Most people attend or tune in for WWE’s Monday Night Raw to watch the action that goes down in the ring. For last night’s event, the action outside the ring had more people talking than anything that took place within the turnbuckles.
ICYMI, Raw went down in D.C. and Wale, a wrasslin’ enthusiast, was in attendance. While there, a Twitter user named ChefBoyrnach started trolling the MMG MC extra hard. Once Wale figured out the guy was in the building with him, he decided to track dude down in the stands. From there, the events took on a life of their own and started to get sketchy but grainy video showed things getting physical.
Instead of letting the Internet continue to add their spin, Wale decided to share his version of what happened with MTV.
“I was like, ‘Yo, is this you?’ And one thing lead to another, and I just kind of mushed him a little bit,” the rapper explained, stressing that things didn’t turn violent. “Honestly, if there wasn’t kids right there, it would have went a little bit differently, but I just wanted to be conscious of them. It’s not to say it was the right decision. But in the moment, you know.”
“People get it misconstrued,” he went on. “Like, ‘Oh, you’re so butt-hurt.’ It’s not even that. I come from a place where when we was at the lunch table and n—as was jonesing on each other, I’ll respond. I’m gonna have something better, too. And now we’ve come to a place where, if you respond, you’re a bitch. Somebody could say ‘F— you’ 100 times, if I say ‘f— you’ back, then I’m a bitch. And people be like, ‘You’re famous, you shouldn’t care.’ “
He admits that’s not the case with him, though. “I care what people say because I try to be a man of the people.”
“I just don’t understand, [in] society, why we champion people like that in this day and age,” he said. “I remember when people used to admire real people that stand behind their words or are stand-up men. I come from that. I had to address him as such. It wasn’t nothing really serious.”
Add his WWE skirmish with the time he confronted the announcer at a NBA game, is it safe to say Wale isn’t a guy to be played with? Don’t let the poetry recitals fool you.