Wiz Khalifa: Straight dudes shouldn’t eat whole bananas, ‘just break it into pieces’

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I guess it’s because I’m a woman, I’ve never really had the thought of “maybe I shouldn’t eat a banana in public.” Meaning, I’m not a dude with fragile masculinity who thinks he might “look gay” if he starts chomping away on a banana. Wiz Khalifa is one of those fragile dudes, apparently. Wiz Khalifa was on The Breakfast Club this week and the first few minutes of the damn interview were devoted to how to eat fruit and which fruits are okay to eat – you can see the video here. Wiz will only eat a banana if he breaks it in half. For exactly the reason you think.

Fruit inspires fear in Wiz Khalifa. The “See You Again” rapper admitted on “The Breakfast Club” on Tuesday that he’s averse to eating bananas whole.

“You gotta break it in half,” Khalifa, 30, told host Charlamagne Tha God. “If you bite into a banana, you sus[pect].” When Charlamagne began to protest that “it’s just fruit,” Khalifa didn’t budge.

“You gotta break it in pieces bro,” he said. “If you a n—a, n—-s gotta break the banana in half. I’m just trying to help you out, bro. If you’re in public, just break it into pieces.”

He later said the one piece of life advice he’d give to a girl is, “Watch these n—-s that don’t be eatin’ a banana the right way.”

Khalifa also loathes peaches, which he claims is because he’s “texture-sensitive.” He does, however, like one fruit prepared in one specific way, conceding, “I like to eat slices of apples.”

[From Page Six]

I used to eat apples just by chomping away at a whole one, but nowadays, I do like to slice ‘em up. Same with peaches – I slice them up now so I can cut around the pit. Bananas though are perfect as-is. You peel them and eat them whole without having to break them up. That’s my breakfast every week day – a banana and some yogurt. Also: why is breaking a banana in half LESS suspect? You’re still wrapping your lips around something phallic, only now it’s just half the size. Hm.

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  1. aenflex says:

    So ridiculously sophomoric.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      people who are this ridiculous about what makes you “look gay” are usually self-hating gays who are still in the closet…or somehow unsure/uncomfortable about their sexuality.

      a man who is secure and knows who he is sexually wouldn’t give a crap about eating a banana, hot dog, or any other phallic-ish type of food, whether gay or straight or somewhere in between.

      • leskat says:

        YES!!! You’ve put this perfectly whatWHAT? and aenflex.

      • KB says:

        I have to agree. Men who are secure in their heterosexuality don’t really care about any of that stuff. It’s like with politicians who want to strip gay people of basic rights, they’re the ones caught soliciting men in public bathrooms and on the internet.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        hahahaha…KB, I said the same thing in a comment below.

        good ol’ Larry “Toe Tappin’” Craig and his “wide-stance”…LMAO.

      • tw says:

        My thought exactly! I’m sure Mother’s Husband breaks up his banana into pieces, too.

      • Maybe Escape says:

        Please don’t take his as a psychological assessment, but unresolved sexual abuse can eek out as phobias, fragility or rigid discrimination.

    • Enormous Coat says:

      I think the only try manly way to eat it would be to blitz attack it and then just smash it into your mouth whole in order to assert your dominance over it.
      Get with it, dude.

      $20 says the marketers get hold of this and start selling man branded bananas that are shaped like guns or something.

  2. Crowhood says:

    I do This! I guess I must Be a perv because I always Feel like it’s a public BJ (I am A woman)

    • Snowflake says:

      Yes me too! I feel if theres any men around, they’re going to think of a BJ. So i usually break a piece off of it.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Same here! When I was about 14,I had a part-time job at a huge fruit market. One day, I was in the lunch room with several of the other young girls. After her sandwich, a gorgeous young workmate picked up her banana and did what most people do to eat one. She peeled it half-way and proceeded to munch on it while reading her magazine. One of the much older pervs made a disgusting comment to her about it and then said that perhaps we should all be made to give BJs in our lunch hour. We were all around 14-16 years old and were disgusted, mortified, embarrassed and made to feel…just ugh. Since that day, I always break pieces off a banana and pop them into my mouth. Some men can be such vile creatures.

      • Agirlandherdog says:

        That is terrible. I’m not sure how old you are, but I grew up in the 80′s-90′s when shit like this was just brushed off. I’m glad we now live in a time when younger women are finding their voices and speak out when shit like this happens.

        When I was in high school, an older neighbor would leave me vulgar messages. We’re talking about a 60+ year old man to a 15 year old girl. I finally told my parents, and they went to the sheriff. It was difficult for them to accept because we’d lived in that house my entire life and known him for 15 years. Sheriff did nothing.

    • Shijel says:

      When I was younger I used to think so too but while I’ve learned to love the taste of bananas, I still have some issues with the texture. So I usually end up sinking my incisors into the thing and it doesn’t look sexy, it just looks lethal.

      If anybody thinks of a BJ while watching me eat a banana then damn. You into some painful sh-t.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Haha. I never think of sex and bananas. I think, “Potassium”.

      • Lady D says:

        Ditto on the potassium. I read once about the effects of too little or too much potassium in the body. The side effects are extremely harsh and can even kill you. I’m not a big fan of bananas, but like Kaiser, I eat one for breakfast every morning with pink grapefruit yogurt.

    • Lua says:

      Yuuuup! I’ve had too many men comment on me eating them in public, so now I don’t.

    • Jordan says:

      I remember being 12 and eating a corn dog and getting a BJ comment. A girl was eating a banana in middle school and got the same comment.

    • brooksie says:

      Same! I also feel like I can’t even have a lollipop or popsicle in public. How sad.

    • Pinetree13 says:

      This is why I’m embarrassed to eat ice cream on a cone in public. I ask for a spoon.

  3. RBC says:

    So is he threatened that a banana is bigger than a certain body part, so it should be cut down to size?
    The human race is a mess

    • Mira belle says:

      @rbc “the human race is a mess”
      indeed! yet hillarious for some reason you made this comment in this thread.

  4. Sway says:

    Actually, him saying that is what is making me think he is a closeted gay person, not him eating a whole banana without breaking it. People who try THAT hard “not to be suspected” homosexuals are those I always think are just that.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, I just said the same basic thing up above. just like politicians who are virulently anti-gay and are always pushing anti-gay legislation (like toe-tapping Larry Craig) because they’re so worried about looking/being gay that they have to go over-the-top the other way to “prove” their het-cred.

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  5. Kitty says:

    Lol…not even sure what to say about it. The fact that he has to crack a banana in half so he doesnt think about a penis is very strange. Cant imagine being so insecure…is that the right word

  6. Lucy says:

    Small D energy.

  7. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Whew! What a relief that this important issue has been brought up by Wiz. It’s been weighing heavily on my mind.

  8. MattyLove says:

    This is just so, so dumb.

  9. manda says:

    Wiz: your name is a synonym for urine, and this is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard anyone say

  10. Beth says:

    STFU Wiz. This is beyond lame, and it sounds like he’s got too much time to waste on these kinky thoughts. My bf and I both ate bananas this morning without cutting them up, and the thought of a penis didn’t even cross my mind.

  11. Queenb says:

    Afraid you’ll like the sensation on your lips? On your tongue? Down your throat?

    What I dont like about other people eating bananas is the sound. Never met anyone who could eat a banana without making those disgusting sounds.

    Also whats it with the Breakfast Club and the male guests there saying dumb sh*t?

    • Anika says:

      “Never met anyone who could eat a banana w/out making those disgusting sounds.” Hmm, I’ve never noticed myself or anyone else making any kind of sound at all while eating bananas! It’s such a soft fruit, there are no chewing noises…Maybe I should (or shouldn’t!) pay closer attention to banana mastication…

    • Naddie says:

      The sound is really awful, kinda grosses me out.

  12. Enn says:

    I hate everything. Shut up Wiz. It’s a GD banana, not a glass dildo.

  13. Kit says:

    Regardless of how people eat bananas, the whole idea that being or being perceived as gay is a negative is just so effing frustrating. Rather than saying “I eat bananas in one piece, that doesn’t mean I’m gay!” we should be asking ourselves why it would be a problem if we were.

    • Lyla says:

      This. Who cares if they think you’re sus. There’s nothing wrong with being gay.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Right? It like when someone says a person is “accused” of being gay. It isn’t a crime so???

    • Still-Sarah says:

      @ Kit: I like to eat my bananas by smashing them up in a blender as part of a chocolate smoothie. What the hell does that say about me?! 😂😂

  14. teehee says:

    Because the entire world revolves around d!cks. Everything all comes back to that. It all refers to that. Everything you do, is somehow related to mens d!cks.

    Yeah that sums it up pretty well, though, actually doesnt it?!

  15. Christina S. says:

    Ahhh men and their homophobia.

  16. Sparkly says:

    Wow, someone’s super insecure of his masculinity. If he’s serious, that’s some weird issues.

    Although I do always have to break off the tip or let one of my kids eat it, because the very ends always have a weird, squishier texture that I just can’t eat.

  17. Miss Margo says:

    What an effing dumba$$.

  18. Blythe says:

    I’ve never seen a person eating a banana in public, so… Chill out, Wiz.

    • Kumquat says:

      A friend of mine and I were at an arts festival and one of the food vendors was selling frozen bananas on a stick dipped in chocolate (yum!). A mass public banana eating event lol! Since it was frozen and chocolatey, breaking it wasn’t practical. As we sat eating our strawberry Newport, she remarked how all the banana eaters looked pornographic licking and thoroughly enjoying their bananas. This was a college educated, staunchly liberal and feminist woman saying this. So we just watched the blissful chocolate banana eaters without drawing any conclusions about their ACTUAL sexuality.

  19. Beth says:

    Stressful week, and this silly story and funny comments are relaxing. Good to laugh. I think I’ll grab another banana, eat it whole, and try to keep my mind out of the gutter

    • Lady D says:

      What’s wrong with the gutter? Anything that can act as an antidote for tre45on is a good thing these days. I say embrace it, Beth:)

  20. Incredulous says:

    Now I want to porno eat a banana at him, the big sap.

  21. Jane says:

    The same goes for hot dogs too I guess.

    Things to watch out for in a guy:

    1. Criminal record
    2. Financial record
    3. Drug history
    4. Sexual history
    5. How he eats bananas

  22. Nikki says:

    I loved Jane’s comment above, and I gotta say, this whole post made me laugh and start my day off with some humor. I don’t guess he meant it to be funny, but it sure was to me!

    • Jane says:

      Thank you!

      But I am beyond laughing at Wiz.

      I more worried about his son who already has trolls making fun of him for liking Taylor Swift.
      Imagine having your dad making these types of comments to you.

    • Naddie says:

      His seriousness only makes it funnier, doesn’t it? LOL.

  23. Adorable says:

    This is so embarrassingly ignorant,I can’t..

  24. N says:

    That picture where he’s smoking. I think he should break it into pieces and then smoke it….

    • Shijel says:

      i laughed in real life. he really should. you know, with all of the etymology of the word f*g and all.
      what an insecure manchild.

  25. Amelie says:

    Wow this is so silly. My parents used to serve us bananas cut up in slices and sprinkle a little sugar on it for us. It was such a delicious snack and apparently something my dad grew up with. But nowadays I typically just eat bananas whole.

    I also grew up with my parents cutting apples into slices. It is just the better way to eat them, they taste better that way. I prefer to eat them that way to this day. I am not a huge fan of just eating it whole in a circular way around the pit, it’s just so much effort and the apple doesn’t taste the same to me. I don’t mind eating the skin but I do prefer it cut up in slices with no skin.

    • Lady D says:

      LOL @ “it’s just so much effort”

    • magnoliarose says:

      I grew up with sliced fruit and watching my grandparents use knives and then my parents so now I do it. I have a child who refuses to eat the skins of fruit so I have to peel everything for him.
      But sometimes I like to take a big old piece of tree fruit and just bite into it. There is something satisfyingly aggressive and slightly obnoxious about it I like. My husband calls it going to war with a pear the way I eat it. lol

  26. Trist says:

    Ever since I saw a girl eating a whole banana at the dining hall in college I have always broken them into pieces when eating lol. I’m with Wiz on this although not just for straight guys. I think it’s weird when anyone eats a banana without breaking into pieces in public.

  27. Veronica S. says:

    LOL. Masculinity is wild, y’all.

  28. Lisa says:

    Masculinity is so fragile, lmao.

  29. Bridget says:

    Charlemagne’s reaction cracked me up. “It’s just a piece of fruit”

  30. Eileen says:

    And in other breaking news there really is no Mrs. Butterworth, Little Debbie and it’s not mandatory to talk back to Rice Krispies

  31. Janet Maina says:

    Yeah, i am with wiz on this one lol purely Because i have a dirty/naughty mind and so do so many people around me. And i don’t think its a sign of homophobia, or Small D energy (lol, what?) or he is closeted, putting a whole banana in your mouth has been sexualised so much it’s hard not to think of it that way.

    • Shijel says:

      Sounds like a you thing. The vast majority of people I know can eat a damned banana without sexualising the action. And this man definitely framed it in a very homophobic way.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I eat a banana how I want to eat one and if anyone else is aroused then they need to do some self examination about their relationship with produce.

      • Lady D says:

        Can truthfully say that not once have I thought about what someone is thinking of me while I eat a banana. Never crossed my mind.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Me neither Lady D. It never entered my thoughts that people had these issues with it.

    • Veronica S. says:

      lol what about a woman’s body or life hasn’t been sexually objectified in media at one point or another? Goddamn, how do y’all get up every day and function.

  32. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The man named Wiz, who has a wee wiz, has problems with phallic imagery. I’m shocked.

  33. zappy says:

    some people really have a lot of leisure time. its banana fgs … what so sexual about eating a whole banana and how it determined your sexual orientation? lol

  34. KD says:

    Methinks someone’s hiding something about his sexuality….

  35. Mellie says:

    Apparently Wiz is not a runner b/c after my husband and I go for a long run, we DGAF how the other one eats their banana, we just want food and a banana is the perfect food. But his face tattoos look awesome :/

  36. Reindeer says:

    I think he’s closeted, or hasn’t come to terms with his sexuality.

    He was with Amber, who is a pretty big spokesperson for sexual freedom. And she was with kanye… and y’all remember the whole ‘finger in the booty hole’ comment?

  37. JoJo says:

    It’s silly but I have also heard women making similar comments.It’s not just men who say if a guy dances,eats,speaks a certain way they are “suspect” (gay or DL).

    Women and Men call his son, Bash, gay on EVERY IG post because he likes Taylor Swift and Chicago,because he is artistic sweet,polite,well spoken,etc. I love that Wiz supports his son’s interest,he sings Taylor Swifts songs with him,takes him to her concert,etc.

  38. me says:

    So no popsicles for him either? Is he ok with straws? How about a fat cigar…does he have a problem with that? He sounds like a moron. It’s a f*cking piece of fruit dude. He’s really going to tell his son he can never eat a banana the way nature intended? Poor kid probably can’t even have a lolipop.

  39. becoo says:

    The mind reels.

  40. themummy says:

    Wow, so he’s not at all secure in his manhood. Thanks for letting us all know, dude!

  41. Nicegirl says:

    I graduated high school in 1993 in NorCal. Our yearbooks were all censored that year- each had a page torn out due to a photo depicting a female classmate eating a banana; nothing vile whatsoever. Many graduates handed our principal a banana 🍌 while accepting their diplomas, in lieu of the required handshake. A few yearbook students reportedly got away with uncensored copies but I’ve only seen the original picture once. It was just a girl eating a fruit, but quite the scandal.LOL. So happy times they are a changing.

  42. ME says:

    Is he ok holding that microphone in his hand…just sayin ! I can’t with this dude.

  43. jwoolman says:

    Maybe if guys had retractable organs like cats, we could eat bananas in peace.

  44. . says:

    Masculinity is incredibly fragile.

    Why are men so ridiculous?

  45. Naddie says:

    He needs to stop thinking about dicks, or accept that he loves them. If there’s anything alpha-machos love, is to see dicks everywhere.

  46. TripleOGpearl says:

    I work in prison and break candy bars and bananas off and eat them in pieces. I know the inmates watch EVERY.LITTLE.THING. we women do. So, as a habit the same applies on the street.

  47. Patty says:

    Wiz cracks me up. That’s all I got. I’m not reading too much into his fruit eating habits. It’s the funniest thing I’ve read today. And no, it doesn’t mean he’s gay or in the closet.

  48. WendyNerd says:

    Is there anything as fragile as masculinity? Honestly asking.

  49. Karen2 says:

    ..I dont eat nanas at all cos they texture is slimey…yuk…but bless Wiz…ppl used to think the same about guys with ear rings…dont tell him that…