Fans were shocked when Consequence attacked his G.O.O.D. Music label mate Pusha T on Saturday for supposedly biting the Queens emcee's lyrics in his latest single "My God." Now, in a recent interview with Complex, the Clipse emcee responds, saying he's surprised that Cons called him out and that he did not steal lyrics from him or any other artist.
"He said that I stole his lines? Wow," he said. "Nah, I haven’t really heard much about it. Everyone who’s been hitting me up has been telling me how crazy this song is. I don’t know. I mean, I haven’t taken anything from Consequence, or anybody else, for that matter. Just for the record. I’ve been in the studio with Cons, and we’ve talked, and numerous days we’ve laughed, and...I don’t know. I missed that one. The way I’ve got to look at it now: I don’t even know if that’s for me. I can’t even believe anything like that’s for me, very honestly. I mean, until, you know, he told me something like that. I don’t know what everybody else has got going on, but ‘My God’ is an awesome record. [Laughs.]"
Pusha Ton also talked about his upcoming mixtape Fear of God and his highly anticipated G.O.O.D. Music debut. The Virginia rapper said that Fear of God should be out this month, although he's waiting for a few features to wrap up its production. He also confirmed that he working extensively with Kanye West on his currently untitled LP, and that he's aiming for a late summer release.
"The mixtape is done," he explained. "It’s 13 tracks. I’m rapping on some original production; I have some stuff from Nottz, Swizz [Beatz], definitely Kanye, and some throwback instrumentals. I’m just waiting on a couple features before I let it go. ‘My God’ is definitely going to be on Fear Of God. As you can see with ‘My God,’ it’s that sophisticated street hip-hop that people have come to know me for. It’s going to be more of that. That actual fanbase means so much to me, that I have a vision for how I want it heard, and the actual people that I want on it. And I reached out to them and they gave me their word that they’re going to do it. I don’t want to say [who I’m waiting on.] Everybody is busy, and everybody has things to do, so I just really want to wait on that. But February it’s definitely coming out."
He also added, “"The album is a whole other monster. That’s something that me and Ye have been working on. I’d like to say we’ve got a good five records. I don’t know how many we’re going to go for in total, but we’ve got five down, and we definitely have some more to go. We’re just going to create until we feel the project is a well-rounded one. This is my dream. [Kanye will be executive producing] and it has a lot to do with his creative vision, and what he sees for me, and it’s been coming out amazing. I’m personally hoping for a late summer release. That’s my goal."