News: UPDATE: Wiz Khalifa Blows Smoke At Waka Flocka Feud Talks, "I Don't Have Problems W/ People"
Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 10:15PM
Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa is taking the high road these days and has downplayed recent hype surrounding a perceived beef fueling between him and Atlanta's Waka Flocka Flame.
Rather than entertain the gossip, Khalifa simply labeled their matter as small stuff and said he would prefer to handle it privately.
"I don't have problems with people, because if I do, I address it," he said when he appeared on Wednesday's "RapFix Live." "If I feel someone disrespected me or if I feel like somebody was mentioning me in an indirect way I'ma find out how to talk to that person and then we'll squash it from there." Rather than address his feelings in the media, Khalifa said he'd rather wait to speak to the "O Let's Do It" rapper face to face. "What would I say to him? I really want to say it to him. We'll save it for that, it don't gotta be a public thing. It don't gotta be a peace meeting or nothing like that." (MTV)
Earlier in the week, Khalifa also downplayed any serious issues brewing between him and Flocka.
"I don't say anything directly to anybody. I could go out and say I never intentionally sent any ill will his way. I don't believe in rap beefing. I don't believe in the competitiveness of rapping against each other. I would never entertain anything. He don't really seem like he into it too much either. ... I get so much that one day it might just come out, but not yet though. It would happen if I went completely insane and just forgot about everything that I've worked for and trying to achieve. When my bank account get low and I'm not smoking as much..." (Hot 97)
Prior to his remarks, Waka suggested the rapper's content had changed since reaching mainstream success.
"I don't know, that's deaded, it's deaded, I ain't bothering nobody," Flocka told radio host Angie Martinez. "I voiced my opinion because it's true and it's facts. I ain't bothering nobody, whatchu mean? I don't know. I don't know what's going on -- that's like me rapping gangster, I get on top and I start rapping about cookies and cream and lollipops. Whatchu gonna call me? Nice guy or a sucker? Aight then. I got this album about to drop, June 12th. That's a nice guy, he makes good music. I got cousins like his music. Eh, that's it. We're two nice guys with good music. I'm always nice." (Hot 97)
Tensions reportedly boiled late last year when the "O Let's Do It" rapper called out Khalifa.
"Yo [Kay] Slay, how you feel about these rap n*ggas with all that hype man," Waka Flocka asked in an interview. "They ain't got no swag when they really, they hyped their way to the top. [I'm behaving myself lately.] Me too. I ain't even gonna lie. I ain't even gonna lie, right. ... I feel like they don't respect nothing but the real. You gotta. Wiz. Wiz. [laughs]" (Street Heat TV)
Check out a recent Wiz Khalifa interview below: