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Interview: Wale Reflects On Childhood Brawl, Dating And Wildest Sex Moment

MMG’s semi-turnt, semi-emo star reflects on childhood brawls, his wildest sex episode and why ladies love Folarin

VIBE: You’ve seduced women with relationship rap tracks like “Bad Girls” and “Lotus Flower Bomb.” What’s a date idea sure to end in a nightcap?
Wale: Anywhere warm and quiet. Start with a walk outside, then—to be politically correct—we would climb a tree [laughs], have some red wine and talk until the sunset. Something about that warm breeze hitting you always lights shit up.

Can you recall a sexcapade that made your cheeks (on your face) flush?
The first time a girl squirted, I was like… scared. I didn’t know what was happening. You always heard about it, but that joint was like... I was stuck. Everything stopped and became a Q&A. I was more embarrassed than her, like, “Why did that happen? What the hell is going on?”

What superhuman gift would you kill for?
I’d love a super human memory. My memory has never been good. In school, I couldn’t remember [basketball] plays.

Has your memory ever caused epic relationship fails?
I don’t be remembering women that I’ve met before. I don’t remember people as a whole. It’s crazy. A lot of times, people get in their feelings, like, “You don’t remember me?!” Then you try to tell them you got a new phone, but they still mad [laughs].

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You must be the worst with anniversaries and shit.
I dated a lot, but I never really had anyone who was worthy of an anniversary. And most girlfriends never made it to a year, anyway.

What’s a negative memory someone has of you?
This has to do with me going to jail. I got arrested in sixth grade for assault and battery with a lock. One dude kept antagonizing me the whole year so I wanted to accentuate that emotion one fine afternoon before gym class [laughs]. I had a short temper; I was stupid.

Assault with a deadly combination lock?
I hit him a couple times with a lock. It was bad. I went [to juvenile] for psychoanalysis reasons. They wanted to know how I could keep hitting someone like that.

If you had to, what nickname would you dub your Stans?
Ambitious Girls. A lot of my female fans discovered me through the passion I have for bettering myself. Not to say the dudes don’t, but my female fan-base is based off women who want to do better. For my male fans, I’d probably throw the basic joint—Team Folarin. Though, a lot of times that stuff looks like a transparent marketing tool. Maybe I’d just call them both The Gifted and make it like #GFTD. —Tracy Garraud

Wale unwraps more strip tracks and spoken-word ballads on his third solo album, The Gifted, released in stores on June 25.

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