Pusha T sat down with Squeeze magazine for an interview and during it he says that he passed on a certain Hit Boy beat. The beat was picked up by another artist and is currently dominating the charts but that doesn’t mean Pusha regrets his decision. He even said that he doesn’t think the record would be as special if he used it and I definitely agree with him, it’s not a Pusha type of beat. Find out which beat it is and what Pusha said about it after the jump.



You were around for some of the Watch The Throne sessions, were there any beats on that album that you passed on?

PUSHA: “Niggas in Paris!” [Laughs.] I tell people all the time that I don’t know if I would’ve attacked it that way which means the record might not have been as special once I got on it.

Wow, that’s interesting.

PUSHA: ‘Ye gave me beats and that was in the bunch. “Niggas in Paris” was playful to me and I was in demonic rap mode. I was like, “Yo, I don’t want this right now,” he 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.”