‘Why not put us all together? I salute him for that,’ Flocka tells MTV News of Drizzy tapping new all-stars like French Montana and 2 Chainz.
By Rob Markman, with reporting by Michael Primo
Waka Flocka Flame is ready to hit the club.
“You know, the kings of the club gotta go to the club,” Flocka told MTV News earlier this week at a Brooklyn, New York photo shoot. “They told me Club Paradise is the most popping-est club in the United States right now.”
The 27-city run will kick off in Concord, California, and move through amphitheaters in Las Vegas, Houston, Chicago and New York.
“I want to go out on tour with the most exciting artists right now, and I want to make sure that I have songs with all of them,” Drizzy said during a conference call for the press on Tuesday. “If we start getting into it and we start really vibing, maybe the last few nights, it’s a collaboration show; maybe we do all of our songs onstage together.”
Right now, there are few rap artists more exciting than the energetic Waka Flocka, whose latest single, “Round of Applause,” has become a strip-club staple. “He’s like, ‘We the new era, we the new faces of rap, we the new generation,’ ” the Atlanta riot-starter said of a conversation he and Drake had. “So why not put us all together? I salute him for that. You know I’m about to smash that.”
Though he’s the headliner, Drake doesn’t look at his tourmates as opening acts. Instead, he’ll treat Club Paradise as if it were an all-star music experience similar to the popular Coachella or Bamboozle festivals.
“On this tour, I encourage people to get there early, because it’s more [of] a festival vibe, if anything,” he said. “It’s one of those days that’s it’s going to start during the sunlight and the sun’s going to drop, it’s outdoors, it’s summertime … I want people to make it a day.”
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