American rapper Wiz Khalifa says that he’s grown out of wearing expensive jewelry and values other things in life.
Additionally, he says that it helps him stay safe with gun violence as common as it is nowadays.
Khalifa spoke about the decision during a recent appearance on the WHOO’s House Podcast.
“You grow out of that sh*t and you place value in other things at certain points. It’s cool to have that mind frame as well or it’s cool to have the little joint too. You don’t have to have the biggest, craziest situation going on,” he said.
He continued: “And with all of these murders and sh*t going on, it’s inviting f*cking energy that you don’t really need. And people look at you like they get excited when they see that type of sh*t.”
Khalifa adds that he values his safety more than anything else and that he does not mind rocking a simple outfit while going out in the public so as not to attract a lot of attention.
“Me, I’m the type of person that thinks about my safety first,” he added. “So if I could walk into a room and not excite those people who are gonna feel like that when they see those things, I’ll do you the favor because I don’t want anything to happen to you, I don’t want anything to happen to me, so I’ma just calm down the situation for all of us. I’m gonna give us something not to look at.”
This isn’t the first time that Khalifa has addressed wearing less jewellery. Some time last month, he also remarked that the look was going out of style.
By Stella Anyango