Fresh off the release of his newest album, Wiz Khalifa is yearning for a change of image and wants people to stop thinking of him as a weed head.
According to BET, Wiz Khalifa wants to be stripped of the stigma which labels him as a stoner and weed head.
Khalifa is open about his use of cannabis, and he has claimed in many interviews that he spends $10,000 a month on cannabis.
In an interview with HardKnockTV, the Pittsburgh native says he wants to not be solely labeled a weed head rapper and believes that once he expands his endeavors beyond music, the label will start to peel off.
“I kind of want to break the stigma of everything I do is like a ‘stoner this’ or a ‘weed head’ that, which is cool, that’s what I built my marketing and my brand [around], but, at the end of the day, everyone who is successful in film or in music gets high and they don’t look at them as the stoner.”
Wiz Khalifa has been in a bit of a transition, having recently divorced.
The Inquisitr reported that Amber Rose walked away with $1 million and was fighting for custody of their son after the two ended their one year marriage.
The rapper has been busy since the divorce and is currently on tour for his Blacc Hollywood Big Secret album tour.
Blacc Hollywood is the fifth studio album by Wiz Khalifa. The album was released on August 18 in North America by Rostrum Records and Atlantic Records.
The album features guest appearances by Taylor Gang members Juicy J, Ty Dolla Sign, Chevy Woods, and Project Pat, along with Ghost Loft, Snoop Dogg, ScHoolboy Q, Nas, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Curren$y, Pimp C and Jeezy. It was supported by the singles “We Dem Boyz”, “KK”, “You and Your Friends”, “Stayin Out All Night”, “Promises” and “So High”.
The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 90,453 copies in the United States, making it his first album to take the top spot in its first week. In its fourth week, the album dropped to number 23 on the chart, selling 11,934 copies. As of October 29, 2014, the album has sold 190,000 copies. In Canada, the album debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 5,300 copies.
The album has received mixed reviews from music critics, with most of them taking jabs at the very stoner image that Wiz Khalifa is trying to shake.
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