Wiz Khalifa Explains Turning Down Rick Ross And Drake

Wiz Khalifa declined to align his budding stardom with two of the biggest names in Hip-Hop, Rick Ross and Drake.

The Pittsburgh native, who was already signed to Atlantic Records, said that he still would have continued to decline signing with Ross.

“I would’ve kept doing what I was doing till I found something huge [outside of Maybach Music]. I’m all about standing behind my own brand instead of putting myself up under somebody else’s,” he told VIBE.com. “[Success] might take a little bit longer and take more work, but in the end it pays off because I can stand right up there with my peers and have respect.”

Earlier this month, Drake offered Khalifa an opportunity to tour, but Khalifa passed on the “Lightdreams and Nightmares” tour.

“I never really had too many cosigns…or no one let me know that I was on their radar, so for me, all of this is cool and lets me know that I need to keep doing what I’m doing,” he said. “But I’m not too focused on that. I don’t do what I do just to get recognition from everybody. That’s just extra to me.”

Khalifa will soon embark on his own Waken Baken tour.

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