom to me. A lot of times, people would try to get me to change certain things about my process, change certain things about me lyrically, change certain things about the content. He never has been like that. He always saw me for who I was and knew how to take it to the next level.”
Do you think Kanye will ever recover from this as an artist?