News: Wiz Khalifa Finally Addresses Kanye West's 'Theraflu' Name Drop
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 9:28AM
Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa has finally addressed rap star Kanye West name-dropping him on his new "Way Too Cold (Theraflu)" record and admitted being completely shocked.
Talking to Hot 97 radio veteran Funkmaster Flex, Wiz detailed his reaction.
During an interview with renowned DJ Funkmaster Flex on New York City's Hot 97 radio dial Monday night (April 23), the Pittsburgh MC said he was very surprised to hear Kanye drop his name on the record. "Shocked?" Flex asked him. "Yes!" Wiz responded. "Why was it so shocking to you?" Flex shot back. "Because he said my name," Wiz answered. "I've gone a long time without anybody actually saying my name out loud like that. It wasn't a bad thing. It was just the fact that it was my name. That's my name. it was wild, it was wild, but nothing negative. Everybody got positive from it, so it's positive." (XXL Mag)
On the record, Ye admits having pure respect for Khalifa in light of him dating his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose.
After reporting that Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music crew would drop their "Mercy" single on Friday (April 6), Funkmaster Flex has gone ahead and premiered a different track from the project. It's called "Theraflu" and features Kanye rapping over a synthy Hit-Boy beat alongside DJ Khaled. Compared to the grandiose statements we're used to from Kanye, this is definitely a more standard rap track. Yeezy calls himself "Swag King Cole" and then gets into brag mode. The song also features the following Amber Rose/Kim Kardashian-referencing lines that will surely hit every trashy celeb blog tomorrow: "The whole industry wanna f*ck your old chick / The only n*gga I got respect for is Wiz / And I'll admit I fell in love with Kim / Right around the same time she fell in love with him." (Exclaim)
Last year, video vixen Amber Rose addressed Khalifa/Kanye comparisions.
"There's no comparison in personalities. You know when people say how do you go from Kanye to Wiz Khalifa, that's a downgrade. But the only question I can ask them is: Have you ever dated Kanye? Because I have, and believe me, I did not downgrade at all. Not in any aspect, at all." (KING)
Earlier this year, Rose said she has been bullied by Ye fans since their 2010 break-up.
"I have people throwing things at me in the street because they're fans of Kanye,' she said before getting upset. "I'm just crying because I don't deserve to be bullied like that. I'm a nice girl, I don't bother anybody. I keep my mouth shut because I don't want any trouble. To be bullied through music and stuff like that, it's not fair to me -- I don't deserve that, and I'm sick of being bullied." (RapFix)