Gunna pushes back on the “Pushin P” controversy.
During his appearance on Uninterrupted’s The Shop, the Atlanta rapper again addressed claims that he stole the slang for his DS4EVER Hit from the Bay Area. When music mogul Steve Stoute asked about the allegations, Gunna didn’t seem to mind the backlash, saying the term was universal.
“Come to find out, they only come from player shit too,” he said. “That’s what I drew from that, like bro, everyone was a player. Your uncles and aunts, they were players.”
He went on to explain that he was introduced to it by the “older dope boys” from the Porters Ridge neighborhood of Georgia, where he grew up. “I learned that from them. I got into the game and ran with it,” he said.
Gunna previously credited his father for teaching him his “gamer” methods. “My 🅿️ops taught me how to be a 🅿️laya a long time ago.. Pz are worldwide,” he said in January.
Gunna replies to the Bay Area locals that he stole their slang. “My 🅿️ops taught me how to be a 🅿️laya a long time ago. pic.twitter.com/C8M3OQuKZb
– SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) January 16, 2022
During an interview with Complex, Gunna admitted he didn’t think of Pushin P, but he popularized it and brought it to the masses.
“The world is just beginning because of the song, but people from Atlanta and LA who know me know,” he said. “That’s why it hit me hard too, because I was really kicking P outside of music. So when I bring it to the music, it’s like, yeah, that’s really him. He doesn’t lie.”
Despite the controversy, there’s no denying Gunna’s influence on everyone from Kim Kardashian to everyone Nike Reference to “pusin P.”
We had an internal meeting and without going into details, we push all year 🅿️.
— Nike.com (@nikestore) January 20, 2022