Rapper Wiz Khalifa, 29, who’s the celebrity cover for PlayBoy’s magazine’s July/August edition 20Q, talks about his divorce from ex-wife Amber Rose and his now infamous feud with Kanye West. Read excerpts form the interview below;
“I feel like not being in that relationship helped me out a lot,” he said. “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.”
“I feel like I’ll probably get married again when I’m in my ’50s,” he said. “I was sad after [the marriage] ended, but I wasn’t depressed; I’ve never really been depressed in my life. I was sad because we were going through a lot and my son was involved, and that hurt me because my main goal is to raise my son how I want. I’m a control freak, and not being able to control that was weird.”
On Kanye West, he said;
“That was a weird situation, because it was something I would do in real life,” he explained when asked why he reacted to Kanye wanting to name his album ‘waves’.
“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 ni**as like, ‘Nah, ni**a.’
“No one is above being spoken to, and if you’ve got real friends, they’ll tell you how they feel,” he added. “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. Ni**as talk sh*t every day, and ni**as say shit about my ex, ni**as say sh*t about my kid. It’s all good. There’s competition in rap, and Kanye obviously sees me as that.”