West did an interview on Thursday on the podcast “Drink Champs,” where the rapper exposed his true feelings about his former artist Big Sean. Host and former rapper N.O.R.E. innocently asked the “Jesus Walks” rapper to pick his preference out of either Pusha T or Big Sean, both of whom were signed to his West’s label G.O.O.D. Music.
West’s face quickly lit up and in a sarcastic tone he said, “Oh I love this.” He got up from his chair and walked over to pick up a prop of a tombstone and said, “When I die, on my tombstone it’s going to say “I deserve to be here because I signed Big Sean.’”
When N.O.R.E. asked him to clarify his remark, West said, “I’m saying the worst thing I ever did was sign Big Sean.” N.O.R.E. misheard him and thought he said “best” and responded, “that’s a beautiful thing,” followed up by a round of applause. When West corrected N.O.R.E. and explained that he actually said “worst,” the New Yorker was shocked.
West explained that his feelings about Big Sean come after Sean’s lack of support during West’s quixotic run for president. “I know this man mama, bro. … I changed this man’s family. Both John Legend and Big Sean, when I ran for office, got used quick by the Democrats to come at they boy that actually changed they life. And that’s some sellout sh-t. And I don’t rock with neither of them and I need my apologies. I ain’t saying they gon’ change, but n-ggas is scared.”
Shortly before the episode aired, the “I Don’t F-ck With You” rapper tweeted, “I just got asked to be on the next Drink Champs so I’m assuming Ye talkin crazy.” After he caught wind of what West said, Big Sean shared two photos of himself standing next to Kanye West smiling. Above those pictures, he wrote, ‘Was just wit this man, he ain’t say none of that!!! And this was after the interview! I’m dying laughing at you @kanyewest .”
Replying under a snippet of the video, he explained his reasoning for not backing West. He tweeted: “The dems? No I didn’t. I didn’t get used by anybody or endorse anyone publicly at all. Cause I’m not political. That’s what’s hilarious, none of it’s true n he doesn’t even know what he talking about. I’m rollin.”
Now it appears Big Sean wants his time to let fans hear both sides of the story. In his last tweet he said that he was ready to appear on a future episode of “Drink Champs.”
Big Sean was signed to G.O.O.D. Music in 2007, but last week he announced that his new EP “What You Expect” will be released on his own label. He tweeted on Oct. 28, “By the way this the first project where I’m on my own label as well, no more lil dawg sh-t!!!! I bossed up! #DONLIFE.”
With several questions from puzzled fans, he later elaborated and explained that there was no beef between him and G.O.O.D. Music. “That’s a forever brotherhood, but business wise, I had to start getting a bigger cut! I worked my way out that deal,” he said.
Legend released his first album under G.O.O.D. Music in 2004 and cut ties with the label after releasing his fifth studio album “Darkness and Light” in 2016.