Kid Ink Talks Wanting To Work With Lil’ Wayne, How He Avoided Gangs And More

With his next album, Full Speed, on the way Kid Ink stopped by The Breakfast Club to dish about what fans could expect from his sophomore effort.

The tatted up spitter was bigged up by Lil’ Wayne after shouting him out on his new single “Hot Boy” and hit him up after Weezy showed love via Twitter and tried to get on his Sorry For The Wait 2 mixtape that dropped this week.

“That was first acknowledgement [and] time ever talking to Weezy  and getting any type of respect from that side of things. So it was dope to really see that. It’s not like it’s a record that’s spinning everywhere.”

The “Main Chick” rapper says he was two days too late when he tried to get on Tunechi’s mixtape but hopes to work with him soon.

Being gang affiliated has become the norm when it comes to the bevy of upcoming west coast rappers, but Ink says he stayed away from that life thanks to music and not wanting to be into the street life.

“I got into music early,” said the “Show Me” rapper. “I used to run with Nipsey [Hussle]. I produced his first single. I was in the same circles I was right there on Slauson. I used to stay in the same neighborhoods and go to the same schools. I used to get banged on in front of my house…I had the opportunity but I just saw the outcome…and I’m lazy.”

Press play to hear him talk about his chemistry with Chris Brown,how his six-year relationship has been surviving the music business and what it was like when he tripped off shrooms.