Wiz Khalifa Says Kanye West Sees Him as Competition, Talks Amber Rose and Marriage
"There's competition in rap," Wiz said in the magazine's July/August issue, which is currently on newsstands. "Kanye obviously sees me as that."
The comments stem from 'Ye's early inability to settle on a title for The Life of Pablo. When he offered up Waves as a potential title earl on Wiz basically declared it was a corny rip-off of rapper Max B, prompting Kanye to claim that no one has ever listened to Wiz Khalifa album straight through. Wiz says he was just being honest with his comments, something that's pretty rare in rap these days.
“That was a weird situation, because it was something I would do in real life," the Taylor Gang boss said in the interview. "All I did was speak my mind. I’m a Max B fan, and if me and Kanye were in a room and he said, ‘Yo, I’mma name my album Waves,’ I’d be like, ‘Don’t do that. You’re not allowed to do that.’ Nobody really does that these days. Nobody checks n----s like, ‘Nah, n----.’ No one is above being spoken to, and if you’ve got real friends, they’ll tell you how they feel. That’s how I handle all my situations in real life. Even if I have a problem with somebody, I’m not gonna advertise it. We can go around the corner and we can really do it. But all in front of people? That’s not me. N----s talk shit every day, and n----s say sh*t about my ex, n----s say shit about my kid. It’s all good."
Although Wiz and 'Ye did have a short back-and-forth, with Kanye dragging their mutual ex, Amber Rose, into the fray, along with Wiz and Amber's child, the semi-beef seemed to be squashed relatively easily.
Wiz continued his interview by saying that although his marriage to Amber Rose was short lived, he'd tie the knot again...eventually.
“I think I will, but it will be later," he said. "It was cool; it was fun. Things that would’ve taken me much longer to learn, I learned in a short period of time. I feel like I’ll probably get married again when I’m in my 50s. I was sad after it ended, but I wasn’t depressed; I’ve never really been depressed in my life. I was sad because we were going through a lot and my son was involved, and that hurt me because my main goal is to raise my son how I want. I’m a control freak, and not being able to control that was weird. I didn’t know how to deal with it and didn’t understand that feeling. A year later, I’m way smarter and better equipped to deal with it.”
He says that while there's no real chance of he and Amber re-kindling their flame, it did help him grow.
“I feel like not being in that relationship helped me out a lot. I learned how to be present where I need to be present," he said. "I’d been present in the relationship, but at that age and with what was going on, it just wasn’t right for me. It helps to walk away sometimes, even though it was super hard."