"LoveHate Thing" rapper writes a thoughtful response to his MMG brethren.
The round and round between Meek Mill and Wale has taken another turn. Early Tuesday morning (July 8), Meek blasted his MMG cohort for not tweeting about his new album, and in response, Wale is brushing off claims that he's not loyal to the crew.
In an Instagram post this afternoon, Wale proved that he did in fact show support to Meek, roughly seven weeks ago, for his "I Don't Know" single. The D.C. repper reposted a screen shot of the image, along with a lengthy yet thoughtful explanation. "I wrote a long a-- post day before his single dropped," he pointed out. "Mariah record dropped nobody said a word I didn't care .. I still don't... I carry myself with confidence and humility."
Wale said that he doesn't "fit the mold" of rap stereotypes, and therefore tries to keep his interviews and comments light hearted. "... If I'm tryna spruce an interview up to show that we not tryn be 'serious tough guys' on the red carpet Or try to be a bit more engaging to broaden our audience forgive me," he wrote. "I never wanted anybody to think we take ourselves THAT serious. (Were rappers )I don't need to take anybody shine.. Or hate on anybody . I walk in a completely different world .. Where I look for slp jeans and Shanghai dunks online and know what 'kayfabe' means."
He continued, "I check nbadraft.net daily . I'm on whatculture allll day I enjoy s---t like that. I play f---in Zelda and f---k wit b----es who teach yoga and paint... I get it . I'm different . I always embrace that s---.. I encourage y'all to embrace what y'all like or the person y'all wanna be.. I text n----s happy Father's Day and get no reply .. I laugh it off .. I laugh at how I write songs about 'chain music' and y'all get lost or '600benzz' i like to have fun with our culture. Because I beleive I add THAT to a 'gangster rap' faction. I made my opportunity work for me that way. I write poems . I watch wwe . I collect kicks. I'm sensitive ok. Maybe bi polar. But one thjng I'm not is a hater."
He ended with a shot perhaps directed at Meek's apparent misinterpretation of him, and a quick Seinfeld reference. "I'm me and I'll be me and do this s--- wit my 'dew' till I don't wanna do it. I encourage you to wake up soon as you find time. This was a post about #nothin."
Meek has stopped airing out his feelings on Twitter, for the time being.
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