Seinfeld explained his burgeoning friendship with the rapper in a recent interview with the Washington Post.
How did he approach me? I think people showed me that “Mixtape About Nothing.” I think that’s where it started. And I thought that was interesting. And funny. There’s no better feeling [than] to reach across cultural lines and connect with somebody. . . .
The 59-year-old comedian also spoke to the similarities between his craft and Wale's:
Because [with] all music and comedy, words are the clay. There is a music to comedy. There’s a rhythm. There’s a timing. Obviously. When people talk about a comedian having great timing, that’s music. . . . There is some correlation. If he can bridge it, I just think it would be the coolest thing.
You can watch the two spar in the video below. Skip to mark 1:45 for Seinfeld's appearance.