It’s funny how one measly letter can change an entire perspective, situation or assessment of an ongoing problem. Take the tangled web the letter “T” weaves in this particular instance. Over the past weekend, Pusha T released a song that was received warmly by everybody not identifying themselves as Consequence. From his point of view, he was a victim to the back-door crime known to us Hip-Hop heads as “swagger jacking,” claiming a few bars were lifted from an unreleased song of his that the “Runaway” star had exclusive access to.
I witnessed his gripes on Twitter unfold firsthand as he was showered with negative feedback for his actions, seemingly from staunch Pusha T supporters who cared not for a rhyme or reason, just as long as their beloved Clipse member’s name was free from slander. To them, Cons was “bitter”—all but exiled from G.O.O.D. Music—and jealous of Pusha’s success. No where did Cons say the song was wack or he should be in any a certain position. He subtracted the “T” and labeled Pusha a “biter” for his alleged actions. The difference a consonant makes in the case is nothing short of astounding.
Who’s right and who’s wrong?
Does Cons The Don have a right to be outspoken? That’s probably a matter of your preference and what you allow yourself to believe. Pusha recently denied all involvement in the matter as an instigator, accomplice or witness, and now Cons breaks his side of the story down with Karmaloop…to a tee.