Pusha T shared the final page of a contract between the rapper and Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. on Thursday, along with the crytpic caption: “Some people call you their brother, other people show you you’re BROTHERS,” Push wrote. “Thanx ‘Yezos…’ @kanyewest.”
This led to speculation that Push had been released amicably from Ye’s label, G.O.O.D. Music, where he has served as president since 2015. In February 2020, he launched his own label, Heir Wave Music Group, but remained as G.O.O.D.’s rapper-in-chief.
However, in a report published this afternoon by Complex, Push’s manager — and G.O.O.D.’s COO — Steve Victor denied the rumors, claiming that the post had been misconstrued.
According to Victor, the contract photo was just a confirmation that Push’s upcoming album will fulfill his obligations to Def Jam and Universal Music Group, and the thank-you note to Ye was for giving Push full ownership of his masters.
“[He’s still with] G.O.O.D. Music, he’s just not signed to Def Jam anymore,” Victor said. G.O.O.D.’s parent companies are Def Jam and UMG.