Oh, that Wiz Khalifa is so clever.
The “Black and Yellow” star followed up his breakout single, which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with “Roll Up.”
When he spoke to MTV News late last year, he teased the song as a nod to his favorite pastime — his album is called Rolling Papers
, after all.
“The next single is called ’Roll Up,’ surprisingly,” he coyly explained with a laugh.
The song, however, is anything but smoke-inducing: It’s more of the skirt-chasing variety. “I was trying to be funny, be clever as possible,” Wiz told us recently on the set of the video for “Roll Up.” “It’s for the chicks. It’s for guys to sing to chicks. And it’s just a fun song.”
In the clip, directed by Jake Davis (Drake and Trey Songz’s “Successful”), Wiz said he is “courting a female that I’m into.” Instead of real-life love interest Amber Rose, however, the Pittsburgh rapper has his sights set on the female lead in the video, Bad Boy recording artist Cassie. “It’s really, really awesome,” Wiz said of her casting.
After being named one of MTV News’ 11 for ’11 celebrities to look out for in the new year, Wiz has managed to put a lot on his plate. He’s gracing the cover of the new Rolling Stone , he’s scheduled to start the Green Carpet Tour next month, and he and Snoop Dogg are finishing up their “High School” movie and music joint effort.
But first, Wiz has to drop his album — Rolling Papers, his major-label debut, is set for a March 29 release — after a long rise to stardom for the former underground favorite.
“I been waiting to put an album out for a long time,” he said. “But I feel like now my sound, at this point, has grown and matured and it’s right where it needs to be at for people to get that perfect pull and debut record from me. I’m ready to deliver.”
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