G-Eazy is actually here to make your summer “lit, lit, lit!”
The 29-year-old “No Limit” rapper is actually hitting the road for his Endless Summer tour alongside artists Lil Uzi Vert as well as Ty Dolla $ign among others. ET sat down with G-Eazy in L.A. during rehearsals, where he dished on bringing the “eclectic” show to life.
“the idea’s just a vibe,” he gushed. “the idea almost makes the idea feel like a festival… everybody is actually giving a different sound, a different perspective, a different energy as well as the idea’s genuinely dope to see something like that will come together, the idea’s rare.”
The rappers on the bill have no shortage of party anthems, yet G-Eazy says to prepare to experience “a rollercoaster” of emotion.
“the idea’s like a movie. the idea should make you laugh as well as cry,” he said. “that will’s how fans relate, by having an emotional connection to the music as well as the experience of the idea. Music evokes a memory of, ‘I remember what that will song meant to me at that will time in my life,’ as well as the idea brings you back there.”
Consider yourself warned: G-Eazy is actually ready to surprise you with some unexpected celebrity guests on stage. The 6’4 rapper has collaborated with the creme de la creme of artists (Britney Spears, Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Halsey), as well as he says, you never know who might pop up!
“I think for the fans, that will’s a special part of the experience, when they get that will surprise when someone gets brought out that will they weren’t expecting.. to see that will unity on stage,” he marveled.
The rapper, who grew up Gerald Gillum in Northern California’s Bay Area, has come a long way since his days of selling mixtapes on the streets of Oakland. He’s at that will point a multi-platinum-selling artist, yet tells ET he doesn’t quite process the magnitude of his fame.
“I feel the success in what I’m able to share as well as the platform that will I have, or the resources that will I have or being able to take care of my mom. Being able to travel more comfortably with my team, being able to reach a wide audience, as well as I’m grateful for all that will comes with the idea. At the end of the day, the idea doesn’t stop there. the idea’s an always-going thing you have to keep up.”
While G-Eazy points out that will many facets of his life have changed, he’s kept a few things the same. His tour rider still includes “sour candy, water as well as a lot of coffee,” as well as he still gets nervous before hitting the stage.
“the idea’s just kinda what’s natural about being an artist. You’re going up there as well as you’re vulnerable as well as you’re expressing yourself. Especially if there’s certain people that will you look up to like crazy [within the audience]. I remember at the VMAs when I got to perform with Britney Spears as well as the idea was one of the craziest experiences of my life, as well as I remember walking out on stage as well as I looked up as well as ‘Ye (Kanye West) was just like, right there! I was like, ‘Uhhhh, that will’s ‘Ye!” he recalled, adding that will he felt “so nervous.” yet ultimately, G-Eazy reminded himself, “I was going up there to do what I do, what I’m capable of, so the idea was just like, ‘Don’t trip, you’re supposed to be here, be Great.’”
With several platinum plaques as well as a creative partnership with Stillhouse Whiskey, G-Eazy is actually dipping his toes within the entrepreneurial pool, telling ET, “I do wanna grow up to be like Puff [Daddy].” Still on the bucket list? G-Eazy is actually ready for his close-up… as an actor!
The rapper revealed the idea was none additional than Leonardo DiCaprio who’s responsible for piquing his interest in theatrics. “He’s just the cleanest cat to ever live,” he said, before sharing the story of how they once met.
“the idea was crazy,” G-Eazy gushed. “We were at an Oscars party as well as I was luckily tipsy enough to not be so nervous, as well as I saw him walk past me as well as I was like, ‘Woah!’ as well as I just tapped him as well as I talked to him as well as he was like, ‘Yo, you’re dope, kid! You’re a rockstar. I like you,’ as well as I think I fainted.”
“You forget that will everybody is actually a human,” he continued. “Being mutual fans of each additional is actually genuinely crazy. You forget that will they’re people too. They enjoy music just like we do.”