Wiz Khalifa sat down with Playboy magazine for their 20Q feature and he didn’t hold back in any of his answers.
The Pittsburgh rapper’s conversation picks up where his Breakfast Club interview left off as he spoke on the status of his relationships with his ex-wife Amber Rose and her ex-boyfriend Kanye West.
On Rose and their divorce:
“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. 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…Dealing with a breakup or a divorce is hard enough, let alone for it to be public and on TV and radio. Suddenly everyone has advice. I’m a private dude, so I only talk to my family and the people next to me. I don’t trust anybody with information, so I would never tell a rapper how I really felt.”
On West and their Twitter feud:
That was a weird situation, because it was something I would do in real life. 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*ggas like, “Nah, n*gga.” 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*ggas talk shit every day, and n*ggas say sh*t about my ex, n*ggas say shit about my kid. It’s all good. There’s competition in rap, and Kanye obviously sees me as that.
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