On Friday, Pusha released his new album It’s Almost Dry featuring a collaboration with Cudi and Ye called “Rock N Roll.” Prior to the song’s release, Cudi announced that it would be his final collaboration with Ye amid their estranged relationship.
However, he agreed to clear the song because of his friendship with Pusha. “He’s not my friend and I only cleared the song for Pusha cuz thats my guy. This is the last song u will hear me on w Kanye.”
Hey! So I know some of you heard about the song I got w Pusha. I did this song a year ago when I was still cool w Kanye. I am not cool w that man. He's not my friend and I only cleared the song for Pusha cuz thats my guy. This is the last song u will hear me on w Kanye -Scott
— The Chosen One : I 💖 YOU FRESHIE 4EVER (@KidCudi) April 19, 2022
In an interview with Vulture, Pusha was asked about the feud between his friends.
“It fu**ing sucks. You know Cudi is my fu**ing brother to the end,” he said. “Just navigating these relationships, this brotherhood, the arguing … it gets public. It’s one thing for us to argue. We all argue — that’s not a problem. It gets out there, whether it’s Ye bickering first, or Cudi coming back with what he says. It’s super-fu**ed up.”
Pusha recalled that there was “so much great energy” when they were in the studio making the record, which samples Beyoncé’s “1+1.”
“The day we made this record, everybody was so fu**ing happy. Ye’s chopping the Beyoncé sample,” he said. “Cudi happens to come in that day. We see each other, and I hadn’t seen him in a while. He’s like, ‘I gotta get on a record. Are you crazy?’ Cudi did, like, three or four different references. Beyoncé cleared the sample. There was so much great energy around the making of that record.”
Ye and Cudi’s relationship soured after Ye said Cudi wouldn’t be on DONDA 2 because of his friendship with Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend, Pete Davidson. Cudi fired back by calling Ye a “dinosaur.”
However, Pusha is grateful that Cudi cleared the song despite his bad blood with Ye. “Cudi really doubling down on this being the last time we’re going to hear them two together,” he said. “He’s a super-convicted motherfu**er. So I appreciate him clearing it up. He did what he did for his bro, and I love him for that.”
Listen to “Rock N Roll” below.