Why is Wale mad at the Washington Post?
By Chris Richards
No surprise that Wale's new mixtape "More About Nothing" is full of clever couplets and punchy punchlines. But here at Click Track, a rhyme from a song called "The Soup" jumped out at us: "I am not no homophobe/ good thing I don't read the Post."
Nevermind that the song's refrain is actually "No soup for you!" Is Wale suggesting that the Washington Post called him a homophobe? And if so, when? Was it in this feature story about his greater impact on Washington's rap community? Or in this review of his debut album? Or maybe in this list of the best albums of 2009?
Wale must have been confused about this DCist piece by Sommer Mathis republished on the Post's All Opinions Are Local blog after Wale canceled (and later rescheduled) an appearance at a local concert event celebrating Washington's LGBT community. Click Track also reported the same story. When we asked Wale's label to put us in touch with the rapper for a comment back in May, they declined.
August 4, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
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