Wiz Khalifa Says He Gets His Swag From His Dad, Speaks On Snoop Lion's New Name

posted August 10, 2012 12:28:00 PM CDT | 16 comments

Wiz Khalifa Says He Gets His Swag From His Dad, Speaks On Snoop Lion's New Name

During an interview with Chelsea Handler, Wiz Khalifa spoke on fans accepting Snoop Lion's new name and being encouraged by his father.

It’s been close to two weeks since the rapper formerly known as Snoop Dogg revealed that his new stage name is Snoop Lion and the drastic change likely has yet to settle in for most fans, but according to Wiz Khalifa it’s only a matter of time before it does.

The rapper spoke on Snoop’s new name as well as several others topics during his interview with Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately.

“I think like everybody is just gonna come to grips with it man,” Wiz explained. “Snoop just takes everybody on a journey with him and he’s just got the gift of inspiring so many minds to just want to dig into whatever he’s into at that time you know what I mean? So it might be new for people, but they’ll get used to it. He’s The Lion.”

While the Pittsburgh emcee hasn’t mentioned his father in too many interviews, he did take time to express his appreciation for his dad who he says he gets his swagger from during his sit-down with Handler.

“I love my dad yo. That’s my man,” said the rapper in a video posted on Soul Culture. “He’s a little bit darker than me so when people see him they don’t really know he’s my dad and then they see him start moving and then they be like, ‘Oh, that’s where Wiz gets his swag from.’ He’s an OG man…I actually grew up moving back and forth between my mom and my dad. And my dad was the first one who really opened a studio for me and let me do my music thing.”

Wiz Khalifa’s latest project, O.N.I.F.C., will be released on August 28 via Atlantic Records.



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