No Malice Blames Clipse Break Up on Pressure From Feds
No Malice is currently on tour and showing his End of Malice documentary at theaters across the country. In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Malice alludes to a scene from the flick where he describes the moment when he told Pusha T that he was done with the Clipse. In 2009, Clipse's former manager, Anthony "Geez" Gonzalez, was indicted on drug charges and their close friends were being picked up for various drug offenses. While the duo were on tour, Pusha T was a no-show for a flight and his brother was scared that he had suffered the same fate as Gonzalez.
"That story, it runs deep," said Malice. "They were picking up all of our friends at different times. I had a friend, he just had a baby and he's wheeling his wife out of the hospital and [the cops] got him there....When I was on the plane and I didn't see my brother get on the flight, I knew what was up. We never missed flights....I'm sitting on the plane and on the very last minute, he comes stumbling through the door. I stood up in the middle of the aisle in front of all those people and told him, 'Yo! I don't know if you thought I was jokin' or if you thought I was playin', I'm not doin' this no more!'"
In an interview with VICE from Jan., Pusha T tells a different story of how the breakup of the Clipse unfolded.
“We were on tour,” said Push. “I was in my room and he just came in my room and gave me his book that he wrote. I was like, ‘Wow, ok. Now you wrote a book.’ In my mind, I’m just thinking, you’re my older brother. You know I can’t write no book. You’re just trying to stunt on me once again or do something you know I can’t do. And he was like, ‘Yo, this is what I’m about to dial into and this is what I wanna do. This is how I feel and I want you to read it. And you wanna be a solo artist anyway, so you probably should pursue that.'”
Perhaps the outburst on the plane Malice is referring to took place the day after he told his brother that he penned his book and encouraged Pusha to pursue a solo career.
Check out the remaining dates of No Malice's The End of Malice tour below.
March 2: New York, NY – AMC Loews 19th St. East 6
March 3: Virginia Beach, VA – AMC Lynnhaven 18
March 7: Oklahoma City, OK – Quail Springs
March 8: Dallas, TX – AMC Northpark 15
March 9: Houston, TX – AMC Studio 30
March 10: Los Angeles, CA – Rave Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15
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