Contact Us

B.o.B Rep Clears Up Wale Beef Rumor

Last night (May 19), B.o.B was among the performers during Washington, DC radio station 95.5 FM WPGC’s annual Birthday Bash at the 9:30 club. Following the show, rumors spread on Twitter and several gossip sites accusing the Atlanta artist of shutting down a performance from hometown hero and fellow 2009 XXL Freshman, Wale. spoke with Bobby Ray’s longtime manager, Brian “B” Rich, to set the record straight.

According to B. Rich, the gossip started after WPGC radio personality Sunni tweeted that Bob would not get on stage if Wale was in the building. Rich said the Tweet was completely uninformed. “As a manager I didn’t want Bob to go on after Wale in his hometown at the birthday bash,” he told XXL. “There’s no beef, that’s our nigga, we wanted to bring him out during our set. Bob has no idea what’s going on. He don’t mind going on after or before anybody, this is a decision I made [as a manager].”

Instead, Wale ended up making an appearance, earlier in the night, during go-go band Rare Essence’s set, since he had another concert to perform at, according to Rich. —Jesse Gissen

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for XXL Mag quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!