The Pittsburgh emcee respectfully elected to remain on his own tour. On Thursday, August 19th, 2010 Drake told fans through UStream that he hoped to have Wiz Khalifa on his upcoming Light Dreams And Nightmares Tour. However, due to the fact that Wiz’s “Waken Baken” Tour begins at the same time, the Pittsburgh emcee has to decline.
“Just the fact of cuz even extending his hand and me being on his radar is tight, to me”, Wiz said in a brief interview with XXLMag.com. “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 doing 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 what it is so we can do ten more.”
Khalifa joked that when he could make 10 million off of tour like Drake reportedly did last year, he would go on tour with him.
“I really want to meet him and chop it up with him,” said Wiz Khalifa of Drake. “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 begins on Thursday, September 16th at Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theatre.