Friday, July 29, 2011
News: Pusha T And Consequence Beef
After rapper Consequence took shots at him on his diss track "The Plagiarists Society," Pusha T has begun pushing back. The Clipse rapper took to the air waves the past two days and fired a few jabs at his former G.O.O.D. Music associate.
After one of the hosts of Chicago's 107.5 WGCI The Morning Riot radio show suggested he'd like to see a rap battle between Pusha and Consequence, P was incredulous.
“Really? You’re like the first person to ever say that. I don’t ever think anyone’s wanted to see Consequence,” he joked. “Never no radio personality, DJ has ever said they want to hear Consequence!”
In a subsequent interview, on the same station, Ziploc P suggested that a beef with Cons would be beneath him.
"To me, as it stands right now, it’s so funny. Me and ‘Ye have never talked about it. Never, not once. That in itself should just tell you how serious it is. It’s really not. But it’s not an inside thing because he’s not inside. He’s outside."
Pusha left the door open for a possible retaliation on wax, but said he wouldn't want to get into a big war of words.
"I’m just an artist, so I have fun. When I write, I write from my soul. If it happened to come up in my mind and it made good sense and it felt right, I might," he said.
"But a go-back-and-forth between me and him, it’s not right. You can’t get anything out of it,” he concluded. “People are disrespectful. What can you say?"
So word got back to Consequence and he isn't too happy with the way Pusha T has been talking about him in interviews, so the former G.O.O.D. Music rapper and former A Tribe Called Quest affiliate called into Chicago's 107.5 WGCI radio this afternoon to get a few things off his chest.
Addressing his latest nemesis, Cons called Pusha the weaker emcee and suggested he was scared to challenge him directly
"Lyrically he can't compete with me," Cons said. "That's why he's doing all the smoke and mirrors."
But it's not just Pusha who Consequence considers to be inferior the Queens native declared himself the best and most talked about lyricist in hip hop.
"I'm probably the best pure lyricist in hip hop and in music right now," he asserted. "Right now, I'm the most talked about commodity in hip hop."
Cons responded to Pusha T's allegations that no one is checking for his music by reminding listeners that he co-produced the Beyoncé single "Party." He also said that Kanye doesn't talk to Pusha about him because he's just using the Clipse rapper.
"He's just worker," Cons said. "He was jet fuel for Pharrell Williams, and now he's jet fuel for Kanye West."
When asked why he decided to speak out against Kanye in recent months, while other lesser known G.O.O.D Music artists have kept silent, Consequence said he was just being true to himself.
"It's just the dynamic that lives within me," he said. "Am I the kind of man who stands up for himself? Yes."
At the end of the interview, Consequence debuted a song on which he addresses his beef with G.O.O.D. Music titled "Straighten It Out."