I mean the whole gangsta shit he was talking about in the last decade. He didn't really deal with them like that since dude was sheltered by baby almost his whole life.
And now that dude is completely established in the rap industry to the point where no matter what he does people still support him, he probably decided to do the skating and hanging with white dude as part of his attempt to push himself away from his past life in New Orleans. That's probably why dude was trying to also be a rockstar with rebirth. He secretly wants to be white without hindering his career and looking at things now, it worked.