ScHoolboy Q has been relatively silent since the passing of his close friend and collaborator Mac Miller. Aside from Punch’s brief update on Q’s mental state, not much was known about how the Top Dawg rapper was doing.
During a recent concert, Q finally revealed how much Miller’s death has impacted him. In fact, he’s pushing back the release of his long-awaited fifth studio album.
“With my nigga gone right now, I just don’t feel right putting out an album,” he said. “As y’all can tell, I’m not my real self right now. I shouldn’t even be here right now. But like I said, my nigga Mac would not want me in the house sad. He would clown me for some weird shit.
“So, like I said, I’m here today ’cause it’s no way he would allow me to sit in the house and be a little bitch. I’m not gon’ be a little bitch. I’m out here.”
As Q continued, he confessed he’s simply not ready to field questions from the press and apologized for the delay.
“I’ma go back and I’ma figure out when I’ma put this fucking album out because y’all are going to get this album,” he said. “I promise that. I’m just not ready to walk in the radio station and the first thing they ask me is ‘So, Mac Miller…’ I’m not ready to deal with the questions they have. So right now I’m not ready to put nothing out right now. I’m sorry.”
Back in August, Q said the album was nearly done but now it could be next year before anyone gets to hear it.