Bryson Tiller performed at the annual Wireless Festival on Friday night.
Prior to his set, the R&B star sat down with UK radio legend Tim Westwood for an off-camera interview. The often reclusive artist addressed his decision to not do many video interviews, avoiding the added attention from females now that he is a celebrity, and how success affected the relationship with the mother of his child.
Tiller spoke briefly about his feature and the success of “Wild Thoughts,” he talked about being flattered by other artists doing the ‘TrapSoul’ sound, and his early influences. When asked about it, Bryson said he loves JAY-Z’s new album 4:44, but he revealed that he hasn’t even heard all of Jay’s past albums, and he never used to listen to hip hop at all. The first rap artist that he got into was Lil Wayne.
Speaking about rap artists, Pen Griffey said he wants to get back in the studio with Travis Scott. During another off-camera interview on Capital Xtra, he discussed why his previously-teased collaborations with Drake haven’t been released yet. “I sent him a few songs and he sent me a few songs. We just gotta see what happens,” he said. “I don’t ever want to rush a song with anybody. I just want to put out the right song or the right project … Whatever it may be, I don’t want to rush it.”
Watch the full interview with Tim Westwood below.