Wiz Khalifa Apologizes After Fighting DJs During L.A. Concert

Wiz Khalifa has apologized for criticizing two DJs during a recent performance in Los Angeles.

In a special edition of The Breakfast Club, DJ Drama and DJ Envy sat with Wiz Khalifa, who offered a sincere apology for his behavior at Poppy’s nightclub on Friday (July 29). “First of all, I want to apologize to all the DJs in the entire DJ community for my behavior,” began Wiz.

“I realized I went a little overboard and I’m big enough man to be like, ‘Hey, this shouldn’t have happened, this shouldn’t have happened. That’s not how business is conducted and that’s not how you convey your point of view.’ I sincerely apologize. I didn’t want to piss anyone off.”

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Wiz Khalifa — who was at Poppy’s for his “Multiverse” album release party — went on to detail his side of the story, explaining that he “got into a whole situation.” “I was scheduled to be at Poppy’s for my album release that night,” he said.

“It was officially my night. My set was supposed to be five songs. We prepare the set and put it on the flash drive […] When it came time for my performance, the singles that were given to him on the flash drive didn’t have a certain sequence with the time that I arranged it.”

Khalifa said he tried to tell the DJ Mikey Danger that it “wasn’t working out”, but as the set went on, it “got even more unprofessional” and he started to get frustrated. “Songs were playing in the middle of my songs,” he said. “It was really frustrating. I was thrilled. I showed my emotions. That’s mostly what you see in the video.

“I was definitely out of line and doing what some people would consider assaulting a DJ. That’s not in my character and that’s not how I handle things. This is not excusable. It is not defensible at all.” Wiz Khalifa said he tried to contact Mikey Danger after the incident, however, to no avail. One of her goals is to “personally apologize” to him for how he acted. Khalifa hopes to be forgiven, but understands that certain DJs still want to boycott his music.

Mikey Danger shared an Instagram post about the incident earlier in the week. “What happened in Poppy last Friday was very unfortunate and I’m still internally processing everything that was said and done to me and my team,” he wrote. “We love what we do and will always work to create a great experience at these parties for everyone in attendance.” “As someone who was raised in Los Angeles, who has built a career to entertain the people of my city, I will continue to work with my team and promoters so that the city continues to have a safe outlet to relax and vibrate with the music.”

He concluded, “At the end of the day, we are all artists and we can find ways to respectfully work together to heal these moments for our fans and community. So, as much as what happened was not good, I will continue to hope that we can eventually move forward with this experience with civility and love.”

After Wiz’s criticism on stage, the DJ community expressed their outrage. In addition to DJ Rob Swiftfrom X-ecutioners, Kid Capri said he wouldn’t have been so understanding if he’d been the person on the deck that night. “When I first met you, you were a nice guy, man. That’s why I’m a little surprised you disrespect these DJs like that,” Capri said. “These people are young guys, probably, you know, scared and nervous to play for you, happy to play for you. [Eles] They’re probably not as professional and punctual as you are, but for you to stand up and disrespect them like that, man, that was crazy.”

Kid Capri then referenced his recent Breakfast Club interview, where he talked about the lack of respect some DJs have faced over the years and how they were often seen just as someone who plays records behind an artist.

“It’s things like this [incidente do Wiz] that downplay what the DJ is,” Capri continued. “I don’t know if you were drunk or drunk or whatever the case may be, but if it was me and you talked to me like that, I would have stopped right away. And we would have dealt with it the way we had to deal with it later. But I wouldn’t have gone for that.

OG Ron C was among several Houston artists who declared a boycott against Wiz Khalifa. On Tuesday (2 August), the legend Chopped and Screwed shared a statement originally posted by DJ Jack Frost. “Houston concert promoters do not bring in Wiz Khalifa,” the statement begins. “All the DJs stop playing your music that could have been you or me. Cancel his Azz.”

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