Joaquin Phoenix Denies Producing Pusha T's "King Push"

posted Wednesday October 02 ,2013 at 07:40PM CDT | 32 comments

Joaquin Phoenix Denies Producing Pusha T's

Joaquin Phoenix refutes claims that he is the producer behind Pusha T's "King Push."

It has been reported that Pusha T's "King Push" was produced by actor Joaquin Phoenix. However, during an interview with XXL today (October 2), Phoenix said he is not responsible for the song. 

“While it was widely reported that Pusha T used my beat and that I produced his song, I can’t take any credit,” Phoenix said in a statement to XXL. ”A friend’s son played me his music, and all I did was make an introduction to Kanye [West]’s camp.”

Pusha T said Phoenix produced "King Push" during an interview with Vibe in August.

"When I turned it in in June, [Kanye West] gave me probably two or three new beats," Pusha said. "One of those beats was from Joaquin Phoenix, and it's probably gonna be ... I want it to be the intro to my album. When I heard it, I knew it was mine, man. Soon as I heard it I was like, 'Listen, I hope you're not playing this for me to show me how good this beat is.' And of course, I ended up with it."

In September, Pusha T discussed the significance of the song

"It's just my proclamation to it being my time," Pusha T said in an interview with MTV. "All eyes on me. 'King Push.' I'm saying it. I'm in the best space. I feel. It's just telling you, all I could give you is my lyrics. That's all I want to give you. This is all I'm about. I'm not singing hooks to you. This is raw. This is uncut. You've gotta listen to me to like me, to love me. This is for that person." 

Pusha T's My Name is My Name is set to be released October 8. The album can be streamed via MySpace

The video for "King Push" can be seen below. 

RELATED: Pusha T Details "King Push" Lyrics, Video Released  

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  • Anonymous
    HHDX stays fucking up. This beat is ridiculous though.
  • Mondee B
    This beat has to be produced by Kanye and Hudson Mohawke! totally sounds like HudMo.
  • bf6tg7yhj8ujki
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BUqEMNP9zc
  • Anonymous
    "One of those beats was from Joaquin Phoenix" Correct me if I'm wrong, but surely technically speaking the way that is worded doesn't necessarily imply Phoenix himself made the beat, if it was FROM him, maybe he just bridged the gap between the producer and Kanye........ fucking stupid article as usual. HipHopDX is ridiculous smh.
  • Anonymous
    what happened to this dude?
    • Anonymous
      what happened to that boy? he was talking shit we put a clap into that boy
    • Anonymous
      ummm he was just nominated for best actor in the Academy Awards for the film "the Master"...what have you done lately?
    • yepimmabethatguy
      ...Someone just got ethered.
  • Gucci is the ROAT
    Biggie, Rakim and KRS are the GOAT but Gucci is the ROAT Realest Of All Time
    • Anonymous
      joaquin phoenix pushed gucci out of a speeding car whos realer than that
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAeoOcpUS4
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPBKtyE0X9U
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJxKnpYo70M
  • COCA
    "One of those beats was from Joaquin Phoenix"
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYA18okbqqo
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMm5mHVp_M
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMKXheW_pZ4
  • Anonymous
    That's a crazy beat, whoever produced it.
  • 7gj8ukjio
    http://s3-ak.buzzfeed.com/static/enhanced/terminal01/2011/8/25/12/enhanced-buzz-12996-1314289844-4.jpg
  • Anonymous
    pusha t just milking a celebrity name. like all the features on the album. it won't help. the album will flop and pusha t will never drop a major label album ever again. joaquin phoenix, kanye west, who else helped? rag mag fag rap.
  • Anonymous
    He was making that Hollywood paper, and now he's maybe working with Pusha T lol
  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExH5VU5iq9Q
  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqHliQijgvA
  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiGBFzfof-I
  • xx004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6zP7nnp-5I
  • dentaldamboy
    Everyone is trying to distance themselves from this pending flop.
    • pablo
      Bullshit. Lots of people are looking forward to it. This is a fucking great song. Numbers on the boards is excellent too. If Pusha T signed for ymcmb (obviously he wouldn't as they are retarded and there is mutual dislike) you would be removing your dental dam for him.
  • 666
    http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii17/heartsonasleeve/Michael-Myers-michael-myers-2622534.jpg
  • jasonnns 666
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kGPh5Hnwg
  • micheal myers
    http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/PICTUREPERFECT72/117.gif
  • micheal myers
    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/Ares_God_Of_War_74/MichaelMyers-31.jpg
  • Anonymous
    he should say who the friend's kid is