Wiz Khalifa Talks Marijuana Legalization & Becoming a Billionaire
In the interview, Wiz talks about his relationship with Amber Rose, police brutality in his hometown of Pittsburgh, his support for marijuana legalization, his thoughts on marriage and believing he'll become a billionaire.
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On encountering police brutality while growing up in Pittsburgh: “Cops there are crazy. I’ve never been pulled over without them having a gun to my head. Even with traffic stops, they’ll put a gun to your head and say, ‘Get the f**k out the car. What you got?’ Searching you, breaking sh*t, twisting your arm. They’re cool about weed, though. I got jammed up a lot in Pittsburgh, but I never did real time.”
On ending his marriage to Amber Rose: “I feel like not being in that relationship helped me out a lot. I learned how to be present where I need to be present. I’d been present in the relationship, but at that age and with what was going on, it just wasn’t right for me. It helps to walk away sometimes, even though it was super hard.”
On whether or not he’ll ever get married again: “I think I will, but it will be later. It was cool; it was fun. I learned a lot. Things that would’ve taken me much longer to learn, I learned in a short period of time. I feel like I’ll probably get married again when I’m in my 50s. I was sad after it ended, but I wasn’t depressed; I’ve never really been depressed in my life. I was sad because we were going through a lot and my son was involved, and that hurt me because my main goal is to raise my son how I want. I’m a control freak, and not being able to control that was weird. I didn’t know how to deal with it and didn’t understand that feeling. A year later, I’m way smarter and better equipped to deal with it.”
On his very public Twitter beef with Kanye West: “That was a weird situation, because it was something I would do in real life. All I did was speak my mind. I’m a Max B fan, and if me and Kanye were in a room and he said, ‘Yo, I’mma name my album Waves,’ I’d be like, ‘Don’t do that. You’re not allowed to do that.’ Nobody really does that these days. Nobody checks n*ggas like, ‘Nah, n*gga.’ No one is above being spoken to, and if you’ve got real friends, they’ll tell you how they feel. That’s how I handle all my situations in real life. Even if I have a problem with somebody, I’m not gonna advertise it. We can go around the corner and we can really do it. But all in front of people? That’s not me. N*ggas talk sh*t every day, and niggas say sh*t about my ex, n*ggas say sh*t about my kid. It’s all good. There’s competition in rap, and Kanye obviously sees me as that.”
On becoming politically involved with marijuana legalization: “I’m active, and it’s gonna get bigger and bigger. I just bought a grow house, and I’m in business with one of the largest growers in America, but people don’t know that because they’re legal and legit. It’s crazy. We’re gonna be manufacturing and selling, so that’s why I’m gonna be trying to help get bills passed—to talk to the people and explain, ‘Hey, this is why you gotta do it.’”
On where he sees himself in 10, 20 and 50 years: “In 10 years I’ll be a billionaire. I’m going to hit a lick, the biggest one ever, and people are going to be like, ‘What the f**k?’ In 20 years I’m not even going to give a f**k about money. In 50 years I’ll probably be back to caring about money, on the road, chilling, doing young sh*t, because I’m going to be bored. I’ve already done it all, so I’m just going to get back out here and do this again.”