Rap veteran Wale and singer Lady Gaga turned heads when they collaborated way back in 2009 on “Chillin,” but the hip-hop heavyweight says it’s unlikely it ever happens again. Ralph Folarin went online to discuss the pop genre and it’s reluctance to work with hip-hop.

Wale Addresses Pop Stars Low-Key Shading Hip-Hop

This week, Wale hit up his Twitter page to keep things 100. In his opinion, pop entertainers won’t work with hip-hop artists unless they’re already making chart-topping records or white.

“Y’all got to understand these fantasy features work two ways . Pop people don’t wanna work wit us unless we sittin in that top 40 or unless it’s a white rapper .. prove me wrong” – Wale Twitter

It Didn’t Stop There

When a fan requested he make music with Los Angeles rapper Tyler, the Creator, Wale claimed the Odd Future leader didn’t think fondly of him.

“That n***a strongly dislikes me” – Wale Twitter

Wait, There’s More

Wale’s has fans wondering if he’s sitting on some low-key audio fire. The hip-hop veteran recently teased the world with a pic of himself chilling with rap rookie superstar DaBaby. In March 2020, Ralph Folarin shared a pic linked up hinted at something possibly coming together.

Before You Go

Wale’s clearly still got it in him, as he charted at No. 22 on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 just last year with his “On Chill” track featuring singer Jeremih.