If I had a kid, I'd let it starve before I went on a reality show. #integrity
Vulture: Moving along, a lot of people may not remember that you competed on the 2005 reality competition Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott. What spurred your foray into reality television?
Yelawolf: Well, I was doing anything to feed my baby, my newborn child. I would have done anything. That show was supposed to be a hip-hop reality show for the next hip-hop superstar or whatever. I think any artist that’s going to become anything in this world faces humility: with great humility comes great success. I’m not ashamed of anything that I’ve done because when I did it, I was passionate about it and I was doing it for a reason. You just live and learn, you know?
Vulture: I think it’s safe to say that you came out as the real winner in the end.
Yelawolf: Well, you have to fall. You have to understand what that feels like. For what I want in my life and for where I want to go with this music, you gotta be humiliated, man. You gotta understand what that feels like. It just makes you stronger.