The Pittsburgh rapper explains the meaning behind his upcoming sophomore LP.
When Wiz Khalifa announced that he was working on a new project last year titled O.N.I.F.C., he left fans little puzzled as to the meaning of the acronym. Now, the Taylor Gang head honcho has revealed the full un-edited title of his sophomore commercial release: Only Nigga In First Class.
In a recent interview with MTV's Sway, Wiz explained that O.N.I.F.C. actually stands for Only Nigga In First Class, although the edited version will be One Night In First Class. Inspired by Mobb Deep emcee Prodigy's 2001 solo debut Head Nigga In Charge (H.N.I.C.), Wiz that the title stems from a few instances while flying first class when he was slighted by the crew for being a young black man with priority seating.
"I'm just going to tell you what [O.N.I.F.C.] - it's the Only N[igga] In First Class," he explained. "It's inspired by Prodigy's H.N.I.C. When he dropped that, I felt like that sounded so strong and it really meant something and it had the n-word in it. I wanted to figure out something [along those lines] that was me, too…I said it on one of my songs, like, 'Ain't it funny when time pass?/Only nigga in first class,' and I was just talking about me being a young, rich dude and being black."
He added, "It looks crazy to [the workers on an airplane] when I walk up to them and I show them a [first class] ticket, or I'm going to priority seating and they're like, 'You sure?' It's kind of like that feeling - it's a good feeling, but it's like it's a bad feeling, like 'Damn, why y'all even feel like that about me?' When I look around and I see people in first class and they're getting they're dinners a little quicker than mine or they're looking at me or I don't get the pillow or extra [treatment] - or I get more because they know that I'm supposed to be there, so it's like the positives and the negatives."
The full interview can be seen below.
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