Wale Threatens Complex Media For Not Being Included in Top 50 Albums List

(AllHipHop News) Wale really liked his most recent album The Gifted and really wanted everyone to like The Gifted and when some did not, Wale went nuts. This past Wednesday (December 11th) Wale angrily threatened and showed his displeasure for not being included on Complex’s Top 50 Albums of 2013 list in a phone call to one of Complex’s writers.

According to Wale, the root of his gripe with the publication is his belief that his exclusion and low ranking on Complex’s lists are a result of a personal vendetta against the rapper:

At this point, you know it’s got to be personal. You telling me it’s not personal. It’s like a bold face lie. To be omitted from every type of list that y’all do or be at the bottom of it or every type of way that y’all can omit me, ya will.

Surprisingly, Wale chose the album of one of his collaborators on The Gifted, Juicy J, in an attempt to prove his point of Complex having a personal bias against him:

You mean to tell me Juicy J album better than mine? Is that what you trying to tell me?

Things turned volatile when Wale threatened to come to the Complex offices and harm the writers:

I swear to God I’ll come to that office and start knocking n****s the fuck out! You want to see some ghetto ignorant sh*t?! That’s what y’all promote! That’s the only thing y’all promote from ni**as, is ghetto ignorant sh*t!

Insanl Ahmed, writer for Complex, maintains that after the angry phone conversation, Complex’s request to resolve the issue in an interview were denied.

Check out Wale’s full rant in the phone conversation below:

  • MrWindyCity82

    Wale has valid points. hope he doesn’t start going on ranting sprees like Kanye.

    • DReskonie


      • Rmfag

        Except nobody cared.

  • Motion Fiction Media

    Juicy J’s album is 10 times better than Wale’s.

  • Carlos

    wale should be tellin that sheet to Rick ross, that album was not promoted good, i bet some comments here will be, “he had an album out”

  • MrNoName2K

    aaaaaaaaaaaah man Wale aint bout sh*t..but i gotta admit, that album was needed and also pretty useful, makes a good beverage coaster.

  • so everybody knows Wale is wack but Wale, huh……

  • TimeWillTellu1

    It was my top 10 drink coaster.

    • Rmfag

      My top ten dildo.

  • juicy j’s album sounded like one song being remixed 16 times….i seen the list,im not a fan of wale but his album should of been on the list..

    • Papi Peligro

      JUICY J’S ALBUM WAS HORRIBLE. I loved Juicy J since his underground out the truck albums in 94. This crap was horrible.

  • Musa Musaaid ✊

    wale just over most of yall head……album was way better than juicy j (juicy is jammin but only trap and stripper music, if thats what you paying for so be it, i only hear it at the strip club)

  • John Q. Public

    Im not big on Wale but out of 50 albums in 12 months I see why hes mad… didn’t needa go at Juice man like that tho, im sure there is worse albums of the 50. imma go check it now

  • YungKizz

    wale album dope but F*** complex magazine since when complex does hip hop

    • Papi Peligro

      I ain’t never bought or let alone seen a “COMPLEX MAGAZINE”. Who work there.

    • John Q. Public

      they are a hiphop magazine… I never read it but they almost always got a rapper on the cover. this month is Meagan good I think tho

      • Charles

        Rodney Skinner. Jokes on YOU! You are on Complex right now.

  • Papi Peligro

    I don’t think it was personal I think like me they just didn’t listen to it. I just slept on it.

  • Papi Peligro

    This some tree fell in the forest when no one around sh!t. I never saw Complex list. I never heard Wale Album.

    • Frank

      yo he said in an XXL article that he didn’t get any bitches in High School. I know it aint hot to peak in high school, but c’mon man. I’m not feeling it. Just look at the pic they put up of this dude. He should be beating down Illseed’s door for that. lmao.

      • Ravishing Quinc Rude

        Now that you mention it, it seems like Wale acts the same way as the nigga who got no play until he got older and now feels like he better than everyone. lol

      • Frank

        Nahmean? He can’t handle the rejection. Lol. Simple as that.

      • Bumpy Johnson

        looool niggas been gettin rejected for years, all u do is dust it off ur shoulder….porrn hub n holla at the next ting

  • brollya

    bet u he wouldn had came at murder dog magizine or dj kay slay straight stuntin magazine…… he wouldn even come at thisis50 if they had a magazine…. u see him avoiding jack the ripper on the red carpet on the bet awards….. even meek mill said something

    • John Q. Public

      isn’t straight stuntin jus a booty mag?

      • brollya

        it aint a whole magazine of booty
        king magazine aint a whole magazine of booty

      • RapItUp

        lol @ booty magazines and booty models

      • Rmfag

        Not ALL booty.

      • Rmfag

        Not the type of booty I want.

  • ZLander

    bullshit though..album is one of the better albums this year. ahead of Kanye Cole or Jay-Z

    • Thomas Smith

      you fell and bump your head twice….kanye maybe, but not j. cole, jay-z sorry…wale’s album was ok to say the least….

  • stealth

    They kill me with these bs list. Dude makes a good point though. He definitely had one of the better albums of the year. Im still bumpin it


      Is it possible there were better albums? Wale needs to get in touch with reality: If he’s this tight about his music/work, then he’s clearly frustrated about the reception of the “entire” project, since the sales & shows have clearly fizzled-out at this point (even with the MMG co-sign!! #reality) His real problem is that he got burned earlier in the year by Tiara Thomas! #HesDone

  • acapwn

    Wale, you ain’t Kanye, so sit yo ass down somewhere and stfu!

  • Kmac_Jones

    The first thing they do promote of Wales is his ignorant rant he does on the phone lol… Guess you do gotta be ghetto and ignorant to be in Complex Magazine…

  • chiboy773

    Its not that wle album aint good cause it was pretty damn good and one of the best to come out but they only promote ignorance and dumbing down the youth. This tic tac toe music nowadays

  • Splatter

    that album was one of the best hip hop albums of the year. even tho Cole album was great i play The Gifted more repeatedly than most of the others. maybe cuz i smoke bud and like soul beats but the wordplay was there and unlike that lotus flower bomb song, his girly song “Bad” was a great single. i don’t know about Complex and the writers there but people really love to hate on this guy. think his frustration is wearing thin cuz he puts soo much into it.

  • fullyautomatic

    Nigga on dat KANYE juice rant…Go Wale I feel u…Wale SHLD of been top 10 easyliy

  • shutup

    so is he gonna feel good if they put him on the list out of pity ??

  • BillyBobJohn

    lol this white girl is so corny needs to grow a pair of balls

  • NormenBatez

    I wish he would call my phone yelling and talking about “knocking niggas out and better have security”…..like he 2pac. I didn’t like Wale’s “Gifted” album, he had a few bangers but I expected more than from him.

  • John Q. Public

    damn they even included mixtapes… Big Krit not being on list is a bigger snub

    • Live Well

      Real talk

    • RAMADAwhite

      especially considering marc ecko companies did directing on his videos and sponsored him for events

      • John Q. Public

        tru, I didn’t even connect the dots there.

  • bobshreder

    my second album “seng” better than wale u wait on it

  • anemia716

    artists are the most sensitive people nowadays. when did it stop being about the music?

    • Rmfag

      No1currs about music, get real.

  • Live Well

    You on tape now, lame nigga. Let’s see if you go up to them offices like you said.

  • Since when do people take Complex Top 50 lists seriously? This is the same magazine that voted a CGI character as one of the hottest white urban models in the world. Everybody in this situation is clowning themselves.

    • Rmfag

      I can’t tell if you’re white or not.
      Let me suck you off, I live for the other white meat.

    • Wale strikes me as the type though who’d be just as pissed if he didn’t make someone’s list in an AHH comment.

      • Verystupid

        Wale strike me like the type of guy who would forget to take off his seat belt to get out of the car.

      • John Q. Public

        Wale strikes me as the guy who pees on side of his toilet @ night so the water don’t disturb his girls sleep

  • Obi Won

    That list was trash, why would Wale want to be associated with it?

  • K.

    Let’s talk about why KRIT’s mixtape didn’t make the list. That’s the bigger story instead of this dude Wale whining like a little girl.

    • Eli Pinilla


  • DC Mike

    this nigga a clown, he aint from DC, hes a bitch from Maryland, stop claiming my city

    • Rmfag

      DC got the best superhero DL dick.

  • Was that a Verizon dumbphone new text message notification at 1:11? Haven’t heard one of those since ’09, this video is an instant throwback.

  • 400DGreez h60d

    Wale a soft ass emotional ass nigga. He need to do a collaboration album with Drake. Nigga crying. This dude ain’t gon do shit. He might have officer Ricky arrest a few dudes, but that’s about it.

    • Verystupid

      Wale -ft Drake: Best of both fag worlds (coming 2014) MMG.

  • loco_en_el_coco

    Reminds me of Pinky from next Friday…”Why ain’t y’all put me on your list?!” “We sit down and-…” “Say another motherfuckin word!”

    • Rmfag

      I’d suck Pinky and his cousin off.

  • Live Well

    Wale, stop it homie. Music Soulchild is harder than you.

    • Rmfag

      A long, thick, juicy, chocolate bar looking DL thug dick is harder than him.

      • Bumpy Johnson


      • Rmfag

        Yep. And I’d suck that hardness off.

    • Immortal

      lol That’s harsh bruh

  • musicbusiness advisors

    The new ‘Kanye’…TELLING the World ‘they SHOULD like him’…..GTFOH! we like you, we’ll TELL YOU! Don’t ‘tell me I must like you & vote you ALBUM OF THE YEAR’! You couldn’t PAY ME to listen to him or any of that FAKE RICK ROSS ‘Maycock Music’ BS!

    • therealjjohnson

      So you didn’t listen to the album but sounds like your defending it’s exclusion from the list. You’re argument is invalid off rip. He didn’t have the album of the year by far. Were there 50 others that were better? Nah. And that’s just being real.

  • mook

    guy is fake so is everyone else on mmg supporting rick false

  • Dan_Tebasco

    What a moron lol

    • Rmfag

      More white menz I might get a chance to suck off.

  • dddsd

    Im not a big Wale fan but its funny how many people take up for Kanye with his delusional shit & call him genius & how much he goes over our head, but when Wale actually makes valid points regarding the music business niggas shit on him.

    Popularity & money is a mutha..see Jay-Z fans post Beyonce & monetary status.


      You just compared KANYE WEST to Wale?????! #SmackYoSelfNow #duh

      • therealjjohnson

        Yes. He did. They both are rappers with huge egos that are very emotional about how their music is received. Why are you acting like you don’t understand the comparison? I think you’re implying Kanye is “better” than wale, which isn’t the main point in the comparison. Use you cognitive thinking skills. Or just have seat.


        Wale = a skateboard; Kanye = a Ferrari!!!!!!! #CaseClosed #YouJustLearnedSomething


        This is Wale’s problem: he thinks just like you & the rest of these weaklings that think they can just show-up in the game & the kings are just going to hand over their crown on some “retirement” ish!! Wale is a “C” level rapper at best!! Why: because Jadakiss, Fabolous, the Wu-tang, Talib Kweli, Common & many, many other artists on their level are ALL “B” level rappers!!! #PointBlankPeriod Therefore, Wale needs to shut-up, stop crying about attention/recognition & make some music everyone likes! If he wants to act tough, then direct his energy at the artists he claims he’s better than!! He threatens a reporter, but won’t get mad at Juicy J, while he disses his record. #CompletelyPhoney Comparing Wale to Kanye West is blasphemy!! #YouShouldBeAshamed #GetAClue

      • therealjjohnson

        Man…that has nothing to do with my comment. Go rant somewhere else. My comment was in relation to comparing to rappers who have big egos and care a lot about how their music is received. That’s it. I didn’t state my love or hate for either artist. You don’t know Wale and you certainly don’t know me so you don’t know how i think. It appears you have a hard time separating the argument from your personal feelings. Peace.

  • 2012Industry1

    First Off..this is mad corny! Second…yes, Juicy J album IS better than yours! He’s boring as all get the hell out!

  • Montezuma1

    Fcuk Complex Wale. Do you.

  • Truth Powell

    The Gifted is Wale’s worst album.
    And he just sneak dissed Juicy J smh

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  • fullyautomatic

    Wale will b happy if dey can redo DA list…jus put him number 50

  • Sean Taylor

    Nigga bad and tough now since he’s with MMG? He wasn’t knocking niggas out in the DMV.

  • Verystupid

    Wale better tuck his tampon string for real. Maybe we can get lucky and Suge will be there and can hold him out the window.

  • musicbusiness advisors

    He’s SOFTER than puppy ears! A COTTON BALL got more balls than this fruit!!!! That’s THE WAY to get on critics WORST ALBUM OF THE YEAR LIST! Yeah JUICY J is Kickin’ your perfumed azz!!!!! ALL DAY LONG……………

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  • Da Ledgendary

    It is not smart to threaten white people on a recorded conversation. White people take threats from niggas serious. Though he obviously is not going to do shit. If he was he would just do it. And why does Wale care about being on a list in some white people’s magazine? Next he gone scream on Maxim for not putting him on the cover?

    • atle fjeldstad

      He`s right! that`s exactly how all white people are.. I would`t have said shit if you didm`t have to write white people 3 times in 5 sentences..

      • Da Ledgendary

        I know I’m right. What are you saying? someone. I spoke a fact. And last time I checked people said whatever they wanted on here. I didn’t say anything disrespectful anyway. Complex magazine is a white pop culture mag, not a hip hop magazine, and no serious hip hop person takes their “hip hop list” serious anyway. My point is Wale gets no points for phone-thuggin someone that he knows poses no threat to him over some irrelevant list. He’s incriminating himself for nothing. That’ll be like Nas getting in his feelings over Spin magazine rating Waka Flaka’s cd over his shit. It means nothing at the end of the day.

    • White people rule the world!!! They earned it.

      • Da Ledgendary

        lol! White people didn’t earn shit, they stole shit. Now stop trolling.

      • they earned it by starting wars and … WINNING!!!! Dont be a hater. Gotta admit those white people are the real hustlas.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        Charlie – white people share child porn files by the millions every day

      • michael jackson? oh wait he was…. BLACK!!!

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        Charlie – m j? one person ? – go to child porn sites RITE NOW – and see the MILLIONS of you white weezils sharing child porn files EVERY DAY !

      • yeah… n u think none are black? or non white? u crazy.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        the Millions daily on child porn sites are produced, filmed and shared by all white people – look at the people idiot, there’s your proof – EVERY American city conducts fake child-for-sex Stings – and have to stop after ONE hour – to process all the YOU white molesters that show up

      • ayo dumbass, theres a LOT more white people then there are black people so naturally there will be more white people, (common sense)

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        Charlie – hey shit head – vacation countries like Monterrey, that have legal child prostitution has a vacation industry, because of all the white people that vacation there to legally have sex with children

      • oh all the white people?? so all white people take a pedo vaction during their lifetime hahahahahahah yeah i heard all black people have sex with their own kids and that accepted, u know cant snitch.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        your lieing, laughing, and tryna cover up is typical of you white’s pedofile behavior – all of you have covered up for the molestation your familes have done – but you can’t hide from all these proofs – I Vow to catch you sneeking up behind kids – and blast 10 bullets in your ass

      • black people just dont report it when they get molested or catch a molestor, cause yall dont wanna snitch. theres more pedos in the black community then any where in the world. most black parents sell their daughters for purple soda

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        how many blacks you know – none – your a nobody that nobody wants to know – but, as a molester, you a constant Liar, like you know somebody – your Lieing is only fooled by those children – this semi- automatic is the only talk your pedofile ass will get when I catch you and your family sneeking on them – DEATH as Revenge is coming for you Pedofile !!

      • tell your black friends to stop playing wit dem young fat girls… n by god man call the cops on them! not snitching on pedos is killing your community!!!

      • golder1

        They stole it. their is a difference. they might have ruled shit back in the day but white people are becoming the minority. My My how the tables have turned

      • you should go check the percentages of whites tp everyone else here in america…. yeah… they run shit! lol god dumb people got me sounding like a racist cause they cant handle da truth in a comment section.. smh

      • dbfromdc

        charlie you are an idiot, they are more people of color in the united states (black, brown and other )than they are white people dummy, so yes WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE NEW MINORITY!!!!!!!!

  • Walwyn Morgan

    I was more suprised Jay didnt make that list. Just didnt seem right. Wale, could care less if you made or not lol

    • John Q. Public

      Jay is on the list

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  • BigHomie337

    Dude like 5’6 plus he soft and paranoid. If I was dude on the phone I would’ve told him come down here and catch that fade. Nigga had a Kanye moment.

    • baller187

      look at my statement above i feel ya brah, he has little mans complex

  • Havoc Wreaka III

    After the phone call Wale wrote a poem then cried in the car

  • Jason Mazur

    The bullshit is where he calls out another artist and basically says his album is wacker….Juicy J should knock his ass out

  • YaheardSyndicate

    You know sometimes, peoples albums just arent that good. Just try to make a better album. You can buy adds, radio spins, and video plays, but you cant buy people in to liking your music. Maybe people just dont like your album.

    • golder1

      People did like his album. It sold more than Juicy J who lyrically can be laughed at. Wale Gifted is gold. Juice J album isnt even close to saling that much. Juicy J has great production but his lyrics are horrible

      • YaheardSyndicate

        juicy j has an oscar. Wale, works for Rick Ross.

      • therealjjohnson

        An Oscar for “Whoop that trick”…

    • DJ7

      I partially disagree…The sh*t that’s out there right now has been sold to the sleepy public as authentic and they are buying it hook line and sinker…If the heads at the top truly wanted Wale to be the next “it” rapper…it will be so. People will eventually buy in and the rest is history, if you need proof….turn on the box…be it radio or tel a lie vision

      • YaheardSyndicate

        The radio plays what the people want. When the people wanted Lauryn Hill she sold 15 million, when the people want Nicki Minaj she sells millions. Radio plays what the people want. The people used to want Chuck D and fight the power, now they want some b.s. Wale only appears to stand out as a lyricist because look who he’s standing against. Wale is lyrically like one of them groups Trends of Culture, he’s not even on the Bushbabies level.

      • DJ7

        Again, i hear you b.u.t. i partially disagree with your assessment…Long story short…radio does the dictating, not the other way around…I know this from many years of field experience fam…The business model for radio has since changed since the days of the PE’s and Lauren Hill’s (for the worst IMO) Big business took over thus the “Corporate” sound…Gone are the days of the mix show…Real mix shows, when DJ’s actually broke records organically….not that bs of today where the so called DJ mixes the same sh*t we just heard all day, everyday…that’s called corporate programming….dictating to you what you like and think you want to hear…it’s not a coincidence that the top 7 @ 7…8 @ 8 or 9 @ 9 is the same sh*t you just heard 10 min ago? Pete and repeat…youngins nowadays are so dumbed down that it’s the norm and accepted without challenge….so called “old heads” know better and speak out yet are labeled bitter by those who know not….as for Wale…he’s alright…nothing special when compared to the legends b.u.t. he’s holding his own in this current crop…sure he’s a bit emo b.u.t. at times aren’t all humans?

        *edit* again, this is just the short version

  • baller187

    its really funny that wale starts as a college dropout, no tattoes, no gang affiiations. Now he is always puffin up talkin the streeet shit and has 100 tattoes trying to look tough. good music i just hate that everything really is fake though

  • AK

    The Juicy J Album was way better actually

    • brotha_man

      i agree

  • Yo Wale… you suck!!!! your a drake without buzz… only fat black chicks like u…. that not a big segment of the population…

  • CabriniGreeny

    Put that energy towards your music Wale. Don’t put your $$ and jeopardize your freedom over the media’s opinion.

  • bigdoe6

    Wale knocking out somebody? Hell will freeze over when that happens.

  • david3528

    Wale, Lupe, and Kanye should come out with a collaboration called Cry Baby

    • johnblacksad


    • RCW E-FED

      Gotta be spelled Cry Babye

  • chippc

    Let’s say for the sake of argument Complex does have some kind of biased against Wale. Does he think threatening them is gonna make them start to like his music?

  • Andy

    Who the hell is going to take complex seriously as a critic and reviewer for hip hop? C’mon man.

  • 86Jordan

    Wale’s album isn’t top 50 on your list, then Wale will threaten to knock niggas out … so many lames rapping these days. Why not just diss them on a few bars? That’s what thinking rappers used to do with media beefs.

    • golder1

      Thinking rapper dont entertain media beefs!

      • 86Jordan

        I’d have to disagree, real world examples are:

        Eminem vs Source

        Some rappers spit bars about how they should of got 5 Mics IE off the top of my head

        Big Boi’s previous lament in “Skew It on the Bar B” (from Aquemini):

        I gotta hit the Source, I need my other half a mic

        Because that Southernplayalisticadillacmuzic was a classic, right?”

  • Juicy J’s album was better than Wale’s.

    • golder1

      Not even close!

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  • Troll_E_G

    Once u realize the list is about what moves white people n middle class minorities to dance n buy out the bar….Wale makes thinking music with occasional ignorance, hes worth a mil I’m sure so he lame as Hell for wilding out about a list that won’t affect his core base…these list are not about lyrics n music that uplifts because the middle class n whites don’t relate to that as well as affluent minorities…lets b honest,it’s business n never personal

  • Jonathan Bacher

    Wale’s corny

  • YaheardSyndicate

    Im not a huge fan of ignorant ass rap but Juicy J and 3 6 are legends at this point, and sound wise, some of the most influential in the past 20 years. Every beat out right now sounds like what Juicy J was making 15 years ago. Wale will never have that kind of impact. If you listen to a Wale song, and then wait 8 minutes, you will not be able to remember one thing he said in the song.

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  • i’mreloaded!

    Here’s a hint, if you have to tell everyone how good your chit is, then it ain’t dat good. Plus, Juicy has an Oscar Wale, how bout u?

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  • Tony G.

    made urself look like an ass again…good job bro

  • TheAfroRican

    The bitch in you made you do it……

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