Wiz Khalifa Covers Complex

Damn, they nailed that cover. Wiz adorns Complex’s October/November 2012 issue and the accompanying feature focuses on the balancing act he performs everday as a newly minted superstar trying to maintain and nurture the base he built as an indie artist.

Just how much does Wiz love Amber? He doesn’t even peep cell phone pictures of groupies. “Groupies? I don’t do that,” he says with disdain. “My girl said to me, ‘Baby, these bitches don’t even deserve to breathe your air.’ And I was like, ‘You know what? You right.’” Call it another sort of balancing act.

What does command Wiz’s full attention is his upcoming album. He and everyone in his camp feel confident about O.N.I.F.C.—everyone, apparently, except for Atlantic Records.

“Atlantic likes O.N.I.F.C.,” says Wiz. “But they want more obvious singles because that’s what sells it for them. My belief in the record is what sells it to me. It’s not a conflict. You just have to communicate so everybody understands it.”

Whatever you do, don’t let those clowns strongarm you into another Rolling Papers brother. Read Insanul Ahmed’s full cover story and check out a gallery by Bryce Duffy here.

Previously: Wiz Khalifa ft. Mac Miller – Goin Places

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26 Responses to “Wiz Khalifa Covers Complex”

  1. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Wiz my nigga

  2. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Bitches that know you got a girl and if they see you with ya girl they keep it moving and dont even acknolwedge you >>>

  3. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    let those clowns strongarm you into another Rolling Papers

    ^Please don’t!!!!!

  4. Das racist Says:

    This cover is cool, still think the album gon be rubbish tho.

  5. Cypher Says:

    no-sign using the word adorn in relation to niggas…

    or niggas walkin lines.. niggas need to learn to make decisions.

  6. &What?! Says:

    Best torrent websites?

    For downloading LEGAL content, obviously..

  7. S.I.C.K Says:

    True adorn is a feminine word.In this case it’s spot on. How you 6 feet 120lbs??

  8. Das racist Says:

    Seeing as though they’re gonna have to get the samples cleared for ‘Live In Concert’, are they gonna release it as an album?

  9. JDS of the Cobra Kai Dojo Says:

    Lately… Complex covers > Album covers

  10. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    the morning>>>

    ye kinda kirkt on that beat. damn.

  11. Das racist Says:

    I use kat.ph & piratebay.se for my torrent needs.

  12. S.I.C.K Says:

    My MPC is master power central
    To sleep on my instrumentals can be detrimental

  13. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Khalifa Kush >>>>>>

    Wiz winning

  14. Troyvul Says:

    Best torrent websites?

  15. &What?! Says:

    I use kat.ph & piratebay.se for my torrent needs.


    Daps. New internet connection so I’m finna see how speedy it is

  16. Troyvul Says:

    Searches all torrent sites

    Also Wiz Album will be good (hopefully)

  17. Troyvul Says:

    That Flocka is getting downloaded, non Zumba class music right there

  18. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    My MPC is master power central
    To sleep on my instrumentals can be detrimental


    Native Instruments Mashine blows the MPC right out the water

  19. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    Rolling a joint filled with his own strain of weed—dubbed Khalifa Kush—Wiz explains the difference. “Kush & Orange Juice is a classic mixtape, but it’s still a mixtape,” he says. “That mixtape is raw. I did what I wanted to do. You can’t do that on an album because other people gotta eat off that album. There’s business that goes into an album. When you do an album, you can’t separate the music from the business because it’s music business.”


  20. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    “He helped me stay out of the way of a lot of bullshit because he’s seen so much,” says Wiz of Spitta, who languished on No Limit and Cash Money before cultivating a buzz independently and signing with Warner. “He helped me with marketing and branding when we were coming up. Where I was confused, he had the answer. When he was confused, I had the answer. Curren$y helped me way more than I helped him.”

    We’re going to do O.N.I.F.C. exactly how I want to do it to see how that works. It can’t be one-sided.

    “We’re like Ryu and Ken,” adds Curren$y, who remembers the days of going half on Chinese food plates with Wiz while recording their collaborative mixtape, How Fly. “Ken had the uppercut with all the fire and shit. Ryu had a more controlled uppercut, but he’s the one that showed Ken the uppercut.”

    Curren$y cautions that Wiz’s level of success isn’t for everyone. “He’s like fucking Puff Daddy right now,” says Spitta. “People be like, ‘You should be right there with your brother.’ But I’d rather lay low and kick it. It’s super awesome to be Puff Daddy but it’s a gift and a curse.”

    Spitta >>>>>>>>>

  21. S.I.C.K Says:

    I would pull out all the technical specs and disprove FUPM but the audience wouldn’t care.Besides the nigga probably don’t own any music hardware or software. So I digress

  22. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    .Besides the nigga probably don’t own any music hardware or software. So I digress




    cant stand these type of niggas ol “i got a MPC im a “producer” i know my shit

    shut the fuck up

  23. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    I dont think a song has had the same impact yet at “I really Mean it”

    did when that shit first dropped

  24. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    The video for I Really Mean It >>>>

  25. AFGun Says:

    fuck atlantic records

  26. AFGun Says:

    why doesn’t wiz collaborate with kid cudi? that’s a classic waiting to happen

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