Jhene Aiko is on tour with Drake, Future and Miguel and is the only girl on the “Would You Like a Tour?” tour. However, that doesn’t stop the 25-year-old singer from playing wingman to her tour mates while they hit the road across the country. She recently sat down with Sowmya Krishnamurthy and Vice Media, where she discussed weed, life on the road, musical inspiration and love. Read excerpts below
Noisey: So are you a vape girl?
I like weed. There was a part of my life where I wake and baked but right now, I don’t smoke every day. I think I’m becoming more of a responsible adult. I had a G-Pen at one point. I go through phases. Now, I like this vaporizer but you put the weed in there so it’s not the wax. I’ve also gone back to papers, like raw papers. Literally I can smoke three days ago and feel a little high. My tolerance right now is really low.
Ever had a bad trip?
Yeah. I only smoke sativa now. When I was younger, I’d only smoke indica and I would be super paranoid. Everyone, even people I was comfortable with, would turn into “I don’t know if she’s really my friend? Are the cops gonna come right now? What was that light in sky?” I had stopped smoking and one day, I smoked with a friend and I was like, “Why was I so happy?” and he was like “Oh. This is sativa. I must go get a medical marijuana card!”
What was the “medical condition” you put on your application?
It was a real reason. I have slight scoliosis so my back always hurts. Um, insomnia, but who doesn’t? Sativa keeps you up anyways so that doesn’t really matter. And depression.
How is it being the only girl on Drake’s Would You Like A Tour with Future and Miguel?
It’s cool. I don’t do a lot of the social stuff because I’m an old lady at heart.
“Social stuff” meaning helping them get girls after the show… ?
Exactly. [Laughs] So I mean, it’s fun. They’re all silly boys, like “Oh. You guys are crazy!” There are women that travel with the tour like Drake’s vocal coach, and there’s a tailor. Older women. We kind of bond like, “Anybody got the Midol?” They’re not used to that, so they like having a young girl around. Me and my road manager don’t like going out so [the boys] say, “You guys don’t like us. You don’t have fun with us.” No, that’s just not our thing. Like what are we gonna do? We’re not going to be your wing girls. You know how boys are. They flirt with everyone. We’re the consistent ones then they bring girls around and we’re like, “Oh see! Exactly.” What if we were taking you guys seriously?
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