Pusha T’s feud with Cash Money Records was reignited with a series of lines on the Clipse MC's Darkness Before Dawn LP late last year, but their bad blood goes even further back. On Monday, Jan. 11, Push revealed that 2012’s “New God Flow” also featured a direct Birdman dis.
“Step on they necks ’til they can’t breathe,” Push raps on the track. “Claim they five stars, but sell you dreams."
Now, Push admits that was a “direct Birdman line” that he crafted while he was “angry.”
"This song is a direct response to Birdman,” Push told Genius. “He said 'Kanye is alright but what are the rest of them doing?' Who is this guy to speak on the dynamics of G.O.O.D. Music? We have got to be real when people talk out of line. You have to really put the reality of it all in perspective."
Push -- who hasn’t specified which interview he’s talking about -- also took shots at Cash Money on "M.P.A." last year. On the song, he says "Tyga's lookin' a genius" for leaving the label. Last month, Push spoke with MTV News about that rhyme.
"I thought it was a ballsy move for him," he explained. "At the time, he was leaving a label with so much greatness associated, record sales and everything associated with them. He was like, ‘I’m not making no money. I’m outta here.’...Some people would sit in a rut. He was like, ‘Nah, I’m out. Forget it.’”
During that interview, we also asked Push where he stands on Cash Money these days. “I don’t really stand nowhere on them,” he said. “It is what it is with me. I’m here. I’m happy. I’m good. I’m well. Unbothered. Unfazed. That ain’t no stress to me. I do what I do out here. I do what I want to do."
For more on Darkness Before Dawn and Pusha's lyrics about Cash Money, check out our full interview with the "Sunshine" MC here.