News: Vado Defends Dipping Away From Cam'ron's Set: "He Took Me As Far As He Could Take Me" [Video]

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 8:43AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Dipset affiliate Vado recently discussed his new alignment with DJ Khaled's We The Best team and promised things were still good between him and Diplomat leader Cam'ron.

Despite coming to the spotlight through Killa, Vado said his move to South Beach is just a sign of progression.

"Shout-out to Cam," Vado said in an interview. "Nah, it's not that it didn't work out, we still cool and everything's still a go. It's just really given me a chance to build my family, start my own roundtable. ... It's time to step up. He took me as far as he could take me, now it's time to take it to the next level. Khaled's like family. It's already cool. That was like, close to family so it was nothing." (RapFix)

Last week, the Harlem, New York rapper talked about feeling too comfortable when he had his deal at Interscope Records.

"Vado's been getting his weight up but also getting my situation right, making sure the next moves the best move," Vado said, referring to himself. "I was just making sure I go where I need to be and who's going to take me to the motherland. I was signed to Interscope. It was just a standstill. I asked [to get out]. I asked. Interscope's under reconstruction, so nine times out of ten, they were probably going to let me go eventually, so before they did, I asked first. ... [The money,] that's what got me a little too comfortable. Meaning, when I left, you still sitting on some good change, your grind is not there as much because you all right. So, I had to realize, once that started going down and you realize ain't no money coming in, these bills are six to seven thousand a month, then it's like it's wake-up time." (Sway In The Morning)

Back in January, the New York rapper announced a new partnership with Khaled's We The Best powerhouse.

"It's going down, man, it's about to be on and crazy," Vado confirmed in an interview. "Everybody got the word in, Khaled just, reached [out] ASAP. He's family. You know what I'm saying? Of course, you know what I'm saying, we got the same vision and that's to take over and go straight to the top and stay there and he wants to get me there and I'ma let him." (This Is 50)

A few days prior, he hinted at possibly joining the Miami deejay's growing team.

"Shout out Khaled, shout out to the We The Best team, shout out to Mavado, shout out to Ace Hood, you already know," Vado said in an interview. "Yeah, you know, it's potential over there. It's definitely potential over there. The potential is high. But you know, there's a few people out there reaching. It's not official yet. Nah, it's just, hey, you ain't know LeBron [James] was going to Miami until he really went to Miami, but you heard it all in the air. Khaled knew me for years, man. He knew me from the game, the Jae Millz era. It's definitely, there's definitely close relations right there. He knows my family, I know his family." (VLAD TV)

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