Pusha T Admits to Passing on The Throne’s ‘N–gas In Paris’ Beat

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Vibe / October 28, 2011

Opportunities come at a high speed for rappers like Pusha T. Being around undeniable talent like Kanye West allows the VA native to be thrown into some of the best situations of his career.

During the Watch The Throne sessions, Pusha was even offered the chance to take the then unnamed “Niggas In Paris” beat for himself.

“Niggas in Paris’ was playful to me and I was in demonic rap mode,” he tells Sneeze. “I was like, ‘Yo, I don’t want this right now, ‘[and Ye] was like, ‘Man, this will be a club smash,’ and I’m like, ‘Maybe, but don’t ask me to wrap my brain around that when I’m writing stuff like ‘My God,’ which is another Hit Boy beat.”

Fortunate for Jay-Z and Kanye, their smash single continues to rules airwaves and clubs around the map. The duo is also expected to be shooting a music video before the year comes to an end.

As for Pusha T, the MC is preparing to release his next EP later this year.

“This whole Fear of God thing is spiraling out of control, honestly. It’s supposed to be a mixtape then somebody comes along and they want to help me shoot videos and stuff so now it’s an EP,” Pusha tells Sneeze Magazine. “As far as the EP, look for street rap, to me this is the part of hip-hop that I love, the mixtapes.”

“I needed something powerful. And it’s so funny because it sort of flipped meanings like, Fear of God is what I wanted to invoke on the competition, but I wrote the “Blow” freestyle, and I realized that Malice wasn’t going to be coming on the second verse, and I was like, “Damn this is really about to be all me?” And I saw the Fear of God. I was really taken aback and I was like, “Wait a minute, you just got to go forward.”

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