Wiz Khalifa is excited to embark on a summer tour with Mac Miller — or is he? MTV News caught up with the Rolling Papers MC on the set of Maroon 5’s “Payphone” video shoot in Los Angeles, where he talked about the upcoming Under the Influence of Music Tour.
“Mac’s my man,” Wiz said, before he jokingly backtracked. “Actually, I really don’t like him like that. That’s why I usually try to stay away from him. There’s no way I could avoid him for too much longer, so they made me go on tour with him.”
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Khalifa and Miller both hail from Pittsburgh, and are both signed to local independent label Rostrum Records. Despite the duo’s close proximity, the two MCs don’t have a ton of collaborations under their belts. The pair hooked up on “Keep Floatin’,” a track off of Mac’s 2011 mixtape Best Day Ever, and on 2009’s “Cruise Control.” Next up is the Under the Influence of Music Tour, which kicks off July 26 in Cincinnati. “It means everything, Mac’s my little homey. It’s good for his fans; it’s good for everybody who’ve been wanting to see us do what we do together,” Wiz said.
TDE’s Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods are also on the bill. “Chevy’s my guy. I grew up with him so I know he’s gonna bring a lot of crazy energy,” Khalifa promised. “Kendrick and Schoolboy got a bunch of fans on their own and people that they’re gonna entertain as well, so I think it’s just gonna bring a lot of different worlds together as well as create some new energy that hasn’t been done before.”
Kendrick, who spoke with MTV News earlier this week, says he is pumped for the upcoming run. “Man, I’m anticipating a whole bunch of energy. They gonna let me down if I don’t get the energy,” he said. “I gotta get a whole bunch of wild motherf—ers who just wanna party and hear good music.”
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