With a dark cloud of senseless violence plaguing hip-hop, Wiz Khalifa has opted out of wearing excess jewelry when in public.
The weed killer recently joined DJ Whoo Kid for an episode of his WHOOS House Podcast earlier this month, where he talked about ditching the expensive ice cream in favor of his safety as well as the safety of those around him.
“You grow out of that shit and you value other things at certain points. It’s cool to have that frame of mind as well, or it’s also cool to have that little joint. You don’t have to have the biggest, craziest situation going on ,” he said.
“And with all this murder and shit going on, it’s an inviting damn energy that you don’t really need. And people look at you like they get excited when they see that kind of shit.”
Wiz continued, “I, I’m the type of person that thinks about my safety first. So if I could walk into a room and not excite the people that will feel that way when they see those things, I’ll make you that favor, because I don’t want anything to happen to you, I don’t want anything to happen to me, so I’m just going to calm the situation down for all of us. I’m going to give us something not to look at.”
The Taylor Gong honcho went viral last month when he claimed that rappers who wore an unwieldy amount of chains were “going out of style.”
“All that jewelry is getting out of style,” he wrote. “N-ggas feels lame about it anyway. Says a lot.”
All the jewelry has gone out of style. Niggas feel lame anyway. Says a lot
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) 23 October 2022
With more than a decade in the spotlight, Wiz issued a warning last year, telling his followers that it’s not smart to wear so much jewelry as you can become a target.
It is not smart to wear all your jewelry at once
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) 26 June 2021
Listen to Wiz Khalifa’s full interview with Whoo Kid, where he touches on rappers’ jewelry, his 2016 back and forth with Kanye West and more here.
In other Wiz Khalifa news, he recently released the Andrea Saavedra-directed visuals for his “Memory Lane” single. A cut off Taylor Gang CEO’s July album Multiverse, “Memory Lane” sees production from Hitmaka, Bankroll Got It, Jae Roc, Kenneth Wright and Saxl Rose. As the title suggests, the track finds Wiz reflecting on moments from the past with a former love interest.
Published in July, Multiverse serves as Wiz’s seventh studio album. It came just over four years since his last studio effort, though the Pittsburgh rapper dropped several EPs, mixtapes and collaborative albums in the meantime. It was actually his third project this year, after releasing Full Court Press with Big KRIT and Girl Talk and Stoner’s Night with frequent collaborators Curren$y also in 2022.