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 wouldve kept doing what I was doing till I found something huge [outside of Maybach Music]. Im all about standing behind my own brand instead of putting myself up under somebody elses, 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 Im doing, he said. "But Im not too focused on that. I dont do what I do just to get recognition from everybody. Thats just extra to me.
Khalifa will soon embark on his own Waken Baken tour.