Wale Believes the Music Industry 'Will Take Your Soul'

Wale performs at West Potomac Park on Sept. 26, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Wale performs at West Potomac Park on Sept. 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. 

On Sunday (Jan. 29), Wale's candor was on full display when he voiced his disdain for the music industry in a now deleted post on Instagram, according to VIBE.

"Tired. I'm tired. I tried," he started. "This music industry will take your soul then make you want leave ... n---as don’t respect humble, n---as don’t respect intelligence. They’ll ask for ‘this or that’ and you deliver it, they’ll say it never happened."

The DC native took aim at the media for praising rappers who exhibit negative behavior over artists who promote positivity like himself. "Let me air out som ppl ... it'll make headlines," he said. "let me uplift some people it'll get buried quicker than you can say "leanmollyxan" ... they'll kill you and then worship you when you're gone."

Immediately after that, Wale veered over to Twitter to voice his frustrations. "N----s only f--k wit u when ur face on that Teeshirt ...this whole shit fake," he tweeted. 

Last December, J. Cole released "False Prophets," and fans suggested that the record was targeting Kanye West and Wale. "I got a homie, he a rapper and he wanna win bad/ He want the fame, the acclaim, the respect that's been had/ By all the legends, so every time I see him, he stressin'/ Talkin' 'bout, n----s don't f--k with him, the sh-t is depressin'", rapped Cole.

In response to the record, Wale released "Groundhog Day." Since then, he has dropped a barrage of songs showcasing his lyrical prowess including "Folarin Like", "Smile", and his new Lil Wayne-featuring single "Running Back," in advance of his forthcoming album Shine.


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