Wiz Khalifa – “Rolling Papers 2” Is a Full-Course Meal | The Daily Show

Wiz Khalifa – “Rolling Papers 2” Is a Full-Course Meal | The Daily Show

November 4, 2019 100 By William Morgan


My guest tonight
is a multi platinum-selling
recording artist
whose new album is called
Rolling Papers II.
Please welcome Wiz Khalifa.
(cheering and applause)
Sit right here?
Welcome to the show.
What’s up, dude?
This is the second time.
-So, you-you– I met you
backstage now, -Yeah.
and I got high just meeting you.
That’s awesome.
And I’m not joking,
this is the second time.
There was one time I was
flying out of L.A.
-and you were ahead of me
in the TSA line. -Okay.
And you had to, like,
take everything off.
You had, like,
hoodies and all that,
and you were, like,
taking it all off,
-and I’m standing behind you.
-Yeah.
And it smelled like
every Snoop Dogg album.
Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
And I remember, I was like,
“Oh, I’m high.”
And this is, like,
the second time.
Is this, like, you do this
everywhere you go?
-You inspire people? -Yeah.
Well, I want people to get…
-I want you to get stoned
for free. -Right.
-Do you know what I’m saying?
-I like that.
-Exactly. So it’s just–
-I like that.
I’m the homie,
you know what I mean?
-Humanitarian.
-Yeah.
That’s who Wiz Khalifa is.
(laughter)
Um, before-before we get
into the weed,
-let’s talk about the album,
though. -Yeah.
Rolling Papers II.
-Um, 25 songs on the album.
-Mm-hmm.
That’s-that’s a lot of songs.
Is that something
you always planned?
Why did you want to have
25 songs on the album?
Um, I’ve been working on this
album for, like,
three, close to four years,
and early in the process,
I asked my fans, like,
should I make it
a double album or not?
And they all told me that I
should make it a double album.
So it was always my intention
to release a lot of music.
I just had to figure out a way
to make it flow,
and a way to, you know,
put it all together.
But, yeah, I definitely wanted
to give people
-a full course meal.
-Right.
And when-when–
like, when you’re–
Is this like weed-talk now?
Is that what we’re doing?
Well, I just ate a
turkey burger, so you know.
(laughter)
You announced the album, right?
You had the release date
on Instagram and everything,
and you had a video
of you bowling,
saying “I’m good at everything.”
-Yeah, yeah. Yep. Yeah.
-That’s what…
Are you a better rapper
or bowler?
Well, I think I’m a better
rapper than a bowler
because I’ve got better
rap stats,
but I haven’t had a perfect
bowling game yet.
-So I’m almost there.
-Okay. Okay.
-Oh, but you’re good, though.
-Oh, yeah.
My highest score is, like,
280-something.
-Are you serious?
-Yeah, yeah. Yep.
-I’m almost there. -Have you got
your own bowling shoes?
I’ve got shoes, the ball,
we got shirts,
we got a team.
It’s lit. (laughs)
And do you bowl high?
Stoned?
Yeah, I…
No, I genuinely just want
to know.
-I’m like… -You don’t want
to see me bowl sober.
-Oh. Oh, so, like, your talent
comes from the… -Yeah.
-Okay. Yeah.
-From the pot.
-I like that. All right.
-Yeah.
It’s been seven years
since your first studio album,
Rolling Papers.
Why has it taken so long?
Uh, well…
I’ve just been
growing-growing pot.
(laughter)
But, uh, for real,
for real, like,
-I have a really
extensive catalog. -Right.
It’s really, really long,
so I’ve been just, you know,
-satisfying everybody
on every… -I’m with you.
You know what I mean? And now
I’m back with another album
where it’s like, okay,
let’s-let’s get back to–
and then create another ten,
15 years of legacy.
And people think you’re joking
about growing pot,
-but you, you are really big
-Mm-hmm.
-into the legalization
of weed. -Absolutely.
You have a business,
Khalifa Kush.
-Yes, sir.
-Right.
Um, how is
the weed business going?
-Is it as booming as people say
it is? -Absolutely.
It’s really good,
and it’s… (chuckles)
It’s super cool because, um,
people are not as afraid of pot
-as they used to be.
-Right.
So it’s, like, they-they
ingest it in different ways.
They eat it. It’s cream.
It’s, like, CBD,
where they’ve taken the THC,
which got you stoned.
-(chuckles) They took that…
they took that out. -(laughs)
And now you can just enjoy
-the medicinal effects of it,
as well. -Right.
-So you have a choice.
-Have you found, like,
people reacting differently?
‘Cause, I mean, like you say,
people used to have this idea
of, like, rappers and weed.
-It was, like, this thing.
-Mm-hmm.
Or, you know, like,
it was, like, the hippies
-that smoke the weed.
-Mm-hmm, right.
Have you, like, met people
who’ve changed?
-Like, you’ve seen a perception
change? -Absolutely, man.
And it’s crazy
because these are people
who probably never thought
-that they could change
their mind about it. -Right.
But just like you said,
it’s a totally different look.
And now getting stoned
is more, like, on the low.
It’s more businesspeople.
Um, you’ll see people
hitting G Pens
and doing edibles at parties,
like, really upscale parties
and things like that.
-So it’s like a glass
of wine now. -Oh, I like that.
-Yeah. I had some wine in the
back. -Would you recommend…
-Yeah. Would you…
-(both laugh)
-So, as a father, as a father…
-(laughing)
(laughter)
(cheering and applause)
As a dad, would you
let your kid smoke weed?
When he gets to the legal age,
absolutely.
-Oh, yeah? Yeah.
-Absolutely.
-Does he know you smoke weed?
-Absolutely.
-(laughs)
-How does he know?
-Like…
-It’s hard not to know.
(laughter)
Oh, before I let you go,
I wanted to talk to you
-about, um, your body.
-Yeah.
The, um… No, this became
a big thing online.
-Mm-hmm. -You know,
Wiz Khalifa was always known
for being, like,
this scraggly dude.
-Like, you were really tall.
Six-foot-four, I think. -Yeah.
Really, really skinny.
We’d always see you
with your top off.
And then one day
there was a picture
of you on the Internet,
and it looked
-like someone had Photoshopped
buffness onto you. -(laughs)
No, but you, like,
you started working out, though.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah.
-You put on what, 30 pounds?
30 pounds, absolutely.
-You look like you work out,
too, man. -No.
I just eat.
-No, but how did you…
-You’re kind of like this
-in that suit, though, man.
-But how did you get…
How did you get 30 pounds
on you? What did you…
Like, what did you do,
and how did you
-just get into working out?
-I joined a gym in L.A.
-It’s called Unbreakable.
-Right.
They put me on a meal plan
and diet and all of that stuff,
and they really got me
to a point
where I could maintain
a solid weight
and then, you know, learn
about my body
and things like that.
And I started training
Muay Thai, as well,
-which is Thailand kickboxing.
-Right, right, right.
But there’s plenty forms of it.
Everybody has different…
But it’s like, um,
you know, those two,
the combination together–
I’ve been doing it for a year.
And that’s the cool thing
about the Internet,
is people don’t pay attention
to anything.
-So it’s like…
-(laughter)
-It’s, like,
it’s under the radar. -Right.
Then, like, one day, I’m like…
You know what I mean?
So, it’s cool, man.
I’m just happy
that everybody’s happy for me.
And it’s a lifestyle thing,
so it’s something
that I’m gonna do, like,
for the rest of my life.
So, your new album is out.
Are we gonna wait another
seven years for the next one?
-(laughs)
-Do we know?
Is it, like, is it gonna be
Khalifa Kush all the way
and then an album,
or do you see yourself
on the road,
writing something new?
I see myself making
a whole lot of music.
-I have a label, Taylor Gang.
-Right.
And I have a lot of artists
that I focus on, as well.
Chevy Woods just put out
a project called 81.
We just signed Skate.
We got a bunch of other people
who’ve been working on music.
Berner, Tuki.
We got producers like TM
and things like that.
So just as long as the music
is getting out there,
it doesn’t even matter
if it’s one of my albums.
Like, just as long
as people get stoned.
(laughter)
Rolling Papers 2
is available now,
and the Dazed & Confused–
or the Dazed & Blazed tour
-kicks off July 21.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Wiz Khalifa, everybody.