Wale is trending on Twitter after withdrawing from the Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C. due to a lack of respect.
Wale, a D.C. native, will not let anyone fool with his name when it comes to respecting. The rapper became a Twitter hot topic today after the Broccoli City Festival list was posted, and he announced his withdrawal from the event.
Ari Lennox and Rico Nasty, both DMV residents, are also on the bill, but they don’t appear to be headlining either day of the two-day festival. Wale, who is a frequent Twitter user, took the opportunity to express his dissatisfaction.
When asked why he was leaving the show, he replied simply, “Respect is why.” “I won’t,” Wale responded to a tweet from someone who said the rapper will receive his flowers one day. I’m very sure I’ll never do it, but it’s fun.”
As the argument progressed, other Twitter users stood by Wale, agreeing that not having him headline as a D.C. resident was insulting. Wale expressed his gratitude for the support, stating that it meant a lot to him. He also clapped back, claiming that he doesn’t have any current hits, which is why he shouldn’t be the main attraction.
Wale has had a successful musical career, and his most recent hit, “Poke It Out,” with J. Cole, has become a fan favorite. The song debuted at number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November of last year. Wale insisted that his problem wasn’t with the headlines, but that if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.
“We are looking to work something out with @Wale – he is a fantastic artist that we respect!” tweeted Broccoli City Festival, adding, “We are looking to work something out with @Wale – he is a terrific artist that we respect!” We’ll figure something out. It’s all about love. We, the Black, and he, the Black, all want to provide good vibrations to the city!”