Wale recently chopped it up with The Breakfast Club, and there was a lot to talk about. First off, Wale addressed the now infamous Complex incident in which the D.C rapper felt disrespected when he was left off of their “50 Best Albums of 2013”. Aside from that , Wale also chopped it up about his competitive nature when it comes to music. To him, it’s much more about the sport than just making money.
“I don’t care about the money, Joe. I like the sport, yo,” Wale said. “I played sports my whole life. So, I like the competitive nature. You know what I’m saying? I like the sport of rhyming. I want to have quadruple entendres on certain records. And everybody to be rewinding ‘em. And it be in the locker room or at the lunch table talking about ‘You heard what he said?’ That’s what I care about…It’s just a combination of things, but I’m in a place now where it’s like I’m at bat trying again to do it.”
Wale went on to talk about how he’s viewed by the public and media, and on J.Cole, whose a good friend of Wale, being just as much of a jerk as he is.
“People love Cole and Cole’s a jerk, yo,” Wale said. “That’s one of my best friends though, but Cole is a jerk too. He’s a jerk. He’s more of a jerk than me. He’s just quiet. He’s quiet. He’s light-skinned. I’m like black ass, D.C. loud…Let’s just let it be known now that I’m not gonna be a media darling. I’m not gon’ be Janelle Monae. You know what I’m saying? Janelle Monae talented as fuck. We can do the same amount of numbers, but she can get ‘Good Morning America.’ A ‘Saturday Night Live.’ She can get to sit on ‘Letterman’ or something like that. We can do the same amount, but I ain’t getting none of that. So, I’ve accepted it.”
Check out the full video interview below: