In a new interview, Pusha T has opened up about Kanye West’s recent antisemitic remarks, which included hateful comments about the Jewish community and conspiracy theories.
In a chat with LA Times, the rapper spoke about his longtime relationship with Kanye after collaborating with him on his latest album It’s Almost Dry and how he feels about Kanye’s hateful comments.
“It’s definitely affected me. It’s been disappointing,” Pusha said of Kanye’s antisemitic rhetoric. “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.”
Pusha said it’s always very special to work with Kanye, who produced almost half of It’s Almost Dry. “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,” Pusha said about working with the controversial rapper. “He always saw me for who I was and knew how to take it to the next level.”
“We actually have a lot of the same taste, we love just barred-out rap,” he added. “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.’”
Donald Trump recently called Kanye a “seriously troubled man” following meeting with him at Mar-a-Lago.