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Kanye West reveals where he stands with former ally Pusha T

The ‘It’s Almost Dry’ rapper was president of West’s G.O.O.D. Music label for seven years
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For the first time in years, Kanye West is opening up about the status of his relationship with Pusha T.

During his in-depth interview with Justin Laboy, the Vultures artist gave an update on where things stand between T and him. T released four albums on G.O.O.D. Music while simultaneously serving as the label’s president from 2015 until departing in 2022.

“I just spoke with Pusha the other day,” West revealed. “It was good to talk to him. It was the first time talking to him in a couple of months. We made good music together.”

West told Laboy that, for a time, he felt betrayed by T after the Virginia Beach-born rapper failed to stand by West as he expected in the aftermath of both his divorce from Kim Kardashian and the backlash he faced for making a string of anti-Semitic remarks.

“I thought that, somehow, because I made beats and made music for somebody when I couldn’t see my children, these people would use their platform. ‘Cause I used my platform on their behalf,” West asserted. “Now I realize no one owes me anything. If you depend on somebody who is not giving you what you need, you’re the one that’s in the wrong.”

In 2022, the My Name Is My Name rapper told the Los Angeles Times that while he misses the “creative freedom” he had in their musical partnership with West, the bigoted rhetoric from his former friend was something he couldn’t abide by.

“[Ye’s actions] definitely affected me. It’s been disappointing. As a Black man in America, there is no room for bigotry or hate speech,” T proclaimed. “So, yeah, It’s been very disappointing; let’s talk straight.”

The pair last worked together on Pusha T’s chart-topping album, It’s Almost Dry, released in April 2022.

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