VIBE’s first V-Mix concert took over New York City’s Best Buy Theater on Thursday night (Nov. 29). With headliners DJ A-Trak, A$AP Mob and Pusha T sharing the stage, the event was all about bringing together a variety of musical styles.
Before G.O.O.D Music’s slick tongued MC from Virginia performed his set, Pusha sat down with VIBE to discuss his forthcoming projects, as well as his leaked verse that hit the ‘Net on Wednesday evening. While only a snippet of Ludacris’ “Tell Me What They Mad For” (produced by Swizz Beatz) was made public, a transcription of P’s lethal rhymes was also released. On the song, Pusha raps:
“With your baby mama f*cking every rapper in the business/Niggas saying you was better when the drugs was in your system/Now your crack swag gone ever since u came from prison/Got you tweeting all stupid, is you skatin’, is you dissin”
Though Lil Wayne wasn’t mentioned by name, avid hip-hop listeners were sure he was talking about the Young Money rapper. During P’s exclusive interview with VIBE, he confirmed that he was indeed talking about Weezy and Birdman.
“It’s new and was for Luda’s album,” Pusha told VIBE. He also explained his motivation for the verse. “Oh, because it’s a Swizz beat. You got to blame Swizz. See, when Wayne got a Swizz beat… with the “Ghoulish” track; he got busy, well, he tried to.”
Pusha says Ludacris wasn’t aware he would be taking shots at the YMCMB family and ended up asking him to change his verse upon hearing it. However, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper says he has no plans on doing so.
“I play by old school rules. I play by the fundamentals and foundation of what hip-hop was based on,” Pusha explains on why he rarely mentions his targets by name.
At press time, Ludacris had not yet confirmed if the track would be included on his upcoming LP, Ludaversal.
Watch the exclusive interview below: