“I was depressed not being where I wanna be in my career when I’ve put the work in,” he said. “I wasn’t sleeping. I was drinking all day and I didn’t have anyone to go to. I couldn’t fight it. Those are some of the demons I talk about on the album.”
He claimed he works extremely hard on his music, but said he has a lack thereof recognition. He used pills to keep his energy up and drugs when he didn’t get the response he wanted.
“I don’t get no major articles. Nobody talks about Wale like that. So what do you do when you’re busting your ass and taking pills to stay up and be able to provide the right energy, and you’re not seeing the proper response?”
“My confidence was shot, so I’d be taking whatever to keep me in a good mood, to get me in the right mood for an interview,” he said. “I’m not going into the details as to what I was taking, but there’s definitely something for that.”
“Just like there’s a f*ckin’ app for everything, there’s a damn pill for everything,”he added. “Or something you can pour in your glass.”