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Rapid-fire rapper Twista drops his seventh album Category F5 today, and with its flashy collaborations (R. Kelly, Gucci Mane, Busta Rhymes) and some classic Legendary Traxter production, fans of Chi-town hip-hop just might be in for a treat (click here to buy it on MP3 for $6.99). When Twista was in town recently doing press for the album, we put him through the Complex 7 cipher and got him to speak on kicks, chicks, and foul-smelling turnoffs. Read on to see his responses...
Interview By Max Schlusselberg
#1: WHAT'S THE NUMBER ONE DEAL-BREAKER FOR A POTENTIAL GIRLFRIEND?
Twista says: If a girl got a little stench to her. You know, like an odor. It might be a little musty it might be a little pussy smelling. [Laughs] But if I get up to her and I don't like the way she smells, even if it's not a stinky smell, it's a complete turn off.
#2: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SNEAKER OF ALL TIME?
Twista says: I'd say Jordans. I forget the numbers but they're all dope. Especially the red-and-white ones with the red in the back.
#3: WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Twista says: Maybe the day before yesterday. A family member is sick.
#4: IF YOU HAD A WEEK HOLIDAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Twista says: I'd go to Jamaica and I'd take all my homies. Me and the homies would hang out in Jamaica and eat everything Jamaican and smoke everything Jamaican.
#5: WHAT HAS GOT TO BE IN YOUR FRIDGE AT ALL TIMES?
Twista says: I gotta be honest, I don't fucking know what's in my fridge. I'd say a bottle of champagne and Tropicana orange juice, I guess.
#6: WHAT'S THE WORST WAY SOMEONE HAS BROKEN UP WITH YOU?
Twista says: It was probably back in the day when I was in school. This girl just told me right in front of everybody. She was like, "We don't go together," and everyone was standing around like, "Damnnnn."
#7: WHAT'S THE MOST EMBARRASSING PIECE OF CLOTHING YOU'VE EVER WORN?
Twista says: It was an outfit where instead of a zipper on the pants there were these buckle things went across where the zipper would've been. And I remember this one time this girl was like "Damn, baby. What you trying to do, lock the dick up?" [Laughs] It was back in the day, and I didn't really have a lot of clothes. And when you wear something a lot, where I'm from they call it, 'dickin' it down.' So, I used to dick the shit out of the buckle outfit--- and if my boys read that and they hear me say that, they'll just crack up.
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