About 17 minutes in, Q is asked about the 2018 death of friend Mac Miller. "Yeah, that Mac shit, bruh," Q said. "To this day, I just don't understand how I can't call my n***a no more. Losing a friend to gangbanging is way different to losing a friend that's, like, an innocent little, like, little kid that's super pure."
Q also recalled the last time he spoke with Mac, which was a FaceTime conversation while he was in the studio and Mac was shooting a video. "I played him CrasH Talk before he passed," Q said, later clarifying that Mac got to hear the songs in person at the studio, not over FaceTime. "He came to the studio, but this was the last time I talked to him, it was on FaceTime."
Asked what he missed most about Mac and whether he had the time to grieve, Q took a moment of reflection. "I don't wanna look like I'm exploiting the situation," he said. "I got an album out and then I'm, like, crying and shit."
Toward the end of the video, Charlamagne circled back to the topic, with Q declaring his previous public explanation of the need to grieve in private as "weak" due to it being inspired by the inconsequential opinions of strangers.
From there, Q talked sobriety, the true Oxymoron meaning, and his current position in the game. "I'm famous but I'm not, like, crazy famous so I can still walk places by myself," he said around 23 minutes in. "I always get bothered but it's not like a mob-bothered. It's not like if, like, Kanye or some shit or Kendrick or one of them was to walk through Target and it's gon' be like, the whole store's on them."
Q does wish for more respect, noting his name isn't discussed enough. "I like them n***as too that they be saying," he said. "I'm happy though . . . I want everybody to be bigger than me. I wanna be the smallest. I wanna see Isaiah Rashad shoot up past me."
Q and Charlamagne also talked Nipsey Hussle ("The first n***a when my first album dropped, the first n***a to tell me congratulations and he did it in person"), reviews, fatherhood, and more. See the full interview up top.