G.O.O.D. Music hit a small bump in the road during their surprise set at Jay-Z's Made in America festival earlier this month when 2 Chainz missed his cue to enter the stage during "Mercy," thereby missing the first few bars of his verse. Some observers took note of the misstep, including Drake, who had 2 Chainz appear at his own show the next night for a performance of their hit "No Lie." After 2 Chainz came out on cue during the Drake show, Drizzy took to Twitter in an attempt to rub salt in G.O.O.D. Music's wound: "Now that's how you bring out 2 Chainz!" he wrote.
"We don't give a f--- what Drake says," he said. "In regards to us, that s--- doesn't matter."
Pusha went on to explain that 2 Chainz missed the cue because he wasn't aware that they were performing an edit of the song that didn't include Kanye's verse, which comes immediately before his.
"We have a record that is performed by four different people every night of the week and everybody has different edits of it," he said. "Ye's verse — where the beat switches up and it's really chant-y — gets edited out of a lot of people's sets. Just to keep the momentum of the song going and just keeping the show clean and concise. None of us was told, but Chainz wasn't told that Ye wasn't doing his portion of the record [at Made in America]. It was a mishap, man! I mean, f---! People have mishaps...we talked about it in the back. Chainz wasn't bitter about it. He was just like, 'I could've knocked it out. It could've been crazier had I been on time with it or had I known we were doing that edit.' All of this sh-- is off the cuff, and all of us is all over the country, and we're just coming together to do the Made in America festival. It was a thing of paying homage to this new festival. It was a great experience, it was a great look, being a part of something that Ye obviously wanted us to be a part of. It wasn't a big production thing where we practiced this sh-t. Even I came out off cue! I should've laid back a little bit, but we were rocking to it."
"That's what the f--- we do — we don't give a f---," he added. "So, if that was the way you should've brought 2 Chainz out, then I'm glad Drake got to do it, and I'm glad that Chainz got the look, and I'm sure people were happy. Other than the shot thing, we don't give a f---. We definitely ain't thinking about no shots."
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