Wiz Khalifa Reacts To Lil Wayne's ESPN Interview On "Black and Yellow"

posted March 04, 2011 01:41:00 PM CST | 112 comments

Wiz Khalifa Reacts To Lil Wayne's ESPN Interview On "Black and Yellow"

Exclusive: Taylor Gang's leader says that Wayne missed an opportunity to recognize his hard work during the pre-Super Bowl press run, but it was not a reaction to his past with Tyga.

On Wednesday morning, HipHopDX joined Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania emcee Wiz Khalifa as he embarked on a promotional tour for his major label debut,  Rolling Papers, planned for March 29th on Rostrum/Atlantic Records. Speaking at Philadelphia's Wire 96.5FM radio station, DX asked Wiz if Lil Wayne's recent ESPN interview about remaking Khalifa's  "Black and Yellow" was a subliminal response to the rapper's perceived lyrical jabs in the past at Young Money's member, Tyga.

"Nah, not at all. I don't think it had anything to do with that," said Wiz confidently. However, the DXnext alum did note that Wayne missed an opportunity in the interview that aired days before the Super Bowl to acknowledge a peer "I've seen the interview, I think it's just the case of what a lot of older dudes do now...this is just me being real by saying this, they try to act like they don't know who I am, or try to act like I don't know what I'm doing," Wiz stated. "Because when [ESPN] did the interview with [Lil] Wayne, he was [saying] that he heard the song from the [Pittsburgh] Steelers - he heard it 'cause it was my song, but he didn't say that. He had an opportunity to step up and say that, and he didn't."

Although the Taylor Gang leader acknowledged an opportunity missed - that's he's subsequently found from Rap stars like Snoop Dogg and Diddy, he immediately stated that there are no issues there. "I don't feel any type of way about it, but I recognize it for what it is. It is what it is, but there's never any problems between me, Wayne or any of his [Young Money] artists, because I'm just so positive. We both have movements and things that we need to tend to, and there would be no point in having tension with each other when we have people who look up to us, that we need to satisfy."

Stay tuned for more from DX's interview with Wiz Khalifa.

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