Wiz Khalifa Apologizes Following Verbal & Physical Assault Towards DJs During His Album Release Event: It Was Just Really Frustrating & I Got Emotional
Wiz Khalifa has put a right to his wrongs.
In a recent interview with The Breakfast Club Wiz Khalifa took accountability for his actions at his album release event at Poppy Nightclub in Los Angeles. Wiz Khalifa started off his explanation with an apology to the DJs he disrespected. He said:
“First of all, I wanna apologize to all the DJs and the entire DJ community for my behavior. I do realize that it was a bit much and I’m a big enough man to be like ‘yo that shouldn’t have happened, that shouldn’t go down. That’s not how business gets handled and that’s not how you get your point across.’”
“You know, I’ll just walk you through the whole situation. I was booked to be at Poppy for my album release that night. It was the night that my album came out. So it was like officially, you know, my night. When it came time to be my set, like actual my five songs, the songs that we gave to him on the flash drive, it was just a real issue with timing like firing the songs, the ques were wrong and the way that I usually perform, especially if I’m rocking with a DJ that I’ve never performed with before, I just like to go back and forth with him. I might tap you like ‘yo do a lil’ mute right here,’ or ‘cut the verse right here’ you know? And in attempt to do that it was kind of getting thrown off.”
“Like everything was just, it wasn’t going right. The music wasn’t going right, there was people talking over it and like I calmly was like ‘you know let’s get it together guys I understand but we need to get on the same page,’ and that was my first attempt at like trying to let them know like ‘yeah this is not really going how it should be going.’ And then, you know as the set continued, it just got even more unprofessional. Songs were playing in the middle of my songs. I would ask to – I know the order of the songs, so I would want to go to the next one and then, a song that I didn’t even have in the order comes on.”
“So it was just really frustrating and I got emotional and I showed my emotions and that’s mainly what you see in the video. I was definitely out of line for touching the young man’s hat and doing what some people would consider “assaulting a DJ.” That was not in my character and that’s not how I handle things. It’s not excusable, it’s not defendable in any way shape or form. The situation was between me and the guys there and I just got upset, that’s all that was on my end.”
As previously reported, the Roll Up rapper recently faced backlash following his album release party for Multiverse where he disrespected DJ Mike Danger and MC Tron during his set. Khalifa, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz said:
“B*tch-a** n*gga. If you wanna fight, n*gga, we can do it. Y’all n*ggas suck! Don’t h*g me, b*tch. Y’all n*ggas suck! Play my new sh*t, nigga!”
The 34-year-old continued:
“Y’all are horrible DJs! I came here tonight to promote for y’all and have a good a** time, and have a great time, but you know what I’m not gonna do? I’m not gon’ sit here and let these h*e a** n*ggas act like this sh*t is acceptable. I’m a real-a** n*gga, dawg. My album just came out today. My album just came out today; play my new sh*t, dawg.”
Later in the viral video, the rapper shoves them out of the way and snatching their caps off. Khalifa added:
“Get out the way! I don’t like you. I’m teaching these n*ggas how to do this sh*t.”
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