Wiz Khalifa reveals the 'joint interest' that made him and Snoop Dogg best friends


Wiz Khalifa credits a large stash of marijuana and knowing "how to roll really well" with his friendship with fellow rapper Snoop Dogg.

The pot-loving pals are taking their bromance on the road with their first joint tour this summer - aptly named The High Road - and unsurprisingly a shared love of food was part of the reason Wiz said they got on so well.

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are firm friends due to their joint interests (John Amis/AP/PA)

He told NME about the serendipitous first time Snoop reached out to him.

"I had a lot of weed at that time. And I knew how to roll really well. It's like my whole life led me to that point. I was ready to be Snoop's young homie."

He added: "We listen to the same music, eat the same food, watch the same movies. We share being normal people together - that's the chemistry."

Wiz Khalifa will go on tour with Snoop in July (Matt Sayles/AP/PA)

He separated himself from the antics of rapper Kanye West, who tried to engage him in a social media war when he misinterpreted a tweet of Wiz's to be about Kim Kardashian. They have since made up.

He explained: "I was like... oookaaay? The fact that that happened publicly - it was weird. But if I know I'm not going to argue with somebody, I'm not going to let a group of people make me argue with that person."

The Black And Yellow singer, whose full name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, made clear US politics isn't on his list of interests in the interview.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

"F*** politics. The issues of the world will always be the issues of the world.

"You've got one or two people who are supposed to speak for all these other people - that s*** ain't never gonna work. So f*** politics."

Wiz, whose grandfather was Muslim, said he doesn't "entertain" any of Donald Trump's anti-Islam scare tactics.

Read the full interview in this week's NME magazine (Matt Salacuse/NME)

"People like him want to get a reaction. But I don't entertain it."

To read the full interview, pick up your free copy of NME magazine this Friday.