‘You Gotta Have Some Platonic Friends:’ Wale Says Rihanna Rumor Almost Ruined Their ‘Working Relationship’
Rumors can be pretty damaging— just ask Wale. Earlier this month, the rumor mill got to spreading news that Wale and Rihanna allegedly engaged in some sort of sexual relationship. It all started when someone leaked photos of what appeared to be a private message between Wale and another Twitter user. In the message, Wale basically bragged about sleeping with Rih Rih. Now there hasn’t really been any evidence that proved the image’s authenticity, but of course it spread across the net like wildfire. During a recent interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Wale slammed the rumors and expressed that they had the potential to be really damaging to his working relationship with Rih Rih. According to his Instagram page, the two have been collaborating on a song together.
He expressed that the doctored message fiasco helped him to realize that some people are simply evil.
“I’m coming to the realization that people are just plain old evil. There has to be people like that otherwise there wouldn’t be good people in the world.
He also revealed that the rumor really grew into something huge.
“I was like ‘It got real…’ Just know it turned into a real thing. And I was like, ‘This is gonna mess up my potential working relationships’. You gotta be a sick individual to do that. Lets say I had a girl friend right now? What if I was in a committed relationship? It would’ve got real. I’m honest with my joints though.”
The “Bad” rapper went on to say that his relationship with the Bajan beauty is platonic.
“The thing about Rihanna is her realness. I can’t be really cool with a lot of girls. When you have a friend like that, that got more than you, you just gotta appreciate the friendship. You gon’ smoke alot, you gon’ chill, you gon’ dance, it’s gonna be a movie around you. You cant try and smash everything. You gotta have soem platonic friends.”
Turn the page for footage from his interview.