Wiz Khalifa Snubs Tour with Drake
Most rappers would leap at the opportunity to tour with Drake, but Wiz Khalifa's more intent on focusing on his own career. Last night during his UStream broadcast, Drizzy spoke on wanting Wiz Khalifa to join his upcoming 'Lights Dreams and Nightmares' tour with Clipse. But the Pittsburgh native politely turned down the offer.
"Just the fact of cuz even extending his hand and me being on his radar is tight, to me," Wiz told XXLMag.com. "It just lets me know that I'm doin' what I need to be doin' as far as stayin' relevant and stayin' poppin'. But I think to keep me poppin' and keep me relevant I gotta stay buildin' on top of what I'm doin' and what I been doin'. No disrespect to cuz or anybody else who might wanna see me do some more collaborative things, but to keep buildin' and keep my brand as strong as what it is, I gotta keep focusin' on what it is."
Wiz explained that he also is turning down the opportunity because he wants to prepare for his first solo tour 'Waken Baken,' supported by Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T. "This is my first tour that I got comin' up, the Waken Baken tour, I gotta at least kick that off and make that it what it is so we can do ten more," he said. "I'm real happy for Drake and real proud of Drake. I was lookin' on the Internet and that made $10 million this year. So maybe when I make $10 Million then we can tour."
The Pennsylvanian emcee recently signed a deal with Atlantic Records in July, following a few months of speculation that he had inked a distribution deal with the label in May. His upcoming 'Waken Baken' tour kicks off in September with plans to make stops at 55 cities.