By Rob Markman
Kanye West recently gave Wiz Khalifa props for getting engaged to his ex-girlfriend, Amber Rose, on the track “Way Too Cold,” and although the Pittsburgh rapper recently told MTV News that it surprised him, during Wednesday’s episode of “RapFix Live” maintained there it all love and positivity in his corner.
The Pittsburgh MC stopped by “RapFix Live” on Wednesday, and we premiered an exclusive clip from his appearance on “Hip Hop POV,”, which will air on MTV tonight at midnight. In the clip, Wiz reacts to Kanye’s “Way Too Cold” lyric: “The whole industry wanna f— ya old chick/ Only n—a I got respect for is Wiz.”
“I took it as he knows I’m a good guy,” Wiz told the “POV” panel. “He really was into her, so the fact that we’re two great people that are treating each other well, he’s coming down and saying, ‘Hey, hats off to you.’ That’s how I see it.”
Khalifa told “RapFix Live” host Sway Calloway he doesn’t mind answering the Kanye question. “It doesn’t really bother me because it’s something that people are gonna always be interested in,” he said. “It’s something that if I try to fight it then somebody is gonna do it to try to annoy me and then what am I gonna do then? So I just accept it for what it is and keep it pushing man. I got a whole positive campaign and it’s all love.”
Does that mean that we can expect to hear a Wiz and Kanye collabo? Sway hit the “Black and Yellow” MC with a hypothetical scenario: If Kanye offered up a free beat, would Wiz use it?
“I dunno,” he answered.
“If I sent him a verse, do you think he would like it and want to use it for his album?” Wiz then asked Sway.
Hypothetical situations aside, Wiz didn’t completely shut the door on working with ‘Ye, if the circumstances were right. For him, it’s all about the art. “That’s what it’s all about though, it’s about the culture and the creativity factor,” he said.