In a recent interview with MTV Hive, the King of the South mentions his love for the name Wiz Khalifa. Check out what he had to say below...
Besides your own, do you have a favorite hip-hop pseudonym?
You know what’s a cool name? Wiz Khalifa. That’s a cool fucking name. Where the fuck did he get that name? Who the fuck says, “Hey, I’m going to be Wiz Khalifa?” That’s some shit I never would have thought of. In a million years I never would have thought to call myself that.
Maybe it’s like Shazam. He’s got to say “Wiz Khalifa” before he has the power to rap.
Yeah, maybe. [Laughs.] You know what it reminds me of? It’s like the name of a world-renown Las Vegas magician. “Ladies and gentlemen, Wiz Khalifa!” [Laughs] That’s an awesome fucking name. Who the fuck tapped him on the shoulder and said, “You know what? I’ve got an idea.” Did he hire a bunch of writers, the best creative minds in the business, and told them, “Okay, nobody leaves this room until we come up with the greatest rap name ever created in history?” Exactly eight hours and seventeen minutes later, somebody said, “I got it! Wiz Khalifa!” [Laughs]
If I could get Wiz on the phone right now and he agreed to it, would you do a name exchange? He gets to be called T.I. and you become Wiz Khalifa?
Maybe, I don’t know. [Laughs.] No, not at all. But it’s a kick-ass name, man. He did a great fucking job at his name.