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Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Wilson Talk Family Issues, Drug Abuse

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Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Wilson got candid about their personal lives at this Grammy weekend’s “BMI: How I Wrote That Song” event at the House of Blues. The artists had a chance to talk with their fans about how their music and how they use life experiences to influence their lyrics.

Wiz, who collaborated with Maroon 5 on the hit song “Pay Phone,” says while the track may be a love song, he’s verse had nothing to do with romance. “I’m married and happy, I don’t really like rapping about past relationships and stuff like that. But I was able to tap into the song because I was going through some things with some family members where it was people who were close to me who I feel like, I wasn’t going to be close to those people anymore. So right when that song came I was right at that point in my life where I was able to put that out there and it connect with everybody.”

Charlie Wilson also revealed how he pulls from personal experiences in his music, and offered some advice to those in attendance. “Just write from your heart … struggle and pain … some good songs come from that.”

Wilson also addressed his past drug abuse. “I’m struggling with so many things now because like, drugs and alcohol was just some beastly sh*t. Straight out. If you stay too long at the party, you going to be the only one there and everyone is gonna be gone.”

For more Grammy Weekend coverage, make sure to check out HipHollywood.com.

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It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere

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Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!

Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.

 (L-R)Quavo, Offset and Takeoff perform at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.

 Jaden Smith performs at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.

Bebe Rexha and Machine Gun Kelly arrive at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.

He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.

“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”

In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.

“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”

BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.

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