Wale Explains Complex Rant, Blames Bias On Kid Cudi Beef

In at interview with Hot 97, Wale apologizes to Juicy J and shares Jay Z's reaction to his Complex tirade.

On Friday (December 13), Complex released an audio recording of Wale threatening its staff over exclusion from the publication’s list of the top 50 albums of 2013. In an interview with Hot 97’s Ebro and Peter Rosenberg, the Maybach Music Group-rapper explained that he believes the omission stemmed from a beef he had with Kid Cudi in 2010.

“I’m a bit of conspiracy theorist a little bit,” Wale said. “So, I believe that me and [Kid Cudi’s] fallout had something to do with a lack of support [from Complex].

“Me and Cudi was real cool,” he continued. “I used to live in SoHo and Cudi used to live right up there. We used to do a whole lot of stuff together. We performed when we were nobodies for the Michael Jordan Classic game, and I remember he was like, ‘Yo, I don’t wear Jordans. All I wear is Bapes,’ and we just bonded from that moment on.”

Friction between Wale and Kid Cudi became public after Wale mentioned Kid Cudi in his “Thank You Freestyle.” In an interview with Complex soon after, Cudi refered to Wale as “a simple-ass rapper.” Though the two eventually reconciled, Wale stated that the short lived beef was instigated by Complex and remains the primary reason why his album The Gifted was not included in the publication's year end list.

“It’s another thing about being responsible,” Wale added before providing additional context around the conflict:

“You guys are claiming to be this man’s boy. I know he’s in a certain space right now and it’s almost like they were perpetuating some type of war. At this time, I’m just losing my first record deal, so I’m in an even worse place. I just remember [Complex saying], ‘Oh we don’t rock with you musically,’ and it went viral. And I remember being like, ‘Damn, you’re getting my friend to kick me when I’m down. Y’all are perpetuating it. Y’all are instigating it.’ It hurt on so many levels, mainly because it was someone that I considered a close friend. I just feel like that magazine, which he has five or six covers from, is perpetuating this and making it a thing—more than what it could be. Moving forward, they just kind of had this elitist, like, ‘We don’t like you,’ thing.”

Wale also stated that he’s received phone calls from people throughout the industry who told him that Complex has personal issues with him. He also said that Jay Z called him immediately after his tirade was released and explained that his ego validated Complex’s list.

“That’s the first thing Jay told me,” he said. “You just let your ego do it and now you just made that list important. Everybody brought it to me that day. Jay, Ty-Ty and Q-Tip called me. It’s like when you do something bad in school and you come home from suspension and everybody’s like, ‘Yo, what was you thinking?’”

When Peter Rosenberg offered that Wale should be excited that he was listed in Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, Wale simply replied, “I don’t think everybody on that list is dope.”

Wale also speaks at length about the emotions felt by being excluded from the list. He apologizes to Juicy J and reinforces his commitment to his fans, as well. Watch the full interview below. 

RELATED: Complex Addresses Wale’s Threats & Criticism

260 Comments

  • Kitty

    I think it's great that he has passion for what he does. Not many people can wake up in the morning and say they love what they do. I honestly believe he IS one of the best rappers out today who has a true sense of the art of hip hop and who does it for the art. But... Talib is also one of the best and gets very little commercial recognition. Conscious rappers today get very little love on the commercial level. Wale, keep making great music with great beats and your time will come. You still have a strong fan base! Who cares about people saying your sensitive...everybody is sensitive about something, even if they don't want to openly admit it. That's what makes us human. I love your music and love your passion more.

  • hhojojlmlm

    Yoooo A.D & Ambition >>>>>>>>>>

  • Anonymous

    Whale needs to see a psychiatrist and discuss his feelings

  • Anonymous

    Whale the type of dude who girls call up to tell all their man problems and shit. He probably been friend zoned so many times thats why he so mad all the time!

  • waley dough?

    wale fans need to write poems addressing their feelings on this article

  • Anonymous

    Wale stans are more emotional than Wale himself.

    • Anonymous

      wouldnt expect anything less. kind of like those ross cheerleaders who pretend to know anything about the street life

  • Anonymous

    All this outrage is phony, where was this outrage when Maino threatened Trinidad?

  • Anonymous

    The issues with Complex and Wale go back years to his spat with Cudi and the magazines complicity in instigating the spat. Ebro said the realist shit I have ever heard in my life at the end of the vid.

    • Anonymous

      middle aged racist out of touch niggas gotta stick together

    • Anonymous

      BruthaDee all over Ebro's nuts.

    • Anonymous

      Not to be a grammar Nazi but "Realist" is not the correct word for that context and sentiment. I agree that what Ebro said was harsh truth but it will get lost in translation. Wale has to understand that the intense hatred that he gets from this tiny group of E-people does not represent a large group of people. Yes they seem like a legion of hate mongrels but its more like a dedicated few, but fiercely dedicated.

    • Anonymous

      thats the realest shit you ever heard? LOL i feel bad for you son. get off the computer

  • Anonymous

    Wale gets emotional over his music but posters online get emotional over Wale getting emotional.

  • Anonymous

    Wale puts a lot of period blood, sweat and tears into her music so show her the respect she deserves!

  • Anonymous

    Seems like Complex has it out for MMG! They penned an article about how MMG has peaked and isn't as hot anymore and Self Made 3 was also ignored from the top 50 albums list!

    • Anonymous

      "Wale gets hate for no reason" No reason besides acting like a over sensitive woman and getting pissed off at people who don't think he's as great as he think he is.

    • Anonymous

      No one praised Keef for threatening Lupe. You gotta love how Wale stans make up shit to justify their idol's sensitive behavior.

    • Anonymous

      Bro you know what a plaq is dont be a nitwit. Wale gets hate for no reason but Keef gets love for threatening to slap Lupe Fiasco, you hipocrites are more plastic than nicky minaj boobs.

    • Anonymous

      whats a plack?

    • Anonymous

      Saying that MMG isnt as hot as they were is likee saying YMCMB, & Good Music are not as hot as they were, Wale still got a platinum plack and Rozay got a nom for a Grammy. Wale will get the awards he craves but not from the other side.

    • Anonymous

      Complex loves Rick Ross and MMG, they post something MMg related every week, nice try though.

  • Anonymous

    I think Wale has a little mans complex! Pun intended ofcourse.

  • Anonymous

    Imagine you were in high school or college and you tried out for the football/basketball team. If they post up who made the team and you didn't make the cut do you really call up the coach and threaten to come and start knocking teachers out??? Thats not even some shit a 15 year old would pull!!

  • Anonymous

    If Wale wants true acceptance from this fringe element of E-society all he has to do is fabricate a fake beef with MMG and all these people that have irrational hatred for him will become fans overnight. Thus thee business.

  • Anonymous

    I am a huge Wale fan and I love the passion he has for his music, I wish more rappers cared about their music instead of the diamonds in their chain.

    • Anonymous

      You obviously gave a fuck since you commented on it.

    • Crenshaw Mafia

      Who gives a FUCK, go tell Maino not to threaten Trinidad James over dissing a fuckin city since its so fuckin horrible to you.

    • Anonymous

      You're joking, right? There's no justification for threatening people because they don't have the same opinion as you. Threatening people is wrong, no matter who it is.

    • Anonymous

      Dudes threaten violence against each other all the time in the rap game and people cheer for it but when its a critic the fellow online critics get emotional.

    • Anonymous

      Having passion is one thing. Thinking you're better than you actually are and threatening violence upon those who don't agree with you is outright foolish!

  • Anonymous

    waleyyyyy doughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Anonymous

    waleyyyyyy dough???

  • Anonymous

    Wale may be a twisted genius, the enormous response from the blogs would elude that more people actually care about Wale and his rant than expected.....

  • Anonymous

    Nobody outside of DC gives a fuck about wale i spent money on his old albums and still havent listened to them all the way through i just liked pretty girls!. Aint nobody out there petitioning for him to be on a top 50 of anything. Somebody needs to tell him to just keep making more music til u get a hit that dont get played out in a week, I mean shit gucci man in jail more poppin than wale! emotionally distressed rappers my gawd! like we need a kevin hart sized version of kanye!

    • Anonymous

      doesnt seem like enough or he wouldnt be crying on the phone

    • Anonymous

      The odd fellow implied that Wale opened for J. cole, no it was a joint tour their was no headliner, I doubt Wale will ever sell out MSG but he does well enough to have a successful career and lucrative lifestyle.

    • Anonymous

      LMAO @ opening up for J Cole....what a honor that must be

    • Anonymous

      same goes for everyone on MMG, local ass rappers

    • Anonymous

      Wale been on tour with JayZ and just got off a nationwide tour with J. Cole, his last two albums sold in the Top 10 HipHop albums for the year they were released. We can pretend like he isnt relevant but that would make us look stupid.

    • Anonymous

      Wale will never get to play a stadium or an arena unless he's opening up for someone like Kendrick, Jay or Drake

    • Anonymous

      lets be real. he might have sold out some shows but they were like 1000-1500 people max

    • Anonymous

      Stop lying, Wale has sold out shows in every major city outside of DC, yeah he shitted on one of you guys over the phone but you acting more emotional than he was.

  • Anonymous

    Back in the day rappers used to beat the shit out of these nerd-critics and the HipHop community didnt give a fuck and we sided with the artists be they right or wrong. Now in this era of faggotry and nerd-power if an artist threatens a nerd-critic over the phone all the blog-nerds side with the nerd-critic and attack the rappers for attacking the nerd-critic! Everybody is so soft nowadays that they get sensitive when nerds get bullied....fuck em.

    • Anonymous

      I don't know when it became cool for rappers to get all whiny and emotional like young girls. Back in the days, rappers played it cool for the camera. As long as they sold records, they didn't care about petty, minor shit. 2pac used to spaz out, but it wasn't all whiny/crying/complaining like Wale and Kanye have done. Pac used to spaz out for worthwhile causes that affected the community or his life....not a fucking internet top albums list. lol

    • Anonymous

      You're wrong about everything, BruthaDee. This guy's threatening a magazine company because he didn't make their list. That's some bitch-made shit the hip-hop community frowns upon on.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that he's looking for a magazine to credit him instead of Grammy recognition shows what kind of artist he is. A nerdy hybebeast geek nigga! Grammys are the championship rings and he can't even make the playoffs.

  • Venom

    Wale is trying to make a Kanye-like outburst without the Kanye-like talent. Wale is just...there. Would anyone really notice if he wasn't in the rap game? I know I wouldn't.

  • Anonymous

    Wale is one of the few artists that got a second chance, most rappers dont get dropped from a major label and rebound to go Gold, I like his music and I support all DMV artists.

    • Anonymous

      we all know that midget nigga wale has never put hands on anyone and was just talking tough. he like 5'6" and goes everywhere with bodyguards

    • Anonymous

      Wale should have signed LoLa Monroe before she got knocked up and ruined her career, but them Ethi and Eritri chicks be funny towards Nigerians. I love this controversy shit, its funny seeing these bloggers call Wale "soft" because he checked some critic on the phone. LOL.

  • Anonymous

    Put an emotional ass dude who thought he was the shit when he first got signed into this fake ass industry, you get Wale.

  • Anonymous

    I don't know when it became cool for rappers to get all whiny and emotional like that. Back in the days, rappers played it cool for the camera. As long as they sold records, they didn't care about petty, minor shit. 2pac used to spaz out, but it wasn't all whiny/crying/complaining like Wale and Kanye have done. Pac used to spaz out for worthwhile causes that affected the community or his life....not a fucking internet top albums list. lol

  • Anonymous

    Wale just earned a new fan. Any dude that loves his rhymes enough to offer up an ass whoopin to some nerd critics who left him off a list is worth a listen.

  • REAL TALK

    Sorry guys but Rosenberg just said in THE REALNESS that although he is a fan and listens to his music, wale is immature and everything he said in this interview with them was basically just him making up excuses for his hoe child like actions!

  • Anonymous

    Wale is a Grammy nominated Gold selling artist that just bought his parents a house and I am supposed to feel sorry he was not on some bullshit list when at have 100K of student loans left?? Wale is talented as fuck but he shouldnt give two shits about a list.

    • Anonymous

      i'm a former fan who is disappointed in the path his career has taken in the last few years and cant understand how he can feel himself so much i still play 100 miles and running sometimes i keep it on my old mp3 player

    • Anonymous

      If I care its because Im a fan and supporter of his music but you are neither a fan or a supporter so your input is frivolous and an expenditure of wasted energy which alludes to the fact that you are just a bored idiot lurking for a chat buddy.

    • Anonymous

      could ask you the same thing. why do you care so much? Wale aint feeding you. he dont know you or care about you.

    • Anonymous

      Wale cares because this is how he makes his living but whats your excuse? Why do care that Wale cares? That makes you worse than him.

    • Anonymous

      Keep riding his lil emotional dick I'm sure he'll be so thankful he'll pay off your student loans for you!

    • Anonymous

      He shouldnt care but he does because hes emotionally delicate and he got the personality of a 7 year old white kid from Bel Air namsayin.

  • Haterade

    In Wales world all you have to do is tell magazines, radio and listeners that your album was the best and they should believe you, But unfortunately that isn't how it works fuck boy.

  • Anonymous

    This fool just said he got a monumental Grammy snub like he really thinks that shit that got left everyones end of year lists was worthy of a Grammy!!! Ranting like a girl every time you get snubbed is not gonna make the public feel you more . Just make the music and let it speak for itself. This further prove how MMG is becoming more irrelevant considering Wale they really only talented artist that has sold records.

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  • Anonymous

    simple ass rapper LOL kid cudi shits all over this sellout

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  • anon

    yo this nigga look like a chimney sweep.

  • Anonymous

    Wale my bro but you seriously losing fans over this shit. I cannot defend you anymore it's always something with this fool. Embarrassment to my city.

  • Anonymous

    Olubowale Akintimehin and Ebro Darden...the definition of fuck niggas!!! When the white jewish hip-hop nerd is the realest nigga in the room with you it might be time for a reality check boys!

  • Anonymous

    Monogamy or whateAnnotatever you call it I'm starting to think it ain't for everybody Most of us rushing into it anyways, you know what I'm saying You ain't rushing for love, and I ain't up here to judge Let's neglect the what if's and make it do what it does Let's get it Bad girls ain't no good, and the good girls ain't no fun And the hood girls want a smart nigga, college girls all want a thug So it seems we fiend what we don't need Got a thing for a queen who know when to leave I ain't bout to judge you, don't judge me You ain't gotta really sing about your rap sheet Cause I heard you (bad nooo) In the literal sense I mean that Rough sex saying I love yah But to kiss them is saying you mean that I know I just be calling her mean ass Oh the irony, got the bomb indeed But the problem is it's probably a deep past Still I'm feeling of something I need bad Thinking if I get her, I get her to need this I don't need emotions to open your deep sea I conceive an ocean by going between legs Beg, nope, bed, floor, dope Go, for it, couch, now Slow, mo-tion, around, put it down Lord knows she was going for the morn, hold up Let me tell you about, look She hurt feelings, she break hearts She stay quiet, she play smart She take pride, in going out Getting hollered at, and saying nah She no saint, but she don't pose She don't wear make up by the boat load Riding through lake shore with the nose up She don't really date much but it slows her up She got haters, but we all do Heard your winter time cold shawty fall through Baby look at they approach, how they court you All those minds games nevermind cause they all lose In the physical sense I mean that I ain't tryna kiss up, suck up, feed gas I ain't like them nigga you sucking your teeth at, nope Play big, trust me I'll humble your mean ass, look Shawty is actually in prevent Cause the one in front is working deep threat, yep Bed, floor, couch, more More, shower, Lord, perm Done, love, nah Called in the morning cell number wasn't on, goddamn

  • Anonymous

    WE THIS SHIT COMES ON I GO FUCKING HAM IN THE CLUB MANE THIS SHIT IS THUGGED OUT Flowerbomb, let me guess your favorite fragrance And you got that bomb, huh, I'm tryna detonate you No disrespecting baby, just tryna make you smile Try to keep my spirits up, that's why I lays it down Try to keep your spirits up, lil vodka whatever Took you forever to get dressed, I acknowledge your effort So I clap for her, she deserves an applause Shawty working so hard, she deserve that Vuitton Shawty where your baton, racing through my mind like She heard that I got that work, I heard that she been on strike Care to tell, I read your mind, she been on them dollars first Caramel macchiatos when shawty get into work I can be your boyfriend be your nigga or a friend with perks I'm just tryna work that huh, they just tryna work your nerves I'm just tryna read your mind, I'm just tryna feed you mine I'm just tryna give you light, they just tryna leave you blind

  • sxxx9

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  • sxxx9

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  • Anonymous

    Listen to the last words Ebro said......painful huh?

  • Anonymous

    Those dudes are critical darlings because they are so weird and nerdy and critics are mostly nerds so they can relate to them, they got Earl Sweatshirt with one of the highest critical ratings on the year.

    • Anonymous

      If funny most people I have spoke to say the exact opposite!

    • ^^

      I'm not Bruthadee. Wale was fucking wack until he signed with MMG. He went from shit to dope like 0-60 mhp because MMG allowed him to do what he wants rather than interscope forcing him to do songs with lady gaga.

    • Big Chief

      I'm a 28 year old African male from SC and I would listen to a Tyler or Earl Sweatshirt album over a Wale album any day of the week.

    • Anonymous

      Lets keep it 1 hundo BruthaDee you fucking dirty old out of touch racist! you never gave a fuck about Wale or his music until he signed to MMG amiright?

    • Anonymous

      Are you a white child or just some disgusting dreg looking for some recognition? Bitches get sensitive when you use code words like "nerd" or "weird", they get defensive over broad generalizations that they feel describe themselves. The child in its lust to be recognized is talking about Wale instead of the points made about OFWgKTA.

    • Anonymous

      Just cause you're old and out of touch doesn't mean Wale's tampon jams are better

  • Anonymous

    How did Tyler the Creator make the list, do you know any Black people that listen to that garbage?

  • Anonymous

    Whale might be a better rapper than a lot of the cats on the list this year like Migos and Asap Ferg but their albums were better despite lower sales! There are good artists who make average music and average artists who make good music.

  • Anonymous

    If Wale was a real nigga he would have thrown his boy Officy Ricky and Birdman under the bus and not Juicy J... Theres no way in hell that "The H" mixtape by birdshit and offficer date rape should have been on any list this year except top 10 projects that belong in the trash!

  • Anonymous

    sucka azz divas, once they get rich, which means they were never hood in the first place

  • Anonymous

    Interesting fact. Wale went to one of the richest public high schools in the nation!

    • Anonymous

      his parents raised a bitch ass nigga. i bet Wale's sister is more of a man than him

    • Wale World.

      Exactly! Thats part of his success in life, he had parents who actually put him in a position to win, and after that he went to a Historically Black college instead of one of their schools and the rest is history.

  • Anonymous

    Nigga you put fucking 2 Chainz and Nicki Minaj on your album in 2013... and you wonder why you got left off LOL 2012 called they want their features back

    • Anonymous

      Co sign he should have at least had 2-Chainz and Austin Timberlake like Juicy J did and then he could have made the list.

  • jasonnnns

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha5GeAYyZ5Q

  • Anonymous

    So this idiot gets mad at Complex for not adding him to the list, but hen says he doesn't think everyone mentioned in Kendrick's verse is a dope artist...Don't complain you jackass

  • Anonymous

    He just doesn't make good music.

  • Verbal Tim

    Wale is the deffinition of a BITCHASSNIGGA.

  • be real

    Emotional ass Montgomery county thug is all he is.

  • Come On

    The reason it's not on this list is cause the album sucked I bought another Wale Album again, and again I was left disappointed. Instead of wylin out when some doesn't give you the props you think you deserve prove it through your music use it as motivation not spaz out all the time. Your catalog so far Wale has not generated enough memorable material to garner the Legendary status you claim your owed.

  • Anonymous

    More rappers should just have one producer on albums to have a consistent sound to me. Wale and 9th Wonder Back to the Feature was a great mixtape, Blu and Exile, Drake and 40, etc. this is what people want to hear man, not a different beat with a producer tag catering to one type of thing

    • Anonymous

      You make an excellent point, some of my favorite projects have been ones where you have one producer and it just seems more cohesive. I think the labels prefer the multi producer mold because it generates different sounds that can reach different fan bases and sell more.

    • Anonymous

      not to mention weak ass features from 2 chainz, rihanna, nicki minaj, meek mill etc....

  • Anonymous

    Good discussion and very informative on the culture. Wale lyrically is up there with Kendrick but he gets overlooked a lot for no reason.

    • Anonymous

      its because the DMV is full of hating secret aspiring rappers who all hate on each other for any reason. its also a mixing bowl of hipsters and hypebeasts who just want to look cool. DC gets overlooked because no one supports anyone here. Respect to Wale because hes had to claw his way outta this here. everybody comes for him for no reason. DMV is time to start supporting your artists like other regions of Earth do with their talent P.S. we can't all be rappers

    • Anonymous

      so BruthaDee is from D.C. now? LOL @ we i swear this nicca pretends to be from Florida, Cali, DC, etc... LOL depending on whos dick hes on

    • Anonymous

      D.C is always overlooked even though we have one of the highest concentration of Blacks per capita and a deep music scene. D.C. is more known for GoGo than HipHop but we been making moves recently. Wale doesnt haves gimmick, he aint light-skinned, he aint hipster and he doesn't use a lot of cross marketing collaborations, so he kind of gets lost in the shuffle when it comes to critics but he always sells in the top 10.

    • Anonymous

      he gets overlooked cause hes a bitch

  • Anonymous

    damn, he's so tough over the phone.

  • MD301

    he sounds like Trinidad James

  • COCA

    THIS WHOLE DEAL REFLECTS EXACTLY WHY REAL NIGGAZ DON'T FUCK WITH WALE

  • Wu-Tang's Lost son

    Fuck Wally, he's mad cornball and boring, how is anybody a fan of this guy? What appeal does he have? His swagger is even garbage.

    • Anonymous

      I go to an HBCU and no one here fucks with Whale bro.

    • Serendipity

      "HE'S LESS BORING THAN J COLE... BUT YEAH, HE'S STILL BORING." Wale won't excite you with tales of crack, guns, and murder so you can close your eyes and live a ghetto hoodlum fantasy but if you like lyrics and metaphors he got you held down. He caters to the clubs and the colleges, the wannabes and whites aint really felling him.

    • Anonymous

      he caters to mostly women and sensitive homo thugs

    • COCA

      HE'S LESS BORING THAN J COLE... BUT YEAH, HE'S STILL BORING.

  • BIG BAD GUCCI

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  • Anonymous

    he winin but complex are wack hipster haters still

    • Anonymous

      why would he want recognition from a wack magazine if he doesnt care about their opinion? its so obvious he cares a lot!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah Complex is wack and I doubt Wale gives a fuck about their overall opinion he just hates his work being overlooked while obvious shitty stuff gets recognized.

    • Anonymous

      they must not be that wack if Wale holds their opinion with so much weight

  • truth

    Wale needs to hook up n collab with Danny Brown.fuck this cliche feat. Nikki minaj,juicy j,rick ross etc. bullshit

    • Anonymous

      Danny Brown was one of MANY MANY rappers who dissed Whale on twitter a few years back... Rockie Fresh, Freddie Gibbs, Schoolboy Q, MGK, Domo Genesis, Tyler the Creator just a few of the rappers who think Wale sucks

  • Anonymous

    Ebro dropped the accurate Ether at the end of the video where he says that the E-haters and blog-geeks are worthless cockroaches who are a very small insignificant segment of the population, it only seems like its more of them because they are Catfish with multiple identities who dedicate their entire lloves to hatred for the rich and famous for absolutely no logical reason. Ebro for president.

    • ^

      BruthaDee co-signing himself again.

    • Anonymous

      "Ebro dropped the accurate Ether at the end of the video where he says that the E-haters and blog-geeks are worthless cockroaches who are a very small insignificant segment of the population, it only seems like its more of them because they are Catfish with multiple identities who dedicate their entire lloves to hatred for the rich and famous for absolutely no logical reason." ^. Feelings will be caught by the weak, the sensitive and the homotional. LOL, nice drop.

    • Anonymous

      its funny cause BruthaDee is just as pathetic. a 40 year old groupie nigga who hates on white people and then gets mad when anyone hates on anything MMG

    • Anonymous

      he can eat a couple too for his antics. he ain't innocent.

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  • BOY

    Wayne is a true blood gang member and I KNOW you fuckboys will say he isn't. Go to LA and ask Suge Knight that and hell slap the chap outta u for even questioning Waynes Blood Gang legitimacy. YMCMBloods! What up five! Lil Wayne is the KIGN of HIP HOP!

    • Anonymous

      Not to bust ya bubble but anybody can join a gang as long as they get jumped in, get fucked in, get missioned in or buy your way in and the OGs from that specific Hood sanction it. This is 2013 you dont have to grow up on Grape Street to be a Grape Street Crip, gangs are nationwide and love to expand so they can have drug turf and stash houses in multiple States. I am only stating this so that you understand that a rich dude like Wayne can be in a gang even with skateboards and peircings in his lip.

  • Anonymous

    You want the white recognition Wale then how about you use some white singers and producers or at least sample some white rock bands, give the white side a reason to like you, get your Daft Punk on!

    • Anonymous

      he actually tried that shit when he first came out with the hipster electronica / indie rock samples and his shit flopped!

  • Anonymous

    wait complex had rick ross and bird mans mix tape on the list and no ambition. lol. those white dudes up there be smoking crack, can't wait for one of them to get knocked out like they did dj vlad.

    • Anonymous

      LOL DJ Vlad got paid and exposed Ross even more for being a fraud. I mean if you gonna have someone assaulted for questioning your street credentials theres probably something you're trying to hide!!!

    • Anonymous

      I dont wish harm on those white guys but they are the type of gumps that think Asap Rocky is some groundbreaking rapper and that Odd Future are genius.

  • jasonnns

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  • Anonymous

    Wale is challenging Kanye for the "Biggest Faggot in Rap" award.... And his gaining ground every day

    • Anonymous

      Threatening another man is faggotry to you? Gee whiz wonder how you would feel if a rapper made a gay rap song, kissed another man and wore a skirt in his video. Rappers out here taking pictures with Trannies but Kanye is a fagg? okay

  • Anonymous

    Wale was on IG already in the studio hes gonna drop some new heat ASAP. yeeeeaaahhh!

    • Anonymous

      anything he puts out is going to be shitted on so hard you saying complex got exposed for having shitty ass taste but Wale seems to really care what they think.. Wale a hypebeast ass nigga he probably follows Complex reiligously

    • Black Planet

      I seen them flix, now is the best time to drop some material while ya name is in folk mouth and all these end of the year lists get writ'. Cute little stunt to bring attention to their site but they got exposed for having shitty azz taste in music. My word.

  • steve-o

    I refuse to believe for one second that Jigga man called Whale about this shit. If thats true I lost some respect for Jay-Z for even knowing this happened....

  • Anonymous

    Would love to hear what Whales momma had to say after she heard that message.

  • Anonymous

    Theres a reason The Gifted wasn't nominated for a single Grammy this year after his previous effort Ambition was.... think about it Whale

  • Anonymous

    damage control ass nicca.

  • Anonymous

    This wouldnt even be news if those dorks wouldnt have needed publicity for their shitty list.

  • Wale Folarin Fan

    Ambition was a slept on but dope.

  • Anonymous

    @CornSyrup In some states that shit is punishable by law, shit I done said way worse on some beef shit over the phone and never thought they could have been recording, let this be a lesson.

    • Anonymous

      you really call that a tirade?

    • Anonymous

      The second a guy uses 50Cent as an example dudes want to get butthurt and go a tirade about CO's. HaHa, please proceed Stanly.

    • Anonymous

      where u from they let C.O.'s pretend to be gangsta rappers too

    • Anonymous

      Yeah it must be a NY thing Maino, 50Cent and Compex record their calls, where Im from only informants do that mess.

    • Anonymous

      As Complexs own Foster Kamer pointed out on Twitter, under New York State law either party on a phone call is allowed to record a conversation for their own purposes. In terms of journalistic ethics, Wale never said anything was off the record. He simply flipped on an editor and threatened to start knocking n****s out.

  • Anonymous

    Thats a crime too if you want to be honest.

  • Corn Syrup

    I understand now why he went off on the nerd guy, kinda sketchy that they tried to blackmail him into an interview or else they would leek the threats for the police to hear.

    • Anonymous

      Would we have preferred to alert Wale to the fact that he was being recorded? Yes. But as anyone can tell by listening to the call, he hardly let Associate Editor Insanul Ahmed get a word in edgewise before issuing his threats and hanging up. And from the perspective of the streets, were we wrong to take the threat seriously? Ask DJ Vlad, who was severely beaten by Rick Rosss bodyguards at the 2008 Ozone Awards after posting a story questioning the head of MMGs street credentials. Vlad pressed charges and filed a $4 million lawsuit that was settled out of court.

  • Corn Syrup

    gots to be mo careful, you threaten these white folks and they gonna tape that shit for the police and you end up fighting a case.....think nigga!

  • Anonymous

    he changed his music as soon as he got to Mediocre Music Group

  • Anonymous

    Wale went through a lot this year. His girlfriend, Tiara Thomas, broke up with him and left his label, his album didn't do that well despite being acclaimed due to lack of promotion by Atlantic, and he's getting ignored as terrible albums like GKMC get nominated.

  • Anonymous

    Wale said it was petty for Complex to release the call of him dissing juicy J LOLOL. I think it was petty of him to throw J under the bus.

  • back in the day

    I remember when a rapper felt a certain way about a magazine or someone in the media they would write some lyrics about it and put in a song... Now they make youtube videos and phones crying looking for pity from their fans!

  • waley dough?

    "seems like a I make a bonehead mistake every year" Bruh theres been at least 5 this year alone!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    BOO HOO I NEVER GOT A MAGAZINE COVER BY MYSELF IM GONNA BEAT YOU UP!!!

  • Anonymous

    this dirty nigerian said his dreads havent been cleaned in 7 months!!!!!!!!

  • Wall Lay World

    You know you've got true a softie when the rapper in question starts a sentence with "my heart"

  • Anonymous

    dont bitch n cry when critics dont put your shit on their list...PUT OUT A BETTER ALBUM

  • Cudi Buddy

    He blames complex for kid cudi telling them how he really felt!!! drugs and alcohol make you say what you always wanted to but held your tongue to be nice! wale really is a simple ass rapper

  • Tyler

    You don't fucking skate, take off that box logo.

  • ETK

    the worst part is Hov is absolutely right. his little trippin' episode just made Complex's list relevant. that's how these niggas learn the hard way. shut yo ass up next time and do the work. if you don't get on a list, work even harder on your next project to sound out the haters now Complex might even ether this nigga with a response. take a loss Wale

  • Anonymous

    He sound like he lost his voice from screaming too much! I bet he goes off hiding behind his phone all the time! If anyone can listen to this clown speak for 23 minutes you deserve an award

  • Anonymous

    nigga said he got a "a monumental Grammy snub"

  • Anonymous

    "Wale also speaks at length about the emotions felt by being excluded from the list."

  • Anonymous

    " It hurt on so many levels, " Yo I can't believe I'm reading these words come from a rap nigga talking about someones words and not something physical!

  • Anonymous

    " I remember he was like, Yo, I dont wear Jordans. All I wear is Bapes, and we just bonded from that moment on. This is the kind of fuckboi we're dealing with her. He bonds with niggas over hypebeast trash

  • Anonymous

    I used to live in SoHo and Cudi used to live right up there. We used to do a whole lot of stuff together." Pause. No Homo.

  • 666

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQYwO4aIlEOKskoP3Udq3ck0I7PPYLlf7ZYunndlNU4g0uJAGPCnw

  • DownSouth

    Sensitive ass rappers....I guess the new thing to do is have Kanye type rant....You are better than that Wale.

  • Anonymous

    What a moron. Cudi will forever shit on you. He's more of an artist than you could ever aspire to be. Wack ass nigga.

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