The Virginia Beach rapper’s comments are particularly significant given his close working relationship with Kanye West, who has been pictured wearing a ‘MAGA’ hat after vocally praising the President in recent months.
Speaking about West’s endorsement of Trump, Pusha admitted that the two artists “disagree on plenty of shit”, including the controversial comments West made about slavery on a TMZ show.
“Well, when he did TMZ, I flew to Wyoming the next day [to confront him],” Pusha told The Guardian. “We spoke about insensitivity. The actual messaging. Where I felt he went wrong. You can’t even paraphrase about situations and issues that are so personal to people. When it comes to death and real-life people and persecution and things where families have been divided, you have to be more careful.”
“It’s not about me being frustrated,” he continued. “He’s opinionated, I’m opinionated. He’s a guy who runs off feelings. It always comes back to the music.”
Pusha did express some sympathy with West’s subsequent explanation that his TMZ comments were taken out of context, saying: “I feel like the keywords in what he said were so strong and powerful, that it doesn’t let you get into the nuances, the underlying perspective. Or even wanna hear how he’s thinking.
“I told him that if you’re really trying to get a point across, you have to be mindful a little bit about what’s gonna tick people off, so you can get to your end goal.”
Asked about his own views on Trump, Pusha declared: “The ‘Make America Great Again’ hat is this generation’s Ku Klux hood. When was America so great anyways? Name that time period?”
Earlier this week, Pusha hinted that a collective G.O.O.D. Music tour could happen in the near future.