(AllHipHop News) Wiz Khalifa is doing it for the Vine. In an interview at Webster Hall prior to his private SiriusXM show this past Monday (August 3rd), Wiz explained how some of his album will be geared toward social media, addresses Vanilla Ice’s displeasure in Wiz’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle song and more.
Vine has over 40 million registered users and tens of millions of users who actively post and view media on the social media site. According to Wiz during his interview with DJ Whoo Kid, he’s kept his eye on the social media platform and has structured his album accordingly:
I just want to be the best of the best however I feel. There’s song on the album, like “A*s Drop” that are inspired by Vine. The Vine comps and just knowing that so much music gets popping off of Vine comps and people looking at a*s shaking. So it’s like, I’m going to make a song that’s going to go crazy on Vine on my album. Gearing it towards that, towards the youth.
Last week, Vanilla Ice voiced his disinterest in Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and Juicy J’s “Shellshocked” song for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. Wiz not only is not offended by Vanilla Ice’s comments but feels Ice should understand how that type of judgment feels based on the reception to his 1991 “Ninja Rap” song:
I respect his opinion. I don’t have beef with Vanilla Ice. He just said he doesn’t like the song. Which is cool because I greew up listening to ‘Ninja Rap’ and there was probably a lot of people who thought that was corny at that time too. But he stuck with it. And that’s part of my childhood.
Check out the full interview below: