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Wale Talks Commitment & If He Can See Himself Spending The Rest Of His Life With Someone

"I don't want to put nobody through that."

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As a rapper, Wale has touched on many topics in his music, such as fashion to growing up in Washington D.C. However, his most notable songs are that of love and relationships. His poetic rhymes along with a hypnotic hip hop, R&B sound on songs like "Lotus Flower Bomb" and "On Chill" have garnered the rapper many female fans, but when it comes to his personal love life, he may not be such a hopeless romantic as he presents himself to be in most of his music.


He has even opened up about his struggles to commit to one person for the rest of his life with his hit song "Matrimony" where he rhymes, "It's hard, you know temptation and all, B--ches out here tryna see if my relationship's strong."

The 37-year-old artist revisited the conversation of commitment while he was on The Breakfast Club and even questioned the value of marriage.

Here's what he had to say:

On the Pressures of Marriage 

"I think that when you let go of the pressure of saying, 'I gotta do this,' 'cause in Nigerian households, marriage is a big thing. And I ain't tryna embarrass nobody, be having a big ceremony and then having to go through a divorce; like our parents don't get divorced. They're just gonna be dysfunctional and one of the family members go to Nigeria for five years, six years, and they're still not divorced. It's a weird kinda dynamic.

"I don't want to put nobody through that. I don't want to put nobody family through that and my job is so unorthodox, I don't want to put nobody through that."

On If He Could be with One Person for the Rest of His Life

"When I did Red Table Talk, first of all, I love Jada and Will, but when she talk about marriage, sometimes it seems like subconsciously she makes it seem like it's such a difficult thing and that kinda validates what my perspective is. Why everybody be like, 'marriage is so hard, you just gotta work on it?' So, why am I making my life harder? Being a Black person in America is already hard enough. So marriage, I'm gonna make my life harder?"

On Marriage Being a Job

"I feel like I'm the type of n--ga that just be needing space sometimes and marriage feels like a job. I just feel like a lot of people that's married, it always feels like it's always ending soon. So many people that you think got the perfect relationship, that sh-t be over eventually. Marriage licenses should get renewed every 10 years."

So would Wale ever get married? According to him, he doesn't know if finding the right person he wants to spend the rest of his life with will ever happen.

"I would love to but it's highly unlikely that I would feel that energy for somebody that's like, 'man I want [get married.]'"

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