Read Pusha T’s Message To Kanye West On The Anniversary Of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West is in a low place today, but exactly six years ago he was enjoying one of his greatest triumphs: the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, an album often cited as his best work. That was a special day for Pusha T, too, because Dark Twisted Fantasy marked the beginning of what would become a fruitful partnership with West.

The Clipse alum, who is now president of West’s label G.O.O.D. Music, posted a heartfelt thank-you note on Instagram today, reflecting on how West helped him get up the nerve to launch his solo career. Would Pusha have risen to the point of hobnobbing with presidential candidates without the boost that came from his “Runaway” and “So Appalled” guest spots? Maybe not! It’s nice to experience some good vibes about Kanye West on a week when the news swirling around him has been generally negative, so read Pusha’s message below.

6 yrs ago today I was apart of one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. You invited me to Hawaii and said “pick whatever tracks you love and write to all of them.” I got greedy, I stopped going to play basketball with you every morning and proceeded to write to 8 songs on your album. U kept me on 2, “Runaway” which was your platinum single, and “So Appalled” which put me on a song with you, Hov, Cyhi, Swizz, and produced by Rza. Thinking back on it, it really was all a set up. You were setting me up to be the solo artist I never saw myself as. So on the 6th anniversary of MBDTF and as the President of your label G.O.O.D. music I wanna say thanx for the endless opportunities you have brought to me.
P.S. I think it’s time we all head back to Hawaii @kanyewest ::whenever you ready:: #GOOD

6 yrs ago today I was apart of one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. You invited me to Hawaii and said "pick whatever tracks you love and write to all of them." I got greedy, I stopped going to play basketball with you every morning and proceeded to write to 8 songs on your album. U kept me on 2, "Runaway" which was your platinum single, and "So Appalled" which put me on a song with you, Hov, Cyhi, Swizz, and produced by Rza. Thinking back on it, it really was all a set up. You were setting me up to be the solo artist I never saw myself as. So on the 6th anniversary of MBDTF and as the President of your label G.O.O.D. music I wanna say thanx for the endless opportunities you have brought to me. P.S. I think it's time we all head back to Hawaii @kanyewest ::whenever you ready:: #GOOD

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