When you're from the East Coast or you're from the South, people expect you to sound a certain way. So if you don't sound that way, people won't label you as that type of artist. For me, I had a whole new lane to create for myself being from Pittsburgh and being a Midwest artist.

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

Profession: Singer
Nationality: American

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I never want to confuse people or go over their heads.

Whatever I do, I do it because I want to do it and because it's completely, 100% me.

I love tattoos.

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 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.

My live performance, it just comes from feeling an energy and emotion from the crowd.

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.

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 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.

Even with whatever people want to label me with, there are so many other sides to me.

I don't consider myself an A-list celebrity or a big dog, but every time I meet somebody, even rappers who've been in the game for years... they're like, 'Man, I'm trying to get on your level.'

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

I think wherever you go, when people hear good music, they will react to it.

Yeah, baggy jeans are done. Nobody wants to wear big, baggy jeans. Baggy jeans are completely over with.