Pusha T Says He Never Had Beef With Eminem

Beef between two artists is a long tradition in music, but one artist insists there is no bad blood between him and another rapper. Pusha T (Terrence Thornton) recently addressed the rumors of tension between him and Eminem

Pusha T claims there’s no bad blood between him and Eminem

In an interview with The Morning Hustle, Pusha T brushed off the claims that anything was going on between him and Eminem. 

“I saw just recently on Twitter people saying myself and Eminem. I’m like, bro! It was a misinterpretation of something I don’t even remember,” he explained. “Something I said or whatever. But you know, people decode, and they have their own thing — and I was like, ‘Nah, man!”

It’s unclear what started the rumors of beef between Pusha T and Eminem. But likely, many fans were relieved to hear that the two rappers are on good terms. 

In fact, Pusha T speaks highly of his fellow artist. “Em is somebody that I respect. He’s one of them people that I really like what he does because, after all of his success, I can still find Lyricist Lounge Eminem [Eminem appeared on Lyricist Lounge in 1998]. That’s a goal for me, personally.”

Pusha T shouts out Diddy for help with the new album

Eminem isn’t the only artist Pusha T looks up to. In an Instagram post celebrating the release of his latest studio album, It’s Almost Dry, the rapper shouted out another artist who has had an impact on him: Sean “Diddy” Combs.

“Anytime I’ve ever had a lack of inspiration, I searched for you,” Pusha T captioned a video of Combs. “When I throw my voice in the studio, mimicking BIG, and the writers/fans notice…what they don’t know is, it was you in 2015 showing me how to turn the corner in those verses to add magic to the song.”

Though Pusha T notes he worked with Pharrell and Ye on the album, his relationship with Combs goes way back. Dating back to Pusha T’s time as part of Clipse, he states the producer has “always shared the codes with me.” “It is your DNA, your fingerprints, and your spirit all over this [album],” Pusha T adds. 

Pusha T’s career

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Musical guest Pusha T performs with The Roots on Thursday, April 21, 2022 — (Photo by: Todd Owyoung/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

It’s Almost Dry is Pusha T’s fourth album. His big break came in 1997, when he and his brother Gene, aka No Malice, signed with Elektra Records. As Clipse, they bounced around a few different labels and imprints. They even scored a Grammy nomination for their work on “Like I Love You” with Justin Timberlake

When Clipse broke up, Pusha T struck out on his own. He soon signed with Kanye West’s GOOD Music imprint, which falls under the Def Jam Recordings umbrella, in 2010. He put out his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name, in 2013 and has continued to enjoy success in the music industry. 

Undoubtedly, many rap fans were relieved to hear that Pusha T and Eminem are actually on good terms. Maybe there’s even a collaboration between the two in the future. 

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