Wale shot down rumors that he had hooked up with Rihanna.
When asked if he “smashed” he said, “Absolutely not.” He went on to explain that the rumor was started by an “evil” person and the gossip item soon took on a life of it’s own AND actually began to affect his business relationships.
During a discussion of the “faked” tweets he said,
“I’m coming to the realization that some people are just plain ‘ol evil. There has to be people like that…It got real…’ Just know it turned into a real thing. And I was like, ‘This is gonna mess up my potential working relationships’. The thing about Rihanna that I appreciate about her is her realness. I can’t be really cool with a lot of girls. When you have a friend like that, that got more than you, you just gotta appreciate the friendship. You gon’ smoke a lot, you gon’ chill, you gon’ dance, it’s gonna be a movie around you. Why would I even jeopardize that? You can’t try and smash everything. You gotta have some platonic friends.”