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Pusha T Talks Grammy Nomination, Meek Mill's Arrest, Drake Feud On 'The Daily Show': Watch

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Pusha T on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. 

Pusha T stopped by The Daily Show on Tuesday (Dec. 18) to talk about his Grammy-nominated album Daytona, as well as his peer relationships (and beef).

The rapper first attributed his best album nomination to the fact he and producer Kanye West had the "luxury of time" to craft it. (It is named after Pusha's favorite Rolex.??)

Pusha said he made a conscious decision to keep his album short, in comparison to most modern albums. He referred to the seven-track project as "all killer no filler," because he didn't include more songs just to boost his streaming numbers. "This is the purest rap album that people have had in a long, long time," he said. "This is quintessential samples from Kanye West and lyric-driven hip-hop from Pusha T. The best rapper best producer. That’s the album of the year, period.?"?

When asked why he chose such a controversial photograph -- Whitney Houston's bathroom -- for the cover art the rapper said, "This image spoke to exactly what’s going on on the album. It’s organized chaos; it’s luxury; it’s drugs."

Pusha also called Meek Mill one of his favorite rappers, explaining how he's been watching his rise in the rap scene. He has know Mill since the latter was just a "kid on a bike in the neighborhood." Mill is even featured popping a wheelie in one of Pusha T's early videos. 

"He had to go through all of that just to get to this point," he said about Mill's arrest and following hit album Champions

Pusha then addressed his feud with Drake (see: diss track "Infrared"), saying he didn't think he took things too far. "There is no edge in rap battles [...] it’s dog eat dog [...] it’s about being scathing and getting a rise out of your opponent or making them hush," he said.

Watch the full interview below.


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