Pusha T Weighs In On 21 Savage Situation On Grammys Red Carpet: 'He Definitely Needs to Be Freed'

Billboard caught up with Pusha T on the 2019 Grammy Awards red carpet to get his thoughts on Complex dubbing him the best rapper alive for 2018, freeing 21 Savage, and more.   

King Push says Complex giving him the title of best rapper in 2018 will mean more to him than the Grammy nomination down the road. "Greatest rapper alive is a super big accomplishment. And as a rapper, lyricist, and a writer, that's near and dear to my heart," he admits.

As for the Academy eventually opening up the Grammys to have more awards for sub-genres of hip-hop, consider Pusha T a fan of the idea. "For sure. I think that they should. Hip-hop is the biggest genre in music. You know how it goes, it's street rap, conscious rap, trap, and everything," the "Santeria" rapper explains.  

Pusha also spoke on 21 Savage's legal situaion and his impact on the ATL music scene. "First of all, he's an amazing talent. He definitely needs to be freed. We just need to get that situation straight for him, his fans, and his family," the Adidas brand ambassador says.

Pusha's DAYTONA album notched him a nomination in the stacked best rap album category. Even though Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy took home the hardware, Pusha was happy the Recording Academy got it right by having his project alongside some of his elite peers. 

Watch our interview in full with Pusha T above.

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