Pusha T Announces First Clipse Performance In Over A Decade

Pharrell Williams’ Something In The Water festival finally begins on Friday (June 17), but as the date has drawn nearer, Pharrell has surprised attendees by adding more performers onto his already stacked lineup. Now, a mere 24 hours before the festival kicks off, his close-collaborator Pusha T decided to drop off one more surprise and confirmed Clipse would hit the festival stage on Sunday (June 19).

“ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DISCUSS,” King Push wrote on Instagram. “SITW WEEKEND FINALE, JUNE 19, CLIPSE, AGAIN DON’T HIT MY PHONE.”

 

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Push and his brother No Malice will take the stage as Clipse for the first time since 2010, when the pair performed shortly after releasing their final album ‘Till The Casket Drops in 2009. Pusha told Tidal recently that the duo’s final outing was by far his least favorite Clipse record.

“I hate it. I hate it,” Pusha said. “And when a song comes on, like ‘I’m Good,’ man, this was a little bit of a bop. Hate it. Soon as I find myself bopping a little bit too much — ah, damn. And there’s another thing. Bro, Malice is telling you the whole time, he’s leaving. You hear it the whole way through the album. … The transition is happening, the album’s out, I’m touring and he comes and brings me a book and says, ‘Man, you probably should go read my book. But I think you should just go solo because I don’t want to do this.’”

Pusha T will perform a solo set on Sunday (June 19) as well. Additional performers include Tyler, The Creator, Usher, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Thundercat, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, EARTHGANG, JID, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, and so many more.

On June 9 Pharrell revealed that SZA, N.O.R.E. Q-Tip,  21 Savage, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and bLAck pARty would also be added to the lineup. He will also give his own special performance on Saturday (June 18).

Check out the daily lineups below. You can also stream the festival here.

 

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