Wale Addresses Threatening Complex Writer + Advice Jay Z Gave Him (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Wale has cooled down. After threatening Complex writer Isanul Ahmed via phone last Wednesday (December 11th), Wale spoke with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Ebro Darden about what caused the rant, which f

After Wale admits that if in front of Isanul Ahmed, he “would’ve went at him”, the Gifted MC listed his exclusion from Grammy nominations and other publications’ year end lists as helping Complex’s snub send him over the proverbial edge. Overall, Wale says he is angered by what perceives as a ever changing scale of how music is judged:

If there’s certain scales that you’re judging people on, let those be consistent. If it’s club records, if it’s record sales. Let it be a consistent thing.

After admitting that he’s “a bit of a conspiracy theorist” the 29 year old rapper stated that his 2010 fall out with Kid Cudi During Cudi’s September 2010 cover story with Complex where he admitted to struggling with drug addiction, he infamously remarked that “It’s not a conspiracy theory. We don’t f*ck with you musically.” Wale stated he believed Complex instigated their beef even with full knowledge of Cudi’s mental state at the time:

Y’all claiming to be this man’s boy. Y’all know he’ s  in a certain space right now. It’s almost like they were perpetuating  some type of war. At this time I’m losing my first record deal so I’m in even a worse place. I remember ‘we not rocking with you musically’. It went viral.

Near the end of the interview, Wale states that his exclusion from the list made him feel he “wasnt’ worth what these other people were worth that they’re mentioning.”

Check out the full Wale interview where he addresses the advice Jay Z gave him, his future plans with music and more below:

  • therealest1

    Softy ass trying to act tough shit.

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      freedom of speech – would like to see him get stomped out for trying

  • 2012Industry1

    But…he’s missing the point that his album was boring…and people really wasn’t rocking with it. Past the first single, which was on a Mix Tape, there was nothing more that people heard worth still riding for this cat. He’s running away from the fact that 320k later, it stopped selling and no one is talking about him. Real Talk.

    • Myleage

      nah its just that Bad was such a good ass song, everything else pales to it. thats what it was for me. i dont even remember Floran or Gifted other than Bad. the album wasnt bad, but i dont think wale cud come out with a better song than Bad

      • Truth Powell

        Folarin should have been the album. All they had to do was add The Meek Mill song and Clappers and he would have made those lists.

      • Myleage

        i really liked the golden salvation song

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      but people are talking about danny brown ?? lol ijs

  • TimeWillTellu1

    your cd = drink coaster bruh

    your jewel case = blunt rolling platform

    • therealest1

      Is it even good enough for those purposes?

  • Areuserious

    Entire list was wack check it out nigga shouldnt even care about that garbage ass list abunch of underground artist was on the list most people never heard of

  • John Q. Public

    Hannible Burress retweeted sum1 who said ” wale got a Kanye West attitude, with an Obie Trice discography” … made me laugh

  • Immortal

    I wish this site would stop using MC next to any and every rappers name alive. It cheapens what it takes to be a MC. As much as I like Wale’s music he hasn’t earned the MC moniker…he’s still just another rapper.

  • Sean Taylor

    You a bama joe!!

  • i’mreloaded!

    If u gonna be in this industry, you gotta have tough skin because the media and critics love u and hate u depending on how they feelin dat day. U only as big as your last song. Get in the lab and make a better album because honestly, aside from that Bad song, I couldn’t name anymore songs from the cd.

  • brotha_man

    a threat from wale is like receiving a death threat from nick cannon ijs

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  • brotha_man

    on a another note whats up with wearing the bear hat indoors?…i swear some brothers

    • atle fjeldstad

      We call that hat bearpussy where i`m from, haha

    • Obi Won

      That’s whats popping right now in the city, not just indoors but outside of course too.
      Right Hand up —-> Guilty of doing that ish too lol

    • Arrie Mental Woodard

      do you take you hat off when you step inside every building? Most cats wear hats all day long and barely take them off. its not a big deal!

      • brotha_man

        yes i do…only because i was in the military and plus mom duke wouldnt allow that ish….. so it kinda stuck wit me..

        p.s nobody said it was a big deal. cant a brotha ask questions n e more?

  • John Doe

    i’ve stood next to this dude in potomac mills mall in va before the fame and mmg, when he was mostly local. hearing him talk tough about scrapping made me laugh. i’m just saying, scary, tough, imposing, threatening, etc are not adjectives i would associate with him. he definitely fits the description of food for any real thugs out there.

    • Splatter

      i don’t really call that talking tough. yea he did say he’d come down there but it aint like he’s rapping about doing shit. he had a phone call recorded. that wasn’t for you or me. you could be a pop rapper or soft dude but once you get disrespected you handle you business. he supposed to exude hardness and thug behavior on record first for you to know he a real nigga? that dude still from DC.

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  • Jonathan Bacher

    Sure….Fuck wale

  • Bumpy Johnson

    MMG just keep taking Ls for the past 2 years.

  • U.P.T.nw4eva

    Wale is ok. He never claimed to be a thug and I dig his music. There is music out there for everyone. To the Bamma saying you were beside him in. Potomac Mills Mall, I bet you were on your knees begging for an autograph lol. Anybody can get knocked out toughguy or not just ask Suge Knight.

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    im not leaving this comment in real life per ebro … LOL!!

  • Obi Won

    “They gonna love me for my Ambition”

    Wale is nice with word play, and can at least make a song unlike ALOT of rappers, the problem is when he talks he turns people off. He’s not as soft as drake but not as “street” as Meek Mill. I always had him as my 6th man for my top 5 of new school dudes. He coming off the bench but is the leading scorer off the bench.

    All that yapping about smacking somebody, he might have really felt that way lol, BUT as a person in the light you sound stupass. Trying to be legendary but having ambition is cool but son needs to chill out. Make the music, do your shows, get paid and live life. THE PEOPLE choose who the greats are, NOT the artist trying to force it on us.

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  • baller187

    it funny when he first started he had no tats, college droput, now he is a tough guy playing gangasta, good music but done be fake u aint a tough guy stay in your lane

    • CooL_KiD_305

      I don’t think he playing a tuff guy he just wants his music appreciated.

      • baller187

        hey, i back the guy but if u gonna spit at everyone thats fine as long as you back it up, now he failed there is no recoarse now

    • Splatter

      he’s being a tough guy?? you sound like one of his haters.

      • baller187

        you another lame i deal with them all the time

  • Splatter

    damn this guy got a lot of haters. i don’t know if he strong enough to deal with criticism. he may go the independent route one day.