“I Don’t Want To Sound Bitter”: Wale Speaks On Assistant Attacking Tiara Thomas On Twitter, And If He Still Holds A Grudge
Earlier this month, we told you about Wale’s alleged assistant taking to Twitter to try and air out Tiara Thomas. Of course, Thomas used to work very closely with rapper Wale, including on the popular track “Bad.” But despite claims by the rapper that he worked with her for two years, she went ahead and signed with Rico Love and his music management company. This, of course, Wale didn’t take well, and neither did his assistant, who went pretty berserk on social media. Here’s the exchange that occurred between the assistant, Reese, Wale and Thomas on Twitter a short while back:
It has been a few weeks and now that Wale’s new album, The Gifted has been released, he went to Power 105.1′s “The Breakfast Club” to not only talk about it, but to clear some things up about that tense exchange between all three parties on social media. Here’s what he had to say about Reese’s behavior, loyalty, and why his camp took things oh so personally:
Wale: “Reese old enough to be my mother. I can’t tell her what to say and what to do. But Reese was raised in the streets for real, so she has a specific code she goes by so it doesn’t necessarily coincide with how people do things in the music industry. She was speaking freely. I tried to tell her to stop but what you gon’ tell a woman–she gonna do what she gonna do. It f**ked with a lot of people in our circle because it was so close. They remember me spending money to fly her around, they remember me going to Joey who was at Warner at the time trying to get her a deal. They remember me taking her to Jay. They remember me taking her to Pharrell. They remember me doing all of these things.”
Angela Yee: “But no paperwork?”
Wale: “Me personally I had a different code by then. I was like, ‘You know what? You gonna mess up the chemistry if you start throwing around paperwork now. Let’s just make our music. We have an understanding, we’re gonna get it done.’”
DJ Envy: “Is that what you did with Ross?”
Wale: “Funny thing is, I wasn’t on paperwork when I did “Pandemonium.” I wasn’t on paperwork when I did “Play Your Part,” me or Meek. For real for real, I can tell you the list of people, artists, everything that was trying to undercut Ross and sign me. And tell me all the reasons why I shouldn’t sign with Ross. But, he gave me an opportunity. But at the same time, everybody wasn’t raised the same. I don’t want to sound bitter. She’s a small girl. I don’t want to sound like a bully or nothing like that, but she did what was best for her career.
I get a lot of flack for everything I do…I’ve tried to find peace in the music business…you can say ‘Wale sensitive,’ but everybody is.”
Interesting. Either way, he’s doing well and she’s doing her own thing. So while Wale and his team might still be a little salty about the situation, it’s time to keep the peace and move on. What do you think about his statements on “The Breakfast Club”?