(AllHipHop News) Wale is struggling to break down the barriers to making it in Hollywood.
In addition to working on new music - the hip-hop star revealed he has been in the studio every day for the past two months - he's also been focused on making the switch to acting.
But he admitted to the publication that he's hit a few stumbling blocks in the process.
“Right now I’m trying to get into film and there have been some walls in front of me that I wasn’t expecting, that I probably wouldn’t have had to go through five or 10 years ago,” he told Billboard backstage at the Los Angeles stop of the Careers in Entertainment Tour. “It’s a difficult industry. It’s also small.”
"There’s regular Hollywood and there’s black Hollywood and trying to find your way is tough," he admitted. "There are certain circles. There is no rhyme or reason why this person got this role or why this person is. It’s really hard to explain.”
Wale, 33, appeared on HBO show "Crashing" last season as a mixtape hustler alongside the show's star, comedian Pete Holmes.
“That was fun," he smiled. "We turned down some roles but we’re doing some things in film here and there. If we’re both lucky, you’ll see me (on screen).”