Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz worked his way through a medley of topics during an appearance on ABC’s The View this week.
After releasing the trailer for his upcoming Pretty Girls Like Trap Music album, the Southern wordsmith provided some insight into what fans can expect from the project. He explained the album is “edgy,” but also boasts a more mature version of 2 Chainz.
“You can expect growth and maturation from 2 Chainz,” 2 Chainz said on the show. “It’s still edgy content, but trap music is kind of defined as low socio-economic background music where you have to hustle to get out. And it’s a situation where a lot of good girls used to like the bad guys. And that’s what this album is about.”
2 Chainz also took time to offer his thoughts on this week’s deadly bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
“I think that situation is very unfortunate,” he said. “When people go to concerts, they feel like it’s a place to get away. For some kids, it’s their first time being away from their parents. And for parents, you hope that they have a good time, get back home safely. And so, when you speak of someone like Ariana Grande, you feel like this is a concert where it shouldn’t be that much resistance … it should be safe.”
Additionally, 2 Chainz briefly touched on his past interest in running for mayor of College Park, Georgia, a position he says he would have been granted if it weren’t for “a few of the prerequisites.”
Keep watching to the end for the former Tity Boi’s interaction with Governor of Ohio John Kasich, who was also a guest on the show.
Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is scheduled for a June 16 release. Watch the interview above.