XXcLusive: Wiz Khalifa Respecfully Declines Drake’s Offer to Tour

Last night (Aug. 19), Drake took to UStream to speak on his upcoming Light Dreams and Nightmares tour. During the broadcast, Drizzy said he wanted Wiz Khalifa to join him and Clipse on their national outing next month. XXLMag.com just got off the phone with the Pittsburgh MC, who says, though he’s honored, he respectfully declines, due to his own solo Waken Baken tour kicking off at the same time.

“Just the fact of cuz even extending his hand and me being on his radar is tight, to me,” he said. “It just lets me know that I’m doin’ what I need to be doin’ as far as stayin’ relevant and stayin’ poppin’. But I think to keep me poppin’ and keep me relevant I gotta stay buildin’ on top of what I’m doin’ and what I been doin’. No disrespect to cuz or anybody else who might wanna see me do some more collaborative things, but to keep buildin’ and keep my brand as strong as what it is, I gotta keep focusin’ on what it is. This is my first tour that I got comin’ up, the Waken Baken tour, I gotta at least kick that off and make that it what it is so we can do ten more.”

The 2010 XXL Freshman joked that when he can earn as much money as the Young Money star did last year, then they can tour. “I’m real happy for Drake and real proud of Drake, “ he said. “I was lookin’ on the Internet and that made $10 million this year. So maybe when I make $10 Million then we can tour. “

“We can do like some special dates or some surprise guest type thing, but I need 10 mil’, too, Drake,” he added laughing.

While Wiz won’t be on the bill for Light Dreams and Nightmares, he says he would love to meet the Canadian rapper/singer. “I really want to meet him and chop it up with him,” he said. “I wanna meet him, chop it up, smoke one with him and who knows what could happen. But it’s all positive right now.”

The Waken Baken tour will kick off on September 16 at Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theatre and will make two stops in Canada. Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T. will make guest appearances as well.

For a full listing of scheduled dates, hit up Wiz’s MySpace page here. —Jesse Gissen

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  • dipinthemix

    dip it

    • xxl staff

      wow nigga u gay

      • POTHEAD

        fuck all you wiz haters drake cold but y play bench warmer and you a starter y tour wit when you got a tour of ya own plus he got the fun base to decline a drake tour

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  • Anonymous

    g shyt a nigga need cash

  • Sha

    Anyone could smell that fake-ass invite a mile away. The only reason he invited dude is because MTV dubbed the dude the next “It” emcee. Drake tried to capitalize. He tried to generate revenue for the underground…. And meanwhile backstage I am sure he would have been kicking the politics to drain some of his shine for Drake’s soon to be on deck artists. Good look Khalifa. You passed stage one. Keep it going. Wait till the blue ghosts get faster and chase you more around the maze.

    • DWILS407

      i say what he did was very tastefully done, he kept it g as fuck, i hope spitta tells him what the whole ym crew is about and helps steer him clear of the bullshit cause he will see better days than ym has ever seen, believe that.

    • West Bmore

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  • Anonymous

    WIZ i feel ya on dat one u got build on your empire before u compliment someone else empire.. but on a side note stay tune to YUNG K.D. from broward dat boi snappin and jus waitin on the right ears to hear him out…. look him up on youtube or on facebook…

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  • Anonymous

    lets get it wiz do u before u go and do other projects good choie fam u already had ur shit in the works…but thats a good look drizzy wantin u on his tour u kno ur on the rise now fam

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  • Button

    Do your thing wiz you will come out on top, taylor gang or give it up to drake pshh

  • Youg Jerz

    Thats whats up right there

    Considering that Wiz and Spitta are cool, i wonder what would happen if when that nigga Wayne gets out of can and says he wants to work with Wiz…what will Wiz do then?

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  • Anonymous

    wiz, good look, fuck all the haters. Get your paper up, builr your own brand. Definitely don’t need to ride drake’s coattails. Stay on your grind, doin big things! TGOD

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  • Anonymous

    wiz rite for not going on tour wit that illumanti piece of shyt

  • Anonymous

    man make yo money…. Fuck drake. U better anywayz. T@ylor g@ng…nigga

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  • 4ever12win

    smart choice by my man here he’s gonna keep doin it himself, started his own gang stick wit the planes nd the taylor gang ha

  • Q461

    Wiz dont really need Drake…. He got a whole fanbase already…. I think its dope Drake reached out though….these new cats ain’t beefin with each other they tryin to work together…. Also Spitta aint got no beef with Wayne… he’s just happier in his new situation, he’s said it many times…. I think Spitta, Wayne, Wiz and Drake could make a dope collabo actually…..

  • Boi

    Wiz too DAMN SMART…even tho Wiz declined da tour i think he wudda took over dat whole tour…he better than WASHED UP Drake…LOL…TAYLOR GANG OR TOUR W DRAKE!!!!!!LMAO…no disrespect to da Clipse…Wiz keep it G..FLY W DA JETS NIGGA…n let eything play out…ull get dat money…MOST IMPORTANTLY…DNT GO COMMERCIAL LIKE DRAKE PUNKASS…OKKAAAYYYYYYY….

  • b00g

    wiz, smart choice bro! i would hav did the same…but i think yu should get on that collaboration with drake tho man..that shit would be fire and no disrespect but it will lift taylor gang and get ur name out there more!

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  • chitown

    i am so delighted that wiz declined to work wit wiz. its a little plan of young money. young money better not ever try to sign wiz or do anything. i already know wat they’re up to. and i really do like drake. he’s bout the only person out of young money that i actually like but im disappointed that he’s part of young money. i dnt need wiz going commercial on me; especially since he’s bout the only rapper we have left out here. i love u wiz, but try to stay out of bull shit’s way please

  • Gio

    I respect Wiz decision, but what a dumbass. We all know in this game its not about who you are its about who you know! Look at cats like Lupe and others who can easily murder anyone today, but because they are too proud to sell out they remain grounded from doing it big!

  • Anonymous

    got my ticket already! sep26 toronto!

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    SALUTE to the homie Wiz for that powermove

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  • Anonymous

    drake trynna take wiz shine!

  • art of war

    He did that as a manuever to elevate his greatness. To me though, they should do business. Real Niggas do that. Look at Cam and Jada. In this scenario …….

  • young g

    i get u family

  • T$

    Damn, i thought i was the only one glad Wiz Declined.!! Do yo own thang mahn…
    JetsxTaylor GAng!

  • oscarcaliluv

    nice fuk drake

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  • Anonymous

    The reason he didn’t take this tour is because he was working on his album that’s supposed to come out in 2011.

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  • WIz ALl DAy

    Yuu Did A Good Job Dat Nigga Drake B Coming Out With Dem Fake AZz Love Songs But Yuu Keep It Real Wiz


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