When G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T and YMCMB leader Lil Wayne reignited their beef, 2 Chainz refused to take sides. He recently explained why he didn’t allow the duel to break his ties to artists from either camp.
“I have nothing to do with what Pusha is doing every day or what Wayne is doing every day,” he told CBS Local exclusively. “These are just peers of mine. I wouldn’t want nothing to happen to neither one of them. But I don’t referee or mediate. I mind my business. That’s why I’m here right now. When you come from the streets you learn to mind your own business.”
The recent flair-up between Pusha and Wayne, are not the first shots fired in the war of words between the two. As one half of the Virginia-based Clipse, Pusha addressed accusations of style-stealing on the 2008 mixtape Re-Up Gang: We Got It For Cheap vol 3. In May, Pusha enflamed the longstanding truce when he dropped “Exodus 23:1,” in which he took a few shots at Drake.
While 2 Chainz said he won’t play the role of peacemaker, he holds a position as a respected neutral voice. He is a part of Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music crew, which is also home to Pusha T. But he has also worked with Lil’ Wayne for “Duffle Bag Boys,” as a member of Playaz Circle. To further complicate matters, he dropped a single “No Lie” with Drake, who was also embroiled in the beef with Pusha.
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“I’ve known drake for four or five years,” 2Chainz said. “The fact that people didn’t know we had a relationship was also cool. I added that element of surprise back to hip-hop with collaboration. Also, with the songs looking good on paper, I think they sound good as well.”
In June, Lil Wayne promised to move on from the beef, for now.
2 Chainz will be dropping his debut album, Based On A T.R.U. Story, August 14. He explains the three reasons you should buy his new album, here.
–Erik Parker, More at CBSLocal.com