Wale is currently on a promotional tour for his 3rd studio album The Gifted, released on June 25. The album features collaborations with Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Rihanna, J Cole, Cee-Lo Green and more including the hit single “Bad”.
Wale chopped it up with 92Q’s Rap Attack crew to talk about the excitement surrounding his new album, what the loss of Meek Mill’s protege Lil Snupe means to the future of hip hop, the departure of Tiara Thomas plus that infamous IG photo of himself, J Cole and Kendrick Lamar picstitched above Kanye, Jay Z and Nas.
‘Oh, I made that picture,” Wale admits. The rapper admits J Cole was apprehensive about him releasing the picture but he sent it out anyway. “Some people did get sensitive about it…but I was like ‘we got a album coming out. Let’s shake it up a little bit.'”