Wiz Khalifa became untethered during a recent concert in Los Angeles and exploded on two DJs providing support for the show.
According to a tweet posted by No Jumper, the incident took place at the Poppy Night Club where DJ Mike Danger and MC Tron were also on the bill.
In the video clip, Khalifa screams at them in front of the audience and was apparently incensed they weren’t playing any selections from his latest album Multiverse, which was released on Friday (July 29).
“Bitch ass n-gga, if you wanna fight, n-gga we can do it,” he says. “Y’all n-ggs suck, don’t hug me bitch. Y’all n-ggas suck. Play my new shit n-gga, play it n-gga, play ‘Bad Ass Bitches.’ Y’all are horrible DJs. I came here tonight to promote for y’all and have a good ass time and have a great time, but you know what I’m not gonna do?
“I’m not gonna sit here and let these hoe ass n-ggas act like this shit is acceptable. I’m a real ass n-ggas dawg. My album just came out today. My album just came out today, play my new shit dawg.”
— No Jumper (@nojumper) July 31, 2022
Wiz Khalifa’s rant elicited a passionate response from several famous names in the turntablist community, including DJ Rob Swift of the X-Ecutioners. Taking to Instagram on Sunday night (July 31), the veteran DJ called out the weed-friendly rapper for his false sense of entitlement.
“The arrogance from @wizkhalifa towards the house DJs in this video encapsulates the puffed up sense of importance from a lot of you rappers,” he wrote. “I don’t know what it is about holding a microphone to your mouth that gives rappers like @wizkhalifa a sense of grandiosity but let me be the first one to say, I’ve sat behind the scenes with many of y’all and I see right through the act. Most of y’all are insecure, can’t fight and none of y’all are killers, that’s for sure!
“With the recent awareness surrounding Mental Health, I’d be interested in reading a study comparing the level of mental illness among rappers like @wizkhalifa versus their DJ counterparts. I’d bet my savings account rappers like @wizkhalifa would win that battle!
He concluded: “Rappers like @wizkhalifa have this false sense of entitlement. They require more admiration from fans than these IG models. It’s insane!”
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Longtime Oakland-based DJ Platurn also had a few words for Wiz Khalifa, tweeting, “Wiz Khalifa sucks as a rapper and clearly he’s an even shittier person…this situation is clear insight into what DJing has turned into in modern times…anyone that doesn’t protect their talent when they’re being accosted is a bullshit fuckin’ venue…those DJs should have left.”
wiz khalifa sucks as a rapper and clearly he’s an even shittier person…this situation is clear insight into what djing has turned into in modern times…anyone that doesn’t protect their talent when they’re being accosted is a bullshit fuckin’ venue…those djs should have left
— the 4️⃣5️⃣ viking (@Platurn) August 1, 2022
Swift later headed to Twitter where he had a little Hip Hop history lesson for Wiz Khalifa: “Rappers like @wizkhalifa actually expect DJs to recognize them as superior which is crazy to me cause DJs started this whole entire culture. So actually, DJs are superior to rappers!”
Rappers like @wizkhalifa actually expect DJs to recognize them as superior which is crazy to me cause DJs started this whole entire culture. So actually, DJs are superior to rappers! pic.twitter.com/YJOlBmRQD5
— BROLICARM (@DJROBSWIFT) August 1, 2022
In other Wiz news, the rapper has stated that he believes Hip Hop is trapped “in a box” because of the current divide between old and new generations.
Having just dropped off his latest funk-infused album Multiverse, the Taylor Gang head sat down for an interview with XXL where he spoke about the lush live instrumentals he relied on for the backdrop of the project.
He said he made the decision to do this because he wanted to show the younger generation a different “musical experience” than they’re used to.
“It just reminds people of different musical experiences,” he told the outlet. “Right now, we’re kind of in a box just because the younger generation, they haven’t really experienced the things that we went through, you know what I mean? So, it’s like, to give them that option so they can feel it and know what it feels like.”
He continued: “That’s not to say that anything is right or wrong or better or worse, but it’s just to give you that experience and involve you into it, and to give you a chance to get that on a heightened level.”