American-Nigerian rapper Wale Folarin dishes on getting no support from his mum concerning his career.
American born Nigerian rapper Wale whose full name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin has been opening up lately about circumstances in his life. He recently shared his struggle with depression and now he dishes on his life with his Nigerian mother.
In an interview with Billboard on March 30, 2015 Wale admitted that he had been through shit.
“All these rappers, they do songs about their mothers. I’m Nigerian — my mother didn’t encourage me to do this. Even when [my first album] Attention Deficit came out and I had kind of made it, most parents would have been like, “My baby did it!” but I don’t have that. My mom didn’t come to my [youth football league] games. I posted a football picture on Instagram the other day. That was my fuckin’ rec’ coach on my [high school] senior night. My mom didn’t come to that.”
“I can’t even explain to my mom what my job entails. She just knows that all of her bills are going to be paid. I didn’t have one-on-ones with my mom or dad. I was in juvenile facilities a lot. My point is that I grew up with the outside world meaning the most to me.”
The 30-year-old rapper who is signed on to Mayback Music just dropped his 3rd studio album called The Album About Nothing.