Wale Gets Real About Love, Relationships, And His Desire To One Day Become A Father

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June 26, 2013 ‐ By La Truly
Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Rapper, Wale, stopped by Nitecap with Peter Bailey to discuss life and love and his newest album, “The Gifted” which dropped yesterday to rave reviews.

He says that he is trying to understand and navigate love and that he is eager to become a father because he has lots of love to give his future children. He also admitted that his own selfishness is the main reason he can’t settle down right now. That’s pretty honest and self-aware of him, right? Check out what he said:

On why he can’t seem to settle down:

“[…] Because of my attitude, my greed. The nature of a man I embody that. I’m a living embodiment of all the flaws, greed, the selfishness. I’ve got all of those things. I’m just knowledgeable enough to speak on them and I’m secure with where I am in my life. A lot of men keep it inside or are living in denial. I just live my life that way.”

On love:

“I went through years at a time where I didn’t even really believe in it. I thought it was all chance and chemical imbalance. It was kinda euphoria, when it’s like the right time, the right place, the right shape, the right situation. When you think something is going on in your mind and in your heart but in actuality it’s all lust. As I’m growing I’m still trying to figure out what love is to me. But I think it is different to everybody though. I really do think there’s a different internal definition that’s beyond words for everybody [and] for what love is. There’s relationships where people really can feel love but there not magnums. So, everybody’s description of love might be different and I’m still trying to figure it out.”

On showing emotion:

“Emotion is a taboo in hip-hop. I don’t know when that started. But I just feel like we are supposed to be poets and we cant sing and do all that – emotion is suppose to come through our words. So when you take that emotion away, you’ve got a bunch of s**t that’s monotone and you’re not really feeling nothing. […] I feel like emotion is good in hip hop. [They'll say being emotional] is like being a woman or whatever. That’s how it is. […] I’ve come to grips with the fact that I’m kind of an emotional person. That’s what makes me make songs like “Lotus Flower Bomb” or a lot of things people fell in love with on my mixtape.”

How do you feel about his candor? Do you agree with his philosophy on Black men, hip-hop and love?

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  • marie

    actually I feel him when he speaks about selfishness. I am a 26 year old female and even though I would have loooooooooved to have a long term relationship like everybody around me, I have not been feeling ready to commit because I needed to be selfish.. I needed to do me first if I wanted to be secure and focused in my future relationship. I really do my best to listen to myself, to be self-aware as you say… I don’t want to have any regrets when I will settle down

  • driven

    Wale marry me! so we can have passionate conversations and intense….O_0

    • Na Na

      Lol I know right!

  • Reese

    Gosh, I love Wale had the opportunity to meet him this past Friday night he was definitely a sweetheart. I love his poetic side I wish he’d get back to that side. Because Lord knows Diary speaks to my soul.

    • Ms. Kameria

      I like Wale as well. I would love a chance just to sit and converse with him- to pick his brain and talk life.

      • Reese

        I think this is how most females feel about him. He seems really intelligent and sincere.

  • Na Na

    Fat shouts to that LDRS hat he got on! Chicago in this bish!

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