Joey Bada$$ Discusses the Pitfalls of Having One's Hopes Too High [VIDEO]
New York rapper Joey Bada$$ spoke with Jen DeLeon regarding why he has avoided holding his hopes too high, and what he thinks are his fans' biggest misconceptions about his personality. Watch the video below!
The Brooklyn born rapper was asked a question regarding his advice to fans and the youth. Bada$$ replied that expectations will always be high, and will likely never be met. If one learns to manage such expectations at a young age, they will, according to Joey Bada$$, have a better chance at success.
"When we start to expect things, we raise the chances of us being let down or upset," Joey Bada$ said, according to HipHopDX. "For example, you're expecting somebody's tape, somebody's mixtape. Your expectations is like 'Yo, its' gonna be so great. It's gonna be so bomb.' And then it comes out and it's not so bomb. And you're kinda disappointed. Apply that to all aspects of life though. All aspects of life. Even when you going into a meeting or you're meeting up with someone. Just don't expect anything."
The New York rapper was also asked what was the most widely held misconception about him, to which he replied it was his "amicable nature." Bada$$ said he had a penchant for surprising people with his personality and behavior. However, he couldn't narrow his answer down to one misconception.
"It's a lot of things," he said. "People sometimes they have this expectation for me. I don't know what kind of things they expect me to say or something like that. The reality of it is I'm an extremely outgoing person. Super extroverted. I love making friends. Love being social. Stuff like that. Sometimes people see me and I guess they expect me to be a little more reserved. I'm not really too shy. I'm a loving person. People person. I'm gonna say what's on my mind...When it comes to rap, I guess they have a misconception."