According to XXL Magazine, Pusha T is no longer in charge of Kanye “Ye” West’s record company GOOD Music, which the Donda rappper founded in 2004 under Def Jam. The Grammy-nominated rapper, who was chosen by Ye to fill the position in 2015, only has a 50/50 partnership with Def Jam for his solo work and label, Heir Wave Music Group, at the moment. Last year, Def Jam and GOOD Music’s collaboration came to an end.
Pusha T told the publication that since they started working together in 2010, he has “never had a filter” with the subsequently-disgraced rapper and has frequently differed with him politically. He hasn’t spoken to Ye since, though. He said Ye is not talking to him right now.
“If you aren’t up, you aren’t with it. And I’m not on board. On that, I won’t budge. I disagree with it. On InfoWars, I learned about this fresh information. I’m not sure. It’s something that simultaneously sort of tells me he’s not feeling good. I’ll just say it. It is moving in directions where avoiding it is impossible. He Stated
Ye gave an anti-Semitic hate speech on Alex Jones’ alt-right show earlier this month, glorifying Nazis and Adolf Hitler among other things. Nick Fuentes, a notorious Holocaust denier and white nationalist, was brought to the interview by Ye, with whom he has subsequently developed a strong relationship. The distressing outing was the rapper’s most recent in a string of anti-Semitic remarks that prompted a broader movement in the music, fashion, and entertainment sectors to disassociate themselves from him back in October. Pusha T criticized Ye last month, stating that the interview affected him, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. It has been depressing. There is no place for racism or hate speech as a Black guy in the United States. So, yes. Let’s be clear: It has been incredibly frustrating. – Steve Sijenyi