Pusha T and Rick Ross are tight, so when the news broke that the Maybach Music boss was the [article id="1700932"]target of a drive-by shooting[/article], the G.O.O.D. Music MC was concerned about his friend.
"I don't wanna hear about that with anybody. I definitely hit him up like, 'Yo just let me know you're okay,' " Push told MTV news on Tuesday (January 29).
Monday was supposed to be a day of celebration, not only was it Rozay's 37th birthday, Push also dropped his Wrath of Caine mixtape the same day. For the tape the two collaborated on "Millions" a boastful affair where the two MCs rhyme of the spoils of their hard work. The day however was marred by the unsettling news and Push immediately reached out to not only Ross but their mutual friend — a mixing engineer which they both work with.
"He was just like, 'Yeah he's just layin' back.' That was enough for me," Pusha said of the word he got back concerning Ross' psyche after the shooting.
The Clipse lyricist found new life with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music team and credits Rozay with helping to put the plan in motion that landed Pusha on the all-star label. "It was Rick Ross who called me to come to Hawaii to get on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album," he revealed of Yeezy's 2010 effort.
Still despite all of their success, Pusha says that most rappers have a tie to the street that cannot be broken so easily — not just referencing Ross, but most MCs in general.
"It's tough out here as an artist and being in rap it's like this is the only profession where you don't really leave your core," he said. "You don't really leave your upbringing. You don't really leave that behind; you stay in it lyrically and so on and so forth. So it's like you can't really get out of it, you can't really get away from it. I don't care how much money you have."
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