Wiz Khalifa caught heat recently for publicly snapping at two DJs during a performance in Los Angeles.
Sitting down DJ Drama and DJ Envy for a special edition of The Breakfast Club, the Pittsburgh rapper offered his apologies for losing his cool at Poppy nightclub.
“First of all, I want to apologize to all the DJs in the entire DJ community for my behavior,” he said. “I do realize that it was a bit much and I’m big enough man to be like, ‘Yo, that shouldn’t have happened, that shouldn’t go down.’ That’s not how business gets handled and that’s not how you get your point across. I apologize sincerely. I didn’t want to piss anybody off.”
Wiz was at Poppy for the Multiverse album release party. He also explained what happened from his perspective.
“I was booked to be at Poppy for my album release that night,” he continued. “It was officially my night. My set was to be five songs. We prepared the set and we put it on the flash drive […] When it came time to be my set, the songs that was gave to him on the flash drive, it was just a real issue with the timing.”
Khalifa added that he tried to communicate to DJ Mikey Danger, one of the DJs working that night, that things were not “going right” but as the set continued, it “got even more unprofessional.”
“Songs were playing in the middle of my songs,” he said. “It was really frustrating. I got emotional. I showed my emotions. That’s mainly what you see in the video. I was definitely out of line and touching the young man’s hat and doing what some people would consider assaulting a DJ. That’s not in my character and that’s not how I handle things. That’s not excusable. It’s not defendable in any way, shape or form.”
Additionally, Wiz Khalifa noted that he’s tried to get in touch with Mikey Danger to “personally apologize” but has been unsuccessful. Danger himself has responded to what happened last weekend, writing on Instagram: “What happened at Poppy last Friday was very unfortunate and I’m still internally processing everything that was said and done to myself and my team. We love what we do and will always work to create a great experience at these parties for everyone in attendance.
“As someone who was raised in Los Angeles, who built a career to entertain the people of my city, I’ll continue to work with my team and promoters so that the city continues to have a safe outlet to unwind and vibe to dope music,” he continued. “At the end of the day, we’re all artists and we can find ways to work together respectfully to curate these moments for our fans and community. So, as much as what happened was not okay, I’m going to keep it moving with the hopes that we can eventually move forward from this experience with civility and love.”
Watch Wiz Khalifa’s interview with The Breakfast Club below.