ELLE magazines picks Mac Miller's brain about his upcoming tour with 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, his collaborations with Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, reality television and more.
In a recent interview with ELLE magazine, Larry Fisherman (aka Mac Miller) opened up about his collaborations with Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, his upcoming European tour with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz and his MTV reality television show "Mac Miller And The Most Dope Family". As much as he's blown up in the past two years, the 21-year-old Pittsburg emcee is still very much down to earth.
Listen to the above-mentioned collaborations and read excerpts from the interview below:
You're heading out on a European tour with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz on October 9th. That must be, um, just a little bit exciting?
Yeah, man. I'm excited. Europe shows are always great and the opportunity to go out with Wayne and do arenas is crazy. I'm curious to see what it's going to be like. I'm excited. I haven't done a tour with him ever so I'm excited to see how it goes.
And you've only met Wayne at the VMA's before this tour?
That was the only time we've met. We did a record together for one of his mixtapes last year, which was awesome. I wasn't in the studio with him. We just did it on my bus, which was great. I'm just curious to see what the whole experience is like.
You're also going out with 2 Chainz. The only track you've been on with him was a remix for Justin Bieber "Boyfriend." Did you catch some flack from your friends for that one?
Nah, dude. We were just having fun. The Bieber song... the thing about features and doing different stuff is you have to be down to do whatever. And that doesn't exclude pop music. Personally, I see it as a different genre, a different group of people to impress. 2 Chainz had an ill verse.
And you also recently hopped on Ariana Grande's "The Way." When we talked to her she said your verse made the song.
She's very talented. It's dope just to expand your mind and horizons with that style of music as well.
Your MTV reality show, 'Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family,' got picked up for a second season.
We just started shooting.
Did it take a little while for you to get used to having the cameras around?
Yeah. The whole first season was all kind of getting used to it. But now we're all getting the hang of it, [we're] more comfortable and just having fun. The first day we had to get some of the rust off but now we're good.
Are you at the point where you just ignore the cameras even being there?
I don't know, I'm kind of weird with cameras. Kinda paranoid. It feels like everyone's eyes are on you. But you kind of just start to realize that it doesn't really matter. People are looking at you. Whatever.
That's interesting considering, you regularly perform in front of thousands of people.
Performing is a show. But the cameras are like behind-the-scenes stuff. My private life.