AUSTIN, Texas — Last month, during an appearance on ESPN, Lil Wayne discussed Wiz Khalifa’s massive Pittsburgh Steelers anthem “Black and Yellow” without actually mentioning Wiz himself.
Some speculated that Weezy’s slight was intentional, a bit of revenge for Wiz taking shots at Young Money artist Tyga. Khalifa didn’t see it that way, instead describing the omission as “a missed opportunity.”
It was a tellingly vague response, so when MTV News caught up with Wiz backstage at the mtvU Woodie Awards , we asked him to clarify his remarks. Was he returning fire at Wayne?
“Nah, not really,” Khalifa said. “[I meant] an opportunity lost, but, you know, I feel like people have a chance to speak out and acknowledge younger people or people who are grinding and coming up in the game, and they don’t always take the opportunity. That’s all that was.”
In fact, Wiz said that, if anything, he was taking the opportunity to address everyone who has slept on him in recent months.
“There’s plenty of people who’ve missed that opportunity, there’s plenty of people who went back and taken that opportunity when they missed it,” he said. “It’s never too late. It wasn’t anything negative; it just is what it is. That’s the type of person I am. I’m a realistic person, so I tend to say realistic things.”
And to further drive home the point that he wasn’t singling out Wayne, Khalifa said he’d most definitely want to work with him in the future and that he’s already moved on from the whole incident.
“I don’t know why anybody would make it personal, you know?” he laughed.
What did you think of Wayne not mentioning Wiz by name? Let us know in the comments!