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.
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