Philly is more East Coast than Pittsburgh. It's closer to New Jersey and New York, so the vibe is way more fast-paced.

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

Profession: Singer
Nationality: American

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Every day is new. It's just a new day. I look at six hours at a time.

I don't have problems with people, because if I do, I address it.

'Khalifa' is Arabic, it means successor, leader, shining light. My granddad is Muslim and he gave me that name.

I always envisioned myself being a rapper and being in the game and having success, but you never know what it feels like or how you're going to be when you're there.

You don't have to be a certain thing to be cool. If you're white, you don't have to act black or whatever. Just be you and know who you are.

I have an idea of who I want to be, I have a vision of my own success.

Every artist picks what they want to put out there, what image they want to portray, and what they want people to know about where they're from.

I never write from concept. The beat is the beginning, and then I fill in the rest of the song into what it should be.

I never got nervous performing my own material.

I think hip-hop is really fun right now... and that's why people are using dance beats and singing more.

I sleep on my stomach with my head under a bunch of pillows so if someone wants to come in and try to kill me they can't tell if I'm there or not, so they'll just leave.

I love my wife. We FaceTime and we talk on the phone and she travels to come see me when she can. But she works as well. But we see each other a lot more than people would think, though, because we make it happen and we love each other so much.

There's people who I admire like... Dr. Dre, Puff Daddy, Master P, people who built their stuff and are still going.

I've done a lot of work to get where I'm at, but I have to keep working.