Wale credits his interactions with Lady Gaga for making him jaded about relationships in the industry. "We at the “Chillin’” video shoot talking like we friends, then we at the awards and she walked right past," he told the Fader. "She got seven, eight, nine number one records and the record we made never worked. 'Why should I still care about Wale? His record sold 28,000.' But in the studio we was homies. That was my first lesson. Not that I thought I’d be taking fucking shots of Ciroc with Lady Gaga on a Friday night watching SVU, but put it this way: friendships fluctuate with how hot you are or how cold you are in the industry."