“I looked at RapFixas a 106 & Park of the underground. I didn’t really know what it was, I saw it once or twice. But looking at it, that’s what I got out of it. The way it was proposed to me was, ‘Your video is going to be featured, and Odd Future is going to be the special guest of the day.’
I admit, I’m becoming less of a fan [of Odd Future] as the days go by and as my buzz grows.’
"I didn’t know it was going to be a direct interview with Odd Future and that they were going to play my video for them. That’s some bullshit. I don’t even need their opinions, you feel me? I was confused. I was definitely up on them, like any hip teenager at the time. But I admit, I’m becoming less of a fan [of Odd Future] as the days go by and as my buzz grows. [Laughs.]
“I was on Skype from a back staircase at school [during my appearance on the show]. I didn’t want to be bothered, or anyone to intrude, like, ‘Yo, what are you doing?!?!’ And me be like, ‘I’m just on MTV.’ That’s what it was.
“The Sucker Free shit, that all happened the same day we had the Mac Miller show. That whole thing is a blur. That day was just ridiculous for me. I got out of school and we went to the Sucker Free interview.
"Then I got out of that, and we went to the Mac show. Then we did that, then hit the [‘America’] video shoot. That day was like ‘Superstar Lifestyle 101.’ I was like, ‘What the fuck did I just do today?’
[DJ] Envy is a cornball. He wasn’t up on me. Two minutes before the sh*t started, the cameraman was like, ‘Joey Bada$$, YouTube hit ‘Survival Tactics,’ blah blah blah.’
“I did [that freestyle verse] like it was nothing. I had so much other shit on my plate, I was like, ‘How do I even prep for this?’ So I just did it. It just came out.
“[DJ] Envy is a cornball. He wasn’t up on me. Two minutes before the shit started, the cameraman was like, ‘Joey Bada$$, YouTube hit ‘Survival Tactics,’ blah blah blah.’ He don’t know shit. Include that shit, ‘cause I want niggas to know, he’s a fuckin’ cornball.”