I’m old. And as life passes me by, this world becomes even more confusing.
And nothing, currently, is more confusing than “Pushing P.” What does it mean? Why is this even popular? What are Future, Gunna and Young Thug even talking about? Future is older than me btw, and he gets it, so why can’t I? I seek the answers. I need the answers. Because if I don’t get the answers, every time I hear that shit, it reminds of me of my own mortality.
This stops now. We interview Pushing P..
BWNC: First off, it’s a pleasure to meet you. How are you?
Pushing P: I’m Pushing P, baby.
BWNC: Right. So, ok. What…what exactly does that mean?
Pushing P: What you mean?
BWNC: I mean, like, what are you?
Pushing P: I’m Pushing P. Tf you keep asking me that for?
BWNC: Ok, let me rephrase that. What does Pushing P mean, exactly?
Pushing P: It means you Pushing P.
BWNC: And what if you’re not Pushing P?
Pushing P: Then you ain’t Pushing P, knowwhatimsayin?
BWNC: Honestly? No.
BWNC: Anyway, so I’ve heard some people say that “Pushing P” means to keep it playa? Is that accurate?
Pushing P: Hell yeah, it can mean that.
BWNC: So why not just say “Keep it P?”
Pushing P: Because you ain’t keeping it, you pushing it.
BWNC: Pushing what?
Pushing P: The P!
BWNC: BUT WHAT DOES THE P MEAN!?
Pushing P: It means P!!
BWNC: So, if R Kelly says Pushing P, does that mean he’s pushing pee?!? Huh!?
Pushing P: Yeah. Wait, what? Hell nah! That’s bad!
BWNC: So can it mean Pushing Pills?
Pushing P: Hell yeah! That’s what I’m talking about!
BWNC: But that’s bad, too! Albeit not R Kelly bad, but shit that’s still not good!
Pushing P: Man, idk what you want me to say.
BWNC: I want you to, you know what? I’m sorry. This interview is getting out of hand. Do you have anymore examples of what “Pushing P” mean?
Pushing P: I mean, it could mean like to keep it 100.
BWNC: Then why not just say keep it 100? Keep it 100 is a slang in itself? You slanging a slang?
BWNC: Can you give me another example?
Pushing P: I mean, it could also mean, like, a uhhhh, like..
BWNC: Ok, we’re done here. Thank you for taking the time out to (not) answer our questions. I hope you find the true meaning of life or some shit.
Pushing P: I’ve already found it. I’m Pushing P, baby.
BWNC: Jesus Christ.
Pushing P: Yeah, yeah, he was Pushing P.
BWNC: *Shoves face into palms*
Leslie McLemore writes about a lot of different shit for Black With No Chaser. He is also the Takeaway Kang, the greatest baby father to the dopest babymomma, and the father of two beautiful girls, one of which gets on every nerve he has. The other one is sweet…sometimes. So, you know, balance. Sort of.
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